Top Atkins Diet


The Atkins diet is based on a low carbohydrate diet. There are good and bad carbohydrates which come in an array of foods such as bread, fruit, vegetables, rice, beans, milk, popcorn, potatoes, cookies, spaghetti, and corn. They also come in a variety of forms such as sugars, fibers, and starches. While carbohydrates gives your body energy some can be bad for the body and should be avoided as much as possible. Foods like cookies, crisps, snacks like chocolate bars, fizzy drinks and alcohol to name a few.

The atkins diet is based on the theory that overweight people eat to many carbohydrates. Our bodies burn both fats and carbohydrates for energy, but carbohydrates are burned first by the body. By reducing the amount of carbohydrates and eating more protein and fats, your body will burn stored fats more efficiently therefore helping the body to lose weight.

By drastically reducing the amount of carbohydrates you eat the body goes into a state of ketones, which means it burns it’s own fats for energy. When the body is in ketones, you normally feel less hungry and therefore you will find it easier to eat less than normal. As a result of this your body will change from a carb-burning engine into a fat burning engine. So if you are overweight the places where fat is normally stored such as the belly, hips and thighs, will slowly start to reduce as the body is using that fat for energy.

When you eat a high carbohydrate meal the sugar form carbs quickly enters the bloodstream. The body then secretes insulin to make sure that the blood sugar does not rise to high. Insulin allows sugar to be stored in the liver. When the liver gets filled to capacity, the insulin then converts the excess sugar to fat and this is how we put on weight.

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