Have you just started on Keto or a similar low-carb diet – and feel completely rubbish? Constantly fighting tiredness, headaches or muscle cramps? You’ve been hit with Keto flu.
Perhaps you are thinking that Keto isn’t such a good idea after all… Don’t give up on it just yet!
There are ways to get through this – and it will be worth it. You might already know that these unpleasant side effects are not uncommon – especially if you are trying Keto for the first time. Keep reading “Keto Flu – How to Blast Through it Right into Ketosis”
Having recently posted an overview of five popular low-carb plans, I’ve been asked which is the one I prefer myself.
For me personally, it is still the good old Atkins. Having lost a substantial amount of weight on Atkins back in 2007, I still follow Atkins Maintenance principles.
Here’s my advice on what to expect when you go on Atkins.
Keep reading “Atkins Diet – What to Expect”
Atkins Induction means goodbye to carb-rich side dishes such as rice or potatoes.
Instead, you can have vegetables – up to 20g of net carbs a day.
As vegetables are the main source of permitted carbs, you might actually eat more of them on Atkins than before.
If you are one of these people who never used to eat anything green, here are some tips on cooking Atkins Induction vegetables. Keep reading “7 ways to cook Atkins Induction vegetables”
You started Atkins Diet to lose weight quickly, effectively, and without feeling hungry.
Millions of people have done just that in 40 years since the original book was published in 1970s.
Despite this track record, critics still claim that balanced nutrition on Atkins Diet is impossible.
Could they be right?
It is true that you would consume less of some vitamin-rich foods such as fruit and grains, especially during Atkins Induction (Phase 1 of the diet).
But you would get more proteins, amino acids and healthy fats, which also contain plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
Keep reading “Vitamins and supplements for Atkins Diet”
Atkins Induction is the first stage of Atkins, designed to break addictions to sugary foods and reset your metabolism.
As is the case with any addiction, the only way to wean yourself off sugar is to stop taking it.
This is an essential phase of the diet, but also the toughest one. Carb cravings are common during Induction, especially if you are trying Atkins for the first time. Keep reading “Dessert ideas for Atkins Induction phase”