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How The Atkins Diet Works

Aug 17, 2007
The Atkins Diet so named for the late Dr. Atkins who created it has been around for years and is one of the most popular diets in history. Many people are both puzzled and confused by how it works. Let's take a quick look at some of the things that the Atkins diet can do for you.

By following the Dr. Atkins' nutritional approach to dieting as a lifestyle change you will accomplish four main things:

1. You will definitely lose weight; it is difficult for anyone who follows the Atkins diet as prescribed not to lose weight. Men and women alike who embrace the Atkins lifestyle will quickly begin to lose pounds and inches. Reaching and maintaining your optimum bodyweight is a very valuable component in any health related program because just being overweight is an indicator of potential health issues presently or in the future. Once you have lost the extra weight you will see immediate benefits and they will be much more than cosmetic.

2. Unlike many other diet programs available on the market you will maintain your weight loss. This is the area in which the Atkins Diet far surpasses most other diet programs. If you have dieted before you know how so many times you work really hard to get the weight off and then end up gaining it all back within a few months. This is normally due to the normal consequence of a low fat and low calorie diet which is hunger. The ability to tolerate hunger for short periods of time varies among people. Although many can tolerate hunger for a short time nobody can deal with it for the rest of their life. Depriving your body of food is no fun and it isn't healthy. Once you have passed the biological gap between hunger and being satisfied the rebound and binge eating can come incredibly fast and be humiliating. This is the inherent problem with diets that restrict quantities. The difference with the Atkins Diet is that hunger is not acceptable. The plan includes foods that have enough fat and protein to prevent hunger from being an issue like it is with other diets but still allows dieters to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of their life.

3. You will achieve good health by following the Atkins Diet. The change you will undergo is nothing short of amazing. By following the Atkins Diet your nutritional needs are met with delicious, healthy, filling foods and avoiding the carbs and sugar that many foods are loaded with. This results in more energy and endurance for you not just because of the weight loss but also due to the reversal of the bad physical consequences of a dysfunctional blood sugar and insulin metabolism. When following the Atkins program you will start feeling good even before you reach your weight loss goal.

4. By following the Atkins program you will lay the permanent groundwork for preventing disease and you will change your life which is even more important that looking good on the beach.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author for many online and offline businesses and lives in Navarre Florida with his 16 year old son. Get the Atkins Diet products you need at http://www.atkinsdietplus.com
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