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Atkins. The No Carbohydrate Diet. Overview. The actual diet The science behind Atkins The positive and negative effects of Atkins Questions. The Diet. 4 Phases. Phase 1. The introduction to the diet Turns body into a fat-burning machine by almost eliminating carbohydrates completely

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Atkins

Atkins

The No Carbohydrate Diet


Overview

Overview

  • The actual diet

  • The science behind Atkins

  • The positive and negative effects of Atkins

  • Questions


The diet

The Diet

4 Phases


Phase 1

Phase 1

  • The introduction to the diet

  • Turns body into a fat-burning machine by almost eliminating carbohydrates completely

  • Consumption: 12-15 grams of carbs per day compared to 180-230 grams usually consumed

  • Foods allowed: Tuna, chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, lamb, eggs, some cheeses, few vegetables, butter, mayonnaise

  • Drinks: Water, club soda, cream, herb tea

  • Move on to Phase 2 when within 15 pounds of your goal weight


Phase 2

Phase 2

  • Keeps weight loss going

  • More types of food allowed

  • More carbs allowed

  • Allowed 17-20 grams of carbohydrates a day

  • A few fruits are now allowed


Phase 3

Phase 3

  • The pre-maintenance phase

  • Allows more carbs- 10 more grams of carbs per day until you stop losing weight

  • Foods: more fruits and vegetables and some grains

  • Should start when 10 pounds from goal


Phase 4

Phase 4

  • Final phase of diet- the maintenance stage

  • Start when at your goal weight

  • In this phase the dieter needs to find how many carbs their body can have to maintain their weight


How does atkins work

How Does Atkins Work?

  • Atkins limits carbohydrates, you body‚Äôs primary source of energy

  • By limiting the primary source, your body is forced to burn your second source of energy, fat

  • Therefore- Atkins diet burns fat through limiting carbohydrates


Pros vs cons

Pros VS Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Fast weight loss

  • Eat as many meats as you like

  • Some studies show that a low carb diet can help type 2 diabetes patients

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Constipation

  • Bad breath from fat burning


The questions

The Questions


Questions

Questions

  • Q: Which nutrient does Atkins limit?

    A: CARBOHYDRATES

  • Q: Name two foods that you would be allowed to eat on Atkins? (HINT: High in protein)

    A: STEAK, EGGS, TUNA, CHICKEN, SHRIMP, PORK, LAMB

  • Q: Name some cons of the Atkins diet?

    A: DIZZINESS, CONSTIPATION, BAD BREATH


Citations

Citations

  • Food pyramid picture- http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0703/images/gaz05.gif

  • http://dietsnutrition.allinfoabout.com/features/atkins.html

  • http://www.atkins-diet-advisor.com/atkins-diet-and-bad-breath.html


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