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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’s 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
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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