This post is sponsored by Fit Fluential on behalf of Atkins. All opinions are my own.I think everyone I know has been on some type of diet in their lifetime. I, myself have tried just about every diet out there. Some have worked, most haven't. Once I decided to educate myself on what foods do to your body, it became a lot easier to eat for my body and activity. Even knowing what fuels my runs, swims, and long cycle sessions, I still tend to get lazy and fall into bad habits. The idea of being on a specific "diet" can help with the mental aspect of "dieting". Having a specific meal plan or list of foods to follow seems to make life a little easier. So when I was given the chance to check out the new diet plan by Atkins, I jumped on it.
The Atkins diet has kind of been given a bad name out there to some. A lot of people think that on Atkins all you eat is meat, meat, and more meat. and I have to admit for a while that's kind of what I thought also. But trust me when I tell you, that was far from the truth. After researching the Atkins 40 diet plan on Atkins.com I was surprised to find out how healthy Atkins can be. Here is why...
· 1. Atkins is the original and leading low carb weight loss program that provides satisfying and balanced weight loss based on an extensive body of scientific research.
· 2. The Atkins Diet is designed to flip the body's metabolic switch from burning carbs to burning fat. This is achieved by optimal protein intake, adequate healthy fat intake, and low carbohydrate consumption. As a result, hunger and cravings are reduced more quickly with a low carb approach than with a low calorie/ high carb diet.
· 3. From day one, Atkins encourages the consumption of vegetables, recommending more servings than the USDA guidelines. Individuals on Atkins enjoy a variety of foods; proteins including meats, fish, poultry and plant-based proteins, healthy fats including olive oil, avocado and nuts, dairy including whole Greek yogurt and cheeses, and a variety of fruits and whole grains.
Notice in number 3 the Atkins diet includes lots of vegetables and fruits, healthy fats, dairy, and whole grains.
NOT JUST MEAT!
So, I hope you guys will join me in this little adventure as I take on the Atkins 40 diet plan prepared personally for me by a registered Atkins dietitian for the next couple months. AND if you feel like trying it out with me, its completely FREE. Yep FREE!
Atkins is 100% FREE – there is no cost to do the program. Atkins offers an online community, resource center, recipes, tools and meal plans at Atkins.com
I will be posting my food, feelings, and workout weekly along with my thoughts on the complete Atkins program. Stay tuned, great things are coming...
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