Atkins Induction means waving goodbye to carb-rich side dishes such as rice or potatoes. Instead, you will be eating vegetables – up to 20g of net carbs a day.
As vegetables are the main source of permitted carbs, many people find that they actually start to eat more of them on Atkins. If you are one of these people who never used to eat anything green, this post lists tips on cooking Atkins Induction permitted vegetables. » Read more..
Many people (myself included) are obsessed with constantly tracking their progress. For some of us, social media turned this attitude into a borderline personality disorder.
When it comes to working hard to lose weight, the temptation is to weigh yourself every couple of hours. What if you somehow lost several pounds while watching a film? Wouldn’t that be a boost to morale? » Read more..
Critics of Atkins and other low-carb diets often claim that it is impossible to get the full spectrum of vitamins when you go low-carb. This is mostly a misconception.
It is true that you would consume less of certain vitamin-rich foods such as fruit and grains. However, low-carb vegetables and animal proteins also contain plenty of vitamins, and you could get everything you need from those foods alone.
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Calorie Counter by FatSecret has a deceptively simple name. It does what it says on the tin, plus about a dozen of other things – including counting of net carbs. This is a very impressive app and a good tool to support a low-carb diet.
One major advantage of this app is the tailored regional versions – almost 30 countries in total, including the UK. In addition to filtering out foods not commonly available in your country, this helps to solve the net carbs dilemma. » Read more..