Topic: Atkins diet question, 20 carbs per day?
September 23, 2019 / By Abby Question:
ok me and my hubby are kidna starting the atkins diet, but we are a lil confused. the basic gave a lsit of sald type greens we can eat, and if we only eat 2 cups we can have a cup of some other veggie with dinner. the diet says we are aloud 20g of carbs per day.. do the carbs in the veggies count towards the 20 per day?
Steph | 7 days ago
First things first, fad diets don’t work. The reason being is that fad diets almost always severely cut carbohydrate foods from the list of recommended consumption. Simply put, our brain, heart, and muscles among other vital organs ate fueled by glucose which comes from carbohydrates. When your body does not get enough carbohydrates, within a few days your body starts to produce an alternative fuel source known as ketosis. This is from the partial breakdown of fatty acids which is called ketosis. The intial weight loss is NOT fat loss but water, as the kidneys attempt to get rid of excess ketones. This causes an imbalance of chemicals in your body because your blood becomes more acidic, which can lead to potentially serious or unpleasant side effects such as headaches, bad breathe, dizziness, faintness, and fatigue. Even though you burn fat because your body is depending on more amino acids (protein) form the breakdown of lean muscle tissue, you are hurting your body in the process. So basically, while you are burning fatter you are also burning your muscles, causing them to breakdown. Another reason low-to-no carbohydrate diets are not good is that you will have lower energy levels and a shorter time to reach fatigue during exercise. So most of your workouts will be low intensity when you need to be able to alternate between low and high intensity workouts to help you burn more fat and to help keep your metabolism up. In short, carbohydrates help metabolize fat and help your brain, heart, and muscles function not just through exercise but through everyday life. It is also important for your carbohydrate to be spaced evenly throughout your meals so you can be sure that you have enough energy for what may come up during the course of your day. Keep in mind on your lower intensity days of workouts you will not need to; have as many carbohydrates because you will not be doing a lot to where you can burn them off. Carbohydrates will take up half of your daily allotted caloric intake or needs. I cannot stress enough how important carbohydrates are in your daily diet. As long as they are complex carbohydrates and not simple carbohydrates (simple carbohydrates enter your bloodstream faster and cause your insulin level to rise quickly and serve no purpose) you will be doing your body the greatest deed you could imagine.
Diets that cut protein drastically are another form of unhealthy eating. General fatigue, muscle soreness, and overall weakness come with a low protein diet. As old cells die and new form the body protein is constantly being turned over. It takes one year; science has proven, for 98% of the atoms in your body to be replaced. In three months your body produces a new skeleton. In six weeks you produce a new liver. As new tissue is synthesized, the proteins in your muscles are being turned over as muscle is being broken down. All of these cells come from the protein you eat everyday. In order for protein synthesis to occur, an adequate amount of essential and non- essential amino acids (protein) is vital. All it takes is one of the essential amino acids to be missing and synthesis is halted. Restricted protein intake will result in protein degradation and catabolism, which is muscle breakdown. This is the reasoning behind protein taking up two parts of your daily caloric needs.
Diets where you cut fat considerably are usually healthy. It’s the diets that cut out the unsaturated fats that are unhealthy. The four soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are carried by fat and it cushions your kidneys, liver, and nerves. Research has shown that an extremely limited intake of unsaturated fat can lead to elevated cholesterol, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. So I guess what I’m telling you are that fat-free diets are out. This is why the fat of your daily caloric needs is only one part.
* Always follow your doctor’s orders first. I am not a licensed dietician, these are merely suggestions based on my experience and weight loss.
The number one priority of your body is to obtain ample energy to carry on vital functions that include circulation, respiratory, and digestion. Without sufficient dietary fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, your body will break down protein in your blood, liver, pancreas, and other vital organs to maintain their function. The only time you should follow a low-calorie diet is under your doctor’s supervision.
Avoid fad dieting all together. The best way to lose weight is to work hard for it. A healthy diet should be a lifestyle, not something that can harm you. With a proper diet and workout that is designed for you, you should feel
Great and reach your goal to becoming a healthier person.
The first stage of Atkins limits you to 20g carbs a day and this includes all the carbs in all the food you eat. The allowance increases as the diet plan evolves - I'm sure you have the details. I started Atkins about five years ago, I dropped to my goal weight in three or four months and haven't been more than 5lbs from it ever since. I have adapted the diet to something I find easy to follow every day and no longer weigh or measure anything. But I do weigh myself every day and I think that's really important. Good luck!
In Atkins all carbs count as far as I can remember except Fiber cause those are good carbs or alcohol sugars. Go buy his diet book it explains it really well.
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