Everyone has heard it countless times; all you have to do to lose weight is eat sensibly and.
The problem is most of us need a bit more guidance than that. That's why diets.
can be so appealing. They tell us what to eat and when to eat it. They eliminate all the guesswork.
that goes along with trying to shed a few pounds.
Today, there are over one- hundred know "fad diets" out there. With so many diets to choose.
from its no wonder Americans are so confused. The Atkins Diet and The Zone Diet are two very.
different diets that, if followed correctly, will produce the same result.
The Atkins Diet believes that most people's weight problems stem from the way their bodies.
process carbohydrates. When you eat carbs, blood sugar rises and the pancreas produces insulin.
In overweight people, according to Atkins, the insulin results in excess body fat. When you banish.
carbohydrates, your body enters ketosis, a state in which you burn fat and your food cravings.
In the first stage of this diet, you limit your carbohydrates to 20 grams a day (the average person.
consumes about 250 grams per day). During this two-week period, you may lose up to 16 pounds.
In the next two stages you'll keep losing weight, a bit more slowly, and can add a few grams of.
carbs a day. Once you reach your weight goal, you're in the lifetime maintenance stage. Now the.
trick is to figure out how many grams of carbohydrates you can eat without gaining weight back.
For most people it's between 40 and 60 grams a day.
At every stage, you're allowed unlimited meat, eggs, and fatty foods. You will, however, have to.
stay away from whole grains, beans, breads, most fruits, and starchy vegetables. It's farewell .
forever to ice cream, cookies, and anything else made with refined sugar.
Instant gratification is almost guaranteed. The dress you can't quite zip up today will fit perfectly.
next month. But the regimen is hard to stick with over the long haul, and the weight creeps back on.