December 26, 2012

Do I HAVE to Start With Atkins Induction?

Most dieters start off with Atkins Induction, but that isn't the only way to low carb.
How Many Carbs Does it Take
To Go Into Ketosis?
Since January is the time of year that many people begin, or return to, a low-carb diet, I thought I’d tackle a question that comes up quite frequently in low-carb forums:

“Do I HAVE to start with Atkins Induction, or can I eat 25 to 30 grams of carbohydrates per day and still get into ketosis -- eventually?”

The answer to that question seems to depend on who you ask. Those who are hard-sell Atkins devotees always say:

"Yes, you HAVE to start with Atkins Induction.”

But they miss the most important element of the question:

“Can I eat more than 20 net carbs and still get into ketosis?”

That's what newbies and those coming back to the Atkins Diet really want to know, so that is what you're going to learn in this post.

December 21, 2012

The Secret of Setting New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

Secret to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
Do You Know the SECRET
to Keeping Your
New Year's Resolutions?
With 2017 right around the corner, on January 1st, or soon thereafter, there’s going to be a large group of people starting a low-carb diet.

There will also be those returning for another try after having regained part or all of their weight loss.

Unfortunately, most of these people won’t stick around for very long.

They will probably drift away by Valentine’s Day because New Year’s Resolutions, especially resolutions that center around food, are harder to keep than they realized.

If you can see yourself in the above scenario, the game doesn't have to go the same way in 2017. You can do something different this year. This year, you can win the war against body fat.

Want to know HOW?

December 17, 2012

Can Keto-Adaption Increase Weight Loss?

Avocado, a Nutritional Ketosis Lunch or Snack
Will Being Keto-Adapted
Increase Fat Loss?
In 2012, Jimmy Moore tried a Nutritional Ketosis Diet.

At the time that I read the n=1 Nutritional Ketosis report that he posted at his blog, I didn't realize he was following a diet designed for insulin-sensitive endurance athletes.

I thought the Nutritional Ketosis that he had been talking about was a weight-loss diet created by Dr. Phinney for people with extreme insulin resistance. I didn't realize Jimmy was doing his own thing.

What Jimmy tried was very different from what's recommended on Phinney's videos or in The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, but I didn't know that when I first wrote this post. From the way the whole low-carb community was on fire about Nutritional Ketosis, Keto-Adaption, and eating high-fat, I thought everyone knew what they were talking about.

Silly me.

December 06, 2012

Why Does a Low-Carb Diet Plan Stop Working?

For Most Dieters Counting Carbohydrates is Not Enough
Why Does a Low-Carb Diet
Stop Working?
A low-carb diet plan is an effective weight-loss tool because it promotes satiety and teaches you the importance of eating nutrient-dense foods.

You learn how your prior eating habits contributed to your present metabolic situation and that personal metabolic defects can cause you to crave the very foods that create these imbalances.

You also learn that changing your diet has the power to literally correct those imbalances and change your life.

However, there is no such thing as low-carb magic.

For many dieters, counting carbohydrates and staying within your carbohydrate tolerance isn't enough to reach goal weight.

The major reason this is happening is because the misunderstandings regarding fat, fat storage, and calories have reached epidemic proportions within the low-carb community.

This post seeks to clear out the myths about fat and give you the vital information you need to break through your weight-loss plateau and finally reach your weight-loss goal.