January 17, 2015

Low-Carb Diet Plan Templates for Atkins Induction and OWL

Roast Turkey is an Excellent Food for Atkins
This Atkins Menu Planner
Makes Menu Planning
Quick and Easy
Today, I'm going to give you a low-carb menu template that I used myself when I was doing the Atkins Diet.

I have an Atkins menu planner for:
  • Atkins Induction, sometimes called Phase 1
  • Ongoing Weight Loss Phase (OWL), often called Phase 2
Since I'm not very fond of the current Atkins diets, these templates are designed to work with the Atkins 2002 version of the diet. However, this Atkins menu planner can easily be adapted to fit any Atkins diet plan.

I find templates much easier to work with than a specific menu, as they give you lots of room to use up whatever you have in the house. They also allow you to purchase meats and vegetables that are marked down or on sale that week.

This can be extremely helpful when trying to reduce your low-carb costs.

January 15, 2015

Atkins 1972 Revolution Rolls -- My Way

Egg-Salad Sandwich Made with Atkins 1972 Revolution Rolls
Egg Salad Sandwich 
Made with Revolution Rolls
(photo SG, CC BY-ND 2.0)
In the 1970s, when I first ran across the Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution book at the public library, I didn't have enough courage to make the Diet Revolution Rolls.

Although they are extremely popular today, I couldn't understand how beating egg whites into meringue could take the place of bread. The egg yolks are folded into the beaten egg whites, along with cottage cheese, mayo, or cream cheese, but that still didn't make sense to me.

Maybe you feel the same way.

If so, then it's time to put your fear aside and try a batch of Atkins 1972 Revolution Rolls. They will literally change your low-carb life for the better!

January 09, 2015

7-Day Ketogenic Diet Menu for Atkins Induction

I'm going to be honest here.

I have never sat down and mapped out a complete ketogenic diet menu for Atkins Induction or even the Ongoing Weight Loss phase (OWL). This will be the first time that I've tried to create a full-week menu based on Atkins 2002.

When it comes to planning ketogenic meals for myself and family, I have always just shot from the hip. 

At times, when I was counting calories, carbs, fats, and protein, I did have to start with dinner first and then travel backward to get a daily menu that fit into the parameters, but that was back when I needed to lower fat and reduce the number of calories in those low-carb meals.

For Atkins Induction, that degree of planning isn't necessary. The goal of Atkins Induction isn't weight loss. The aim you are trying to achieve is to get yourself into the state of ketosis, and the following 7-day keto diet menu will help you get there fast.

January 05, 2015

How to Get Into Ketosis in Less Than 3 Days

Ketogenic diets work by reducing basal insulin levels, lowering blood triglycerides, and setting up conditions that will move you into a state of ketosis.

Getting into ketosis fast is important because when the body produces ketones, your hunger level goes down, your energy goes up, and you experience a state of well-being. These benefits will make it easier for you to stick to your diet plan.

On a typical keto diet, it takes 3 to 5 days to enter into the state of ketosis, depending on how many carbohydrates per day you were eating before you started restricting them. If you're coming from a carb-heavy diet, it will take longer than if you're merely switching from a weight-loss plan to Atkins, Keto, or LCHF.

However, there are much quicker methods.

The method I'm going to share with you today, along with a 3-day kickstart menu, is to show you how it's done. It is the absolute fastest way to get there, other than water fasting.