December 29, 2016

Atkins 72 Induction Menu with Recipes (Keto Quick-Start Guide)

Fried Eggs on Bacon: Atkins 72 Breakfast
Atkins 72 Breakfast:
Fried Eggs and Bacon
Whether you're new to ketogenic diets or returning to the low-carb lifestyle after a diet break, the Atkins 72 low-carb diet plan is the best way to kick start your weight loss and get into the state of ketosis fast.

Since Atkins 72 is super low in carbs, it can slash those cravings faster than any other Atkins plan.

Once in ketosis, you'll experience a severe drop in appetite, enabling you to eat at a calorie deficit but still feel comfortable and energetic. Many people experience reduced heartburn, blood pressure, acne, and indigestion after giving up the carbs, as well.

In fact, the state of ketosis is known to:
  • lower insulin levels, which improves your mood
  • correct blood pressure irregularities
  • eliminate systemic inflammation
  • balance blood glucose levels
  • reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke
  • improve a wide variety of skin conditions
Plus, the quicker you can get yourself into ketosis, the quicker you can turn your body into a fat-burning machine.

Don't let food get in the way of achieving your weight-loss goals. You can take charge of your life, right now. This keto quick-start guide and 7-day Atkins 72 Induction menu will show you how.

December 27, 2016

Atkins Induction Diet Plan: Which Version is Best?

Barbecued Chicken Wings
BBQ Chicken Wings on the
Grill Great for All Atkins Plans
Are you struggling to figure out which version of the Atkins Induction Diet is right for you?

Are you afraid of making a mistake?

When I returned to a low-carb diet in the beginning of 2007, I started with Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, the 2002 version, due to its availability.

When I bought the book, however, I didn’t know the diet had evolved into something different from the diet I was so familiar with.

Many Atkins followers I ran into on the web at that time thought that particular diet program was the only true Atkins’ plan. They were surprised to learn there isn't just one single Atkins Diet. Since it's humble beginnings in 1972, the Atkins diet has been revamped several times.

Today, Atkins offers many different Induction programs to choose from. You don't have to limit yourself to the latest versions written by the Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. representatives. Instead, you can pick the best version that will assist you in reaching your weight-loss goals, but which version is that?

How do you know which version of Atkins Induction is best for YOU?

December 23, 2016

12 Strategies for Getting Your Cravings Under Control

Craving Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream?
Try These 12 Strategies
and Get Your Cravings
Under Control!
If you hang around low-carb circles for more than a couple of days, you are sure to hear the low-carb mantra that says:

Restricting carbohydrates controls cravings. 

The perspective is that low-calorie diets make you hungry and low-carb diets do not, but how true is that?

Does everyone who follows a low-carb diet experience relief from cravings and excessive hunger?

If they did, there wouldn’t be tons of people joining low-carb groups and forums after the holidays saying:

"Hi guys . . . I’m back!”

December 16, 2016

How Long Does it Take to Get Into Ketosis?

How Long to Get Into Ketosis Eating Less Than 20 Carbs?
How Long
to Get Into Ketosis?
If you're looking for a great way to kick-start the new year off right, a Keto diet can help you change your life for the better. With the help of the state of ketosis, the most effective way to shed those unwanted pounds, you'll be able to lose weight without feeling hungry or deprived.

In no time at all, you'll be in the wonderful state of ketosis and singing it's fat-burning praises.

But, how long is that?

How long does it take to get into ketosis?

Quicker than you think.

What takes longer is reaching a point where your brain is happy and satisfied living on ketones. The definition for the state of ketosis isn't always agreed upon, depending on who you ask, but I like to keep things exact, so this in-depth guide to ketosis will share with you:
  • how long to get into ketosis
  • what you can expect before you get there
  • what you'll feel while going through the change
  • and what you can get from being on the other side
What follows is not just another way to quickly drop the pounds, but an insider's look into what ketosis can actually do for you.

December 09, 2016

Does a 60-Gram Carbohydrate Diet Work?

Was William Banting the First Low Carber?
William Banting
Ate 60 Carbs a Day
WHO was William Banting?

When I started reading the book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes, I went to Jimmy Moore's low-carb forum (it no longer exists) looking for a summary to help me wade through the prologue.

I wanted to know what types of questions low-carb folks had been raising about that initial chapter.

But the summary for the prologue was noticeably missing, even though the summary and discussions for rest of the book, plus more, were still available back then.

With nothing to guide me, I'm going take an in-depth look at William Banting, the results he got from eating a 60-carb diet, and what his published diet booklet teaches us about evidence-based knowledge, sharing, and caring.

December 08, 2016

How to Set a Realistic Weight-Loss Goal

Most Dieters Do Not Choose a Real-Life Goal Weight
Think Size Rather
Than Pounds
No matter which low-carb diet program you choose to use this year, one of the first things you might want to think about and do is set a weight-loss goal. 

Although, I personally don't set goals anymore and plan on being content with whatever weight the body chooses to stop at, I realize that most people need to set a goal to keep them motivated and on track.

Living by purpose, instead of goals, takes a lot of awareness to stay on point, which most people don't want to do, so in this post, I'm going to show you an easy way to set up a goal that will take care of a lot of that stress you're probably feeling right about now.

At the bottom of the post, I'm also going to fill you in on what I'm doing right now. 

The size you choose to stop at has to be a size that you can maintain without a lot of struggle and hardship. This is the number one lesson I’ve learned about myself over the years. If you have to spend the rest of your life hungry to maintain a smaller size, it probably isn’t going to happen. 

When it comes to weight-loss goals, most of the time, the destination you choose involves a number on the scale. Sometimes, that number is realistic, but most of the time it's not.

So what’s realistic?

December 07, 2016

3 Best Keto Diet Tips for Losing Weight at Christmas Time

Where Are Your Carbs Coming From? Induction Has Fatty Food Restrictions
Kick These 2 Keto Mistakes
to the Curb, 
and Lose Weight
During the Holidays!
Like anything else, the Atkins Diet works best when you follow the rules.  But sometimes, the rules are not enough.

If you waltz into the party thinking you can do your own thing without having read and studied the Rules of Induction, you’ll probably find yourself asking:

“Am I doing low carb right?”

That question is a dead giveaway that you probably aren't.

With the Christmas season upon us, this is not a good time to toss care to the wind and try to breeze through the holidays doing lazy Keto. Mindless eating is what got most of us into this mess, so mindless eating won't get you back out.

To get through the holidays unscathed, you have to know where the dangers are. And that's where this post comes in. Whether you're just starting your low-carb journey or you have been at this for several months now, here are 3 of the best low-carb diet tips to keep you losing weight at Christmas time.