Monday, March 26, 2007

A Guide to the Atkins Diet; its not about eating unhealthy fats

One common misconception is that when you are on the Atkins diet you eat nothing but meat and extreme quantities of unhealthy fats. This is not the case at all. The Atkins diet is about reducing carbohydrate intake and slowing the effects carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels.

Getting started with the Atkins diet is the hardest part of the diet. Not only will you have to cut your favorite dessert out of your diet but you have to cut your morning cup of coffee out as well. Caffeine has a negative impact on blood sugar levels so for the induction phase you have to go decaffeinated. READ MORE....

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