Carbohydrate addicts diet or the Atkins plan


Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet and the Atkins diet are similar in many ways. The concept in both these diets is to help you lose your excess weight by properly managing the food consumption.

High carbohydrate intake is equally hazardous to health like high fat intake.
There is a misconception that eating low fat foods and high carbohydrate foods help in shedding weight. The fact behind the metabolism in human body is that the food that you take in makes your blood sugar level rise. This rise in blood sugar depends on various factors like the type of food eaten and the type of the body and its metabolism. This sugar is transported into the blood stream and other cells with the help of a hormone called insulin.

A high carbohydrate diet alters the normal mechanism. A person having high carbohydrate diet is likely to have diabetes since the sugar accumulated is unable to reach other cells and keeps accumulating there. The functioning of the hormone insulin is lost and there arises lot of health associated problems.

A proper Addict’s diet consists of low carbohydrate diet that helps in reducing health risks like Cardiovascular risks, Diabetes and other related problems like blood pressure, hypertension etc.

Atkins diet also works on the same principle. During the 2 weeks diet plan, the initial period is known as the induction period where people are not supposed to increase the intake of carbohydrate more than 20 grams per day. This automatically means that Atkins diet also concentrates on a low carbohydrate diet. This diet strictly restricts the intake of carbohydrate rich foods like cereals, potatoes, corn, carrots, milk etc. After the induction period, the proper diet begins where the carbohydrate intake must not be more than 5-10 grams per week.

Thus following Atkins diet or Addict’s diet helps in maintaining a healthy body. A healthy diet helps prevent ailments like cancer and other health problems related to obesity also.

Eat healthy, live healthy and that is the way to lead a happy and disease free life. Follow the quote and try to maintain a healthy body.

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