Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution

In Western society, we've been trained to see slim as the ideal body type.

Through the media, magazines, on television and more, we're presented with slender people as the images of beauty. While we might disagree with this definition of good looks, there's little denying that a healthy body is generally slender.

The library and bookstore are packed with books designed to help us attain this ideal, whether of health or of beauty, and one such book is Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution.

New Diet Revolution introduces the reader to a new lifestyle, low-carb living. Throughout the book, this eating plan is detailed, including identifying low-carb foods that you should eat. Also included are Dr Atkins diet plan, which can help you lose those extra pounds, but only if you follow the strict rules of the diet.

The Atkins diet consists of four stages, which anyone who wants to lose diet the Atkins way should follow. These phases include the Induction phase, Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance, and the final stage, Maintenance. In additional, Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution also includes guidelines for adding regular exercise and nutritional supplements to a low carb diet.

During the Induction stage, it is not unusual to experience weight loss of as much as 15 pounds. This is achieved primarily through controlling carbohydrate intake to no more that 20 grams per day. Though you can include many low-carb vegetables, such as lettuce, broccoli and tomatoes, foods like yogurt, all fruit, and any starchy veggies, like potatoes, are to be avoided. You also need to avoid any alcoholic drinks, and those that contain caffeine.

In Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, you'll learn that during the Induction stage, your blood sugar is stabilized, and if you have any health problems resulting from unstable blood sugar, such as fatigue or diabetes, you may find that the symptoms are reduced. The book also indicates that during the Induction phase, you'll break food addictions, and reduce cravings for a variety of foods.

As you enter the third and fourth stages of the Atkins diet, you'll find that you've likely reached your goal, or ideal, weight. During these phases, according to the book, you'll be able to increase your carb intake to 60 grams per day.

If you wish to maintain your weight loss, you'll remain in the fourth Atkins phase for the rest of your life.

There truly isn't a better way to lose weight for many people, and the Atkins diet, as detailed in Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution, is an effective way for many people to meet their weight loss goals, and to keep the weight off permanently.