Atkins Diet - The Phases and the Food

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 24, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult before starting the Atkins’ diet?

You must consult your physician before going on any diet. People with diabetes and hypertension need close monitoring, as Atkins’ diet is known to lower high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.

2. What is the highest level of total carbohydrate intake permitted during the maintenance phase?

The major concept of Atkins’ diet is that in order to maintain your weight you must find your personal carbohydrate balance or Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium (ACE) i.e. the highest level of carbohydrate that will not allow you to regain weight or cause hunger and cravings. Each person has an individual ACE. Therefore, one cannot pinpoint at an exact ACE level, which is acceptable for everyone.

3. How long can a person be on Atkins diet?

A person can continue with Atkins diet until the desired weight loss is achieved. The maintenance phase should be continued for lifetime. In case of any unwanted weight gain, the dieter can jump to the induction phase.

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I like the presentation of available foods in the chart view. Useful Resources

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I would like to know how to cook the meat i can eat meat all the time but it has to be fryed? and that about dark meat. I don;t like white meat and skin can we eat it please advise

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