I have been on the Atkins 40 Plan for about a week now and I have to say that I really love it! When I first decided to try the Atkins program I was kind of on the fence about it because I always dieted by eating low-fat and low calorie. I remember how it always made me feel hungry and with no energy. Sometimes the meals were so bland and dry and I used cooking spray for everything. I didn't even touch healthy fats like olive oil or avocado.
Right before I saw the types of foods you could eat on the Atkins 40 I thought I would have to eat tons of bacon, fatty meats and butter. I thought I would miss my veggies, salads and fruits. With the Atkins 40 you start with an allowance of 40 net carbs so you can eat from every food category. I was happy to see that I could eat veggies, and fruits and even small amounts of brown rice and pasta.
For the me Atkins 40 is a perfect fit. I love salads with creamy dressings and with the Atkins 40 I can eat just that without feeling guilty. I love bacon and a little bit of butter in my vegetables and I can eat that too!
I love how the website creates a full menu plan and tells you exactly what to eat based on what you like. I was given a meal plan to follow so I was able to succeed by having everything prepared in advance. I enjoyed fruits like pineapple and raspberries, bacon and cheese with my eggs and olive oil and avocado in my roasted veggies.
By eating low carb and eliminating sugar and bad carbs I was never hungry. I followed the plan without eating in between meals. I was surprised that I was satisfied with dinner as my last meal. Before this plan I always had to have a late night snack. I also felt I had lots more energy. Though I didn't get to go to the gym because I had too many events planned I still burned some calories by cleaning and walking like crazy.
Now for the results of my first week! I lost 3.4 pounds! I lost that and still ate creamy dressings, bacon, and was never hungry and full of energy!
I am excited to start my second week and incorporate some exercise at home and the gym. Stay tuned! You can get information on the Atkins Plan and create your own meal plans by going to http://www.atkins.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get all of the latest information.
Have you ever tried the Atkins Plan?
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