Is fruit allowed on the Atkins diet

The ‘5 a day’ campaign has been so successful that anyone you ask on the street would tell you that we should all be eating five portions of fruit and veg a day. Fruit is practically the default health food. So is this true and is fruit appropriate on a low-carb diet like Atkins?

Is fruit appropriate on Atkins?

Fruit on AtkinsSo to answer the question on whether you can eat fruit on Atkins –  it depends on your individual carb tolerance and whether you trying to lose or maintain your weight. Fruit contains fructose which is a natural sugar. However, natural or not, it is still sugar to your body and like all other carbs it is converted to blood sugar and used as fuel for the body, with any excess stored as fat. Continue reading

Want to be a Smoothie Operator

You wake up to the alarm going off, you look at the clock and sigh. You have to be dressed, fed and out of the house in 30 minutes. Well, you can’t exactly leave the house in your pajamas, so getting dressed is a priority. You can’t arrive late into work either, so something has got to give? Most of us will sacrifice eating a proper breakfast because it can take too much time to prepare, cook and eat. So what we are all guilty of is eating on the go, grabbing something quick and easy like a breakfast bar or a quick bowl of cereal. Lots of carbohydrates and sugars leaving you with a blood sugar high opening the door for a blood sugar crash in, oh let’s say three hours time. Continue reading