As the Beatles once sang, “all you need is love”. And on St. Valentine’s Day we all should be receiving and giving some love to the one closest to us. Maybe you’ll pamper that special someone, buy them a sensual gift or treat them to a night out or maybe you will stay in, light some candles, put on some romantic music and treat to them to a lovely home cooked meal for two. If you are planning on cooking a special meal here is a Valentine’s Day themed menu, all low carb of course! Enjoy! Continue reading
Back in 2011 when we began following a low carbohydrate lifestyle and the Atkins diet, one meal that we felt we would miss was currys. However as we learned more and more about the types of food that can be eaten, we discovered that there are ways to cook and enjoy meals such as curry and rice while still keeping it low-carb.
So, here is one of our top low-carb recipes of all time. We know you’ll love it! Continue reading
A muffin in a Minute is delicious, very quick (just one minute to cook) and very easy (the most difficult part is breaking an egg)! It is an excellent breakfast option and a great source of fiber. Continue reading
In any walk of life, be it gardening or teaching or politics you will get some mis-information or myths. But when you speak to someone who knows what they are talking about you tend to find out the truth.
Like the above example, the subject of diet, nutrition and the human body’s reaction to food isn’t one that everyone is expert in, and this may include your GP. So, when it comes to a specific way of consuming food and getting nutrition into the body via the Atkins Nutritional Approach, then a lot of conjecture, hear-say and third hand information can get mixed up with the truth.
To help you along, here are five commonly held myths about the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Hopefully, this knowledge will benefit you and give you confidence in following and talking about the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Continue reading
Apologies for the misdirection, if you were lead to believe that this post may be a review of the classic Coen brothers film “O’ Brother Where Art Thou?” and some tasty photos of George Clooney. I’m afraid you will be disappointed in that department.
However, if on the other hand, you have just begun Induction and you are following the Atkins Nutritional way for the first time, you may be experiencing some short spells of dizziness or mild headaches. Don’t worry, it is a very short term and easily rectifiable situation as you can find out by reading our guidelines on the Induction Phase.
What you may be experiencing are the diuretic effects of following the Induction stage of the Atkins Nutritional way. As you may be aware, in the first week or two you will lose some fluids from your body and along with these fluids, some minerals, such as sodium are also lost. So, how to overcome this? Continue reading
‘Didn’t Dr Atkins die of a heart attack?’ or ‘Wasn’t Dr Atkins obese when he died?’ are questions we’re asked from time to time. Unfortunately, many years after the death of Dr Atkins these harmful myths are still out there.
The reason I say they are harmful is that they have prevented (and possibly still do) people who believed them, from following the Atkins way-of-eating. Or maybe they stopped following it when friends/co-workers derided them. Based on false information those individuals may not have been able to reach and maintain their weight loss goals and even more importantly gain the health benefits offered by the Atkins Nutritional approach. That is the real damage done by these myths.. Continue reading
One of the first questions we are often asked is: “Can I drink alcohol while following this plan?”. The reason we are all so keen to know whether or not alcohol is allowed on the Atkins diet is a debate for another day!
So why is alcohol one of those things that we are told not to consume while following a diet and are you allowed to drink alcohol while following the Atkins nutritional lifestyle?
On Induction phase 1 alcohol is not allowed. But Induction is only for two weeks. The reason alcohol is restricted on a low carb diet, especially at the start is, when ingested into the body it is metabolized before the fat in your body, so in that case alcohol is treated (from the bodies perspective) like a macro-nutrient. This applies to almost all spirit alcohol and some wines. Continue reading
An empty cupboard is not a great way to start out on your journey in following the Atkins Nutritional Way, it is however, a brilliant way to fall foul of what we like to call, the ‘Take-Away Terror’. More often than not, when you arrive home after a hard day at the office or just a hard day in general the last thing you will want to do is have to go shopping for food. Nope, the easy option (and let’s face it, we all choose the easy option when we can) is to dial that number on that menu that came in through the door last night. Continue reading
How to make fast food, go!
Yes, you’ve read the heading correctly, this is a post about fast food and how you can make it in your own kitchen. When we speak about fast food, we are not speaking about food that comes from a fast food chain of restaurants. What we are talking about here, is food that you can prepare, quickly and easily in your own home.
When you begin following the Atkins® way of eating, you will find that there is a huge variety of foods that can be eaten on the diet and more over, an almost endless choice of recipes that your own personal menu can be made up from. And because it is your menu, you can make it as interesting, elaborate or as simple as you choose.
“Where is this fast food you promised, I’ve been waiting an age now and still now sign of it!” Don’t worry, it is on its way to you post haste, just sit back and enjoy the post. Continue reading
Glorious Food Choices on Phase 1 of Atkins
Whenever we speak to someone about the Atkins® way of eating, usually the first thing that we encounter is an objection wrapped in a question. “Isn’t that an all meat diet?”. Nope, there is no end of vegetables, meats, poultry, fruit, nuts and grains that can be eaten while on the Atkins® diet.
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