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?
So 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 →
Salads are an excellent option for lunches on Atkins and can be very quick and easy too. Of course, salads don’t need to be anything fancy – you can just take whatever ingredients you have in the fridge and add a tablespoon of full fat mayonnaise or another dressing. For instance you could choose from the following:
meat such as chicken, ham, turkey, pork – meat left over from foods you have cooked would be better as cooked meat you buy in packets tends (unbelievably!) to have sugar added as well as other additives. It’s not very much but worth keeping in mind when making dinner so you can cook some extra meat for dinner so you can have it with your salad the next day.
tinned fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines or fish such as prawns or smoked salmon
cheese such feta, brie, cheddar, mozzarella, swiss cheese, goats cheese – and these are all acceptable in phase one
vegetables such as red, green or yellow bell peppers, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, radish, mushroom, olives, onion, spinach etc.
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 →