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The Atkins Promise

April 16, 2013

When you think of dieting, what words come to mind? “Hunger” and “deprivation”? Maybe even “frustration”? In the past, did your experience with dieting include eliminating foods; drastically cutting calories and choking down the same bland meals; day in and day out? The good news? You probably lost some weight. The bad news? As soon as your willpower waned as you tried to stick to an unrealistic diet, the pounds came creeping back.

What if dieting meant you got to eat until you were pleasantly satisfied and full? That you weren’t plagued by hunger every day and that you were able to enjoy rich and flavorful foods? That you didn’t have to count calories on a daily basis, but still experienced steady weight loss, even if you had failed on other diets.

This, my friend, is the Atkins Promise. With Atkins, you learn a way of eating that will help keep any lost weight from coming back. The plan takes you through four Phases, which allow you to find your personal carb balance—the number of net carbs your body can tolerate without gaining back the weight you have already lost. By the time you achieve this personal carb balance, most likely you have eliminated addictive food patterns, you have increased self-confidence and improved health problems that accompanied your excess weight, and you’ve also minimized risk factors for certain diseases.

In a nutshell, this is what Atkins can do for you:

  • The power of the Atkins Diet rests on the fact that it promotes more efficient fat burning. Stored body fat actually is our body's backup fuel system for energy. The most efficient weight loss and weight maintenance program would have to be one that converts body fat from backup to primary fuel. This switch occurs when carbohydrates are low enough to force the body to access this alternative fuel source. On Atkins you will burn the fat on your body as well as the fat you consume for energy. That is why fat will not pose a health risk on Atkins. Because you are burning fat for energy. But contrary to past popular belief, the Atkins Diet is not about living solely on butter and bacon. Instead, you learn to incorporate a multitude of healthy fats, protein, vegetables, and eventually nuts and fruits and other wholesome carbs into your lifestyle while losing weight, gaining energy and feeling better than ever.
  • Finding the point that your body burns fat is a unique process, and the Atkins Diet provides individualized guidance through its four Phases to help you achieve this.
  • The Atkins Diet has evolved based on findings from a multitude of new studies that have validated previous work and made new discoveries, all to help enhance your experience with Atkins and help you succeed with your weight loss goals.
  • And, finally, Atkins provides a long-term, well-balanced diet plan that teaches you how to achieve your perfect carb balance.

If you believe in the Atkins Promise, you can succeed! And if you have friends and family asking you how you’ve lost weight so far, show this to them, too, so they can understand how the Atkins Diet works and start believing in the Atkins Promise.

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