Planning is everything.You have to have the right foods available when you start the plan or you are stuffed and it will not go well, so plan ahead. There are many suggestions for “Atkins Diet” meals in the Atkins books, and there are plenty of resources online for Atkins and low-carb recipes.
Making sure you think ahead for your times of eating is key on a diet, especially this one. That advice really goes for any diet. When you eat whatever you like, you gain weight. Where you are now is basically because you have not only eaten too much but too much of the wrong foods and you know that, don’t you?
You know that this will take some adjusting and will take time, after all this is a big thing and the basic American diet has always been carbs and other bad foods. Lots of folk were weaned on carbs like pasta, potatoes, meat And casserole. It is going to take some effort and patience to get used to eating in an entirely new way.
There are two different approaches you can take in adjusting your diet. There are always substitutes for you with pretend carbs. For example, pasta dishes that can be put together with eggplant or zucchini and not pasta is cool and better for carbs. Spaghetti squash noodles make a good substitute for spaghetti noodles. And you can get several low carb substitutes for our favourites; bread, pasta and sugary stuff.
The next approach is to get other recipes that focus on low carb meals. There are lots of different meats that are cool on the diet. There is a great variety of meats and non meats out in the world, go and have a look or google them. Use some pork, ham and even lamb into your weekly routine.
Why not experiment with fowls. If you’ve never been a fan of fish, try a different variety. Some people who don’t like trout find they have a love of salmon or another fish. Shellfish; mussels, clams and shrimp are all good and add variety to your diet.
Snacks and quick meals are key so have some to hand. These are good; cucumbers thinly sliced, celery, radishes mixed with lemon mayonnaise are cool and a lovely low-carb meal or dinner salad. Another good option is fried peppers, mushrooms and garlic served on arugula with feta cheese.
Find and try out other low-carb recipes so you have a great base of knowledge of what to prepare for meals. The most important step you can take in losing weight is planning. Getting a good arsenal of easy to prepare meals will prevent you from hitting the drive through or going to out for a meal and blowing your diet.
If you have delicious food to look forward to everyday, you’ll be less bored with your diet. During the initial period which is quite strict, be creative and freestyle a combo. At first glance, the vegetable and meat options may seem restrictive. But this is only in comparison to what you have been used to eating. With a little planning and creativity, you can find something interesting to eat everyday.
Its all about planning for atkins.