The Atkins diet claims you will lose weight by cutting out carbs and eating more meat. The diet is based on the majority of those who are overweight do in fact eat too many carbohydrates in their diet. By cutting down on the carb's that you eat daily and increasing the amount of fat and protein then the body will lose more weight as it burns off the stored body fat much more efficiently.
The Atkins diet relies on the person eating a diet that relies heavily on proteins and fat. The basis of the diet includes red meat, fish, which included any kind of shellfish, chicken, cheeses and you are able to cook with butter if you wish - not bad for a diet.
Carbohydrates however should be mainly cut out of the diet, the diet allows you around 20 grams of carb`s per day. During the first two weeks this is important and is what gives the diet its boost. During this time you will lose weight if you stick to the plan even though you will not have to count how many calories you eat. In fact you could well be eating more calories than you were before which is one reason why people stick to it.
Following the first couple of weeks you can then gradually add a few carb`s back into your diet, however you have to be sensible regarding this.
Here is a sample of a phase one Atkins Diet recipe for "Bones To Be Chicken Wingettes"
Wingettes range considerably in size, from six to 18 pieces per pound. If yours are smaller, theyll have greater surface area, so you may need to use more of the spice mixture. Use more or less cayenne depending on the heat tolerance of your ghoulsor guests.
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons Atkins Quick Quisine? Bake Mix
1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds wingettes, rinsed and dried
Heat oven to 450F. Line a jelly-roll pan with foil, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine chili powder, bake mix, cayenne, mustard and salt in a large resealable bag. Add half of the wingettes, and shake to coat. Transfer to pan, and repeat with remaining wingettes.
Bake, turning occasionally, until crisp, browned and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a platter, and serve.
For people who have had success with the Atkins diet is comes down to variety. Being able to come up with new ways to eat the same thing will help you lose weight and feel good doing it. You can find all of the Atkins diet recipes at their website here: http://www.atkins.com/recipes