Interesting articles about low carb living

Linda O’Byrne, our nutritionist, brings you a selection of positive and thought-provoking blogs that explore the many benefits of a low carb approach.

    28-11-2016

    Making the decision to lose weight is a big step – but it’s only the first step in your journey to better health. On the way to achieving any goal you’ll run into challenges. On the way to losing weight this might be cravings, resisting temptation…

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    20-11-2016

    Here’s what you need to know: the different types of fats, what fats to avoid, how much you should eat, and some recipe and cooking ideas.

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    17-11-2016

    A tidy combination of protein, fat and carbohydrate can be found in delicious and convenient nuts and seeds. They have been an important component of the human diet since the days when mankind survived as hunter-gatherers.

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    14-11-2016

    The workplace is a dangerous zone—carb-wise, and I’ve noticed a number of you discussing this on the Forums. How do you overcome the lure of doughnuts at coffee breaks, fast food lunches and tempting treats in vending machines?

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    31-10-2016

    It’s a common misconception that Atkins is a “high protein” diet when, in actual fact, there are guidelines for every phase which indicate that moderate amounts of protein foods should be eaten with each meal.

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    18-10-2016

    Numerous studies in a variety of settings show dramatic improvements in blood glucose control and blood lipids in type 2 diabetics consuming a low-carb diet (1-5).

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    12-10-2016

    Whether it's a fresh-baked cookie, a piece of chocolate, a hot slice of pizza or a plate of salty French fries, most likely you've had the intense desire to throw caution to the wind and indulge. So you give in, just once, only to find yourself…

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    12-10-2016

    I sometimes get emails from people who have been following Atkins for a few weeks and aren’t getting the results they want and, on closer inspection; it appears they’ve been working out their carb intake incorrectly.

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    09-10-2016

    It’s often thought that fruit is a great food for weight loss. Whilst most fruits do have the benefits of containing vitamins and fibre, they may actually stop you from losing weight.

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    04-10-2016

    Just because you’re living a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to stop going out to eat every once in a while! Restaurants don’t always offer a great variety of low-carb options, but if you know how to order, you can turn almost any meal…

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    25-09-2016

    New dietary guidelines came out last week, and, as seems to be the case lately, they are causing some confusion. Let’s start with salt. The guidelines recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams a day, which amounts to about 1 teaspoon…

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    19-09-2016

    Food labels can be confusing and, when following a low carb lifestyle, you’re counting the carbohydrates you eat. But what about sugar? You’ve probably read, all over the media, about the dangers of sugar so do you just avoid sugar, or is it…

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    12-09-2016

    Slip-ups happen, whether it’s a moment of temporary weakness where you devour a doughnut instead of eggs for breakfast or a week of overindulgence on vacation that has you returning with a tan and extra baggage in the form of some additional…

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    12-09-2016

    Breakfast is a very important meal and one of my favorites. In fact, eating breakfast every day is great for weight loss and overall health; it is strongly associated with a reduced risk of a spectrum of metabolic conditions, including obesity,…

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    30-08-2016

    Whether you are new to Atkins or have been following it for some time, no doubt you may have dealt with your share of diet naysayers who are determined to undermine your hard-earned results with multiple reasons why low-carb diets are unhealthy…

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    02-08-2016

    Chances are, if you’re overweight, some common (and not-so-sensible) eating habits contributed to those extra pounds. If you’ve become accustomed to eating a bowl of ice cream every night while watching your favorite sitcom, for example, going…

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    29-07-2016

    Losing post-pregnancy weight is a top priority for many new mums, but weight loss after giving birth can be a different process from before pregnancy. Dealing with a new body, a new schedule and a new child are all factors that can complicate…

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    19-07-2016

    If you're a bride-to-be, a pre-wedding diet may a very important part of your pre-wedding preparation. Figuring out where to start can be stressful, though—especially when you're busy with wedding planning! Luckily, Atkins has easy tips to help…

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    18-07-2016

    Adding exercise to your program is a win-win decision. And knowing what to eat before and after a workout is equally as important.

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    07-07-2016

    Lose weight? Live longer? Maybe your mum was right when she told you to eat your vegetables. Fortunately, vegetables are an important component of the Atkins Nutritional Approach.

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