Meal Plan Collection
Yes, that's a weight loss eating plan I've been describing, though it may be hard to believe. I think there's food for thought in such a food story. The Atkins Nutritional Approach allows you to adapt your meal planning to your own individual tastes as long as you eat acceptable foods (see Chapter 11). To help you along the path, the Food and Recipes section starting on page 367 is full of delicious meals to satisfy your controlled carb taste buds. Now, let me mention some of the other things this book will teach you
The beauty of lipolysis is that it bypasses the agony of low-calorie dieting. People who've been burdened with excess pounds for a long time or who've tried weight loss programs often find it very nearly impossible to drop many pounds unless they're in lipolysis. I've treated people who, even on 700 or 800 balanced calories a day, couldn't lose weight. That's less than half the normal caloric intake of an average woman. And yet these pounds finally peeled off when these folks began to do Atkins, even though their meal plans comprised of foods totaling even more calories.
Now that you know what foods you can eat, a meal plan should leap out at you. You should instantly see that for breakfast a ham, cheese and mushroom omelette, or nitratefree bacon and scrambled eggs, or slices of smoked salmon wrapped around cream cheese would start off the day on the right note.
When you have finished your meal plan, trade menus with another team. Create an evaluation form with the following categories nutritional value, variety, and appeal. Evaluate the other team's menu in each of those categories. Discuss your evaluation with the other team and suggest additional foods that could be substituted or modified to help reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol.
I believe that food allergies (more properly called individual food intolerances) to substances other than yeast can be a major roadblock to weight loss. Without knowing it you may have added to your meal plan a food to which you are allergic. Wheat and wheat products are frequently culprits. Other common problem foods include milk, cheese, eggs and soy. Eating a food to which you're allergic may cause symptoms such as gastrointestinal or respiratory problems, joint pain and skin eruptions. From the point of view of someone trying to slim down, the most damaging aspect of eating a food to which you're allergic is its tendency tc cause cravings, which, if indulged, can lead to unstable blood sugar. Your real challenge will be to discover that you have a food intolerance in the first place and then to determine which food is the culprit. Please read Chapter 26 carefully.
We've discussed the issue of excessive insulin output-what the medical profession calls hyperinsulinism-and the inefficiency of insulin usage-what is called insulin resistance. There can be no question that overweight individuals whose weight control difficulties are caused by hyperinsulinism respond best to the Atkins controlled carbohydrate nutritional approach. Even the majority of people who do not lose weight on a 1,000-calorie low-fat diet will lose weight on an 1,800- to 2,000-calorie meal plan-if carbohydrates are limited to 20 grams per day.
You don't know how to start. Even though you've read everything in this book so far-you still want a bit of help to get going. Truly, I wish you could call me up or come see me, and we could work together to change your life. But we know that is not practical. So, in this chapter I give you some very specific information, and some very specific meal plans. Follow them to the letter and you will be well on your way to feeling good, looking good and being healthier. And well on your way to fitting into those bathing suits.
It also comes with access to a private members zone area, with exclusive articles from people like Charles Staley, Tom Venuto, Lee Labrada, Will Brink, Byran Haycock, Lorraine Rosa, Milos Sarcev. Not to mention an online meal planning software tool which prints out your daily calories, protein, fats and carbs etc.
Once medications, thyroid problems and Candida are brought under control, we can quite logically expect that almost ninety-nine percent of overweight people who do Atkins diligently will lose and keep off weight. But since there are 150 million overweight Americans, even the remaining one percent means that there are one and a half million metabolically resistant people who still need help. For that group, I suggest something more than the Induction phase's 20-grams-of-carbohydrate-a-day meal plan.
Eating well is not just part of the fun of camping. It is important to eat well to replace the energy used in the hiking and activities that busy Scouts are prone to do. High fluid intake and high caloric intake are needed. Seasonal changes may demand over 3,000 calories per day. The food pyramid is a guide for meal planning. The Pyramid can change with camping. The high calorie diet of campers use more fats during colder weather. Try to take the bulk of the food from the carbohydrate group.