Atkins: Induction

Well I am starting induction again. I lost weight, gained it back now I need to jump start my metabolism again *sigh* I can loose the weight, KEEPING IT OFF is the challenge. I’ve lost 40-50lbs on the Atkins program so I am going back. My body responds well during induction. So here I go yet again!

At my heaviest..post baby 9 weeks


I am busting at the seams in this ensemble! LOL!


Same outfit a year or so later…slow but steady progress…


I can close the jacket comfortably…

Loosing tummy blubber…

^^^^^^^^^My latest full body picture taken May/June 2009 (?)
________What is INDUCTION?______
HOW TO START INDUCTION
Are you ready to reach your goals once and for all? Ready to lose weight, feel fantastic and really enjoy life?
Well, let’s get going.
net carbohydrates during this phase: 20 grams per day
Remember, by reducing carbs and eating the right foods – lean protein, leafy greens, vegetables and sweet Atkins snacks, you’ll supercharge your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine. To understand how net carbs differ from total carbs see – What are net carbs?
What you’ll eat during this phase:
You’ll satisfy your appetite with delicious and healthy foods, starting with protein – chicken, turkey, lean beef, fish, shellfish, pork, veal, eggs, and a variety of vegetable proteins.
You’ll enjoy natural fats – olive oil, safflower oil, butter and avocado, and more.
You’ll eat leafy greens and vegetables – salad greens and non-starchy vegetables should make up around 12 to 15 grams of net carbs per day. (See the Acceptable Foods List for Phase 1 for more information)
As part of your daily 20 grams of net carbs, you can also have the following – every day:
Up to 4 ounces of cheese
10 to 20 olives – they make a great quick snack
Half an avocado
An ounce of sour cream or 3 ounces of unsweetened cream in your coffee
Up to 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
One to two servings of Atkins bars or shakes. Check the packaging to see which ones are right for Induction (less than 5 grams of net carbs). * A note about artificial sweeteners: You can use sucralose or saccharin as a sweeter. Just be sure to count each packet as 1 gram of net carbs due to the fillers manufacturers add. You may also drink diet beverages that contain these sweeteners as well as sugar-free gelatin.

What you’ll avoid during this phase:
Added sugars and trans fats.
Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, yams, and squash
Bread, pasta, and grains. If you feel you absolutely must eat these types of foods, choose high-fiber, low-carb varieties with no more than 3 grams of net carbs per serving. Be sure to limit yourself to one serving a day.
Whole, reduced-fat or skim milk
Fruit, except for avocados, tomatoes and olives. Yep, they’re all fruits
Nuts or seeds
Foods that combine protein and carbs, such as, lentils, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) kidney beans and other legumes Stay away from foods with higher levels of carbs, but don’t sweat it. We’ll show you how to add these foods back into your diet in later phases, while continuing to lose or maintain your weight.

Plan your meals ahead of time for no-hassle success.
When you know what you’re eating ahead of time, you’ll do so much better. Our easy Two Week Meal Plan is packed with delicious recipes that can help you set up your entire first two weeks. Or if you like, you can plan meal by meal or day by day.
Let’s go plan the menu.

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