Lose weight healthily with Atkins

Looking not just to lose weight (and keep it off) but adopt a healthier lifestyle too? Atkins – the low-carb diet experts – provide everything you need to succeed…

First things first. Does a low-carb diet like Atkins really work?
The fact low-carb diets like Atkins work isn’t hearsay, it’s actual science! 40 years of it, in fact. More than 100 peer-reviewed studies have proved that low-carb diets are an effective, natural and safe way to lose extra weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The diet has fans across the globe, including celebrities, and you can check out just some of Atkins’ success stories here.

How does it work exactly?
Our bodies use carbs and fat as fuel and when in need of energy, they burn carbs first (if they’re available). If your body is using primarily carbs as fuel, you’ll never tap into fat stores as an energy source and, if excess carbs are eaten and not burnt off, they’re stored as fat. With many of us loving our sofas and boxsets a little too much, fat is stored and our waistline soars.

Following a low-carb diet (i.e. less refined and sugary carbs consumed) means that when the body needs energy – and refined carbs/sugars are reduced – it burns stored fat instead, a process known as ketosis (from which the term ‘keto diet’ derives).

Additional benefits of going low carb

As well as reaching your target weight on the scales, low-carb diets offer numerous other benefits too, including:

Loss of sugar cravings
 No more sugar highs and lows
No hunger pangs
Boosted energy levels after a couple of weeks
Reduced blood triglyceride (fat) and cholesterol levels
Improvement to metabolic conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and inflammation
Fewer episodes of depression
Better hair, skin and nail condition

Atkins – empowering your low-carb lifestyle
Atkins call themselves the ‘original low-carb experts’ and with good reason. Its diet was established over four decades ago (it began with the release of Dr. Robert C Atkins’s Diet Revolution in 1972) and, as you make the switch away from sugary snacks, their expertise is with you every step of the way. 

As well as supporting people looking to achieve their ideal weight, Atkins focuses on living more healthily so you can enjoy all life has to offer and feeling increased self-confidence. The programme is delivered in four phases, from initial induction/transition to maintenance (i.e. discovering which good carbs you can add to your diet once you’ve achieved your personal goal). 

Low carb made easy
To support your low-carb journey, Atkins produces a range of reduced-carb foods, which includes tasty drinks, bars and crispbreads – perfect for those on the go.  

There are also a host of online meal plans and recipes available. You’ll be surprised by the latter – who knew everything from pizza and samosas to cheesecake would be possible on a diet!

For access to meal plans, top tips from the Atkins community and a nutritionist, plus useful tools (such as a BMI calculator), SIGN UP TODAY. For FREE!

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