Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Easy Basic Principles of Atkins Diet

The popular Atkins diet program was referred after Dr. Atkins scientific research. Primarily this diet program is based on a theory of why we get fat. The over-consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars is the main cause of weight gain. The body metabolism to processes the consumed carbohydrates reflects the result on your body shape.

When you take too much carbohydrate and sugar, it will trigger your body to release insulin. The Insulin will process excessive sugar further and stored it as glycogen in the liver and muscle cells. Glycogen storage will be served as extra energy later on. After the storage reaches its full volume, extra sugar will be processed and stored as fat. This happens to everyone who eats too many carbohydrates.

To prevent excessive fat storage under your skin, the Atkins diet programs has restricted daily carbohydrate intake to less than 40 grams. This restriction will switch your body metabolism in a state of ketosis and uses fat storage as energy.

the ketosis state of your body will also reduce insulin secretion and at the same time it will prevent fat formation. Your body will begin using your stored fat as an efficient form of fuel, and at the end of this diet program you’ll lose weight.

The easy principles of the Atkins diet have been adapted to many other low-carbohydrate diet plans. However, Atkins popularity still succeeds as one of prominent low-carbohydrate diet program to reduce weight.

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