Atkins Phase 2: Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL)
As now the induction phase is over, its time to move on to second phase of
Atkins Nutritional Approach™-- Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL). In this phase, you can tailor the
Atkins Nutritional Approach™ to fit your special taste as now anything wrong would make all the past efforts a complete failure, this phase has to be
followed with complete strictness.
In the second phase of
Atkins Nutritional Approach™, you need to add more portions of vegetables and depending on the weight loss achieved until now, some people might even get to
add nuts, seeds or even some berries. You would not be shifting from proteins and fats to carbohydrates but you will just be slowly
changing the ratios of carbohydrates with fat and proteins.
Following this phase for few months would teach you a new way of life for staying healthy forever. During this phase, you would be able to understand the
optimum level of carbohydrates required to take off excess weight. It would also become clear how your body reacts to addition of new foods this would be most important tip for enjoying good health for life.
Remember, while following OWL phase of Atkins, to keep
adding few more carbohydrates each week, but care must be taken not to return to your old habits of eating. Now, you can understand how well the diet is working for you and how it’s becoming simpler to control your temptation for your favorite foods and dishes.
This phase works by making you understand what is your own
Critical Carbohydrate Level of Losing weight (CCLL). Knowing your own CCLL is the key to losing weight. It could be in the range of 25 to 50 and can be more if you are very active. Taking a Lipolysis strip test will help you be certain about
Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL) works by
taking carbohydrates in wise and intelligent manner. Some foods that has around 5 grams of carbohydrates are vegetables like onions, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, avocados; dairy products like cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese; fruit juices like lemon juice; nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds etc. But their quantity would affect their carbs count too. There are certain convenience foods too which are good to kill hunger and cravings when on the go and provides a change of menu. These foods could be diet bars or nutritional shakes.
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