Atkins Phase 3: Pre-Maintenance
Congratulation! You are just one-step far from your goal. By this time, it would be easy to see the results and now there would only be few pounds more left to lose. Though now seeing the final stage so close, you might want to rush to it, but this phase requests you to hold on to your horse cause its important to know the importance of lifetime maintenance rather than just weight loss. Therefore, now itís the time to go on in a slower pace.
The phase of pre-maintenance focuses on
creating the optimal lifetime eating program, one that keeps you fit so perfectly you will want to stay on it for lifelong.
The optimal lifetime eating program lets you:
- To look at more food choices without misusing them
- To find out the foods that can result in
sloping you from the path of weight loss
- To make a mindful choice for serving you health for the rest of your life
- To find out how flexible Atkins is
- To learn dealing with food
- To discover the ways to defeat the problems created by making unhealthy food choices
This phase will work by increasing carbohydrates intake by 5 grams more to the point
until only one pound or so will losing from your weight and not more. This method may sound like complete madness but itís very important for lifelong weight loss, as it would suggest you to get familiar to future eating habits.
By slowing losing the last few pounds, your body would become
used to the change in carbohydrates and would make proper carb intake automatic for you. Third phase of Atkins not only make you
slim but also healthy for life. By following pre-maintenance, you would know whatís best for you and what you should do to please yourself and not others.
If by now, goal weight is reached no need to increase carbohydrates further for a month and then increase by 10grams more and see if you gain any weight. If you do then drop 10 grams again from your diet and this would show you, your
Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium.
If not losing or gaining weights then you would have to move around this Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium until it happens. It would take around 3 months to lose finally last few pounds, but with clear ACE, it would be a perfect success.
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