Although I had heard a lot of information about low carb weight loss, I was still quite skeptical, to say the least. Atkins weight loss simply sounded too good to be true. I had a friend who was on the Atkins meal plan, and although I didn’t get to see him frequently since he lived across country, he claimed that the results were stunning and spectacular. Through the Atkins diet plan, he said, he had lost 10 pounds in just over a week. It was hard for me to believe that that was true. Furthermore, it was hard for me to believe that it was healthy.
Any type of diet plan has something that is made just to help you out. Though there are not a lot of things made for some, you may find many companies want to sell you something that falls within the guidelines of what you should have and what you should skip. If you are doing the Atkins plan, you may know about the Atkins shakes that you can find in almost any store where you normally shop for your foods. Though this diet plan is all about eating the right carbs in a more natural form, the shakes can help you out when that is not possible.
Before you run out and get the Atkins shakes, you should think about where you are in the diet. There are some that say these shakes have stopped their progress because they tried them too early in the diet. You want to wait at least six months before you try them, because some of the ingredients might not mesh with the rung of the diet you are on. Look through the ingredients to be sure everything contained within the Atkins shakes is legal for your stage of your dieting and your diet plan.
Once you know you are safe to have the Atkins shakes, you should be careful how you use them. Choose the ones that look most appealing to you, and then add them to your diet plan very slowly. This means you want to try having two or three a week at the most at first to be sure they do not stall out your weight loss. Once you know they are not going to affect you, you can slowly work your way up to having one a day if you wish, but don’t always use them for substitutes for the good foods you should be eating.
The Atkins shakes are great when you are away from home, and making an Atkins friendly meal is simply out of the question. When you travel, it can be hard to find something you can have when you are going in and out of convenience stores to find something to eat. If you have a few Atkins shakes with you when you travel, you know you have something that agrees with your diet plan no matter where you end up. You can also use them for snacks at work, or even when you need something at night. Just remember to allow them to work with your diet, and don’t replace good meals more often than you should.
I know the Atkins weight loss is unhealthy, but few fad diets are. You see, it isn’t meant to be a permanent solution. It is just something that you should do until you can get your weight under control. Then you can switch to a normal diet and watch what you eat.