A phenomenal change took place in the year 1972 in the history of medical science with the introduction of an innovative dietary regime which put forth a new kind of dietary practice that was basically meant to curb the consumption of carbohydrate in order to lose weight without curtailing on the intake of food of a high calorific value. Officially known as the Atkins Nutritional Approach, it is based on the ground that the consumption of refined carbohydrates such as sugar, corn syrup rich in fructose and flour burns the glucose to produce energy instead of the fat stored in the body which is the task of the Atkins Diet. The Atkins Nutritional Approach is a steady and highly efficient technique of diet maintenance which is followed in 4 different phases, namely Induction, Ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance and lifetime maintenance. Also known as the Atkins Diet Induction process, this phase basically follows a ketogenic diet in order to usher in the state of Ketosis.
As the name suggests, the second phase also called the stage of Ongoing weight loss is an ongoing slow and steady process of reducing excess weight to only around one to two pounds per week.
The third stage of this nutritional approach called the Pre-Maintenance, extends for 8-12 weeks and ironically permits the intake of carbohydrates to a greater extent than what was permitted in the 2nd phase.
After the weight is stabilized and the perfect carbohydrate intake level is achieved, one reaches the last phase of this diet, the rules of which should be followed lifelong. The Atkins diet menu is basically restrictive for the first phase and tends to become liberal from the second phase onwards.
All kinds of unprocessed meat of pork, lamb, beef, venison, veal, mutton and ham and poultry of goose, turkey, pheasant, emu, ostrich, chicken, etc. All kinds of unprocessed fish and fish products such as of salmon, sardines, trout, sole, herring, catfish, snapper. Eggs of quail, chicken, goose, etc, are allowed in the form of omelet’s, poach, fry or soft-boiled. Shellfish such as of lobster, calamari, crab, oysters, shrimps, mussels, etc are permitted. Fat rich products such as butter, linseed oil, seed oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, walnut oil, soya bean oil, sesame and grape seed oil and oil extracted from sunflower are allowed. Diary products which are rich in fat and are deficient in carbohydrate such as goat, sheep and cow cheese, Roquefort cheese, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, mozzarella and cheddar are encouraged whereas those rich in carbohydrates such as imitation cheese, diet cheese, fresh cheese are strictly forbidden. The vegetarian Atkins diet differentiates between two kinds of vegetables, namely salad vegetables and low carb vegetables. The salad vegetables which it allows are cucumber, lettuce, alfafa sprouts, olives, radacchio, escarole, radishes, fennel, celery, arugula, jicama, daikon, chicory, etc. Artificial Sweeteners which act as substitutes of sugar such as sucralose, saccharine, acesulfam potassium, aspartame, etc fall within the prescribed limits. In addition to this, the task of promoting Atkins diet products and foods has been taken up by the Atkins Diet Nutritionals which functions under the proper guidance of the master mind, Dr.
Besides, the above mentioned Atkins diet menu offering the Atkins diet food to eat, one needs to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day in order to avoid constipation and the facilitation of metabolic activities as well as the proper excretion of waste products.
Too many restrictions imposed by this diet do not serve the purpose of the admirers of lip smacking delicacies. It aggravates the problem of obesity and gastroenteritis by promoting the consumption of spicy food rich in fats. All such criticisms are based on poor scientific grounds and are sidelined as misconceptions about the Atkins Diet.
The success stories (as we find on the internet) and the mass popularity of the Atkin’s dietary practice is itself an evidence of the strength of its scientific and medical pillars on which it is based and it also portrays the benefits that its followers have reaped over time. The Atkins Diet is indeed a unique medical innovation that allows one to stay healthy in spite of consuming as much as one desires. I would like to know is there any ‘real’person who has benefitted with this atkins diet? The diet worked wonderful, have the same problem, didn’t lose any weight the first couple of weeks, but I did lose a few inches, not like before. This complete Atkins grocery list is organized into basic food groups with details and best options. The spiral veggie slicer comes with three blades: a shredder blade (small holes), a chipper blade (large holes) and a straight blade.
The Inspiralized cookbook shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals. Berries: Choose fresh, local fruit in season and stick to berries which are lower in sugar. Try Avocados: A great snack with lemon juice or balsamic, or make guacamole for dipping low carb veggies.
Now Foods erythritol powder is a natural sweetener that’s non-GMO, low glycemic impact and zero calorie. Among the foods allowed in the induction phase are all protein foods, healthy fats and some low carb vegetables. Only 20 g net carbs are allowed a day in this phase, and about 12-15 g should be in the form of vegetables. In addition to the food in the phase 1, now you can have higher carb foods such as some fruits, nuts and seeds.
In this phase, you will add 10 daily net carbs a week, which you can get from these new low-carb foods. In this low carb Yorkshire pudding recipe, soy flour (plus vital wheat gluten) is used to replace the plain flour.
Be sure not to miss my one-in-a-million stick figure drawings in this post!A  You’ll be oh so jealous of my artistry skills. I’ve started a hCG Diet Clean Loading Ideas Pinterest board you can check out with some yummy looking recipes.
The very first reason I ended up deciding to load clean for the hCG diet on Round 3 was because loading a€?dirtya€? on Round 2 led me back into my binge eating mentality and it wasna€™t a healthy place for me to go mentally and emotionally. After that I realized that never again could I EVER binge on those types of foods for any reason whatsoever.
Even if you haven’t had an eating disorder like this, if you find that you consistently have difficulty in controlling the amounts of carbs and sugar you eat, you might consider this idea- cravings are quite powerful and can dissolve the capabilities of the strongest of women.
I also had a couple other ideas in mind when deciding to load clean and the cool thing was things panned out just as I had planned- I did some research on getting into ketosis as fast as possible, etc, stuff like that, and decided to eat low carb for a week and half prior to starting hCG, then load low-carb, then hope to be in ketosis (fat burning mode) right away- and guess what I was! You may not have an overeating disorder in your past, you may not be addicted to sugar.A  Plenty of people load the traditional way and lose weight with hCG and do well later.A  So can you be successful with chocolate cake?A  Sure! Loading however you want is a free choice and you should be entitled to load how you want with no guilt! To get ideas on clean loading, I have a Clean Loading Pinterest Board with lots of high fat, low carb, ketogenic style recipes to check out. Low carb homemade breads made with flax and chia type stuff slathered with lots of…you guessed it, butter. Dairy like cheeses, full fat yogurt, sour cream, heavy whipping cream (dairy actually has more carbs than you might think, so things like milk is probably better avoided.
P3 Style smoothies with low carb protein powders, a lavish amount of coconut milk or avocado, water or almond milk (sugar free kind), ice cubes and stevia. Again, for ideas on how to actually eat these foods in a pleasing to the tastebuds combination check out my Clean Loading for the hCG Diet Pinterest Board. Thanks for sharing your experience Barb- helps others to decide what might benefit them as well!
I just loaded for 2 days and I allowed myself to eat what ever I wanted and I found all I wanted was sugar and carbs, which goes to show, that is what I’m addicted to.


I’m upping the fat this afternoon for sure but am curious about thoughts on an extra full fat loading day. I loaded clean this weekend and ate any thing and everything high in fat I could find almost to the point of gagging.
I am researching HCG right now and I had read about loading and I automatically thought it was smarter to do it this way.
I loaded a total of 3 days – I chose a clean load and did a Whole 30 mainly the week of. I loaded with an emphasis on fat and avoid sugars and starches during my first two days of my second round HCG and found that I actually that my weight went down on the scale on day 2 and day 3 so it worked, I wound up losing weight at a very fast pace during the first 14 days, lost about 20 pounds, but then experience a plateau for about 5 days which went away and then went back to a more steady pace of weight lost that fluctuated between .5 to 1 pound a day, loading with fat made the initial week of the very low calorie diet easier to tolerate.
I went on slightly different version of the program under physician supervision, and I used drops provided to me by my doctor, my caloric intake was 800 calories instead of 500, I had 3 meals a day.
When I went on to phase 3 I began to consume animal products again but I limited myself to mostly eggs and fish. Eventually I would add back carbohydrates back into my diet, in the morning I would add oatmeal, for lunch I would add steamed rice to my shrimp and broccoli, and for dinner I would add a baked sweet potato. The main lesson I learned here is that if you go back to bad habits the weight is going to come back, but this diet gives you a chance to learn good habits and gives you chance to start again.
I think the attitude that so many people have about food is a big part of the problem of obesity in America, people see food as pleasure or a substitute for something missing in their lives. I just took my last injection for my first round of HCG this morning, and my LDW is 18 lbs lower than my pre-loading weight. The process of breaking down of the lipid molecules in the liver to convert it into ketone bodies and fatty acids inorder to produce energy is known as Ketosis or Lipolysis. Such a diet restricts the intake of carbohydrates to more than 20 g net carb per day so as to prepare the body to switch gear to an alternative energy source in order to lose excess weight and remain healthy. Although this phase permits the intake of carbohydrate derived from vegetables and fruits yet the measurement scale called the Critical Carbohydrate level for Losing helps dieters to keep the intake of carbohydrates within prescribed limits. Within this phase there is a measurement scale or point called the Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium which determines the amount of carbohydrates that one can take in without either gaining or losing weight. The Atkins Diet Sheet is given below for the systematic understanding of the dietary practice that Dr. Fishes such as salmon and sardines are the source of Omega 3 fatty acids and the above mentioned meat products also contribute to the consumption of fat. The other type of vegetables include cabbage, onion, spinach, chard, turnips, tomato, zucchini, cauliflower, brussels, broccoli, eggplant, rhubarb, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, summer squash, avocado, artichokes, asparagus, etc. Natural sweeteners such as maltose, fructose, dextrose as well as the consumption of honey or corn syrup should be avoided. Moreover, any dietary practice including Atkins Diet entails regular exercise and yogic practices in order to keep the dieter physically and mentally fit.
The Atkins diet meals mostly devoid of carbohydrates reduces the extra bulk of the body and maintains the fitness of the body by substituting carb by other major nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and fatty acids. For the best health, choose grass-fed or organic meats – avoiding antibiotic, pesticide and grain residues.
They can be added after the Atkins Induction phase (Usually after the first two weeks of your diet.) once your weight and health are stable. All meats, poultry and seafood are allowed, but for cheeses, the consumption are limited to 4 oz a day as cheeses do have carbs in them. There are a lot of vegetables to choose from, you can have lower carb salad vegetables or other higher carb choices. You will add more variety of foods, including whole grains, legumes, starchy vegetables and more fruits to your diet. It is cooked by pouring a batter made from milk, plain flour and eggs into preheated and oiled baking pan, ramekins or muffin tins. I made sure to pre-screen every single recipe to make sure it fits within the principles of clean loading.
Thata€™s a pathway in my brain I must block off forever.A  So for me there is no reason good enough to just eat whatever I want in whatever amount I want without a care for my body and my mind. Simeons SAID to Eat Pastries with Whipped Cream When Loading- Won’t My Hypothalamus and Metabolism Not Reset Properly If I Don’t? I did make it through the withdrawal my first round, it just wasn’t easy is all- hang in there! I am 1 of 4 children and I’m the only one that doesn’t yet have severe diabetes! NOT flattering small head, little legs and a BIG BIG BELLY – looks like a stick figure that ate a bowling ball! You really don’t need to feel intimidated- there are so many people now on youtube with 100+ lbs to lose sharing their journey too- I think it helps when you are not the only one doing it you know?
I’m getting ready to begin the protocol again after two years, I gained all the weight back and more, however I really like the idea of the clean load makes more sense to me.
I figured I could find ways to load up on lots of naturals oils and keep them down for me it just makes sense.
Awesome, I’d love to hear your feedback on doing the 7 day clean eating thing before the protocol when all is said and done.
I chose high fats, lots of guac and some chips, but with the shots the first 2 days I wasn’t hungry so it was kind of hard.
My diet was different in that I went on a vegan protocol during Phase 2, I had a protein shake using a vegan protein power, frozen berries, and a green vegetable usually either kale or spinach, my doctor allowed me no limit when it came to green vegetables. I would have eggs for breakfast with spinach, tomatoes, and cooked in butter and olive oil. I think going low-carb for a few weeks before you start HCG helps, too, because your appetite just disappears, so it prepares you for the VLCD in that way as well.
Instead of raising the blood sugar level which is the work of high caloric carbohydrates, Ketosis occurs when the blood glucose levels are actually low.
The normal duration of this phase is 2weeks but it may also extend up to 3weeks or more depending on the ability on the endurance ability of the individual.
There is no particular duration for this phase and it is continued by adding carbohydrates by an amount of only 5 grams a day until one gains the desired weight within five to ten pounds. This phase allows us to choose the items from among those available on the Atkins Diet Carb Counter.
Atkins and a slight act of complacency may lead to the reversal to the old dietary habits which shall not only be harmful for the body but shall also put all the efforts in vain. However those rich in starch or carbohydrates such as potatoes, green peas, corn and white rice are forbidden. The amount of serving (for 5 g net carbs) for each food will be different depends on the carb content. Together with the allowed food from the previous phases, you will have a variety eating plan. I kind of feel like this helps me make the best use of time while on the hCG Diet because my body is already burning fats right from the get go instead of having a bunch of carbs and glycogen stores to burn through the first several days- I dona€™t know I could be wrong about that- thata€™s just my theory.A  So far seems to work good for me so Ia€™ll stick with it. My first round I ate anything and everything during my loading days, and I felt so gross and sick the first few days on P2.


I went to bed uncomfortably full last night and woke up this morning with slight hunger pains that subsided quickly. I am very sensitive to carbs in general so when I eat them I crash hard and I do crave them.
Also in Europe, sweets aren’t AS sweet as they are in the US, so less sugar was used, and it was much purer.
The 4000 calories was just on each of my 2 loading days, not the 7 day eating clean period before loading. Morning 3, same dose I was starving so chose to load a 3rd day and threw in some heavier foods.
Also, Can ayou contine to lose weight after you complete the HCG diet just by diet and exercise?
You can still enjoy yourself once in a while but you need to understand to read food labels and nutrition, you need to exercise and stop the bad habits that keep so many people in this country fat and out shape and see that food is about life not pleasure. I owe part of it to eating and loading clean, definitely, but also to you and your website! This kind of nutritional approach also claims to ease metabolic activities and particularly is beneficial for diabetic patients. It also helps to come over the symptoms of high blood sugar levels such as mood swings, fatigue and brain fog.
This phase also helps in choosing the best among the available food options for the betterment of ones health. It permits the introduction of carbohydrates slowly in the diet on the basis of the carbohydrate ladder which recommends the addition of 10-30 grams of carb per week. It is in fact the cumulative benefits of all the above phases that is reaped in this phase.
The other reason it’s great to be in ketosis outside of burning fat is that it adds to the feeling of no hunger. You’re welcome and it’s good to know there are such avid appreciators of this info out there like you!
I will begin the protocol on Wednesday the 7th and i’m so glad to have a network of people who care as I begin this journey. I’m upping it the rest of the day for sure but I wonder if I will have a better round if I load one more clean day?
Think it’s worth doing a 3rd loading day totally clean and fat-focused in order to minimize the carb withdrawals? I am excited to try this diet since I eat pretty clean anyway and unfortunately I can live off of very little food which messes up my metabolism I am also the very unfortunate who can eat super healthy and not drop a pound and I only drink water and nothing…anyway love the site super excited to get started and I love your site! Especially loved the tips on the liquids with some salt and electrolytes while flushing out the system, great idea.
Atkins New Diet Revolution have truly revolutionized the process of properly maintaining ones diet so as to keep the heart strong and to maintain mental and physical fitness. In the 1st phase the dieters are supposed to abide by the Atkins Diet menu plan which harps on the consumption of protein and fat rich food. This phase is crucial in the sense of stabilizing the weight of the dieters as well as establishes a proper food regime which the dieters are supposed to abide by all through their life. Moreover the consumption of alcohol is restricted to a certain extent as it insidiously contains sugar and carbohydrates. After hearing what you had to say about a clean load, I kept my second round’s load gluten and sugar free.
I always swore I wouldn’t grow up to look like the rest of my family, and yet here I am… carbon copy! I am not an expert, but speaking from experience and that of close friends I can say that some of us have a certain cellular predisposition to foods that trigger addictive patterns in the brain.
However, the previous week(without HCG) I had been eating high carb and high fat and my total gain for that week was 4lbs.
On second protocol I loaded clean: lost 30 pounds in 30 days and FELT AMAZING, no cravings whatsoever. I ended up quitting halfway, so craving sugars that I messed up maintenance, and eventually gained it all back.
I still ate plenty of fun food, including things like french fries which I almost never eat, but I stayed away from sugar and gluten products. I like this idea of Clean Loading, but I wanted to know if you ate the 4,000 calories daily all through the week you were eating clean or was that just on the 2 loading days only?
I lost a little water weight during that 1 week, about 2.5 lbs I think if I remember correctly. I’ve been a fan of the ketogenic diet in the past, and have already started my pre-load keto cleanse. I felt so much better that first week, had little hunger or cravings, and I think lost weight quicker too. I am a HUGE believer now in clean loading (eat those calories, hoover that bacon, guacamole and pork chops!!) I truly believe that with proper loading, you will guarantee yourself a truly pleasant protocol AND encouraging results. Something about that carb-sugar-acid-fat combo does something to my brain that triggers binging. It could also be related to an emotional response that is linked to the biochemistry of the cells involved. My second round was also a disaster, so I can totally understand where you’re coming from. And, of course, I cannot say enough about the dose: if you are lucky to hit the right dose, you will have a breezy time.
So The Load :() Aaaaaahh- attempted to eat ice cream, it was like spooning sugar from the jar! A bag of cheese puffs my old favorite… Anyway today at the end of day 6 I want sugar!!!!!!!
I mean having conversations in my head about it Super glad to know that you don’t have to give up your values or what you value to be successful.
Also, I felt that injecting into the fat of the back of the tricep worked better for me than tummy. I played with switching tummy and tricep and tricep felt better in terms of hunger and craving.
I felt happy as a clown on microwaved tilapia fillet, a bunch of cherry tomatoes and a handful of strawberries for desert. Smelt that batter and those cookies and tarts and muffins and… was completely indifferent.



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