New mothers who are just finishing their breastfeeding phase may long to get back in their pre-pregnancy shape. Through extremely tight work out plans and strict dieting, some women have been able to cut off over 20 pounds within a very short span.
While this may sound ridiculous to many, it is quite achievable with the Atkins diet. Being one of the oldest diet plans that are celebrated in nearly all parts of the world, the simple scheme involves taking little amounts of sugar and less fat storage, which in turn burns a lot of fat and reduces weight. Breastfeeding mothers can also take up this diet but in a more controlled manner.
It is safe to say that the famous Atkins diet produces more positive results than the high carb/ low-calorie diet as we shall see. Here are a few of the reasons why every mom should adopt the Atkins diet.
Heightened weight loss
The first few days are not quite easy, but getting used to the Atkins diet will discard any remaining addiction or craving for sweets and sugary foods.
With clear guidelines on how to shed off one pound after another, setting realistic short term and long term goals and reducing the intake of carbohydrates, you will be able to enjoy drastic weight loss over a long period.
Gives you total control over blood sugar
Although this low-carb diet isn’t the only way of treating prediabetes symptoms, it sure is an effective way. The ability to reduce risk factors involving diabetes and similar blood sugar diseases should be valued greatly by every mom out there.
Reason being, we live in a world where diabetes is no longer a mystery, but a norm. On average, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Diabetes every year!
Lowers the risk for certain types of cancer and heart diseases
Processed carbs increase your chances of getting coronary heart diseases according to the Harvard nurses study. That’s where the Atkins diet comes in. By controlling your carb intake and taking ‘heart-smart fats’ which are found in extra virgin olive oil, avocados, fish, sunflower seeds, and a variety of other foods, you reduce your chances of getting cancer and any heart-related diseases.
Improves cognitive performance
Think of your mind as one big computer processor. Cognitive performance involves acquiring knowledge through cerebral activities. These activities include reasoning, attention, memory, and even attaining information.
From full-fat dairy, specific types of meat and seafood, to low-carb vegetables, impressive performance in your day to day activities will be guaranteed. With your demanding role of taking care of a family and being depended on at work, you do require extra knowledge and energy.
The history of the Atkins diet is certainly spectacular, according to the States Chronicle News; and it’s amazing how such an old diet plan only came to light a few decades ago.
By and large, here are a few more points to help you glide through this ‘not so easy’ journey:
Get acquainted with the four phases of the diet
Avoid high carb vegetables, high carb fruits, and sugar
Make a habit of drinking water, coffee, and green tea.