Protein Gram Intake for the Atkins Diet

Linda has a great questions about protein and carb consumption. Linda asked: How much protein grams a day should we have? And if you eat more protein grams will you lose quicker instead of just watching the carbs? I am going on a really strict low carb diet for the next two weeks to see if I can quick start my weight loss. I’m going to count total carbs and not net carbs, calories and protein- I can’t find anywhere about the total protein grams needed to help to lose quicker? For example if you had 0 carbs and 25 protein would you lose as quick as opposed to if you had 0 carbs and 100 grams of protein?



You pretty much solved your own question. Although, there is no complete answer to this concern, the Atkins Diet highly recommends eating as many protein grams per day as possible. The book says it will not limit you to the amount of grams, but Dr. Atkins does have a recommendation of a minimum of 135 grams per day.

Many people like being able to eat as much protein and fat as they wish, since these foods are often restricted in most other diet plans. Another reason is because this diet is moderately easy to follow and meal recipes are not to difficult to make.

Typically, our bodies burn fat and carbs for energy, but carbs are always used first. In the Atkins Diet, drastically reducing carbs and increasing the about of protein and fat will cause our body to naturally lose weight faster. This is caused by our bodies burning stored fat more efficiently.

Most people who try low fat, high carbohydrate weight loss plans, tend to end up unsuccessful. Once they realize they need to switch that plan around, they discover their results tend to cause decreased food cravings and rapid weight loss. This is because Atkins advocated unrestricted amounts of protein and fat, but restricted carb intake.

2 Responses to “Protein Gram Intake for the Atkins Diet”

  1. rekhamadhusoodanan says:

    hi iam on atkins but i dont kno wat all vegetables and fruits i cud eat

  2. Chris says:

    There are actually many low cab fruits and vegetables you can eat on Atkins. It is recommended that on Induction you stay away from fruits and vegetables because they tally the carb count pretty quickly. But, it is a common misconception that you can never eat them. Beginning at OWL, you can eat common fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, Avocado, Bean sprouts, Green bell peppers, Broccoli, Carrots, Lettuce (only certain dressings), Spinach, Tomato, Zucchini, Apple, Black/blue berry, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Lemon slices, Strawberry, and watermelon. Introduce only a little at a time to your body though. Too much too fast could have an unsatisfactory result. Good luck!

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