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Lose Weight with These Diet Tips

Updated on August 11, 2015

A quick search for weight loss help with turn up thousands of fads, gimmicks, pills, drinks and other promotions promising success, for a price.

There are so many solutions to a very simple problem because everyone wants to hear that they can do exactly what they've always done and have a magic wand waved and be at their ideal weight. Anyone who is fit and healthy will tell you it didn't happen by a fad diet or a miracle pill, it happened because they have the habits of success and excellence. 95% of all dieters will gain the weight back after losing it, and the reason is simple, they didn't continue healthy habits.

Stop Blaming Your Taste Buds

Food isn't the enemy; it isn't your friend either. It is fuel. The habits you have developed over time and the things that trigger you to eat unhealthy foods in amounts that your body cannot use are the reason for your size. You must change your relationship to food and exercise for the long run to make changes that will stick and keep you from gaining back any losses you may encounter.

Diets will never work as long as you continue to ignore your motivations when you eat. How you think and feel about food will be the way to unlock the secrets of staying at your ideal weight.

It Really IS All in Your Mind

Everything in your life is a product of how you perceive and react to the things and people around you. You cannot ignore the influence your mind has over you or your eating habits.

There is no reason to expect that part of your mind to be silenced by just choosing to eat different foods. The triggers that have always driven you to food are not going away without your taking time to acknowledge them and deal with them and your fat will return if they are not addressed.

The information I have to share is not new, it has been available all along, much like Dorothy's ruby slippers, and it is the way to where you want to be. You may have even heard it before but knowing about it and implementing it in your life are two very different things.

If you stay with me and commit to truly changing your life and creating healthy habits you will find that you can retrain yourself to have a mindset of excellence and control. You will change your life through taking responsibility for and control of your experiences and responses. Learn the things that drive you to food and answer them in a new way. You can have the life you have always dreamed of, not just your fitness level but every single aspect of your life will be improved by learning to recognize the times when you let the outcome of your actions and decisions be the motivating force behind what you do instead of making those decisions based on the outcome you desire.


Successfully losing weight at the beginning of a diet is the best motivator for sticking with your new lifestyle. Once you've completed the Induction phase of Atkins low carb diet you will most like be excited to move on to Phase 2.

Keeping the Weight Loss Going With Phase 2 of Atkins Lie Carb Diet

The main goal of Atkins lie carb diet Phase 2 is OWL or ongoing weight loss. By introducing more and different carbs to your diet each week Phase 2 will teach you to manage your carb choices on your own.

Adding Foods for Phase 2 of the Atkins

Low Carb Diet For two weeks now you have been eating protein, fats, 20 grams of carbs and 3 cups of salad for the Induction Phase of the Atkins

Low Carb Diet.

The OWL phase lets you add new carbs over time and continue your weight loss process. Pay attention to what you lose each week to find a pattern of loss. Use this pattern to sculpt your own individual weight loss plan. Find Your Atkins Carb Level for Losing Weight

Anyone can find foods they enjoy and can continue their weight loss journey with in Phase 2 of the Atkins Low Carb Diet. Use the following carb ladder to find the foods that best support your loss.

First Week: add 5 grams of vegetables and salad. Options include: 1 cup cauliflower, 3A: cup cooked spinach, 2/3 cup summer squash, 1/2 cup red peppers, 3/2 cauliflower, avocado, 1 medium tomato, 1/3 cup chopped onions, 2/3 cup cooked broccoli or 8 medium 1

If you continue to drop weight may eat 5 more grams of this type of carb a week.

Second Week: add 5 grams of fresh dairy. Options include: 5 ounces pot cheese, farmer's cheese or mozzarella or try a 1/2 cup of a cup of ricotta or heavy cream. If you continue to have great weight loss results you may now eat 10 more grams of food a week adding both the acceptable veggies and dairy.

Third week: add 5 grams from above or seeds and nuts. Options include: 14 walnuts, 10 -12 macadamia nuts, 31 pecans, 9 Cashews or 3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds that have been hulled. Forth Week: add five more grams from what worked above or add berries. Options include:

1/4 cup lemon or lime juice or 1/2 of cup tomato juice, 1/4 cup of fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe or honeydew melon. As long as you are still Iosin weight you now have an additional 20 grams of carbs per week from the categories above. Be certain to only add from weeks that supported weight loss. For instance if you lost with berries but not with cheese add berries but avoid the cheese. Each week you continue to lose weight you may add another 5 grams the following week.

Reaching Your CLL

At some point you will note that the weight stops coming off. It is at that point you have reached your CLL and must stop adding carbs and go back to the amount allowed in the last week that you experienced weight loss.


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