Atkins Diet

The theory behind the hugely popular Atkins Diet is that your body uses both carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and fat as its main energy source, therefore the cutting down of carbohydrates will result you burning off fat and losing weight.

The diet plan recommends a lot of meat eating with salads and helps cut out cravings and snackings.

Pros Cons
  • Eat as much fat and protein as you wish
  • Increase in protein – decrease in food cravings
  • Feel fuller for longer
  • Weight loss
  • Easy to follow
  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Limits carb intake - may cause dehydration & fatigue
  • Lack of important nutrients
  • Not suitable for anyone with diabetes, heart, or kidney problems
  • Increased risk of heart disease

Daily Meal Plan

Breakfast: Fried egg with bacon and cup of decaff coffee with single cream.

Lunch: Chicken breast with melted mozzarella with mixed lettuce leaves and olive oil.

Snack: 2 slices ham

Dinner: 8oz pan-fried rump steak with spinach and soured cream