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Re: Atkins
Aug 8, 2002
When doing the Atkins diet, what should be the max carbs you should have in one day?
Re: Atkins
Aug 9, 2002
[quote]Originally posted by QCwolf:
[b]When doing the Atkins diet, what should be the max carbs you should have in one day?[/b][/quote]

During the first two weeks - Induction - maximum 20 grams is recommended. Atkins recommends using the 20 grams for nutrient rich salad-type stuff and veggies such as kale.

That number was set because it is the level where most people will lose a lot of weight initially, as a motivating boost. The level of carbs at which anyone will lose weight is a matter of individual metabolism, and also depends on how quickly one wants to lose the weight.

After the initial Induction period, carbs are added slowly (I forget, but something like 5 grams more per day for a week, then the following week add 5 more) until you find the level where you stop losing.

It's a good idea to read his book before starting out; one version or another is now widely available.

Good luck!





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