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Weight Loss with the Atkins Diet and Appetite Suppression

Believe it or not if you follow the Atkins diet properly appetite suppression is not a problem. Most people who follow a program as written in the many books written by Dr. Atkins tell us that they no longer get hungry in between meals and a usually do not suffer from any types of cravings. Being able to keep your appetite under control and also controlling your cravings make it much easier to be successful at losing weight. While most other weight loss programs have practically starving between meals, the Atkins diet provides relief from being hungry all the time. Because the Atkins diet has eating specified portions of proteins, vegetables and carbohydrates your blood sugar level should remain constant throughout the day and this has powerful at the appetite suppressing effects.

The primary nutrient in the Atkins weight loss program is protein. Protein, more than any other food has the ability to satisfy and keep hunger under control for the longest amount of time. Most people have experienced eating a meal made up of large amounts of bread, pasta and rice; and shortly thereafter, you are starving also totally exhausted. This is what happens when you eat too many carbohydrates. Carbohydrates do not do much at all when it comes to feeling satisfied and full for long periods of time. In contrast proteins, such as meat chicken and fish when combined with a small amount of healthy fat like olive oil go a long way towards making you feel full and satisfied. They all so give you a tremendous amount of energy.

One of the best and cheapest sources of protein is eggs. Eggs are easily digested and put to good use by fueling the systems of our body and giving us energy. They are also great for suppressing your appetite. There was a study that was performed and the end result was the conclusion that having eggs first thing in the morning for breakfast keeps your appetite under control for the rest of the day. In this study one group of women ate for breakfast and another group ate bagels and cream cheese. The amount of calories eaten by each group was exactly the same. The participants kept a daily log of everything they ate throughout the rest of the day. They also had to answer specific questions about their energy levels and questions about their levels of being hungry and if they felt satisfied throughout the day. Remarkably the results revealed that the woman who ate eggs first thing in the morning felt the more satisfied and less hungry throughout the course of the day. They also eight less food at each meal as compared to the woman who had bagels and cream cheese for breakfast.

Eggs are a great source of protein and one large egg provides about 7 g of protein. As I mentioned previously protein is the key to keeping blood sugar levels constant as well as insulin levels. Normally it is the spikes in sugar levels caused by eating starchy carbohydrates that make you ravenously hungry.
Eggs contain about 6 grams of protein each. This helps to even out blood sugar and produces a feeling of satisfaction. Both of these factors help to curb cravings. Egg yolks happen to contain the important nutrients lutein and xenazanthin. These nutrients have been shown to have incredible effects on eye health. So it’s important to eat one whole egg, and not just the white. But I would only recommend one whole egg in a day. But eating additional egg whites is perfectly fine
Eggs also contain a very important nutrient called choline. Choline is important in brain functioning and memory. So you can see that eggs are a power packed food that provides great app type suppressant qualities and additional health benefits as well.

Broccoli and cauliflower, two of the acceptable vegetables on the Atkins program, also have appetite-suppressing effects. These vegetables are very bulky and they help make your stomach feel full. When your stomach feels full, it will actually create a chemical response in your body. Your body will reduce its appetite because it believes that your stomach is full of high calorie foods. This will happen regardless of what is in your stomach. You can achieve the same results with water and psyllium husk fiber. Both broccoli and cauliflower provide bulk in your diet and are essential vegetables on the Atkins plan.

The Atkins diet focuses on eating small protein balanced meals a few times per day. This will help keep your blood sugar stabilized and avoid carbohydrate cravings. With high carbohydrate diets, you are riding the wave of carbohydrate highs. After you eat, you feel great and full. Then a few hours later, you come crashing down and are hungrier than you were previous to eating the carbohydrate. This cycle continues and, over time, you will eat more and gain weight. The protein, fat and vegetable meals of the Atkins plan will put your blood sugar levels back in balance. They provide just enough of each type of food, with a proper amount of carbohydrates (from the vegetables). The vegetables provide quick carbohydrate energy, and the protein gives the meal staying power. This combination helps suppress your appetite.

So you can see when followed properly the Atkins diet is great for keeping your appetite or control. If your body is especially carbohydrate sensitive the following this program is a great way to lose weight and improve your health. The only thing I will emphasize is that most people think that the Atkins diet is just eating meat chicken and fish and cheese and fatty foods all day long and this is totally wrong. On the Atkins diet you should be eating lean sources of protein, meat chicken and fish eggs etc. along with a lot nutritious vegetables.
So please do not feel justified by just eating meat and cheese all day long and then tell people I on the Atkins diet. Eating just protein and cheese all day long can cause health issues so I do not recommend.

If you need additional help on losing weight, improving your health were even on the Atkins diet you should consult a trained medical healthcare provider to assist you.

Written by: Michael Kenny, D.C. 7439 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136 Call: 215-332-4770