Out of every diet I have ever done, the Adkins Diet is the only one that I was absolutely certain would work before I started it. My certainty did not come from a sudden boost of excitement, will power, or self-control. My certainty came from reading the book cover to cover, comparing notes with other facts I learned about the human metabolism, and seeing the science behind it was sound. This is how I lost 35 pounds in eight weeks without feeling hungry or deprived.
So many diets deal with calorie counting rather than metabolic change. The old school of thought is to eat fewer calories than you burn each day and you will lose weight. Cutting calories can actually slow down your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight. And the weight you may lose could come from burning muscle and not fat. The Adkins Diet speeds up your metabolism simply by the foods you eat, and don’t eat, causing your insulin levels to go down and your body to burn fat. Ultimately, this speeds up your metabolism.
When your metabolism is low, you feel sluggish, have no energy, and seem to be hungry more often. The opposite is true when your metabolism speeds up. Your have more energy, less of an appetite, and don’t feel deprived all the time. Once you make it through the short induction cycle of the diet, you are burning fat, have new energy, and also sleep better at night. Adding some moderate cardio exercise 4 to five times a week will certainly speed up your weight loss, but it is not necessary for this diet to work.
Weight loss is just the icing on the cake. Other diets focus on weight loss. Adkins focuses on metabolic change and better health, and weight loss is just the byproduct of those changes. I also put the diet to the ultimate test. I had baseline cholesterol and triglycerides blood tests done before I started the diet, then 8 weeks later. After 8 short weeks of eating a pound of bacon or sausage every morning, as well as eggs, and other proteins throughout the day, I lost 35 pounds, and my triglycerides and bad cholesterol went down significantly as well. Does this sound too good to be true? Read the book and try it for yourself.