Diet developed by Dr. Arkins. While it is recommended that a complete rejection of medications. So before starting a diet should consult with a physician and gastroenterologist. Restriction of consumption of carbohydrates leads to a drop in blood sugar.
The diet consists of two phases. The first lasts two weeks and is to use the minimum amount of carbohydrates. The body gets fewer calories, and he begins to use the reserve fuel is fatty tissue. In this phase and a reduction in weight and a decrease in the volume of the figure. After this phase is a strict limit on caloric content are removed, but monitoring carbohydrate intake remains. Begins the second phase, which lasts a lifetime, it is almost a new way of eating and food culture, which allows you to save the result.
During the first phase the amount of carbohydrates per day not more than 20 grams, in the daily life of the people consume 40 grams, exceeding this figure can result in weight gain if the person leads an active lifestyle or play sports. 20 grams of carbohydrates contained in the three teaspoons of sugar.
During the first phase allowed foods such as sea or river fish and seafood, poultry (except duck), eggs, hard cheeses, not all vegetables and mushrooms. Do not drink alcohol, pure sugar, fruit, potatoes, corn, bread and bakery products.
During the second phase there are no strict limits. Daily value for carbohydrates is increased to 40 grams. In the future the person controls and chooses his or her rate of carbohydrates, once your weight gain, then it’s above normal, it was this man, and you need to reduce the amount of carbohydrates per day.
A positive aspect in this diet is that it is pretty easy to carry, does not have any strict rules, no strict diet and binding menu.
The disadvantages of diet is the need for strict control of carbohydrate intake, lack of certain trace elements during the first phase, it is necessary to take vitamin complex. You must follow the rules of life that the diet was successful and effective.