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Hercules Diet: Alex on Atkins

A typical Atkins Diet consists of heavy protein and fats, such as this plate of bacon.

A typical Atkins Diet consists of heavy protein and fats, such as this plate of bacon.

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A typical Atkins Diet consists of heavy protein and fats, such as this plate of bacon.

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A typical Atkins Diet consists of heavy protein and fats, such as this plate of bacon.

Hercules Diet: Alex on Atkins

How to get big or get shredded with the Atkins Diet Plan

The Atkins Diet seemed to be heavily supported by nutritionists, so I decided it was time to test its effectiveness. I was really interested in the fat and weight loss results many had claimed online, so I researched and started dieting.

For every single meal I ate or snack I consumed, I made sure there was little to no carbohydrates. Breakfast started with eggs, milk, greek yogurt, and almonds; all protein or fat, no carbs. Lunch was where I got a little bit of carbs when I ate chicken with rice, but yet again I made sure I was able to get a high amount of protein with my meal. Snacks in the afternoon consisted of fruit: banana, or apple, or blueberries, or raspberries, or strawberries, once again, sticking with natural based food and no processed foods like chips.

I would end the day off eating either salmon, more chicken, or steak for more protein. Overall, I consumed about one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Eating is about 80 percent of the fight; you can’t fight a bad diet in the gym. To lose weight I ran a lot, but still lifted. Lifting included the following: legs and shoulders and abs, chest and abs and triceps, back and biceps and abs.

For me, the Atkins Diet was to lose fat weight. To put it into numbers, I weighed 189 pounds before the start of this diet, and ended at my lowest at 155 pounds after a year. The last time I weighed 155 pounds was in middle school, and I was 5’10. Now, I’m 6’2. If you are trying to lose weight, the Atkins Diet works very well.

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