Plate of Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese Sticks Atkins 72 Offers the Fastest Way to Get Into Ketosis

Most low-carb diet plans come with strict rules and guidelines. A keto diet plan is no different. Ketogenic diets suggest you limit your carbohydrate intake to no more than 20-net carbs per day.

However, if you eat less than 20-net carbs and bump up your activity level, you’ll get into ketosis faster. That’s because your body will have to use more of its carbohydrate stores, called glycogen. When the body’s glycogen level drops to about half of what it was, the liver dips into your body’s fat stores to provide the energy you need to function.

So the fewer carbohydrates you eat and the more active you are during those first 3 days, the faster that will begin to happen.

In 1972, the Atkins Induction Diet consisted of: beef, poultry, pork, seafood eggs, fixed any way up to 4 ounces of hard aged cheese 2 cups of lettuce salad, with cucumbers, radishes, and celery full-fat salad dressings without sugar chicken or beef broth, heavily salted herbs and spices without sugar Variety was severely limited to help you get into the state of ketosis fast.

In Dr. Atkins perspective, that 2 cup-salad was treated by the body as if you hadn’t eaten any carbohydrates at all. To him, that was a great blessing because a zero-carb diet isn’t all that appetizing and the salad helps to make your ketogenic diet special.

In addition to the above foods, one was allowed to plop a pat of butter on top of their meat, dip hard boiled eggs into a sauce of mustard and mayonnaise, make deviled eggs, or eat a hefty serving of diet gelatin with real whipped cream for dessert. For those who enjoy coffee, you can have that too, provided you use a little bit of real heavy cream instead of milk, and use sugar substitute to sweeten it. Diet soda and tea was also allowed, as was club soda.

In other words, for 3 days, you eat only the barest amount of carbohydrates you could get away with, and try to stay as active as possible. That was what Dr. Atkins recommended in 1972. That method still works great today!