Monday, October 13, 2014

THE PROGRAM: PHASE 4 Objectives of Lifetime Maintenance

How long

Ongoing.

Purpose

Transition to a permanent way of eating that allows you to maintain your new weight.

Goal

Remain in control of your weight by adjusting your carb intake if your carb tolerance changes or you regain a few pounds. 


THE PROGRAM: PHASE 4

How a Weight Loss Diet Becomes a Lifestyle

If you can accept that Phase 4 is a lifestyle and act accordingly, most likely you will never have to “diet” again. Does that mean you won’t ever regain a few pounds? Of course not. But now you possess the tools and skills to turn around any situation. Here’s why:
  • You’ve transitioned from phase to phase, gradually increasing your carb intake, as you worked toward a permanent way of eating.
  • By reintroducing foods one by one, you know which, if any, could spell trouble for you.
  • You now know which foods you can do without and which you can love but must eat in moderation.
  • You’ve learned how to be alert to signals of cravings or undue hunger and how to respond before you lose control.
  • You’ve discovered how to substitute certain low-carb foods for high-carb ones, treat other foods as garnishes, and more.
  • More important, you’ve come to trust the Atkins program and experience the pleasure of feeling good, both physically and emotionally.

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