If you are anything like me when it comes to weight training, or exercising period for that matter, you hate to miss a workout! When I first started having problems with Reactive Hypoglycemia or Idiopathic Postprandial Syndrome, it affected everything!
And second, you consume only 5 Medifast meals per day as opposed to 7 on the new lifestyle plan. So it will take more products each day which is ultimately going to potentially cost more. People often tell me that they think one diet is cheaper than the other, but I find this misleading since you have to consume 2 more meals per day on one of the diets.
The goals of this phase is to find out the amount of carbs that can be eaten without gaining weight. The second goal is to continually lose weight and the third is to maintain weight using Dr. Atkins approach.
I was amazed as I looked over the meal plans; there were all kinds of goodies, like shakes, snacks, soups – even cappuccino! All my fears about boring eating dissolved; this plan looked absolutely fantastic! But would it be right for me?
Acidic Blood/get into ketosis in 24 hours : When a diet is changed from a high carbohydrate diet to a diet that does not provide sufficient carbohydrate to replenish glycogen stores, the body goes through a set of stages to enter ketosis, with side effects including fainting, dizziness, low blood pressure, heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), hunger, vomiting and more.
Counting carbs is also essential during the OWL phase as you are playing detective. You are investigating to find your own private carb count, the volume of carbohydrate grams that you can eat daily and still slim down. During the first week of OWL, you’ll move from 20 carbohydrate grams to 25. It is advisable that you add this in the form of more vegetables, like asparagus or cauliflower. You’ll keep at the 25-gram level for a week, and then move up to 30 grams a day.
Plant based proteins are soy, olive oil and canola oils which contain unsaturated fat and vegetable proteins. Soy contains linolenic acids and it is useful in building new cells. It is effective in healing wounds and it helps to regenerate cells.