Making the low-carb lifestyle work for you

Making the low-carb lifestyle work for you

NOW that you’ve broken away from junk food dependence and are losing weight while enjoying a healthful variety of natural, low-carb foods. it’s time to take your low-carb lifestyle to the next level–total health maintenance. Eating low-carb is not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle–one that will enable you to improve your health in the long term. Just as you maintain the car you drive, it is crucial that you have a regular maintenance check on every system of your body.

The first step in total health maintenance is to ensure your body’s nutritional needs are met. The easiest way to do this is to take a high-quality nutritional supplement. But before you pop that pill, bear in mind that generic drugstore supplements are based on the needs of those on the standard American diet. You. the “low-carber,” require supplementation specifically formulated for the low-carb lifestyle. Atkins, the pioneer in controlled-carb nutritional science, has created the perfect solution: The Atkins Advanced Health & Weight Control Products. This line contains a whole range of supplements designed specifically to support the total health maintenance of those like you who live the low-carb lifestyle.

Atkins has taken every aspect of the low-carb lifestyle into consideration in developing this special line of supplements, and has spared no expense on research to ensure that each formula complements and supports the low-carb body. For example. The Atkins Fat Converter[TM] is a multi-enzyme formula specifically designed to help break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates in the small intestine. With a proprietary blend of protease, lipase and amylase enzymes. this breakthrough formula helps people who are cutting back on carbohydrates to naturally digest protein and fat-based foods. These enzymes are critical for anyone trying to lose weight, since the better digested your foods are, the more satisfied you will feel, and the less likely you will overeat. Enzymes are critical in creating a healthy digestive track, since they are able to break food down more completely, leaving less of a chance to develop constipation, irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux. Given our stressful, hurried lives we could all use these enzymes, even when we eat the highest-quality foods.

The Atkins AM Cleanse[TM] is ideal for anyone interested in achieving and maintaining optimum colon health. With a multi-fiber blend of vegetable cellulose, beet fiber, oat fiber, pea fiber, apple pectin and citrus pectin to gently cleanse your colon, The Atkins AM Cleanse[TM] helps rid your system of accumulated waste and excess intestinal bulk. Its cleansing herbal formula works to restore the intestinal track to prime condition in ensure maximum absorption of essential nutrients, The net result is not only a healthier colon but a boosted metabolism as well. As you begin to cut back on carbohydrates, this specially formulated supplement will jump-start your weight-loss program.

The Atkins PM Renew[TM] completes the total-health restoration of your intestinal tract with a scientifically formulated probiotic, lactobacillus acidophilus, which promotes healthy intestinal flora. Best of all, while you sleep the herbal ingredients work to gently cleanse your digestive system for optimum colon health. This attention to your digestive system will ensure that you not only lose more weight but also feel as healthy as possible while you create your new body.

With an estimated 15 million to 30 million Americans suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, maintaining a low-carb diet and renewing the intestinal track is the obvious first step to digestive health. Studies have shown that IBS is triggered by overeating carbohydrates.

Carbohydrate-controlled nutrition reduces your sugar intake, eliminating sugars that otherwise could not be adequately absorbed, which may help alleviate a number of symptoms typical of both IBS and functional bowel complaints (Goldstein, R., Braverman, D., Stankiewicz, H., “Carbohydrate Malabsorption and the Effect of Dietary Restriction on Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Bowel Complaints,” The Israel Medical Association Journal).

The Mind-Body Connection: To achieve total body health, it is essential to feel well mentally. Nurturing the mind along with the body is essential for long-term health and weight-loss maintenance. Atkins clued in to this important fact as well, making absolutely certain that The Advanced Health & Weight Control products would support the mind while helping the body. In fact, these products have been shown to boost mood, and combat depression and fatigue, so that you don’t experience any of the “lows” that accompany traditional dieting. Imagine how this can help with those inevitable occasions when a “comfort food” craving hits.

Combating Arthritis: Research has further shown that the Atkins supplements improve the debilitating symptoms of arthritis. The supplements contain such natural anti-inflammatory herbs as buckthorn bark, ginger root and goldenseal, which have been round to combat arthritis. In fact, those who surfer from arthritis have yet another reason to stick to a low-carb diet, as research shows that arthritic symptoms coincide with weight gain.

Low-carb Success in Three Easy Steps: Your plan for total well-being can be broken down into three easy steps: First, use the low-carb diet to reach your ideal weight. Second, focus on nourishing every cell and organ in your body by achieving your body’s perfect balance with a supplement designed specifically for the optimum health of the low-carb body. Finally, stick to your total-body maintenance program and enjoy consistent physical improvements. When your body is balanced with the right nutrition; you will feel better, think more clearly and enjoy a much-enhanced quality of life.

Controlled-carbohydrate eating is a long-term commitment to health, not just a way to shed a few pounds. This means that the most critical component to long-term success is feeling inspired to stick with your new, healthy lifestyle. Feeling perfectly balanced physically and mentally is the best way to ensure this: The Atkins Advanced Health & Weight Control products will enable you to achieve this so that you meet your health and weight-loss goals!

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