What is the difference between this and Atkins?
is probably our most asked question. Just because Atkins gets
all the press, people are constantly comparing the two ;-)
Below is what some of our members have to say about these
= barely any carbs, CALP allows for some...
you are restricted to less than 20 grams of carbs a day and
you are not allowed fruit and grains and that type of stuff
in your first two weeks. You lose a lot of weight, but that's
only if you can do it for that long. As a lover of fruit,
I could never do it and always ended up binging after one
you are very restrictive all througout the day and barely
eat any carbs and then you are allowed one reward meal (RM).
You have a balanced meal of 1/3 protein, 1/3 low-carb veggies,
and 1/3 carbs along with a regular salad. The 1/3 carbs you
are allowed to have anything you want. And you can go back
for seconds as long as you continue eating in the balanced
thirds and eat everything within an hour. So you can eat fruit,
ice cream, or just plain rice or potatoes. It gives you the
satisfaction everyday of eating something carby but you don't
end up going overboard.
work as long as you can stick to them. So you have to find
out what works best for you and go with it! I just started
on Monday after failing over and over again at Atkins and
already like CALP a lot!!!
CAD/CALP you eat very low
you eat very low carbs for 2 meals each day (lower than on
Atkins), this gets your body used to not getting the carbs
and little insulin is released. When you eat your reward meal,
you surprise your body with carbs and as long as you keep
the reward meal under 1 hour, the insulin released is much
less than it would have been had you eaten carbs all day.
This is how your cravings get reduced.
you spread your carbs out throughout the day. On induction
you eat 20 carbs each day, mostly from veggies and salad.
After the first 2 weeks you begin to add 5 grams to each days
total. Stay at that level for a week or 2 and if you are still
loosing you continue to add the carbs. The carbs you should
be adding are low carb fruits, and veggies or more salad,
even a low carb, high fiber bread, but NO white flour or sugar.
These have a very high glycemic affect and raises your blood
sugar very dramatically.
a personal choice. Some feel very limited on Atkins, some
don't. Some feel CAD/CALP gives them too much freedom to overdo
the reward meal, some can handle the freedom and appreciate
the chance to eat their favorite foods and still loose. Both
"diets" operate on the same general principles...to limit
excess insulin. Hope this helps.