induction diet

induction diet

An initial component of the Atkins diet, in which high-protein, high-fat foods are allowed ad lib, while carbohydrates are severely restricted to less than 20 g/day.

Rationale
Atkins believed that decreased carbohydrates induce ketosis, resulting in mobilisation of fat.
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For two days I stuck rigidly to the induction diet and I have to admit I did feel light-headed and got leg cramps.
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Patients start with a 2-week induction diet with less than 20 g of carbohydrate per day, followed by a gradual increase of carbohydrate intake to tolerance, usually less than 60 g/day.