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Atkins: Phase 1

The Atkins Diet plan is divided into four phases, allowing your body to adjust to a new way of eating and losing weight. In Phase 1, which is known as the induction phase, you choose from a restricted diet including primarily proteins and vegetables, limiting your net carb intake to only 20 grams daily. This restricted diet encourages your body to begin burning fat to […]

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Atkins: Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Atkins Diet is known as ongoing weight loss. In this phase, you will continue to lose weight at a slightly slower pace than in the induction phase. Your food options in Phase 2 include some nuts, berries, and yogurt. Also, the total net carb allowance per day ranges from 25-45 grams. In Phase 2, you will discover your body’s tolerance for […]

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Atkins: Phase 3

Phase 3 of the Atkins Diet plan is called the pre-maintenance phase. Typically, when you are ready to move into this stage, you are only about 10 pounds from your goal weight. You can now increase your net carb intake to between 50 and 75 grams per day and continue to expand your menu options, including a variety of fruits and legumes. It is reasonable […]

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Atkins: Phase 4

Phase 4, also known as the maintenance phase, is intended to be a lifetime eating pattern. Breads and other grains are now introduced to the available menu choices. Ideally, by this time, you have reached and maintained your goal weight and will continue to stay in that range during Phase 4. Having discovered the best net carb range for you during Phase 3, you will […]

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