You can lose weight while you eat a diet rich in protein and fat, and very low in carbs, and you shouldn’t feel hungry or deprived. Today’s Atkins focuses more on lean proteins, healthy fats, and high-fiber vegetables as part of the plans.

Millions of people have lost weight on Atkins. Actress Alyssa Milano blogs about her success on the Atkins website.

There are four phases to the standard Atkins diet, also called Atkins 20.

It focuses on proteins and fats like:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Oils
  • Cheese

You’ll have to stay away from starchy and sugary carbs, including:

  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Candy

You’ll eat carbs in veggie form at first. As you progress, you’ll add in other foods, like beans/legumes, fruits, and whole grains.

Phase 1. This is when you help your body switch from burning carbs to fat. This process is called ketosis, and you should notice weight loss quickly. You’ll eat protein, fat, and only 20 grams of carbs in veggie form daily. Some people (like vegans)may start at the next phase.

Phase 2. You’ll add foods back to your diet, until you learn how many carbs you can eat while still losing weight.

Phase 3. Go to this level when you have about 10 pounds left to lose. You’ll learn how to maintain weight loss and lose the last few pounds.

Phase 4. You’ll follow this for the rest of your life, to ensure that you don’t gain back what you’ve lost.

A newer version of Atkins, called Atkins 40, has more relaxed rules and allows you to start with 40 grams of carbs in the daily diet. It doesn’t exclude any food groups at first, as Atkins 20 does.

There are limits to the amount of butter or fats that you should eat, but no strict guidelines for meats or other proteins.

The Atkins diet is one of the best-known low-carb diets, and the research shows it can work. If you fill your day with processed carbs like white bread, pasta, and white potatoes, and you don’t eat many fruits and veggies, then this diet may be the jump-start you need to lose weight.

You can quit your usual go-to foods and start with the Atkins food list. The initial phase in the Atkins 20 plan is limited in food choices but focused on protein, fat, and vegetables that are low carb and not starchy. In each phase you add back food groups: first nuts, seeds, and berries; then fruits, starchy vegetables, beans, and whole grains. With the Atkins 40 plan you can choose from a larger variety of foods and carbs but still little to no starchy foods.

With Atkins 20, the closer you get to your weight loss goal, the more variety of foods you’re allowed. Ideally, you’ll stick to their healthy list and not go back to your old ways.

If you like variety in the foods you eat, the Atkins 40 plan would likely be better for you. Of course you’ll still need to keep your portion sizes under control, which may be easier as a low-carb diet can help tame hunger.

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