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Atkins Resources


In this section, read over 150 peer-reviewed studies from major scientific publications that support the principles of the Atkins Diet. The abstract is listed for review, as well as a link to the full publication on PubMed.

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Fat Remains a Friend in Lifetime Maintenance

Many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s the amount of carbs in your diet that stops weight loss when you reach your goal. That’s… Read More

Objectives of Phase 4

In the Lifetime Maintenance, you’ll come to understand why the Atkins Diet is also called the Atkins Nutritional Approach. This is where you’ll commit to remaining… Read More

How to Transition from Pre-Maintenance to Lifetime Maintenance

Let’s put one issue to rest. Many people don’t understand why the Atkins Diet is made up of four phases instead of three. Once you reach… Read More

Beginning in Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance

Just as it is possible to start Atkins in Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), some people can start in Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance. Some of them should start in this phase; others can… Read More

Are Your Patients Ready to Move to Lifetime Maintenance?

The whether-to-move-on question is easiest in Pre-Maintenance, where it’s a simple black-and-white issue. Ask your patients these questions and give them the following answers: Have you reached your… Read More

Objectives of Phase 3

By the time your patients move to Phase 3 of the Atkins Diet, they should be in control of their appetite and about 10 pounds from their goal weight. Many of them… Read More

Guidelines for Phase 3

Once your patients are in Pre-Maintenance, they should know the drill that enables them to stay in fat-burning mode. Just as in Induction and Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), they will… Read More

How to Reintroduce Foods in Phase 3

This phase offers the opportunity to reintroduce the whole foods that were off limits in the first two phases of the Atkins Diet. While this is good news for those… Read More

Finding One's Ace in Phase 3

Once your patients have achieved their goal weight in Pre-Maintenance, but before they move to Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance, they’ll need to find their Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium (ACE). In… Read More

10 Ways to Ease the Transition to Pre-Maintenance

As your patients leave Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), and move on to Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance, it’s natural for them to feel conflicted. They’re impatient to reach… Read More

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