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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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Objectives and Guidelines for Phase 2

In Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), patients learn how to gradually increase their Net Carb intake and add variety to their diet—while continuing to stay in control of… Read More

How to Reintroduce New Foods in Phase 2

In Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), some of “new” carbohydrate foods are reintroduced, typically in the following order: Nuts and seeds, nut and seed butters and nut and… Read More

When to Move From Phase 2 to Phase 3

It’s generally recommended that individuals cycle through the phases to gradually find their carb tolerance and learn good, sustainable eating habits, but this approach doesn’t work… Read More

Beginning in Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss

Not everyone needs to start Atkins in Phase 1, Induction. It’s fine to start in Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), rather than Induction, if: A person has no more than 15… Read More

Realistic Expectations for Phase 2

Most people experience relatively rapid weight loss in Phase 1, Induction. After two weeks, weight loss could range from 4 to 15 pounds, although only very heavy people tend to lose that large… Read More

The First 2 Weeks of Induction: Weighing Results

It’s the rare person who doesn’t lose weight on Atkins, so the two most important pieces of advice to offer patients are to fully comply with… Read More

What to Expect the First Week

The best advice you can give your patients is to have no set expectations for their first week on Atkins in terms of weight loss. Here’s what they… Read More

Smoothing Transition to Fat Burning

In the first week or two of the Atkins Diet, the body makes a number of adjustments as it transitions to burning primarily fat for energy, after which the metabolic… Read More

Objectives and Guidelines for Phase 1

As the name implies, Induction is the initiation into the Atkins Diet. All too often, people confuse this first phase of the program with the whole diet, but Induction is… Read More

When to Move to Phase 2

After two weeks in Phase 1, Induction, it’s time for you and your patient to decide whether it’s time to transition to Phase 2 of the Atkins Diet,… Read More

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