The Program: How to Maximize Your Chances of Dieting Success
THE ATKINS PANTRY
Doing Atkins right is all about having the right food at hand. Unless you have the goods in the house, inevitably you're going to find yourself in a problematic situation. Imagine this scenario: You may have been following Atkins to the letter, but after a grueling day at work, the kids are clamoring for dinner and there's nothing in the house that's Atkins-compliant. So you wind up eating mac and cheese with the family. Not good.
Here's a better way. Keep an emergency store of Atkins-friendly foods on hand at all times. Stock your freezer, fridge and pantry with the following foods, and you'll always be able to put together a tasty low-carb meal. Although these foods are are suitable for Phase 1, Induction, they'll stand you in good stead no matter which phase you're in. Start making your shopping list right now!
In the Fridge:
- Herring in cream sauce (without added sugar)
- Rotisserie chicken (not honey basted)
- Sliced roast beef or fresh turkey
- Hard salami and other cold cuts with no added sugar
- Salad fixings
In the Freezer:
- Hamburger patties, lamb chops and/or pork chops
- Chicken breasts or thighs in individual ziplock bags so you can defrost them quickly in a bowl of warm water
In the Pantry:
- Tuna or salmon in cans or vacuum bags
- Sardines, crabmeat and clams
- Vienna sausages
- Marinated artichoke hearts
- Marinated roasted red peppers
Just be sure to replenish supplies as you use different and you'll always be able to get a delicious meal on the table in no time!