The Program: How to Do Induction Right
What’s Off Limits in Induction?
There are countless foods you can enjoy while on Induction. Some you can probably introduce in later phases of Atkins; others are best avoided for good or eaten only rarely once you’ve achieved your goal weight. The following are those you need to avoid while in Induction:
- Added sugars, plus foods and candy made with sugar, corn syrup and other caloric sweeteners
- Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, yams, corn on the cob and winter squash
- Bread, pasta, cereal and grains (including whole grains), pastries, muffins, cookies, etc.
- Milk, whether whole, skim or fat-free, as well as yogurt and fresh cheeses (cottage and ricotta)
- All fruit and fruit juice, with the exception of tomatoes, avocados, olives and rhubarb, which is actually a vegetable
- Lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, soybeans and other legumes (they do contain protein, but are high in carbohydrates)
- Nuts, seeds and their butters
- Beverages sweetened with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or other caloric sweeteners
- Foods with higher levels of carbs, including vegetables not on the Acceptable Foods List for Phase 1
- Trans fats (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated foods)
- Diet foods, unless they are low-carb and coded for Induction