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:
  1. Added sugars, plus foods and candy made with sugar, corn syrup and other caloric sweeteners

  2. Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, yams, corn on the cob and winter squash

  3. Bread, pasta, cereal and grains (including whole grains), pastries, muffins, cookies, etc.

  4. Milk, whether whole, skim or fat-free, as well as yogurt and fresh cheeses (cottage and ricotta)

  5. All fruit and fruit juice, with the exception of tomatoes, avocados, olives and rhubarb, which is actually a vegetable

  6. Lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, soybeans and other legumes (they do contain protein, but are high in carbohydrates)

  7. Nuts, seeds and their butters

  8. Beverages sweetened with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or other caloric sweeteners

  9. Foods with higher levels of carbs, including vegetables not on the Acceptable Foods List for Phase 1

  10. Trans fats (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated foods)

  11. Diet foods, unless they are low-carb and coded for Induction
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Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this Site is intended to provide health care advice. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.