The Program: What You Can Eat in this Phase


 First the good news: specialty low-carb products can make it easier to do Atkins. You already know that if you’ve already been enjoying Atkins bars and shakes coded for Phase 1, Induction. Now the bad news: it’s all too easy to abuse these foods. Deluding yourself that you can eat large quantities of a certain food just because a small portion of is low in carbs is, well, delusional. Purchase and use these products with care. Low-carb products can be very convenient, but they’re no substitute for vegetables and other unprocessed foods.

Not All Low-Carb Foods Are Created Equal

Different manufacturers use a host of different sweeteners and other ingredients, some of which may give you gastric distress, tempt you to overeat or reawaken cravings you thought you’d put to rest. You can rest assured that all Atkins products are subjected to the highest standards and that the Net Carb counts have been scientifically calculated to reflect the glycemic impact on your blood sugar.

More Delicious Atkins Products

In addition to the bars and shakes coded for Induction, you can now also have delicious Endulge bars and the few Advantage and Day Break bars coded for Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss, and beyond. You can also now use our Atkins Cuisine All Purpose Bake Mix to make pancakes, waffles, muffins, quick breads and other baked goods. Use the following recommended servings for foods made with Atkins Cuisine All Purpose Bake Mix:

Recipe Serving Size Grams of Net Carbs
Any recipe ⅓ cup 5.0
Pancakes 2 6.0
Waffle 1 6.0


Other Low-Carb Products


You may also be able to handle some of the other low-carb products in OWL listed below. However, understand that none of these are Atkins products, so we cannot ensure their quality or the accuracy of their Net Carb counts. In each case, we’ve provided the maximum acceptable carb count for a single serving. Always read the Nutrition Facts panel and list of ingredients before purchasing any product. Any sweet or salty food may stimulate you to overindulge. Try products one at a time, and limit yourself to two servings a day of such foods. Again, if the carb count of a specific product exceeds the amount listed below, pass it up.

Low-Carb Product Serving Maximum Grams of Net Carbs
Low-carb bagels 1 5.0
Low-carb bread 1 slice 6.0
Low-carb chocolate/candy 1.2 ounces 3.0
Low-carb dairy drink 8 ounces 4.0
Low-carb pita One 6-inch 4.0
Low-carb rolls 1 4.0
Low-carb soy chips 1 ounces 5.0
Low-carb tortillas One 7-inch 4.0
No-added-sugar ice cream ½ cup 4.0

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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.