Phase Two

Phase 2: Ongoing Weight Loss

The accelerated weight loss pace of Induction becomes slower and steady during the Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL) phase with the gradual addition of nutrient-rich carbs.

The expanded food options of the OWL phase of the Atkins Nutritional ApproachTM make this the right phase for anyone who only wants to slowly shed a few pounds, or for those who simply want to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

On OWL You Will:
Boost your body’s ability to burn fats.

Make better carbohydrate choices as you expand your taste for nutritious food

Understand your body better as you learn to recognize the amount of carbs you can consume and still lose weight or maintain your healthy weight.

Prepare yourself for permanent weight management.

What Happens in OWL

OWL gives the freedom to truly take weight loss into your own hands as you mix and match the most nutritious food to design your own weight-loss routine.

The Induction (Phase 1) limit of 20 Net Carbs a day is increased up to 25 Net Carbs daily in OWL. Gradually the daily carb tally is increased, in 5-carb increments, until weight loss slows.

Counting carbs is the key to successfully managing the added freedom of OWL. Your confidence will grow as you learn to successfully control carbohydrates in a way that is unique to your own body. Stick with OWL until you are within 5 to 10 pounds of your goal weight.

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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.