Atkins Nutritionals Announces the Re-Launch of Atkins.com and an Enhanced, Free Digital Community Resource Center for Dieters
DENVER, December 29, 2011 – Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. ("Atkins™") has re-launched Atkins.com and their free online community resource center offering millions of registered community members even more customizable online tools and support at their fingertips. Atkins is the original and leading low-carb weight loss plan that provides scientifically proven, quick, and satisfying weight loss.
“We take our consumers’ feedback very seriously; we understand how important it is for us to be the best partner we can be by providing dieters with the ongoing support and resources they need,” said Scott Parker, Chief Marketing Officer with Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. “The newly launched Atkins community allows us to do just that by offering a variety of interactive tools and features designed to enhance the full Atkins experience. Community members get all the resources and support to complete the diet online for free at Atkins.com – other diets can cost upwards of $30.00 per month.”
The new offerings on Atkins.com include:
Quick-Start Tools, Customizable Profiles and Groups
Upon registration, community members that are interested in trying Atkins can sign-up to receive a free Quick-Start Kit that contains a Quick-Start Guide about the diet, 3 Atkins bars, and pocket carb counter.
Members will also have the ability to customize their online profile including a personalized home page, a personal weight-loss journey blog and other social networking tools. There will also be a choice of 21 badges earned by reaching various milestones to showcase on the user’s personal home page.
Atkins community members will also be able to engage in live chats, instant message and receive real time alerts. Additionally, members will have the ability to create their own private groups for additional community support and encouragement. Members can keep their group private, or share by inviting others to join.
Community members will enjoy a new, improved recipe search tool to easily access more than 1,500 Atkins-friendly recipes. The Atkins meal plans have been expanded to offer suggestions for every phase and individual dietary needs, as well as a link to an integrated weight loss tracking system and carb counter.
The Atkins Diet is backed by more than 60 published, peer-reviewed studies conducted over the past several decades and is the only scientifically-validated plan of its kind. The Atkins Diet is designed to “flip the body’s metabolic switch” from burning carbs to burning fat. Graduated carb introduction helps avoid blood sugar and insulin spikes, which cause hunger and cravings resulting in overeating and weight gain. On Atkins, dieters initially eat vegetables as the only source of carbohydrates for a short two week period. Other carbs, such as fruits, nuts and whole grains, are gradually added back until the dieter reaches their target weight and their perfect carb balance, so they can maintain their weight loss long term.
About Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is a leading player in the $2.4 billion weight control nutrition category, and offers a powerful lifetime approach to weight loss and weight management. The Atkins Nutritional Approach focuses on a healthy diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars and encourages the consumption of protein, fiber, fruits, vegetables and good fats. Backed by research and consumer success stories, this approach allows the body to burn more fat and work more efficiently while helping individuals feel less hungry, more satisfied and more energetic.
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., manufactures and sells a variety of nutrition bars, foods and shakes designed around the nutritional principles of the Atkins Diet™. Atkins' four product lines: Advantage®, Day Break™, Endulge™ and Cuisine™ appeal to a broad audience of both men and women who want to achieve their weight management goals and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Atkins products are available in more than 30,000 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visitwww.atkins.com.