Calling all Atkins weight loss superstars

DENVER, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Atkins weight loss success stories! Atkins Nutritionals Inc. ("Atkins™") is now accepting customer weight loss submissions for a chance to win great prizes like a $5,000 shopping spree or appearance in a national TV commercial. Submit your Atkins Diet™ success story during round 1 (June 6th - 30th, 2011), round 2 (September 1st - 30th, 2011), or both, for your chance to win.

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One winner from each round will receive a $5,000 shopping spree to the retailer of their choice and will automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize which includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for winner and guest to Los Angeles, CA
  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • Two nights lodging at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel
  • Professional make-up and hair for a photo shoot on set with Atkins spokesperson.
  • A low-carb dinner for two at Spago Beverly Hills
  • Cash allowance for a night of leisure

"When someone has a weight loss transformation, it's no secret most want to share their story with others. Real people from all walks of life have seen great results through the Atkins Diet. We are continually impressed with the before and after photos we receive from our participants and want to celebrate their success with a wider audience," said Scott Parker, Chief Marketing Officer of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. "The Atkins approach enables people to eat a variety of food - including low glycemic fruits, vegetables and whole grains while avoiding those foods high in refined sugars and carbohydrates. The diet is nutritionally sound and can be followed as a long term lifestyle, as demonstrated in many of our testimonials."

The entry process includes submitting a before and after photo, and writing your weight losssuccess story in 300 words or less. We want you to share your Atkins journey, how you achieved your weight loss goals, what you enjoy about Atkins and what motivates you. The round 1 winner will be contacted no later than July 15, 2011. The Round 2 and Grand Prize winner will be announced no later than October 15, 2011. Visit Atkins Success Story for further details and official contest rules.

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 Diet 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, visit atkins.com.