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Atkins 20, Phase 1: Induction

The purpose of the first phase of the Atkins 20 diet, also known as Induction, is to jumpstart your weight loss. An all-too-common misconception is that this first phase of Atkins is the whole program. In reality, it's the key to kickstarting your fat burning metabolism. As you move through the diet, you'll find the maximum grams of net carbs you can consume while continuing to lose weight, keep your appetite under control, and stay alert and energized. This is called your personal carb balance.

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How Long Does Phase 1 Last?

Induction lasts a minimum of two weeks, but you may safely follow it for much longer if you have a lot of excess weight to lose or prefer to lose most of your excess pounds relatively quickly. You'll stay in this phase until you're 15 pounds from goal weight.

Purpose of Induction

It is important to kick-start your weight loss during the first few weeks of a low carb diet. Sticking to the list of acceptable foods during Phase 1 will help your body shift from burning primarily carbs to burning primarily fat.

Goal of Phase One

During Phase 1 of Atkins 20 it is important to significantly drop your daily Net Carb intake to an average of 20 grams (no less than 18 and no more than 22) of Net Carbs, the level at which almost anyone begins to burn primarily fat.

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