Atkins 20®, Phase 3: Maintaining Your Weight After Dieting

You’re probably now just 10 pounds from your goal weight, which you’ll achieve in Phase 3. This phase is designed for fine-tuning your low carb diet so you can eventually focus on maintaining your weight loss. In Phase 3, you will gradually see how much you can raise your daily net carb intake while exploring the final three rungs of the Carb Ladder.

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PHASE THREE WEIGHT CONTROL TIPS

Below you’ll discover Low Carb Diet Tips specific to Phase 3. In Phase 3 you are likely close to your goal weight but adding new foods may have caused some frustrations. These are common struggles that many face. Read the diet tips below to help guide you along the next step of your Atkins Journey.

PHASE THREE FACTS: HOW MUCH SHOULD I WEIGH?

If you have questions about Phase 3 of the Atkins diet, you’re in the right place. Below you’ll discover frequently asked questions about weight maintenance and weight goals. From the ideal weight for your body to how many glasses of wine you can have once you’ve reached your goal weight.

PHASE THREE WEIGHT LOSS TRANSITION

The big question is how to know when to transition to Phase 4. If you can answer YES to all the following questions, proceed! Otherwise, hold off until you can.

  • Are you at your goal or adjusted goal weight?
  • Has your weight remained constant for the last four weeks?
  • Are cravings and undue hunger no longer a problem?

ATKINS 20®, PHASE 3 LIST OF LOW CARB FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

In Phase 3 you should be slowly adding food items to your daily net carb count to maintain your weight or continue towards reaching your weight goals. In this phase, you can add small amounts of starchy vegetables, fruits and grains. Be cognizant of how this affects your body and scale back if necessary.
Use the list of acceptable low carb foods for Phase 3 below to guide your eating decisions. Paying attention to serving size is very important to ensure you are not overconsuming calories. Visit our 1,600+ low carb recipes for ideas on how to use these ingredients.

* All figures reflect if the vegetable, legume, or grain is cooked.

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