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Atkins 20®, Phase 4: How to Maintain a Healthy Diet & Weight

You did it! You've reached your weight loss goal and are finally in Phase 4: Lifetime Maintenance. This is not so much a phase as it is a continuing healthy lifestyle. In general, the foods you eat in this phase are the same ones you've already been eating, but there are some foods you unsuccessfully tried to reintroduce earlier that you can now handle. You can experiment with these foods at any time as long as you remain near your goal weight.

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Many struggle with the question of how to keep the weight off after a low carb diet. Luckily, moving through the phases of Atkins 20® has prepared you to do just that!

See details below on how to maintain a healthy weight in Atkins Phase 4.

How long

Phase 4 is ongoing. Keeping the weight off after you've achieved your goal can be tricky, but this phase will help you learn how to turn your low carb diet into a low carb lifestyle

Purpose

The purpose of Atkins Phase 4 is to transition to a permanent way of eating, so you should continue adding ingredients like full-fat yogurt, fruits, and whole grains to your diet. Finding more foods you enjoy will make it easy to maintain a healthy weight without getting bored in your eating routine. 

Goal

The goal of this phase is to equip you with the knowledge to stay in control of your weight. While this could mean continuing your Phase 3 lifestyle, it might also include adjusting your carb intake if your tolerance changes or you regain a few pounds.

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