Phase Four Lifestyle Foods & Foods for Losing Weight
By now you've learned to eat foods that boost metabolism. Phase 4 on Atkins is not so much a phase as a lifestyle. This phase is designed to make the transition from Phase 3 to [the so-called] Phase 4 practically seamless, so you should have no fears about moving on once your goal weight is stable.
The Acceptable Foods for Phase 3 are the same as those for Phase 4. Of course, you may not have reintroduced all the foods you'll try in the months and years to come, but as long as you're alert to the potential of any individual food to cause weight regain, cravings, unreasonable hunger or any of the other symptoms of carb intolerance, you know what to do. As long as you comply with the program and stick to your ACE—which may require some modifications as you get older or make some lifestyle changes—you'll be able to maintain your healthy new weight and say goodbye to on-again, off-again diets once and for all.
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Serving SizeNet CarbsCarrots, sliced1 medium4.1Rutabaga, sliced1/2 cup5.9Beets, sliced1/2 cup6.8Peas1/2 cup7Acorn squash (cubed/mashed)1/2 cup7.6Butternut squash1/2 cup8.5Sweet potato, baked1/2 medium9.9Parsnips, sliced1/2 cup10.2Potato, baked1/2 small13.1Corn1/2 cup14.9
Serving SizeNet CarbsCoconut, fresh, shredded1/2 cup2.5Figs, fresh1 fruit4.5Cherries1/4 cup5.3Watermelon, cubes1/2 cup5.5Pomegranate seeds1/4 cup6.4Papaya, pieces1/2 cup6.6Plum, medium1 fruit6.6Raisins1 TBSP6.8Guava1/2 cup7.4Clementine1 fruit7.6Apple1/2 fruit7.9Kiwi1 fruit8.1Grapefruit (red)1/2 fruit8.9Apricot, medium3 fruit9.6Pineapple, fresh, chunks1/2 cup9.7Peach, small1 fruit10.5Mango1/2 cup11.1Grapes (red)1/2 cup13Orange, navel1 fruit14.5Dates, fresh3 fruit15.8Banana, small1 fruit20.4Pear, medium1 fruit21
Serving SizeNet CarbsWheat bran (raw)2 TBSP1.6Wheat germ2 TBSP4.9Oat bran (raw)2 TBSP6.0Quinoa (cooked)1/4 cup8.6Whole wheat bread1 slice10Oatmeal (dry, steel cut)1/4 cup11.5Polenta (dry)2 TBSP12.5Grits (cooked)1/2 cup15.2Whole wheat pasta (cooked)1/2 cup16.6Oatmeal (dry, rolled)1/3 cup19Barley (cooked)1/2 cup19.2Millet (cooked)1/2 cup19.5Rice (brown, cooked)1/2 cup21.2