Skip To Main Content

COVID-19 Updates and Resources. Learn More

6 Ways to Succeed on Low-Carb

August 3, 2017

Your best chance of success at losing weight on low-carb  and living a low-carb lifestyle starts at the very beginning with these important tips:

  • Set goals. These will help keep you focused during your weight-loss journey and beyond as you transition into a low-carb lifestyle that allows you to maintain the weight you lose. Make sure your goals are realistic, yet still challenging enough so that you are actually making progress and seeing changes. For example, if you have 50 or more pounds to lose, it might be easier to break up your overall weight-loss goal into 10-pound increments. Average weight loss is typically 2.5 pounds a week, but depending on a variety of factors, including your age, activity level, sex, medications you are taking and metabolism, you may lose weight at a faster or slower rate.
  • Pick your Atkins plan. Now that you know what you goals you hope to accomplish, it’s time to figure out which Atkins plan will work best for you: Atkins 20 or Atkins 40. You can start by comparing each plan, and then you’ll be able to choose the plan that works best for you based on your goals.
  • Review your Atkins plan. Once you’ve figured out which plan will help you accomplish your goals, it’s time to do your homework. Read up on Atkins 20 or Atkins 40, and you’ll learn exactly how each plan works, plus you’ll find detailed food lists for each plan.
  • Clean out your kitchen and pantry. One of the most important things you can do in order to be successful on Atkins is to clean out your kitchen and purge your pantry of all the food not on the recommended food list. This includes chips, crackers, candy, sugary breakfast cereals, and other processed foods high in carbs and sugar. Without all these tempting treats, it will be much easier to focus on the delicious food you should be eating, such as fiber-rich vegetables, protein and healthy fats.
  • Plan your meals and snacks. Review your plan’s recommended food lists and check out Atkins’ collection of low-carb recipes to plan your first week’s worth of low-carb meals and snacks. Also, don’t forget to download Atkins free tools, which include a handy app and carb counter guide.
  • Hit the grocery store. Now it’s time to make a shopping list and head to the grocery store so you can stock your kitchen with all the naturally low-carb foods that will help you lose weight while boosting your energy and keeping your appetite in check. You’ll be amazed at the amount of fresh, colorful vegetables you’ll be filling your fridge with, plus the variety of proteins, such as poultry, beef, lamb, pork and fish, as well as eggs, cheese, and healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil.

 Once you’ve done all this, it’s time to start your Atkins journey! Good luck!

 

Register with Atkins today for additional tips, low carb recipes, and ideas on how to overcome your weight loss plateau.

More From Colette

How to Have a Low Carb Thanksgiving During COVID

The crowd around your Thanksgiving table may be a bit smaller this year, but you can still make the most of your intimate gathering.

Read More »

Introducing: The Atkins 100 Eating Solution Easy, Low Carb Living for Everyday Wellness

Have you noticed you’ve put on a few pounds over the last six months thanks to eating at home while working from home, stress eating or pigging out on take out? Now, more than ever, we’ve realized how important it is to be proactive about our health.

Read More »

6 Tips to Jumpstart Weight Loss

You might not be motivated to lose weight right now when it’s more tempting to hunker down away from the cold and indulge in comfort food, and hide any dietary damages until spring under a cozy layer of sweats and sweatshirts, especially when you’re eating at home, working at home and schooling at home.

Read More »

4 Low Carb Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween has the reputation of being one of the most sugar-centric holidays around, but it doesn’t have to be so scary.

Read More »

FAQs

Have more low carb questions? We've got the answers!

Learn More »
FAQs

Free Tools

Access meal plans, carb counters, discussion boards, and more.

Learn More »
Free Tools

FAQs

Have more low carb questions? We've got the answers!

Learn More »
FAQs

Free Tools

Access meal plans, carb counters, discussion boards, and more.

Learn More »
Free Tools