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Motivation: Helping people find a way of eating with low carb that promotes robust health outcomes and sustainable weight loss and maintenance.
Favorite Atkins Friendly Food: Cashew Trail Mix Bar
Tips for Success: Read your labels. Watch out for hidden carbs; to calculate the grams of carbs that impact your blood sugar, subtract the number of grams of dietary fiber from the total number of carb grams. Also double-check serving sizes on labels; some foods and drinks are actually two or more servings, so you need to add in those extra carbs and calories.

An App That Keeps Me Honest

July 9, 2015

I recently downloaded the Atkins mobile app, and although I’ve been counting my carbs for 30 years (and thinking I was doing a pretty good job at it), after I started using the app, I realized I was eating more than I thought! I had assumed I was sticking to right around 40 grams of Net Carbs, but it turns out it was closer to 60 to 70! And while I thought I was eating around 1,500 calories a day, in fact it was closer to 1,200 calories. This was a very valuable exercise for me, and it taught me that the Atkins mobile app can be a great reality check to show you exactly where you are in terms of carbs, protein, fat and calorie intake, even if you consider yourself a low-carb “veteran” as I did.

Even better, the app is free. If you’re on a weight-loss plateau, this is a great little tool that might help you discover if you’ve been eating more carbs and calories than you thought. If you’re new to Atkins, it can help you set the right target based on your metabolism and program—Atkins 20™ or Atkins 40™. You can track your weight loss and how close you are to hitting your goal weight. Keep track of Net Carbs, protein, fat and foundation vegetables—basically everything you eat, whether you’re at home or in a restaurant. You have access to over 1,600 low-carb recipes, so you can plan your meals and snacks, and activity trackers can help you track your daily steps.

Try it for yourself, and let me know what you think! You may be surprised at what you learn!

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

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