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A Day in the Life: Atkins 40

Colette-Heimowitz

Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on April 16, 2024.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD  Human Nutrition

April 16, 2024

A day of satisfying, low carb deliciousness.

What’s in Atkins 40 One-Day Meal Plan?

If you have less than 40 pounds to lose, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or want to eat a wider variety of food, Atkins 40 is the plan for you. This Mediterranean-inspired one-day plan contains Vitamins C, E, B6 and B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and key minerals. Over 38% of the fat comes from monounsaturated fat (olive oil, avocadoes, nuts and seeds). The fiber (34 grams) exceeds the recommendation of 28 grams per 2,000 calories for U.S. adults. You’ll find fiber in plenty of nutrient-rich, colorful vegetables, plus this one-day plan also features optimal protein levels (27% of total calories) in the form of chicken, eggs and salmon.

You’ll kick off your day with a fruity breakfast parfait bursting with berries, with Greek yogurt and a crumbled Atkins Blueberry Soft Baked Bar. Next up is an easy and tasty morning snack of sliced cucumber dipped in hummus. Lunch is a hearty harvest bowl showcasing quinoa, cauliflower rice, tomatoes, avocado, pine nuts, hemp hearts and chia seeds drizzled with basil pesto and topped with a hard-boiled egg and rotisserie chicken. Your afternoon snack satisfies your sweet tooth and gives you a caffeine boost with an Atkins Chai Tea Latte Shake and some almonds. Dinner features an Asian twist with salmon coated with a crispy seaweed-sesame seed crust, layered on a bed of spring lettuce, bell pepper avocado and tossed with a sesame oil dressing. Yum!

Breakfast

LowCarb Berry Delicious Yogurt Parfait

Morning Snack

Cucumber Slices and Hummus

Lunch

Low Carb Mediterranean Healthy Harvest Bowl

Afternoon Snack

Atkins Chai Tea Latte Shake with Almonds

Dinner

Low Carb Furikake Salmon Bowl

Daily Totals

Atkins 40 One-Day Meal Plan Grocery List

Produce:

  • Avocado
  • Blackberries
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Frozen cauliflower rice
  • Raspberries
  • Red bell pepper
  • Scallions
  • Spring mix salad
  • Yellow bell pepper

Meat and dairy:

  • Egg
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hummus, prepared
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Salmon

Atkins products:

  • Atkins Blueberry Soft Baked Energy Bar
  • Atkins Chai Tea Latte Shake

Pantry:

  • Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp hearts
  • Nori seaweed
  • Olive oil
  • Pine nuts
  • Quinoa
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • Truvia sweet complete
  • Unseasoned rice vinegar

Other:

  • Basil pesto
  • Sundried tomatoes
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Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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