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January 5, 2021

Worried She Wouldn’t Live to See Her Daughter Grow Up, This Mom Lost 268 Lbs.

Mary Woodka-Ullery tried a few crash diets, which didn’t work, before finding Atkins in March 1998.  Check out her story on!  Read More

November 12, 2020

Atkins diet: What’s the secret behind this diet’s 50-year staying power?

Check out Today’s feature on our eating program, including an overview and the history of Atkins and how to use our shakes, bars, treats and frozen meals to help meet your goals. Atkins diet: What’s the secret behind this diet’s 50-year staying power? Read More

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Dear Atkins® Community: In this time of uncertainty related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want you to know that our community’s safety and wellness is the top priority. We know from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention along with our regulators at the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 through food. […] Read More

January 8, 2020

Relieve Food Cravings with Low Carb

Did you know that reducing your carb intake may actually help relieve food cravings? Study participants following a low carb diet reported fewer cravings, especially for things like fast-food and sweets. But don’t just take our word for it… check out the full study from the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.  Click Here! Read More

March 5, 2018

KenDrea Mayes loses 92 pounds since starting Atkins in February 2017

Women’s Health Online features an interview with Atkins success story KenDrea Mayes, noting her 92-pound weight loss since starting Atkins in February 2017. In the article titled, “’Weighing Myself For The First Time In Years Motivated Me To Lose 90 Pounds’” KenDrea discusses how she turned to Atkins after weighing in at 240 pounds, highlighting how […] Read More

January 17, 2017

Atkins Success Story, Stacey Bentley featured in People’s “Half Their Size” Issue!

Last week, People’s “Half Their Size” issue hit stands, featuring Atkins Success Story Stacey Bentley’s weight-loss on Atkins.  Read More

January 17, 2017

Can a virtual reality game teach you to eat better?

Video games, in general, don’t do much for your waistline. However, the rise of virtual reality could alter that slightly, as many of today’s games keep you moving and sometimes work up a good sweat. Atkins Nutritionals, a company founded by Dr. Robert Atkins that promotes low-carbohydrate foods, is looking at the health benefits of […] Read More

December 5, 2016

Why A Guy Who Runs 100-Mile Races Eats A High Fat Diet While Training

When you think of the rich foods that are so delightful around the holidays — succulent roast duck, creamy cheese plates, or even just the time to sit down for a big plate of eggs — you probably don’t think of pairing them with athletic training. CLICK HERE to read the full article. Read More

October 6, 2016

You Asked, and Answered – What High-Fat Foods Should I Be Eating?

We all know that low-fat doesn’t work, but what types of fat SHOULD you be eating? Dr David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health explains in this article featured on  CLICK HERE to read the full article. Read More

September 13, 2016

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

Newly discovered documents show that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to shape the debate around heart disease, sugar and fat. We aren’t suprised, are you? Read the full story Read More

July 29, 2016

Atkins Ranked Most Popular Diet of 2016

Atkins ranked most popular diet in 2004 and again in 2016, encompassing protein, fiber and healthy fats. Check out Redbook’s rankings here:… Read More

June 3, 2016


DENVER, CO. (June 3, 2016) – Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (“company”) is issuing a voluntary recall of limited lot codes of certain bar products. These products contain or may have come in contact with equipment that processed product containing sunflower seeds distributed by supplier SunOpta Inc. that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. […] Read More

October 7, 2015

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Launches Petition to Demand that Quality Science Help Determine the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Time for a Change! Every five years, the U.S. government releases its dietary guidelines, which are supposed to help Americans make healthy food choices. These guidelines also provide guidance for national nutrition policies and programs. When the U.S. Dietary Guidelines were first established 30 years ago, the original recommendation to avoid fat […] Read More

August 26, 2015


DENVER, CO – September 09, 2015 – Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., a leader in the weight-management category, announced today that Alyssa Milano is the new spokesperson for the brand. As a working mom, the actress is committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. Backed by more than 80 published, scientific studies, Atkins is a long-term, well-balanced program […] Read More

March 16, 2015

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Introduces Atkins 40®: A Customizable Low-Carb Plan Offering Flexibility and Sustainability For Weight Loss

DENVER, CO – (January 5, 2015) – Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is unveiling Atkins 40®, an eating plan that offers greater flexibility and food variety, making it easier to sustain while creating the foundations for healthier eating over a lifetime. Atkins 40 provides a new starting point to the leading low carb lifestyle that allows individuals […] Read More

January 28, 2015

Atkins Carb Tracker Ranked Top 10 Diet Apps on iOS in the 2014 HealthTap AppRx Awards

HealthTap recently released their list of Best Health Apps of 2014, and the Atkins Carb Tracker App was ranked in the Top 10 Best Diet Apps for iOS. This list represents health and medical apps most recommended by HealthTap’s network of over 65,000 top U.S. doctors.  Read More

November 17, 2014

Sweden Shifts National Dietary Guidance on Eating–Steers Toward Low-Carb, Low-Glycemic Food Recommendations

DENVER, CO – October 23, 2013 – Sweden has become the first western nation to recommend a lower-carbohydrate higher-fat, diet – in alignment with the Atkins™ approach to eating – as part of an effort to reduce the national prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and to improve markers of heart health. This bold move stems from […] Read More

November 17, 2014

New Meta-Analysis Demonstrates the Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet, like the Atkins Diet, in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

DENVER- February 26, 2013 – A recently published meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reviewed 20 randomized control trials on the effect of various diets on glycemic control, lipids and weight loss in individuals with type 2 diabetes. The results found that a low-carb diet, like the Atkins Diet™, showed greater improvements in […] Read More

November 17, 2014

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. And Celebrity Chef And New Mom Donatella Arpaia Host The Launch Of “The New Atkins For A New You Cookbook” In New York City

January 19, 2012 – New York, NY – Atkins™, the original and leading low-carb weight loss plan based on an extensive scientific body of research, in partnership with celebrity chef, restaurateur and new mother, Donatella Arpaia, today hosted a luncheon in New York City to launch the cookbook, “The New Atkins for a New You […] Read More

November 17, 2014

Atkins diet Beach Body Survey reports big bellies have self-conscious Americans taking cover

DENVER, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (“Atkins™”) today released results from its first annual Beach Body Survey. The results show both men and women lack self-confidence while wearing swimsuits, as over three-quarters (77%) of Americans admit they typically wear something, such as a t-shirt or towel, over their bathing suit at a pool […] Read More

November 17, 2014

Conclusions flawed in comparison of animal- and plant-based “low-carbohydrate” diets

DENVER, CO. (September 6, 2010) – Headlines make news, but don’t read too much into current headlines about a recent study titled “Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality,” published in the September 7, 2010, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.. Although the headlines may say the study suggests that long-term adherence to a low-carb […] Read More