Spoiled for Choice on Phase 1

Glorious Food Choices on Phase 1 of Atkins

Whenever we speak to someone about the Atkins® way of eating, usually the first thing that we encounter is an objection wrapped in a question. “Isn’t that an all meat diet?”. Nope, there is no end of vegetables, meats, poultry, fruit, nuts and grains that can be eaten while on the Atkins® diet.

For example, here is a brief list of acceptable vegetables, meats, fish and poultry from phase 1 of the diet.

  • Herring
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Squid
  • Shrimp
  • Eggs
  • Feta Cheese
  • Blue Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Avacado
  • Leaks
  • Onion
  • Cauliflower

The list goes on, in fact there are approximately 50 yes 50 different types of vegetable alone that are acceptable on phase 1 of the Atkins® diet. Seven different types of meat, shellfish and fish and six different types of poultry/fowl.

So, in conclusion to this brief introduction. There is no need to go hungry ever again and there will be no need to worry about weight gain or weight loss as you will have the knowledge, tools and recipes to ensure that you maintain your target weight for life by following the Atkins® diet

7 thoughts on “Spoiled for Choice on Phase 1

  1. omg congrats on your sueccss and you look amazing. I did the same exact thing in the beginning of my weight loss journey. I did not go out and only worked out until recently after loosing 74 lbs. I am trying to loose another 15 to 20 lbs so I am still working towards my goal so by summer I can be where I want to be. I also do the same plan and it does work. BTW loving your hair what kind of hair is that ?

    • After all the controversy about Low-Carb diets it’s good to get the story strghait from the man who started it. This book lays out the ground rules and provides a good overview of the science behind the hype one reads on the Internet and hears from the media.I found that just a few minutes with Dr. Atkins’ book answered a lot of my questions about how carbohydrates affect your diet and overall health. It also set me strghait on a number of misconceptions I had formed out of ignorance or from the half-truths spouted by diet experts .If you’re thinking about a low-carb diet like Southbeach, you owe it to yourself to get Atkins’ perspective on nutrition and food-related health issues.Bottom line there’s a lot information in this book. It has a reasonable number of good meal plans and great recipes. Only shortfall I found was the lack of cross-referencing so finding all the parts to a meal takes a bit of effort.

    • Again this is all palaver. Proteins are used by ALL cells to rbileud the cell, in the event there isnt enough then the body will break down muscle. Muscle only shrinks (atrophy) from lack of exercise. You need 1-1.5 grams of protein per lean weight per day, thats 100 grams at most for all of you per day. Anything less and your muscles will simply shrink, and your metabolism will decrease. You do not NEED carbohydrates AT ALL, your brain can use ketones just fine.

    • Too many people think Atkins is all the meat, eggs, btuetr & cheese you can eat NOT TRUE and this book clearly shows that! The book basically has three parts:1) A Lifetime Plan explains the concepts, inspiring success stories with before/after photos, and lots of quizzes and information like recommendations for what to eat regularly, moderately and sparingly, suggestions for making exercise a regular part of your life, and facing challenges.2) Eating for Life information on getting your kitchen in order and meal plans for different Net Carb levels (45, 60, 80, 100), carb counting charts, and 125 recipes.I will say that the book has some ingredients listed that are no longer available but with a search of some low carb websites I easily found healthier substitutes for those items. I consider this an essential book for anyone following an Atkins lifestyle.

    • Low carb = low cal. That’s why it works. Plain and simple. When you rveome one whole macronutrient from your plate, you reduce your calories by approx 1/3rd. Was nothing to do with food type. You can lose weight eating pasta, or rice, or yams. So long as you run a calorie deficit. I eat lean protein, carbs, fat. I just eat less and I exercise more. I lost 30 lbs in 4 months and kept it off 2 yrs now. Eat from smaller plates. Ur eyes see a full plate, but ur eating less. Go walking too

    • This is not true. I counted calories from my former way of eating and then when I went on a low-carb for 6 weeks. I lost 22 and hit my goal. During that time period, I ate roughly the same amount of calories. Granted on days, I was a couple hundred under, but on days, I was a couple hundred over. In my case, I was eating roughly the same amount. I’ve come to believe that calories are not the deciding factor.

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