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Good Fats

What are good fats & bad fats? Fat, in general, is one of the three classes of foods called macronutrients (the others are protein and carbohydrates). We divide fats into good fats and bad fats.Good fats are all fats which are naturally found in foods; they are not heat… Read More

Good Carbs

What are carbohydrates (carbs)? Carbohydrates are one of three classes of food called macronutrients (the other two are fats and protein). The term "carbohydrate" is a big umbrella, including everything from table sugar to cauliflower. The basic unit of a carbohydrate is a monosaccharide or simple sugar (such as glucose… Read More

Why Professional Athletes Choose Low Carb Diets

While dieting can focus on losing weight, this doesn't have to be the only goal. Having a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in top physical shape. No one understands this better than professional athletes, which is why so many follow strict diets… Read More

Reach Your Goal by Climbing the Carb Ladder

The Carbohydrate LadderAs you move beyond Phase 1, Induction, the carb ladder assists you in two ways. First, it provides a logical progression with which to add carbohydrate foods once you move beyond the basic foods you can consume in Induction. Secondly, it prioritizes their amount and frequency. On the lower… Read More

Spring Clean Your Kitchen: Low-carb tips for an Atkins-friendly kitchen

It may not seem like it quite yet, but spring is right around the corner—and before you know it, swimsuit season will be here. Now is the perfect time to spring clean your kitchen—purge your pantry and your refrigerator of any high-carb packaged foods and stock up on… Read More

Eat Out Without Blowing It

If you're like many people, you eat out a lot. According to the USDA, 57 percent of Americans eat at least one meal or snack away from home every day. Whether it's at lunch with your work buddies, Friday-night outings with the kids or dinner with friends and family, your success… Read More

Your Ally, the Atkins Edge

One of the first things that people new to Atkins notice after the first few days is their newfound ability to pass on sweets and starchy snack foods. This is not just a matter of psyching yourself up to the task, but an actual diminishment in appetite that occurs a… Read More

What Are Net Carbs?

When you follow the Atkins Diet, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content. The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs you need… Read More

The Low-Carb Traveler

When you're on your own turf, it's always easier to stick to your routine, whether it's when you get up, when you go to bed, when you exercise and, of course, what, where and when you eat. If you travel for business and/or pleasure, your usual patterns may be… Read More

From Fast Food to Fine Cuisine

Sometimes you actually can have your cake and eat it, too. In this case, we're not literally talking about cake, of course. But you can do Atkins and still eat at your favorite spots—from the local diner to the fancy eatery with white tablecloths and a yard-long menu. You… Read More

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