Phase 1: Induction

Induction is a brief, jump-start phase that triggers your body to predominantly burn fats. As you reduce carbs, your body will be prompted to use fat for fuel, resulting in weight loss from this fat-burning metabolism.

Induction lasts 14 days, after which you should see significant results. Beginning with Induction is your choice -- you can begin Atkins at any of the four phases. However, Induction will jump start your weight loss as you cut back significantly on carb consumption.

What Induction Can Do For You

Revitalize your life. Simple carbs can cause blood sugar spikes that lead to fatigue, foggy brain, irritability and other related symptoms.
Bust sugar and other food addictions. Leafy greens and other non starchy vegetables will be you primary source of carbs during Induction.
Look your best. See the flattering fat-burning benefits while enjoying what you are eating.
Improve your health. Strengthen your immune system and improve your long-term health as you lose weight.
What Happens in Induction

Weight loss is significant during Induction. Each day 20 grams of Net Carbs (total carb grams less fiber grams) primarily from salad and other non-starchy vegetables, are allowed.

Once you slow down on carb consumptiom, your body revs into action and starts burning fat. This takes about 48 hours to occur. It's a dramatic shift and you may feel hungry or out of sorts for first the few days until the fat burning energy kicks in.

Take Charge!

Savor the flavor with the choices in Phase 1 of the Acceptable Food List.
Enjoy the options from this two-week meal plan.
Expand the possibilities and include nutritious Atkins products that are approved for Induction to help you get off to a great start.
Tap into the free online courses at Atkins University to receive guidelines and message board support from Atkins followers and nutrition experts.
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