What Do You Eat on the Atkins Diet for the First Two Weeks?


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The first two weeks of the Atkins Diet allow individuals to eat cheeses, low-carbohydrate vegetables, some higher-carbohydrate vegetables and healthy oils. Meat, fish and poultry are also acceptable foods during the first two weeks.

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The Atkins Diet limits carbohydrate intake, which requires limiting or eliminating certain foods. Meats can be eaten without limitation because most do not contain carbohydrates. Cheeses and low-carbohydrate vegetables can be eaten but must be limited, including cheddar cheese, mozzarella, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and mushrooms. Higher-carbohydrate vegetables can be eaten sparingly, including asparagus, avocados, broccoli and eggplant. Garnishes, dressings and herbs are also acceptable, including hard-boiled eggs, sour cream, oil and vinegar, basil and garlic.

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