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The Atkins diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, particularly sugar, to cause the dieter's body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. There are multiple versions of the diet, each with different carbohydrate restr... More »

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The Atkins site describes the first phase of the diet as the Induction phase that kick-starts the weight loss. During this phase, the dieter creates a personal carb balance, which gives him the maximum number of grams of... More »

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Dr. Robert Atkins, creator of the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet, published ?Dr. Atkins? Diet Revolution? in 1972. His popularity increased and reached its height in 1992 when he published "Dr. Atkins' New Di... More »

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During the first phase of the Atkins diet, induction, a dieter can eat a reasonable amount of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and butter and vegetable oils. He should limit himself to 20 grams of net carbohydrates from vegeta... More »

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The Atkins diet restricts carbohydrates and helps dieters shed weight quickly and healthily. The program is split into four phases that help people reach and maintain their goal weights. More »

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When on the Atkins diet, avoid food high in sugars and carbohydrates. In the beginning of the diet plan, foods such as nuts and seeds are off limits. Some of these can be added to the diet in later stages. More »

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The Induction phase is the first phase of the Atkins Diet, during which the body adjusts to functioning with low levels of carbohydrates. The Induction phase lasts for a full 14 days, and the body is then prompted to sta... More »

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