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Atkins Advantage

Atkins Advantage

The original low-carb diet gets a modern makeover.

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While the low-carb craze has waned a little, it still has a steady following. The All-New Atkins Advantage contains the writing and research of Ironman competitor and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stuart Trager and Atkins spokeswoman Colette Heimowitz. They carry the torch of Dr. Atkins' vision, this time around in a 12-week program.

With Atkins Advantage you get even more. Included in the program are the tried and true Atkins nutritional approach, an exercise how-to program, and a healthy dose of motivation to keep you on track. Each week, builds upon the previous one and offers you an opportunity to build upon your own competence and confidence at your own pace.

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  • The Atkins Advantage 12-Week Program is well-rounded. It addresses all three major components of weight loss: nutrition, fitness, and psychology.
  • Contains meal plans and a well-outlined approach to weight loss
  • Named #8 in the Best Commercial Diets by US News, 2011
  • Low-carbohydrate diets have not shown that they have long-term effectiveness
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You get 12 weeks of daily meal plans at varying carbohydrate levels.


The Atkins Advantage 12-Week Program provides you with 12 weeks of daily meal plans at varying carbohydrate levels. Each meal contains 20 to 80 grams of net carbohydrates. In addition, you learn about the science behind the Atkins program and why it works. You’ll receive lists of foods that you are allowed to eat and lists of foods that you need to stay clear from. Each week has a detailed eating schedule so that there is little guesswork on how much to eat and what to eat.


The Atkins Advantage 12-Week Program also promotes the benefits of regular exercise. The book has fully illustrated stretching, cardio, and strength training plans. The fitness component allows you to tailor your workout to your own lifestyle and abilities.


The All-New Atkins Advantage takes the famous low-carb eating plan and wraps it together with the other major components you need to lose weight - fitness and motivation. If you need guidance in all aspects of bettering your health, and you are attracted to the low-carb lifestyle, this could be a wonderful program for you.

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Janine Rosengrant


The flavor is good and it's thick enough so that it taste like chocolate milk.
I am replacing breakfast and lunch with Atkins Advantage shake's and eating a sensible dinner. Salad,4 ounces meat and 1 vegetable, low carb dinner. I lost 5 lbs in one week.

posted Jul 17th, 2013 11:10 am



ALL my friends have done Atkins but I love carbs too much I am a carb aholic so I need a motified version or else I will be able to do it for to dys and then slip back into my old ways and never lose weight.

posted Sep 26th, 2011 3:59 pm



This is not a diet. This is a healthy nutritional approach that everyone should follow.

Also, watch the movie "Fat head" - the truth about carbohydrates.

posted Jul 25th, 2011 8:56 pm


I went on the Atkins diet in 2001 and stayed on it for two years. I was able to lose weight and keep it off during that time. I kept being pressured from family and friends that it wasn't healthy (although I felt great), so I went off it. Since then I have tried Weight Watchers and slowly over the past 5 or 6 years, put the weight back on and my cholesterol in up. I am now going back on Atkins and I don't care what people think. I have noticed that none of my friends ever lecture each other over binge drinking or eating, all that is OK with them, but for some reason they would go bonkers over me being on the Atkins diet. Oh well, I am going back on it.

posted Mar 19th, 2011 2:48 pm



LOVE the way this diet works. The *only* downfall is that if you do induction too long (which, because I had so much to lose, I did it for about a year and a half...) bad idea - if you do it too long, you WILL lose your hair. Not bald, mind you, but you will thin a lot. I've read about it and learned this is normal when your body goes through a sudden weight loss or trauma, but I've also read that it would grow back. Mine hasn't. I'm very thin on top, and my bangs which were always super thick are now super thin and very sparse. I'm extremely depressed about this. My advice to anyone considering Atkins is do it (induction) for two weeks. No longer than that. Move on to the next phase and keep all your beautiful hair.

posted Sep 29th, 2010 10:12 am


I have been doing low carb since 1995. I have always had a problem with weight, allergies and arthritis. Within 3 days of leaving out all carbs, I was off of all meds and felt better than I had in years. I ate all the time and was never hungry but I lost about 25 lbs in the first month and I've kept most of it off since. I've also been able to stay off the meds most of the time. I exercise regularly also. My bloodwork is always good. If I cheat by eating something I shouldn't, I feel so bad for weeks that it better taste really good and most of the time nothing is that good. You'll know in just a few days if the diet is for you. If it is, you will feel so much better it won't be hard to stick to it.

posted Jul 14th, 2010 4:50 pm



I really like atkins I first did atkins when I had my son an I gained 82 1/2 lbs while pregnant. I did atkins and lost 83# kept it off for 3 years and after that gained a lot of weight back finally in 2003 i started atkins again and lost 103 # in 13 mos kept it off for 4 1/2 years. I messed up when I went completely of the maintenance plan. I still like atkins and I am once again giving it a try.

posted Apr 25th, 2010 10:09 pm



Akins is great for dropping the pounds. However, once you get to your ideal weight don't start eating carbs because you will gain your weight plus more, I was pleased with the 40lbs that I lost and very upset with the 50 that I gained. If you will never eat another piece of bread, rice or anything with carbs ever then go for it but if you want to eat normal things don't start this diet even minimal addition of carbs will send your body into fat storing overload, remember you have been starving it of carbs so it will store it the minute you consume. Diets don't work long term, you need a lifestyle change Good Luck!

posted Apr 23rd, 2010 4:20 am



The Adkins diet is the best diet for me. Basically, no refined carbs, no sugar. You can eat a balanced diet with it. Want to lose weight? Go no carb. Want to maintain weight? Mix in some complex carbs (fruits, veggies).

I had heart surgery in 03 and stopped eating refined carbs about a year later. Now, the lower my carbs, the better my blood levels.

posted Jun 28th, 2009 4:00 pm



Great diet! I lost 25 lbs in 3 mos.

posted Apr 20th, 2009 2:52 pm



I paired a slightly modified Atkins ( very limited carbs) with Jillian Michael s workouts and went from 308.5 lbs to 163 in 18 months. If that is not something that works.. I don't know what is.

posted Dec 27th, 2008 5:41 pm



hi, this is my 3rd time with atkins. 1st was in year 1999, then 2004 and i've decided to do it again after my weight increased abt 20kg since the last time doing it. this is my forth week of eating low carbs. i've lost only 2kg.. it's quite slow this time comparing to the previous ones..

posted Dec 1st, 2008 9:57 pm



Best way to eat on the planet. I am satisfied after every meal. I eat between 2000 and 3000 cals per day and have lost steadily, from 303.5 to 248. I will eat this way for the rest of my life. If you feel sick or have hairloss, you are not eating enough!

posted Nov 11th, 2008 9:46 pm



I have been on Atkins for two weeks. In two weeks, I have lost 15 pounds, have energy, sleep very well at night, don't get the shakes like I did when I was eating sugar and I am hardly ever hungry like I was on your typical low fat low calorie diet. I eat plenty of veggies, pumpkin seeds and berries. I feel the best that I have felt in years. My yearly physical is coming up soon, so I will see how my blood work has changed from last year.

posted Oct 29th, 2008 7:53 pm



I like the diet except if you dont stay on it you will gain the weight right back fast. I felt better when i was on it and i didnt feel as full as i do when i eat whatever i want to.

posted Oct 13th, 2008 9:41 am

admus grisus

I lost 10 lbs with this!!! but it gave me constipation.

posted Sep 23rd, 2008 9:14 am


i know atkins works b/c i lost 40lbs on it. i consulted with my doctor and he said the only con was that it was hard to stay on it. maybe what happened to mr. watkins was a coinsidence. i have never had any health issues...in fact it cured the one health issue i had. everybody loses weight differently. take the jillian michaels oxidizer test. (google it) that will tell you the way you should be eating for your body type. good luck everyone!

posted Aug 4th, 2008 9:51 am

Cyn Blanco

My osteopathic doctor put me on a variation of the Atkins diet. Since, I have taken full lipid panel and my good cholesterol went up and bad went down. I've lost 23 lbs in about 2 months. He says the diet is not popular because most doctors don't think "outside of the box". For those of us with thyroid maladies, "I only have half of mine", it's been a godsend. 30 grams a day and the fat goes away. The best part, I can pass a Mcdonalds and not salivate for the fries.....I no longer even miss bread, just crave leafy green veggies and healthy berries and lean fish and turkey. I've eaten healthier on this diet than the previous 20 years combined....ps I have a diabetic friend thats morbidly obese and her regular (non osteopathic) doctor has limited her to only 150 grams a week.....apparently not ALL doctors have fits over low carbs..

posted Jul 14th, 2008 9:49 am

Porter Watkins

WATCH OUT! There IS a "Con" of Atkins and it can be very serious and even dangerous. I was on the diet for 10 days and my heart alternately started skipping beats, racing on and off, with lightheadedness, etc. My doctor had a FIT when I mentioned the Adkins diet, saying it was one of the most dangerous around- causing potentially heart arrythmeas (my case), metabolic imbalances, etc. Talk to your DOCTOR before even thinking of this diet or better yet, do something ELSE (like Weight Watchers, old-fashioned calorie counting, even the Pritiken, though it's the Marine Boot Camp of diets!)

posted Jun 15th, 2008 2:33 pm

Cheryl 'eggleston

Help. Neeed to lisise 15 lbs by June 6 and 7th for dance reciatl. I do tapo, jazz, and hoop and do want to look bad in costumel /Looking for ideas. Help me please. I weigh 168, 5ft 3 inchesl I ike to walk, bike and dancel What shoud I do. Let me know. I tried Alli, gave me lots of gas, lots of itl Hard to work with this problem. How about coirtislim? Let me know pleawel Cheyl.

posted May 24th, 2008 9:20 pm


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