How a Low Carb Diet Works

A low carb diet focuses on limited carbohydrates to help the body burn fat instead of sugar for fuel. This contributes to higher, consistent energy levels throughout the day, allowing you to reach weight loss and weight maintenance goals.

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Find the Right Plan

Not everyone’s body responds the same to every method, so we’ve broken out the Atkins diet into three easy-to-follow plans that fit your personal needs.


Find out where to get started with our classic diet, which is right for you if you have more than 40 pounds to lose or are pre-diabetic or diabetic.

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If you have less than 40 pounds to lose, need a greater variety of foods right from the beginning, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, Atkins 40 is for you.

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Not Sure Where You Fit?

Choosing the right plan will depend on your weight loss goals, your current weight, and lifestyle. Learn more about the plans, or take a quiz to find out which one is right for you.


Starting the Atkins Diet is easy when you have over 1,600 delicious and filling recipes to choose from! We’ve got you covered with fresh low carb inspiration for any time of day.



Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Atkins Diet and the Atkins principles

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Read nutrition articles, learn the science behind Atkins, and sample the extensive amount of peer-reviewed published studies in major scientific journals demonstrating the effectiveness and the health benefits of the Atkins diet.

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