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Why a Low Carb Diet Can Increase Your Energy

April 15, 2021

What kind of food you eat plays an important role in your energy levels. Here’s why: Most carbohydrates break down into sugar in the digestive system, which is absorbed into the blood stream. This is what causes the roller coaster ride of energy highs and energy lows.  Your metabolism helps your body create energy, but

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What’s Your Low Carb Style?

April 8, 2021

What’s Your Low Carb Style?  You’re a few months into the new year, which means it is a great time to check in and see how your low carb lifestyle is working for you.[1] Start by taking another look at your dietary restrictions, health conditions, overall goals, cooking and eating style and what has worked

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Easy Keto and Low Carb Make-Ahead Meals

April 6, 2021

The secret to succeeding on your keto or low carb lifestyle comes down to planning and making sure you have all the right tools, food and recipes on hand. Start by investing in quality food storage containers. Ditch the questionable and stained plastic dishes that have been lingering in your drawer, as well as any

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Grow a Keto-Friendly Garden Plus, 8 keto plant-based recipes for spring

March 25, 2021

Did you know that participating in an active hobby you are passionate about, like gardening, may be linked to lower rates of heart disease? You may actually get the same physical and mental benefits of exercise, minus the gym time. Gardening has also been linked to a decrease in depression, anxiety and body mass index,

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Working out on Keto

March 18, 2021

Whether you’re a soon-to-be former couch potato, weekend warrior, avid exerciser or in training for a competitive event, you can work out on a keto or low carb diet. Keep reading, as Jonathan Clinthorne, Atkins’ Nutrition Communication Manager and ultra-endurance athlete (he’s run over 50 ultramarathons), shares his tips for working out on a keto

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Atkins’ Take on the Mediterranean, Pegan and Whole 30 Diets

March 11, 2021

The Mediterranean Diet: Plant Foods and Whole Grains  The Mediterranean Diet features mostly plant-based foods, potatoes, whole-grain bread, beans, nuts and seeds, small portions of yogurt, cheese, poultry and eggs. You’ll eat fish and seafood twice a week and limit sweets, red meat and processed meats.  Similar to Atkins®, you’ll avoid refined grains, such as

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What’s Happening in Ketosis and Why It’s Important

March 4, 2021

Induction, Phase 1 of Atkins 20Ò is a ketogenic diet designed to jumpstart weight loss. The goal is to efficiently switch your body from burning carbs for fuel to burning fat (your fat!) for fuel, turning your body into a fat-burning, ketogenic machine.  What can you expect during Induction?[1]  When you are on Induction, you

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It’s a (Low Carb) Wrap

February 25, 2021

Are you ready to liven up your lunches? All it takes is a little planning and having the right ingredients on hand, and you can whip up a low carb wrap for lunch in minutes. A low carb wrap makes the perfect hand-held lunch and is a delicious departure from carb-heavy PB&J or that same-old

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Atkins’ Take on the Sirtfood Diet and the Mayr Method

February 18, 2021

It’s inspiring to see a celebrity work hard to get into great shape, and, of course, you want to know what they’ve done to get there. Let’s take a look at two diets made famous by celebrities, to see if they’re fad-based or science-based and how they compare to Atkins.  The Sirtfood Diet[1]  British Singer,

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Why You Don’t Need to Ditch Your Sweet Tooth on Atkins®

February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but just because you’re on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you have to ditch your sweet tooth. While cravings can be a vicious cycle when it comes to a sweet tooth, if you reduce your carbs, it results in a significant reduction in cravings, especially if you’re

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