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For the person who needs structure in their diet, limiting starchy, sugary carbs will help cut calories and allow for weight loss. And focusing on proteins and fats that are plant based is the healthy and smart thing to do.

But to be really healthy, you have to move on from the restrictive initial phase of the Atkins diet. It’s the later phases of the diet that give you the variety of foods that are important for health and sustainable long term. You have to exercise and keep portions small while you reintroduce nuts, seeds, beans, fruits, starchy vegetables, and whole grains.

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