What are the phases of the Atkins diet?
Phase 1. This is when you help your body switch from burning carbs to fat. This process is called ketosis, and you should notice weight loss quickly. You’ll eat protein, fat, and only 20 grams of carbs in veggie form daily.
Phase 2. You’ll add foods back to your diet, until you learn how many carbs you can eat while still losing weight.
Phase 3. Go to this level when you have about 10 pounds left to lose. You’ll learn how to maintain weight loss and lose the last few pounds.
Phase 4. You'll follow this for the rest of your life, to ensure that you don’t gain back what you’ve lost.
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