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Foods Forbidden on Atkins Induction

What Foods to Phase in after Induction


Updated June 03, 2014

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Foods Forbidden on Atkins Induction

Basically, the rule is that anything not on the Acceptable Food List isn't allowed. These include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Grains and anything made with them, including bread, cake, pastries, or anything else made of flour
  2. Any food that includes added sugars (list of ingredients that mean "sugar"), which is most processed food
  3. Fruits and fruit juices
  4. Dairy products, except for cheeses and cream in limited quantities as noted on the acceptable foods list
  5. Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, beets, corn, etc. (starchy veggies are listed at the bottom of the low carb food list)
  6. Legumes (beans and peas)
  7. Deli salads, which often have added sugars
  8. Alcoholic beverages
  9. Nuts, although they are encouraged after Induction

What Foods Can Be Added After Induction?

  1. Nuts, as noted above -- 1-2 ounces per day are encouraged
  2. More vegetables
  3. Fresh cheeses (cottage, ricotta, etc.)
  4. Seeds (such as sunflower seeds)
  5. Other foods as listed on the Atkins Carbohydrate Ladder
  6. Other naturally low-carb foods, such as: coconut milk, unsweetened soy or almond milk, shirataki noodles, some soy flours, and other specialty low carb foods

For more, see: Stocking Your Low Carb Pantry and What You Can Eat on a Low Carb Diet

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