Atkins Maintenance

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summary:

Atkins Maintenance brings together all that is learned in the first three phases to the diet regarding the individual body's response to carbohydrates. Atkins' premise is that, armed with that knowledge, weight lose can be maintained permanently.

What You Eat:

Basically, it's a continuation of the end of Pre-Maintenance, where the carbohydrate level "balance" is found - the most carbohydrate that can be safely eaten without gaining weight. Atkins presents this pyramid as a permanent eating guide.

Length of Phase:

Forever, unless you regain weight.

Goals:

To know your body's needs regarding carbs so that you can maintain weight for life.

Menus:

Depends on carb levels. See Pre-Maintenance

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