The Atkins Diet

Dr. Dan DeReuter does not endorse this diet-this is here for informational purposes only. Do this diet at your own risk.

Rules of the Diet:The basics of this fad diet is an extremely low carbohydrate level. Avoiding carbohydrates in your diet keeps your body from adding weight. So, for this diet to work you have to eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.

Free Meats and Cheeses:Since meats and cheeses have no carbohydrates, you can eat as much as you want on the Atkins diet. You can have as much of these items as you want. Use the chart below as an example of the meats and cheeses. Free Meats and Cheeses, all you can eat!

Meat Beef, Pork, Lamb, Bacon, Veal, Ham, and Venison Fish Tuna, Salmon, Sole, Trout, Flounder, Sardines, and Herring Fowl Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Quail, Pheasant, and Cornish Hen
Shellfish Oysters, Mussels, Clams, Squid, Shrimp, Lobster, and Crab Eggs Scrambled, Fried, Poached, Soft Boiled, Hard Boiled, and Deviled Cheese Aged & Fresh, Cow & Goat, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Swiss and Cheddar

Not Bad Vegetables:

A serving of these vegetables contain less than 10% of you daily carbohydrate amount. So, you can eat three cups of these vegetables and you’re alright.

Not So Bad Vegetables

Lettuce
Escarole
Arugula
Endive
Radicchio
Chicory
Sorrel
Mache
Bok Choy
Chives
Cucumber
Parsley
Radishes
Fennel
Peppers
Celery
Jicama
Alfalfa Sprouts
Mushrooms
Olives

Other Vegetables:
These vegetables have a little more carbohydrates than the ones listed in the chart above. So you can’t have more than 1 cup a day.

Higher Carbohydrate level Vegetables
Asparagus
String beans, wax beans, etc.
Cabbage
Beet Greens
Cauliflower
Chard
Eggplant
Kale
Kohlrabi
Tomato
Onion
Rhubard
Scallions
Leeks
Spinach
Summer Squash
Zucchini
Okra
Pumpkin
Turnips
Avocado
Bamboo Shoots
Bean Sprouts
Water Chestnuts
Snow Pea Pods
Sauerkraut
Collard Greens
Dandelion Greens
Broccoli
Spaghetti Squash
Celery Root
Brussel Sprouts
Artichoke Hearts
Hearts of Palm

High Carbohydrate Foods:These foods are not allowed on the Atkins diet do to the high carbohydrate level. Here is a chart of the high Carbohydrate foods. High Carbohydrate Foods to Avoid

Breads
Cereals
Grains
Sugars
Candy
Pasta, Rice,
or anything made from flour

Non-diet soda
Juice
Fruit
Potato
Chips
Alcohol
Beer