by Healthoria.com – The first phase of the Atkins diet was very strict when it came to all forms of carbohydrates, requiring you to consume less than 20 grams per day. The Atkins phase 2 food list begins a progressive increase of carbohydrates into your meal planning.
You’re allowed, and encouraged, to increase your carb intake in 5 gram increments to find your carb tolerance.
The carbohydrate restriction of less than 20 grams per day found in phase 1, is not required in phase 2 so you don’t have to constantly worry about crossing that threshold anymore. As long as you continue to lose weight, you can add a few more carbs into your meals.
It’s important to only increase your carbs by 5 grams per day, though. So no carbohydrate pasta-bombs, unfortunately.
All Phase 1 Foods Are Allowed
All of the foods from the phase 1 food list are allowed in phase 2.
Atkins Diet Phase 2 Food List
You’re allowed to increase your carb consumption in phase 2, but only from specific food sources. In phase 2 you can add carbs from the following foods:
Fruit (See list below)
Related: Atkins tips for completing phase 1
Phase 2 – Nuts & Seeds
Nut Spread Products w/added sugar
Phase 2 – Low Carb Fruits
Processed Fruit w/added sugar
Phase 2 – Beans & Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Phase 2 – Dairy
Cottage Cheese (Full fat)
Low Fat Dairy Products
Non Fat Dairy Products