Atkins Diet Phase 2 Food List

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Atkins diet phase 2 food list

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. This put a severe limit on fruit and natural sugar sources, during the induction period.

Phase 2 of the Atkins diet 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 carbohyrate pasta-bombs, unfortunately.

All Phase 1 Foods Are Allowed
All of the foods from the phase 1 food list are allowed in phase 2.

What’s New In Phase 2

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)
Nuts
Seeds
Berries
Beans
Dairy

Related: Atkins tips for completing phase 1

Phase 2 – Nuts & Seeds

Peanuts
Cashews
Walnuts
Almonds
Pecans
Pistachios
Pumpkin Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

Not Allowed
Chestnuts
Nutella
Nut Spread Products w/added sugar

Phase 2 – Low Carb Fruits

Blackberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Cherries
Cranberry Sauce
Cantaloupe
Honeydew

Not Allowed
Watermelon
Processed Fruit w/added sugar

See Also: 10 super easy strawberry smoothie recipes

Phase 2 – Beans & Peas

Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Kidney Beans
Butter Beans
Soybeans
Black Eyed Peas
Chickpeas
Split Peas
Hummus
Edamame

Phase 2 – Dairy

Cottage Cheese (Full fat)
Ricotta Cheese
Greek Yogurt
Whole Milk

Not Allowed
Low Fat Dairy Products
Non Fat Dairy Products

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