Atkins diet fruit allowed

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When following Atkins, you will not consume fruits for the first two weeks on Induction. The Atkins low carb diet moves from Induction to Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL) after the first two weeks and some fruits are allowed. Moving from OWL into Lifetime Maintenance on the Atkins low carb diet means even more healthy fruits can be incorporated into your daily menu. Fruits tend to be high in natural sugars like fructose, but there are a few that have enough fiber to counteract most of the carbohydrates in the fruit.

California (Haas) Avocado

Most people include the California Haas Avocado in the vegetable category but avocados are fruits. ON the Atkins low carb diet, avocados are allowed during Induction and throughout OWL and Lifetime Maintenance. California Haas Avocados have 6.0 grams of carbohydrates and 4.2 grams of fiber for ½ an avocado. The "net" carb impact, the only carbs counted on the Atkins low carb diet, are 1.7 per ½ an avocado.

Fresh Raspberries

The wonderful, bright flavor of a fresh raspberry is a welcome boost for dieters following the Atkins low carb diet. Fresh raspberries have 7.1 grams of carbohydrates and 4.2 grams of fiber per ½ cup serving. The "net" carb impact is 3.0 carbs per ½ cup - perfect for use on Induction, OWL and Lifetime Maintenance on the Atkins low carb diet.


Rhubarb is a unique fruit with an extremely low carb count. A ½ cup serving of Rhubarb contains 2.8 carbohydrates and 1.1 grams of fiber. The "net" carb impact for dieters following the Atkins low carb diet is just 1.7 carbs.

Fresh Whole Strawberries

Whether blending up a low carb green smoothie or enjoying a serving of whipped, sugar-free cream on top of a sweet fruit base, strawberries are acceptable on the Induction, OWL and Lifetime Maintenance phases of the Atkins low carb diet. Fresh whole strawberries have just 5.1 grams of carbohydrates and 1.7 grams of fiber. Total "net" carb impact is a minimal 3.4 grams of carbs.


In the OWL and Lifetime Maintenance phases of the Atkins low carb diet, more than 20 grams of carbs (Induction level) are allowed. Guava offers an excellent source of fiber for a relatively low "net" carb impact. Just ½ cup of Guava contains 9.8 carbohydrates and 4.5 grams of fiber, leaving the "net" carb impact at 5.3 grams per ½ cup serving.

Fruit is not something dieters following the Atkins low carb diet will have to give up forever. Some fruits are just plain terrible for low carb dieting and others offer a good source of fiber to keep constipation, common with low carb dieting, at bay and menu plans bright, colorful and tasty.

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Re: atkins allowances (just FYI)

2005-07-08 07:09:17 by wondering_woman

(all quoted from here except for my comments in parens)
How the Atkins Diet Works
The first two weeks of the Atkins diet is termed the "induction" period. During this time, dieters are permitted to eat no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. This translates into a diet consisting of nearly unlimited meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, cheeses, oils, butter, margarine, bacon, and sausages. The 20 gram carb limit is generally derived from trace amounts of carbs in sauces, dressings, cheeses and a couple cups of lettuce greens or vegetables daily. During these two weeks, participants are not allowed to have any milk, fruits, grains, cereals, breads or "high glycemic index" vegetables such as potatoes, peas, corn and carrots

Paleo Diet views

2013-03-22 14:08:11 by 2cool2

I have type 2 diabetes and have been trying to lose weight for several years now. I gained 80 lbs while pregnant with my daughter (who is now 5) and have been unable to lose it. I have tried Weight Watchers, where I did lose 20 pounds, but it was excruciatingly slow - took me 6 months. Then I went off the diet and regained all of it in 2 months. Now I am trying the paleo diet, as it seems a little more my speed than Atkins. With Atkins I lost 30 pounds in one month, but just could not stick to it. On the paleo diet at least I can eat fruit and veggies (which I love) along with the meat.

You don't need to eliminate carbs like on Atkins

2007-08-29 14:12:57 by unclemax

Just eliminate refined carbs which are basically sugar and flour. Whole unground grains would normally be OK, except with IBS grains are not allowed on the SCD diet. There are lots of veggies,fruits,nuts, beans (if prepared according to instructions) that are "legal" on the SC Diet. You would just have to adjust the SC Diet to also fit PCOS diet, for instance you should only eat fruit with a meal, and avoid fruit juice:

Completely normal

2003-07-26 00:40:58 by willpass

The first days of a controlled carb diet are often difficult as your body switches over. It is important that you do not eliminate ALL your carbs. Eat the full 20 grams allowed in the form salad and vegetables. Drink PLENTY of water, and I guarantee you will wake up one morning around the fifth or sixth day feeling like a million bucks. The energy surge is incredible, and has not waned at all for me in the 6+ months I have been low carbing. I don't follow Atkins, but rather eat between 25-30 grams of carb per day in the forms of fresh veg and fruit, with small amounts of some whole grains and legumes from time to time

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