Atikins diet plan

What to do:

The Atikins diet plan is a low carbohydrate method. The avoidance of carbohydrates in your diet is structured to keep your body from adding weight. The method includes eating less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.

Free Meats and Cheeses:

The following meats and cheeses have no carbohydrates. Using the atkins diet plan you may eat as much of the following items as you wish.


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


Not Bad Vegetables:

A serving of these salad vegetables has 10% or less of your daily carbohydrate limit. Therefor you can eat up to three cups of these without worry.

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

Other Vegetables:

These vegetables have more carbohydrates than the ones above. You’ll want to limit your intake of these to about 1 cup per day.

  • 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

These foods are high in carbohydrates and should be avoided:

  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Sugars
  • Candy
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Anything with Flour
  • Non-diet soda
  • Juice
  • Fruit
  • Potato (potatoe if your name is Dan Quayle)
  • Chips
  • Alcohol
  • Beer (dammit this diet is no good!)

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