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Atkins Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid

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The Atkins
Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid
is based on the writings and work of Dr. Atkins
and, for the first time, graphically depicts in traditional “food pyramid”
language what Dr. Atkins championed for more than 30 years.

Based on Dr. Atkins’
work, the pyramid emphasizes a wide range of protein sources and nutrient-dense
carbohydrates
, such as most vegetables, certain fruits, nuts, dairy products
and whole grains, that have a low impact on blood sugar. One of the benefits
of this approach is that the average American can follow a controlled-carbohydrate
lifestyle, eat until satisfied and achieve a healthy balance of fats and other
nutrients — all without having to count portions or calories.

It is well worth
noting that this is the first food guide pyramid to take into account the impact
of increasing physical activity on optimal nutrition. What better positive
reinforcement for the many health benefits of improved fitness than the ability
to enjoy an even broader range of food options as you increase your physical
activity?

Perhaps as importantly,
the Atkins
Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid
should dispel the many myths and misconceptions
about Atkins that have prevented more people from using this effective solution
to weight control. The visual imagery of the Atkins pyramid and its accompanying
information should provide clarity to those who misunderstand the Atkins program
and mistakenly believe that eating many vegetables and fruits is not an integral
part of doing Atkins properly.

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