About Atkins

An Approach Designed for Life

To promote a lifetime of healthy weight management and well-being, today’s Atkins Lifestyle offers an evidence-based approach designed around three essential elements: simplicity, versatility and sustainability. 

Simplicity. The key to effective and lasting behavior change is to minimize barriers. Without counting calories or fat, painstakingly weighing or measuring portions, or prohibiting pleasurable foods, the Atkins Diet triggers weight loss simply by reducing refined dietary carbohydrates. This strategy is both physiologically effective and easy for patients to understand and implement. 

Versatility. Food preferences, culinary heritage, physical activity levels, and nutrition needs are highly individualized – a diet plan should be, too. The Atkins Diet is flexible from start to finish. With three different programs to choose from, customizable meal plans, and adjustable starting points, health care professionals can work with each patient, individually, to create a personalized and tailored diet. As the weight comes off, health care professionals can shift the conversation to weight maintenance and work with patients to help them choose their best Lifetime Maintenance plan. 

Sustainability. The Atkins Lifestyle guides individuals toward their personal carb tolerance – referred to as their Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium (ACE) – the level at which one can maintain a healthy weight and low-carbohydrate lifestyle, long-term. With guidance and support from their healthcare team, patients are able to fine-tune their carbohydrate intake and make weight cycling a thing of the past.