The Atkins 100® plan is a low-carbohydrate diet focused on consuming 100 grams of net carbs/day (net carbs = total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols). It is an easy and flexible yet carbohydrate-conscious approach to a long-term, healthy lifestyle. While it’s not a ketogenic plan like Atkins 20® and Atkins 40®, the net carb level achieved within Atkins 100® is ideal for those looking to maintain their weight and achieve their overall wellness goals.
Patients following this plan can expect to experience the following:
- Higher carbohydrate distribution throughout the day: 100 grams of net carbs are spread evenly across meals and snacks, easily allowing for one to two servings (or carbohydrate exchanges) at each eating occasion.
- Flexible eating patterns: Patients are encouraged to choose carbohydrates from the full spectrum of food groups and can easily adapt and align their choices to fit within a variety of healthy eating patterns, including a Mediterranean, vegetarian or DASH-friendly diet.
- A lasting lifestyle: This level of carbohydrate intake is approachable and maintainable. Patients can include their favorite foods from any food group throughout the day, including occasional indulgent treats.
Atkins 100® may be best for patients who:
- Wish to live low carb lifestyle and maintain their weight
- Prefer the widest variety of food choices
- Are breastfeeding with the goal of maintaining weight
- Are pregnant
Download the Atkins Eating Personality Guide to determine which Atkins plan is right for your patient.
The Atkins 100® Solution
The latest science continues to support the many health benefits of a low carb approach to eating, far beyond just weight loss. Simply reducing carb and sugar intake by two-thirds over the “Standard American Diet” helps avoid the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
While many diet trends can be vague in their approach, a new book, “The Atkins 100 Eating Solution” will provide patients with a clear-cut way to control carb intake with 100 grams of net carbs a day and show how to make delicious and satisfying food choices that lessen their impact on blood sugar levels. This personalized approach is a way of eating your patients can follow for life.