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Atkins Diet - What can you eat?

To follow the Atkins diet you must eat very few carbohydrates and it must be kept to twenty grams a day a lists below will give you some guidance. Since you can eat as much proteins and fats as you like I will start with what you can eat

Eat as much as you want from
Meat beef, pork
Fish salmon, plaice
Shellfish lobster, crab
Cheese cheddar, cottage
Eggs all
Fowl chicken, turkey

Next is the list of foods you should avoid as they are very high in carbohydrates.

What not to eat

  • Cereals
  • (and all its types)
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Wheat
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Bread
  • Flour
  • Things high in sugar
  • Candy
  • Juice
  • Fruit
  • Potatoes
  • Chips
  • Fries
  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Whisky

Now is a list of vegetables split into two sections the first is those with higher carbohydrate levels where you can have 1 cup per day

High levels 1 cup

  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Beet Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Eggplant (aubergine)
  • Kale
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Rhubarb
  • Leeks
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • (courgette)
  • Okra
  • Pumpkin
  • Turnips
  • Avocado
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Pea Pods
  • Collard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Celery Root
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Artichoke Hearts

Lower levels 3 cups

  • Cucumber
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Fennel
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Endive
  • Radicchio
  • Chicory
  • Mache
  • Chives

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