Atkins Bar Pros And Cons

There are three different categories of Atkins bars available on the market today: Advantage, Day Break, and Endulge bars.

Atkins Diet Advantage Bars and Day Break Bars are perfect for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack.

Atkins Advantage is a perfect bar for the Atkins bar diet, it is deliciously satisfying, replaces many important vitamins and minerals that are eliminated during Atkins diet.

The Atkins Advantage and Day Break bars will serve as a great snack (if you like the taste) and will help keep you from feeling hungry all day long. However, those following the Atkins diet won’t have those sharp hunger pains very often, but it's always nice to have something in reach when it comes time to eat and it’s just not possible take the time to have a meal.

Atkins Endulge Bars are for your sweet cravings!

Atkins Endulge bars taste just like your favorite candy bars, but there’s only 1 gram of sugar – which means no guilt. It is another step closer to your goal!

Atkins Bar Pros:

Eating them is a great way to stay full for a few hours.

Bar is for a meal replacement and energy.

No sugar added, no hydrogenated oils, high in protein and fibre, packed with vitamins and minerals.

It is the lowest or one of the lowest bars you will find in terms of amount of carbohydrates with 2 - 7 g Net Carbs and 120-240 calories per bar.

It is very, very soft even after keeping it in the refrigerator.

One very noticeable quality of the Atkins Advantage Bar is their strong delicious smell.

The package opens very easily.

The bar is delicious! It is really, really good and if you are on the Atkins diet and haven’t had them you will want to buy them.

Great for Atkins diet, other low carb diets, low glycemic diets and diabetics.

Bars are suitable for all phases of Atkins diet.

Atkins Bar Cons:

They are very expensive.

I would not recommend these for children because of the high amount of fat unless you talk with your doctor first.

These bars are not really for those who don't follow the Atkins way of life.

Experts believe that claims made in the labelling of the products could mislead consumers over the carbohydrate content.

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Let’s Compare Atkins Diet Bar and Mars Bar

Nutritional Content Per Serving Size 1 Bar:

Atkins Advantage Caramel Chocolate Peanut Nougat Bar

Energy 170 Calories

Protein 10g

Carbohydrates 18g (3g Net Carbs)

Fiber 15g

Sugar 1g

Fat 11.5g

Mars Bar

Energy 234 Calories

Protein 4.05g

Carbohydrates 31.35g (30.35g Net Carbs)

Fiber 1g

Sugar 26.05g

Fat 11.5g

Carbs – Fiber = Net Carbs or "Digestible" carbs


  • During the Atkins diet, this is a wonderful treat, but other than that specific audience, this bar is expensive and unnecessary.

  • Anyone wanting to add the Atkins Advantage bars should make sure these are in line with where they are in adding back some carbs to their diets.

  • The Atkins Advantage bars are good, but they may not be good for the first two weeks of the program.

  • The Atkins bars will be good later in the diet and might be a very handy thing to have around.

  • Those who are going through OWL should make sure that they know that all of the ingredients are okay with their particular step up the carbohydrate ladder.

  • Unlike other manufacturers of low carbohydrate products, the Atkins Nutritionals does test its products for blood glucose rise in actual people. "Results are likely to vary in a diabetic population where blood sugar control is abnormal."

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