The four-step Atkins diet final part is the Lifetime maintenance phase or Atkins for Life. This phase is designed to maintain your target weight. You should be out of ketosis by now, and discover the amount of carbs you feel best on and maintain your goal weight.
You have reached your body for life and now You will maintain it. Avoid the common end-of-diet mindset that can return You to previous habits and previous weight.
Your Goal: Stick with the Atkins diet for life, to remain healthy and avoid gaining weight.
The last Atkins maintenance phase is where the dieter learns to accommodate his new lifestyle goals for a lifetime of healthy carbohydrate - friendly dieting. A change of lifestyle is required for the Lifetime Maintenance to take its full effect.
Atkins diet phase 4 continues the rest of your life as you continue to use the Atkins way of eating to maintain your healthy weight.
Begin Atkins Maintenance phase following the discovery of your "tipping point." Continue making healthy food choices and maintaining the carbohydrates you eat (according to the Pre Maintenance amount you determined) on a week-to-week basis. Follow Atkins diet rules!
Allowed: A bigger range of food is allowed once you have achieved your weight loss objective.
Drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
Carbohydrate consumption is increased a bit more as well. You have found Your "tipping point."
This will be the number of carbohydrates you can eat without gaining weight, and is your Atkins Carbohydrate Equilibrium (ACE).
Weigh yourself at least once per week, and select a healthy weight range that works for you.
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