Phase 3: T-minus 10 pounds and counting.
Phase 3 of Atkins is called Pre-Maintenance. By now, you've lost so much weight, you're only 10 pounds from your goal. Is it complicated? Not at all – basically you keep adding carbs, keep losing weight and keep gaining control.
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The Objectives of Pre-Maintenance
By the time you move to Phase 3 of the Atkins Diet, you’ve clearly learned how to take control of your appetite and are probably enjoying a greater variety of carb foods. Best of all, you’re just 10 pounds from your goal weight.
The Basics of Pre-Maintenance
Once you’re in Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance, you’ll follow pretty much the same drill you did in Induction and Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL) so as to stay in a primarily fat-burning mode.
Trouble Shooting in Pre-Maintenance
Trouble Shooting in Pre-Maintenance: This Phase gives you more freedom and more control as you get ever closer to your goal.
What You Can Eat in this Phase
You should be saying “Wow.” And if you’re not, we’ll say it for you. Wow, you’ve made it to Phase 3 and you know what that means – you’ve almost reached your goal. Now it’s time to slow your weight loss and find your ACE.
Supporting You In Phase 3
Of course we will Support You During this Phase. Here are the answers to common questions about Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance, which acts as a bridge between weight loss and weight maintenance.
When to Take a Break from Weight Loss
Assuming that you’ve made every effort to get off a plateau and are feeling really frustrated by your inability to move forward, it may be time to make a change. Perhaps that change is just in your head.