Are you keen to try a low-carb diet but not sure where to start? Whether you want to lose weight or boost your gym results, cutting down on refined carbs can help you meet your goals. But it’s important to do it as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Tried and tested
Enter the Atkins diet, a science-backed, tried-and-tested, low-carb diet that’s low in sugars and rich in healthy proteins, fats and vegetables. Forget all the myths you’ve heard about high-protein diets, Atkins isn’t about cutting carbs completely; it’s about removing the ‘bad carbs’ – sugary, refined carbohydrates such as white bread, biscuits and crisps. You can still eat green, leafy vegetables and protein such as chicken, salmon or steak, plus healthy fats such as avocado, oils and cheese. If you’re vegetarian, swap meat for beans, pulses, tofu, eggs and cheese.
Do you struggle with food cravings? There’s good news. By following the Atkins diet, you’ll feel less hungry, thanks to protein-packed meals
rich in healthy fats. By following a low-carb, low-sugar plan, your blood sugar levels will stabilise, preventing cravings and helping you lose weight. You’ll soon feel slimmer, healthier and more energised. And there’s more good news.
Going low-carb doesn’t mean saying goodbye to treats. The Atkins diet offers a range of snack bars suitable for anyone following a low-carb lifestyle. Whether you want to refuel after the gym or a quick afternoon pick-me-up, one of these tasty bars will do the trick.
Atkins bars are low in sugars and carbs, so you can enjoy a treat between meals and still stay on track with your eating plan. There’s a delicious range of flavours, including Chocolate Peanut Caramel, packed with peanuts and topped with a chewy layer of caramel; Chocolate Brownie, an indulgent bar made with dark chocolate that has 50 per cent fewer carbs than a regular brownie bar and Chocolate Break, a wafer treat with 75 per cent less sugar than regular wafers.
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The Atkins range
Here are some of our favourite low-carb treats from the Atkins bar range:
Fudge Caramel (£2.19, 60g)
Chocolate Peanut Caramel (£1.49, 60g)
Chocolate Coconut (£1.49, 35g)
Chocolate Break (£3.25, 3 x 21.5g)
Chocolate Decadence (£2.19, 60g)
Chocolate Brownie (£2.19, 60g)