You’ve done it! You’ve reached your goal weight and you’ve stayed there. It a wonderful achievement, and something that should be really proud of. Phase 4 is all about helping you enjoy your healthier, low carb life in the future – and keeping you at the weight you’re happy with.
Keeping your Atkins edge
You know the ins and outs of low carb living off by heart by now, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the work doesn’t stop just because you’ve hit your goal. If you keep the carb balance that you’ve refined over the last weeks and months, there’s nothing to stop you staying at your goal weight indefinitely.
If you do have a period where things slip and you gain weight or your cravings come back, don’t panic. You can get back your ‘Atkins edge’ by simply dropping your carb in take by10 to 20 grams to regain control.
Going forward, you can continue to eat the same variety of foods you enjoyed in Phase 3 with one slight adjustment – your fat intake may go down as your carb intake increases.
Being active is important to for a balance, healthy lifestyle. If you’re not already exercising, now is the perfect time to get moving. As well as reducing your risk of a number of illnesses, it’ll help you keep the weight off.