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The Atkins Diet phases and instructions. Atkins Diet program is a low-carb, high protein eating plan in which refined carbohydrates are not permitted. There are three basic phases: Induction, Ongoing Weight Loss and Maintenance. The level of permitted carbs increases as you progress through these diet-stages, but carbohydrate remains something of a problem-food, and readers are warned that fruit-eating will always be ?somewhat risky.?The aim of thie initial 14-day induction phase of the diet is to induce a state of ketosis, in which the body begins to burn fat for fuel (instead of carbs) and weight loss is rapid - typically between 2-8 pounds in the first week. There is almost no carbohydrate at all in the induction phase - just three cups of green salad per day, or two cups of salad and one cup of non-starchy green vegetables: a total of 20g of net carbs. This means no milk or yogurt, no whole-wheat breads or cereals.