If you browse the shelves of your local grocery store or pharmacy, it will seem as if every commercial weight loss diet has its own unique “diet bar”.
They’ve become so popular that dieters have just come to expect that there will be a diet bar available to them – on whatever diet they are following.
And, I’m happy to say, the Atkins diet is no exception.
Atkins diet bars come in a whole range of flavors and styles, and can be eaten at any time of the day (or night).
Why has the diet bar become so popular?
Even just over a decade ago the idea of a diet bar would have seemed preposterous, but now we often take them for granted. The Special K diet has its own branded bars, as do Slimming World, Slimfast and the Cambridge diet.
The reason they have become so popular is because a diet bar is a handy, grab and go food that you can easily include within your daily Atkins diet food list.
The major selling point that ready to eat bars have over other diet foods is that they are always going to be a known quantity – the calorific and nutritional values have already been worked out for you in advance.
Diet bars are the ultimate in weight loss convenience foods.
Just as regular cereal bars have become best-selling alternatives to a bowl of cereal in the morning, diet bars can fill those moments when you feel in need of a snack.
If you feel peckish mid-morning, or on your way home from work, these bars can give you a high protein boost and revive flagging energy levels.
And, because they are all individually wrapped they are easy to carry about in your purse or briefcase, and they won’t go stale.
With most other diets, the diet bar comes as a welcome relief to the monotony of the food you have to eat – think about it, if all you are permitted to have are three bland shakes a day, then a chewy diet bar every now and then must taste like manna from heaven!
But with the Atkins diet plan, because you have such a wide variety of foods to choose from on the diet food list, then Atkins bars are more like treats than meal replacements!
The bars contain less than 7 g of net carbs per bar, they are high in protein and low in sugar. Most can be eaten during all four phases of the Atkins diet plan, just a few are restricted during the Induction period (Phase one).
Depending on which site you visit, (US or UK), the Atkins products range will vary slightly. This list looks at what both sites have to offer.
A whole range of Day Break Bars from Atkins Nutritionals
The bars in this range are made from high fiber and whole grain ingredients.
They have been designed to be eaten at breakfast, but you can eat them at anytime of the day! The cleverly combined ingredients will give you a great boost at the start of the day. The list of varieties include:
If you click the picture, you will get to Amazon.com, where you will find the different bars. Below you will also find a collection of the different bars available on Amazon.
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, crunchy granola with chewy cranberries. A good source of calcium with sunflower seeds, peanuts and delicious dried cranberries.
Chocolate chip crisp
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, sweet tasting bar with chocolate chips and a chocolate base.
A good substitute for all dieters that miss the taste of chocolate cereals at breakfast.
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, hazelnuts and chocolate.
This gets a 5-star Amazon review, with dieters commenting on how much it tastes like a candy bar – but without the guilt!
Vanilla fruit and nut
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 5 g net carbs, a mix of raisins, walnuts, peanuts and almonds with a vanilla drizzle.
The delicious hints of vanilla and crunchy nuts make this a truly satisfying breakfast Atkins bar.
Advantage bars from Atkins Nutritionals
If you want to satisfy a sweet craving, and lets face it sometimes we all do, the Advantage range of Atkins bars is the place to look.
Caramel chocolate nut roll
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, a mix of peanuts and caramel covered in sweet chocolate. Tastes just like a candy bar, and has a 5 -star Amazon rating.
Caramel chocolate peanut nougat bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, a smooth peanut flavor nougat, topped with caramel and nuts and dipped in rich chocolate. Just as tasty as a Snickers bar, but with fewer calories. One of the most popular Atkins bars.
Caramel double chocolate crunch bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 4 g net carbs, crunchy chocolate flavor center with a layer of caramel and double coated with chocolate. With 10 g of fiber and 12 g of protein this is a deliciously filling snack.
Caramel fudge brownie bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, chocolate brownie center with a creamy fudge topping, and coated in rich chocolate. You don’t need to feel left out with this Atkins bar, rich in flavor and low in carbs it’s an Atkins favorite.
Cashew trail mix bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 5 g net carbs, a mix of raisins, almonds, peanuts and cashews on a chocolatey base. A high protein nutty bar with only 3 g of sugar, and a bit of added crunch.
Chocolate brownie bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, chocolate brownie center, coated in rich chocolate. A delicious after dinner treat that won’t pile on the pounds.
Chocolate chip cookie dough bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, cookie dough center coated in milky sweet chocolate. The next best thing to cookie dough ice cream (in my opinion).
Chocolate chip granola bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, crunchy granola with chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Eat this bar for breakfast if you have a sweet tooth.
Chocolate decadence bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, chocolate center and chocolate outside – what more can you say?
This is an Atkins bar for all you chocoholics out there.
Chocolate hazelnut crunch bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, crunchy center and a rich chocolate coating. This Atkins bar contains a whopping 19 g of protein and only 1 g of sugar, could it be the perfect low-carb bar?
Chocolate peanut butter bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, one of the most popular Atkins bars, creamy peanut butter and a sweet chocolatey coating. Nothing is more American than peanut butter, and this Atkins bar provides that all important mouth-watering taste in a low carb package.
Coconut almond delight bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, chewy sweet coconut and almonds coated with delicious chocolate. This exotic flavor Atkins bar is a good all rounder, sweet enough for sugar lovers but still high in protein and fiber.
Cookies n creme bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, dark cookie center topped with cream and dipped in chocolate. With 15 g of protein and just 1 g of sugar, this Atkins bar is a treat. Moist, chewy and very filling.
Dark chocolate crunch bar/Dark chocolate decadence bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 4 g net carbs, chocolate flavored soya crisp center and a dark chocolate coating. An Atkins bar for lovers of dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate almond coconut crunch bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 3 g net carbs, almonds and coconut on a layer of smooth dark chocolate. A great afternoon snack, with only 180 calories.
Marshmallow mudslide bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, crispy chocolate flavor bar filled with marshmallows, pecan nuts, and choc chips, drizzled with chocolate.
I have been known to cut this up into chunks and eat with cream as an after dinner dessert!
Orange and chocolate bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 1.9 g net carbs smooth orange flavored chocolate center and indulgent chocolate coating. A bit of a UK flavor combo, this Atkins bar is really rich and deliciously smooth with a hint of orange.
Peanut butter granola bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 3 g net carbs, smooth peanut butter teamed with crunchy granola. A great energy booster, just 210 calories with 14 g of protein.
Peanut fudge granola bar
Can be eaten in phases 1-4, 2 g net carbs, granola and peanuts dipped in a chocolate fudge coating. With 19 vitamins and minerals and only 1 g of sugar, this Atkins bar is a great source of nutrition.
Sweet and salty almond crunch bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 4 g net carbs, roasted sunflower seeds, almonds and roasted peanuts held together in a sweet coating. Full of protein and fiber, a crunchy filling Atkins bar with just the right flavoring of salty and sweet.
Endulge Bars from Atkins Nutritionals
Endulge Atkins bars are all about luxury, they have been specially created to taste just like their high carb, high fat, candy rivals.
But with over half the calories and fewer carbohydrates they are much better for your health than the alternatives. They are available in the following flavors:
Caramel nut chew bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 2 g net carbs, caramel, peanuts and nougat dipped in chocolate. At just 130 calories this Atkins bar is a mouthful of happiness! Deliciously chewy, moist and extremely filling.
Caramel peanut bar/Peanut caramel bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 2 g net carbs, nutty filling, caramel top and coated in chocolate. Another peanut based snack in the bars range – sweet and nutritious with only 135 calories.
Chocolate caramel mousse bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 2 g net carbs, light chocolate mousse center and rich caramel topping encased in sweet chocolate coating. Light and fluffy mousse and soft caramel, this is another Atkins bar favorite.
Chocolate coconut bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 3 g net carbs, sweet coconut filling in a chocolate coating. This bar tastes just like a Mounds or Bounty bar – a moist coconut center with rich chocolate on the outside.
Milk chocolate crisp bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 2 g net carbs, milk chocolate with crispy soya pieces. I know it is part of the Endulge range but sometimes I have one these for breakfast – it’s like having a bowl of Cocoa Krispies – no, actually it’s better because it’s low carb and only 140 calories!
Peanut caramel cluster bar
Can be eaten in phases 2-4, 3 g net carbs, a nougat center dipped in caramel and rolled in peanuts.
This Atkins bar is one of a kind! They are not just popular with Atkins diet followers either – diabetics highly rate these as a tasty low carb snack.
How to get all those yummy bars
Atkins bars can be bought online from the Atkins homepage or through other internet outlets such as Amazon (as you can see on this pages links). They are also widely available from grocery shops and pharmacies.
Yep, these bars are a handy snack to have on you for when you need a bit of extra energy, or if you have to skip a meal. They are great for satisfying a sweet tooth and are full of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Using them as part of your Atkins diet plan is easy.
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