Here’s a day of typical meals on the Eco-Atkins diet, adapted from a 2009 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Unsweetened soy milk
Tofu scramble (sunflower oil, extra firm tofu, sweet red peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, sliced hazelnuts)
Yves Veggie Chick’n Burger
Tofu salad with sunflower oil and vinegar
Stir-fry (sunflower oil, extra firm tofu, mushroom, eggplant, onions, sweet red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower)
Here’s a breakdown of the nutritional content of a typical day on Eco-Atkins, alongside recommendations from the government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Because this diet is highly individualized, these figures are approximations. Diet figures were calculated by U.S. News using ESHA Food Processor software.
|Saturated||6%||Less than 10%|
(total except as noted)
19-30: 28 g.
31-50: 25 g.
51+: 22 g.
19-30: 34 g.
31-50: 31 g.
51+: 28 g.
|Sodium||1,345 mg.||Under 2,300 mg., under 1,500 mg. for 51+|
|Potassium||3,360 mg.||At least 4,700 mg.|
19-50: 1,000 mg.
51+: 1,200 mg.
|Vitamin B-12||7.44 mcg.||2.4 mcg.|
|Vitamin D||3.03 mcg.||15 mcg.|
Recommendations apply to adults 19 and older except as noted. Recommended calories assume a sedentary lifestyle. g.: grams. mg.: milligrams. mcg.: micrograms.
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The macrobiotic diet mimics vegetarian and vegan eating approaches. Dieters can expect to eat lots of organic, whole foods on this diet.
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