What You'll Eat
On the Eco-Atkins Diet, you get 31 percent of your daily calories from plant protein, 43 percent from plant fats, and 26 percent from carbs. Beyond that there are no strict rules, but most followers eliminate all animal products. Meeting protein needs focuses on beans, nuts, high-protein veggies, and grains like couscous and pearl barley. Fat favors healthy choices such as nut butters, seeds, avocados, and olives. For carbs, starchy options like white bread, rice, potatoes, and baked goods top the Eco-Atkins "don't-eat" list; fruit, vegetables, whole-grain cereal, whole-wheat bread, and oats are recommended instead.
You can find lots of Eco-Atkins recipes online, as well as guidelines for following the diet and finding ways to get enough of all the important nutrients, like vitamin D and potassium, in which Eco-Atkins dieters may fall short. Here are a few resources:
Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 13, 2013