Atkins Nutritionals Inc.

Atkins Nutritionals Inc.

February 08, 2011 08:30 ET

Healthier Lifestyle and Saving Money Among the Top Goals for Canadians This Year

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Poll: Most Canadians Desire a Healthy Lifestyle

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - In a recent study conducted by Leger Marketing on behalf of Atkins Nutritionals Inc., adopting a healthy lifestyle (68 per cent), saving more money (57 per cent), as well as losing and keeping off weight (48 per cent) were among respondents' top three goals for 2011.

The survey comes on the heels of a new and improved website and weight-loss kit developed by Atkins and available at – making losing weight and keeping it off even easier for Canadian consumers.

Atkins is a Lifestyle

"The Atkins lifestyle offers a range of tools to make it easy for people to lead a healthier lifestyle. Thousands of people already experienced the benefits of the Atkins lifestyle, which has been proven through scientific research, to be the most functional, portable and successful weight loss program online and worldwide," says Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition Communication and Education at Atkins Nutritionals. However, according to the findings, 35 per cent of Canadians consider the Atkins diet to be a "fad" with only 12 percent believing it to be a lifestyle change. Heimowitz is not surprised. "At Atkins, we believe that adopting a happy, healthy and holistic relationship with food and your body is the key to sustaining weight loss in the long term," she says. 

Despite the many myths surrounding the Atkins diet, the program has been around for over 40 years with more than 50 published scientific studies supporting Atkins for its ability to help people lose weight while improving health.

The Atkins website,, is refreshed with new recipes, a weight-loss tracker, a custom meal planner and an online community portal for members on

Leger Marketing omnibus poll methodology:

The survey was completed on-line from Monday, January 10th, 2010, to Wednesday, January 12th, 2010, using Leger Marketing's online panel, LegerWeb. A sample of 1508 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, were surveyed. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ±2.5%, 19 times out of 20.

About Atkins

Atkins Nutritionals Inc. is a leading player in the multi-billion dollar weight control nutrition category and offers a powerful lifetime approach to weight loss and weight management. The Atkins Nutritional Approach™ focuses on a healthy diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and refined sugars and encourages the consumption of lean protein, fibre, fruits, vegetables and good fats. Backed by research and consumer success stories, this approach allows the body to burn more fat and work more efficiently while helping people feel less hungry, more satisfied and more energetic.

Atkins manufactures and sells a variety of nutrition bars and shakes designed around the nutrition principles of the Atkins Diet. The Atkins line of products appeals to a broad audience of men and women who want to achieve their weight management goals and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Atkins products are available throughout Canada, the United States and internationally.

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