It was developed by Robert Atkins to resolve his own obesity problem.
The Atkins Diet comprises of the following four stages -
► Induction - The dieter has to restrict the carbohydrate intake.
► Ongoing weight loss - Some healthy carbs can be gradually added to the diet plan.
► Pre-maintenance - The carbohydrates can be added until weight loss is achieved.
► Maintenance - Continuing the healthy eating habits for lifetime.
While on Atkins diet one can eat low carbohydrate vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, pumpkin, turnips, cauliflower and tomatoes; most protein foods like meat, seafood and eggs; and healthy fats like olive oil for cooking.
Besides weight loss, Atkins diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease. However, some research has indicated that Atkins diet may endanger the kidneys, result in dehydration, or lead to other health problems.
Latest Publication and Research on Atkins DietDietary therapies for epilepsy. - Published by PubMed
Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet and Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of This Conflicting and Yet Unknown Association. - Published by PubMed
Glycemic index treatment using Japanese foods in a girl with lennox-gastaut syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Transitioning pediatric patients receiving ketogenic diets for epilepsy into adulthood. - Published by PubMed
Medium-chain Triglyceride Ketogenic Diet, An Effective Treatment for Drug-resistant Epilepsy and A Comparison with Other Ketogenic Diets. - Published by PubMed