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 Publications and Research on Atkins DietLow- and high-protein diets do not alter ex vivo insulin action in skeletal muscle. - Published by PubMed
Dietary intake and nutritional status in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. - Published by PubMed
Improving compliance in adults with epilepsy on a modified Atkins diet: A randomized trial. - Published by PubMed
Defining the Optimal Dietary Approach for Safe, Effective and Sustainable Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults. - Published by PubMed
Low- and high-protein diets do not alter ex vivo insulin action in skeletal muscle. - Published by PubMed