The Atkins Diet


The Atkins Diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet promoted by Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association published by Dr. Alfred W. Pennington, titled "WEIGHT REDUCTION", published in 1958. Atkins used the study to resolve his own overweight condition. He later popularized the method in a series of books, starting with Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution in 1972. In his second book, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution (2002), he modified parts of the diet but did not alter the original concepts.

can eat

"rich" meat, eggs, cheese, red meat, fish(shellfish), vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds, whole grains, cook with butter, mayo w/tuna, olive oils

cant eat

high fatty foods, no refined sugar, saturated fats, milk, white rice, white flour, white potatoes, pasta and stay away from proccesed foods.

purpose of diet

In his early books such as Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Atkins made the controversial argument that the low-carbohydrate diet produces a metabolic advantage because "burning fat takes more calories so you expend more calories".The Atkins diet involves limited consumption of carbohydrates to switch the body's metabolism from metabolizing glucose as energy over to converting stored body fat to energy. This process, called ketosis, begins when insulin levels are low; in normal humans, insulin is lowest when blood glucose levels are low (mostly before eating). Reduced insulin levels induces lipolysis which consumes fat to produce ketone bodies. This diet claims to reduce appetite, help weight maintenance, promotes good health; it can help with heart health, better memory function + other wellness benifits