Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, M.D.
"The Atkins Diet" is a high protein weight loss diet which emphasises the benefits of high protein foods and the dangers of carbohydrates.
In fairness, the Atkins diet has been unfairly painted as an "all cheeseburgers, no vegetables" plan. True, the early "induction" phase (2 weeks) drastically restricts carbohydrate consumption - a few leafy greens and no fruit - but then more carbs are allowed. So within 6 months you may end up eating a reasonable amount of carbohydrates, even though the diet counsels you to avoid certain carb-foods, like white breads, white potatoes, and white rice, forever.
Even so, the criticisms of leading dietary bodies and weight loss experts imply that this high protein plan is yet another fad diet.
Consider this, for example:
WEIGHT LOSS Recent Studies of Atkins Diet
Recent (albeit small-scale) studies suggest that the Atkins Diet may be less harmful and more beneficial than supposed. A futher long-term study is underway. This should help to clarify the health and safety issues of the Atkins Diet.
WEIGHT LOSS Atkins Diet