Atkins Diet

This story will change your thinking about diets.


Noah Altman, Contributor


The Atkins Diet is a low-carb diet. It was created by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, who made the best selling book on it. The diet was initially unhealthy and demonized known as saturated fat content. However, the studies show that saturated fats are innocuous. With the reduction of carbs and the increase of proteins, making you eat fewer calories. 

Pros & Cons


  • Weight loss
  • Hearty eating plans
  • Steady sugar level


  • Reduced in fruits and grain intake
  • Possible side effects
  • Restrictive

The 4 Phases

  1. Induction: Under 20 grams of carbs per day for two weeks. This kick starts the weight loss.
  2. Balancing: Slowly add more Nuts with small amounts of fruits.
  3. Fine-Tuning: When close to goal weight, add more carbs to slow down the weight loss.
  4. Maintenance: Here you can eat as many carbs as your body can tolerate.

Typical Day’s Meal

Eggs Bacon Salads/Vegi Meat Salmon
Monday * * *
Tuesday * * *
Wednesday  * *
Thursday * * *
Friday * * * *
Saturday  * *


Long Term Consequences


The long term consequences for Atkins Diet is losing weight loss after one year. The side-effects of the long term starts of with headaches and muscle cramps. 



Scientific/ Nutritional Accuracy

The nutritional accuracy for the diet is being healthy with salads, meat, eggs and bacon.


My opinion of the Atkins diet is that I think it is healthy. One reason why is probably the “Salmon” because salmon is my favorite meal. Another thing I think this is a good diet is because of the ways you have to work the diet.



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