Atkins Diet - an effective weight loss program

Low carb diets have become very popular among all classes of the society, form famous to not-so-famous, when it comes to loosing weight. One of the best known in this diet category is the Atkins low carb diet, founded by Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1960's. The theory behind this weight loss program is that the carbohydrates (and not fat) contribute to gain in weight. As stated by Dr. Atkins, if you reduce the amount of carbohydrates you take in; your body will be reduced to burning its own fat for energy. This process is called ketosis, which can also affect insulin production and reduce the amount of new fat that is formed. The result can be a dramatic weight loss in those who follow the Atkins low carb diet carefully, especially in the first six months on the program.


The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine. We encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician or nutritionist if they have any concerns regarding health issues related to diet, personal image and any other topics discussed on this site. Neither the owners or employees of nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.


What low carb plan have you tried the most?
Atkins Diet
South Beach Diet
No White Diet - no white flour, potatoes, white rice
No sugars, high sugar fruit, starchy vegetables
I created my own low carb plan
Total votes: 1076

User login