Not that long ago, the Atkins Diet delivered weight-loss results that left customers content on leaving the carbohydrates on the table. Protein, protein, protein was preached to the degree that hamburgers became bun-less and an extra helping of bacon replaced any toast or English Muffins.
Atkins, of course, is the diet plan that is devoid of starches and urges those who follow in these potato- and rice-less diets to eat only protein.
The principle behind the Atkins Diet plan proves potent. Typically, a heavy dose of mashed potatoes and a heaping helping of French fries results in excess poundage. The increase in protein as part of a healthier diet certainly bodes well, too, as protein is directly related to muscle growth.
But lean chicken breast, low-fat ground meat and turkey are truly what Atkins ordered when dishing the dirt on his low-carb diet craze. That type of high-protein meal plan is truly what defines the Atkins Diet -- in terms of the optimal way to follow it.
The issue with the Atkins Diet doesn't come from the actual meal-plan or mentality that drives the diet. The Atkins Diet derailed in popularity thanks to over-anxious dieters who went too far to the extreme.
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