Dr. Robert Atkins and the Atkins diet books

The high fat low carb ketogenic diet was popularized by Dr. Robert Atkins, author of “Dr. Atkin’s Diet Revolution” and “Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution.

He defended his approach against those who were horrified at the notion of generous amounts of beef and butter and appalled at his no-bread, no-cereal diet rules. Since the creation of his original books, Dr. Atkins wrote additional guides to the low carb lifestyle, including “Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health” and “Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook.”

Today his legacy is carried on by the Atkins company, with new books that have updated the original plan with more fiber and emphasis on healthy fats:

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