Some information about the Atkins diet - please note that this is the Adkins website - but may as well share:
Reprinted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atkins_diet):
The Atkins diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet created by Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association published by Gordon Azar and Walter Lyons Bloom. Atkins stated that he used the study to resolve his own overweight condition. He later popularized it in a series of books, starting with Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution in 1972. In his second book, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, he modified parts of the diet but did not alter the original concepts.
Reprinted from Zongoo.com Daily Press & Consumer Information
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