Atkins Diet 2020
The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate fad diet devised by Robert Atkins.
The diet is marketed with questionable claims that carbohydrate restriction is critical to weight loss.
There is no good evidence of the diet’s effectiveness in achieving durable weight loss and it may increase the risk of heart disease.
The Atkins diet is a kind of low-carbohydrate fad diet.
Fructose (for example, as found in many industrial sweeteners) has four calories per gram but has a very low glycemic index
and does not cause insulin production, probably because β cells have low levels of GLUT5. Leptin, an appetite-regulating hormone,
is not triggered following consumption of fructose.
This may for some create an unsatisfying feeling after consumption which might promote binge behavior that culminates in an increased blood triglyceride level arising from fructose conversion by the liver.
Preferred foods in all categories are whole, unprocessed foods with a low glycemic index, although restrictions for low glycemic carbohydrates (black rice, vegetables, etc.) are the same as those for high glycemic carbohydrates (sugar, white bread).
Atkins Nutritionals, the company formed to market foods that work with the diet, recommends that no more than 20% of calories eaten while on the diet come from saturated fat.