I can remember when the Atkins diet came out years ago. Hell, I think I was a little kid.
Most of the public in general and the vast majority of the medical community either laughed, scoffed, or freaked out and warned about how horrendous to your health this "ridiculous" diet was.
Now look at 'em.
Just last week I heard on the radio that TGIF is offering an Atkins-friendly low carb menu! What?! Offer a menu that incorporates the ideas and concepts of a "fad diet" (in the old way of thinking)?
And the medical community has finally conceded that there are definitely merits to the program.
I personally have tried it, and was amazed at how fast the weight dropped, but that was long before I knew about the importance of measuring body comp along the way, so who knows how much LBM was lost at the same time. My guess is probably not much.
I prefer a modified lower carb plan like T-Dawg 2, because I know that I definitely put the weight (fat) back on way faster than I thought I would once I resumed my regular diet. And that's even with making sure that the carbs were kept lower than what I used to consume pre-Atkins. But it sure did feel good for awhile!
That being said, all I can say is props to the late Dr. Atkins. The generally fat American public finally found something to help them shed a few pounds.