The diet: Atkins
The philosophy: When you eat too many carbohydrates, your body burns some of those carbs for energy and stores the excess carbs as fat. When you eat fewer carbs, your body begins burning fat as its primary fuel source.
The basic rules: Cut out bad carbs, including white flour and sugar, and fill up on lean protein and vegetables instead.
Best for: Those looking for fast weight loss and uncomplicated meal plans
Bad for: Bread lovers!
Ease rating: 4/5
Health rating: 3/5
The pros: Hassle free, easy-to-follow, fast results
The cons: Bad breath, quick weight gain if you fall off the Atkins wagon and carb cravings
Discover more at: www.atkins.com
Read more at: Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C Atkins
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