Atkins Diet: The Ultimate Guide

 The ketogenic diet may currently be the low-carbohydrate "it" diet for weight loss, but its predecessor, the Atkins diet, is the original version of this restrictive approach to eating. "Atkins and Keto are low-carb diets that can promote weight loss, diabetes control, and heart health," says Vanessa Rissetto, RD, a nutritionist based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Aside from keto being much more fat than Atkins, a key difference between Atkins and Keto, according to Rissetto, is "that you gradually increase your carb intake in Atkins". In the meantime, he adds, "carbohydrates remain very low in the ketogenic diet". This allows your body to stay in ketosis and burn ketones for energy. "

Atkins 20 is for people who:

Want to lose more than 40 pounds (lb)?

Has a waist measurement of more than 35 inches (women) or 40 inches (men) or

Do you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes

Atkins 40 is for people who:

You want to lose less than 40 pounds

You are pregnant or breastfeeding and want to lose weight.

It requires a diet with more food choices.

Atkins 100 is for people who:

You want to keep your current weight

Are pregnant

You are breastfeeding and trying to maintain your weight.