The Atkins diet was created by cardiologist Dr. Robert C. Atkins back in the 70s and became known as the “steak and eggs” diet due to the high fat and protein and low carbohydrate approach it promoted. The focus in today’s version of the Atkins diet is to get the body to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat for energy and it is regarded by many as the original low carb diet.
The Atkins diet is right for you because you don’t like the idea of counting calories and you want to eat foods that you can really get your teeth into. You’ve tried other diets that restricted your calorie intake but you often felt hungry and slipped back into old eating habits, so the big bonus for you with the Atkins approach is that you get to eat more calories and still lose weight without ever feeling hungry. Bring on the steak cooked in butter!