Does the Atkins Diet work?
The Atkins Diet is a fad diet, which is one that generally doesn’t work in the long-term. Many people who go on a fad diet lose weight in the short-term but end up gaining the lost weight (and often more) back over time. This is because fad diets are typically restrictive and can’t be sustained for life. One other potential issue with the Atkins Diet is that it’s a high protein diet. For some, this can cause problems, including kidney complications.