If you're new to the Atkins Diet, getting through the first month or two can be a bit confusing or overwhelming. I get a good amount of email from people who are just beginning a low-carb diet plan and are confused about the way it works. For some people, the diet isn't living up to their expectations. Instead of buying Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution and reading it, they are trying to implement the diet from what they've read online.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of tripe on the internet. Same goes for the media. Everyone thinks they know what a low-carb diet plan is and what it can do to you. The Atkins Diet isn't bacon and eggs, greasy cheeseburgers, and T-bone steaks. Fears vary but range from Atkins causing kidney problems and high cholesterol levels to low-carb, high-protein diets being responsible for gallstones and heart attacks.
Most of what you hear or read online is a myth, misconception, or pure marketing hype.
Very little of it is true -- and that includes the miraculous claims of how quickly and easily you're going to lose weight by drastically lowering your carbs. Dr. Atkins' diet is healthy, safe, and nutrient dense, but it does need to be followed correctly. It isn't magic. Although beginners often experience quick weight loss . . .