Definition of Atkins diet in English:

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Atkins diet

Pronunciation: /ˈatkənz ˌdīət/


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A diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates, prescribed for weight loss.
Example sentences
  • Does this mean that low-carb, high-protein diets like the Atkins diet are ideal for diabetics?
  • The Atkins diet cuts out carbohydrates and boosts consumption of protein without having to avoid fatty foods.
  • Then there's the Atkins diet, which is one of many that advocates a higher protein, lower carbohydrate menu plan.


1970s: after its originator, cardiologist Dr. Robert C. Atkins (1930–2003) and his book Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution (1972).

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Syllabification: At·kins di·et

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