Definition of Atkins diet in English:

Atkins diet

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noun

( trademark in the US)
A high-protein, high-fat diet in which carbohydrates are severely restricted.
More 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.

Origin

1970s: named after the American cardiologist Robert C. Atkins (1930–2003).

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