Definition of Atkins diet in English:

Atkins diet

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  • 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.


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

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