Atkins diet

noun trademark in the US a high-protein, high-fat diet in which carbohydrates are severely restricted.
Origin
1970s: named after the American cardiologist R. C. Atkins.

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  • Atkins Diet{™} — a weight loss programme developed by Dr Robert Atkins (1930–2003) which involves restricting the amount of carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, etc, that you eat and replacing them with more protein and fat, such as meat, butter, etc. People who… …   Universalium

  • Atkins diet — UK [ˈætkɪnz ˌdaɪət] / US noun [singular] a programme for losing weight by eating foods that contain a lot of protein or fat and few foods containing carbohydrate …   English dictionary

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  • the Atkins Diet™ — [the Atkins Diet] a weight loss programme developed by Dr Robert Atkins (1930–2003) which involves restricting the amount of ↑carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, etc, that you eat and replacing them with more ↑protein and fat, such as meat,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atkins Nutritional Approach — Atkins Nutritional Approach, popularly known as the Atkins Diet or just Atkins , is a well known low carbohydrate diet created by Dr.Robert Atkins from a diet he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association and utilized to resolve his… …   Wikipedia

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