A diet pioneered by Dr. Atkins, in which he emphasizes an extreme reduction in carbohydrates in one's principal diet to lose weight. The person on the diet is required to eat a certain amount of protein a day to help with repairs in musicle mass.

Critics painstakingly try to debunk the Atkins diet as being ridiculous and lame, but the science behind the diet doesn't lie. Since carbohydrates are your body's primary energy source, significantly reducing them causes your body to start burning it's second natural energy source: stored fat. When your body starts doing this, it's in a state called "ketosis." (Not to be confused with ketoacidosis, a dangerous conditions that diabetics can slip into if a certain blood-sugar level isn't maintained.)

Objective studies have shown that, over time, this diet is just as effective as any other diet.

Contrary to what the morons say on here, you ARE restricted in what types of proteins you consume, and you don't TOTALLY eliminate carbohydrates. You're simply eliminating the types that have a high impact on your blood-sugar level.

Furthermore, critics like to argue that consumption of high amounts of proteins and cholesterol while on this program have a detrimental effect on your health. This is almost always untrue. Since you no longer have excess sugar to burn (from your own consumption), your body changes over from a sugar-burning metabolism to a fat-burning metabolism. The excess fat and cholesterol consumed by you is simply burned away.
I lost 75lbs on the Atkins Diet.
by Lon May 12, 2005
1: A low carb eat whatever else you want to eat diet. Many people just eat less carbs on the diet forgetting the importance of getting off of their fat asses.
2: Another ideological table scrap for the intellectually starved.
Fuck this Atkins diet shit doesn't do anything, balanced diet and 1\2 hour of exercise a day! Idiots.
by Fit Trick August 26, 2004
a stinking heap of rotting bullshit
women: i tried the atkins diet and instead of losing 10 pounds i gain 7,000
by The Jizz King July 24, 2006
aka the fatkins diet. This diet consists of fat and meat. You basically walk around all day like zombie and your breath smells like paint chips.

You will see these dieters eating pork rinds and craft singles for snacks. And if they happen to lose control and eat some bread they will beat themselves in the head for about an hour. This type of eating causes extreme water lose, so the dieter pisses every 5 minutes.

This diet is one of those yo-you diets as in "Yo I lost 20lbs, but my heart is the size of a horses heart now."

I've also heard this diet called the "Sourdough Jack Diet".
The typical diet looks like this. One stick of butter for breakfast, pigs feet for lunch and wheel of cheese from Randalls.
by Snake75 June 07, 2005
A diet that was developed under a misunderstanding between complex carbohydrates, such as those found in whole grain, and simple cabohydrates, such as processed sugar. Causes halitosis.
The Atkins Diet is a poor alternative to cutting back on simple carbs and getting up and participating in regular excercise.
by Napoleon the Clown July 06, 2006
A crappy exscuse for a diet. People on it eat basically anything they want exept bread, pasta, fruit, and veggies.
Think it sounds stupid now? Well the guy who made it died of obesity!
The people who are actully stupid enough to go on it gain more weight than than they lose.
If you want to lose weight use slim-fast!
Someidiot: Jeez, I went on that Atkins diet and I gained 35 pounds. But I was only trying to lose 10.
Otheridiot: Yer lucky, I went on it and I gained 50!
by bitch#1 April 16, 2005
A marketing pitch used by Subway (like that 6g fat crap) and McDonalds to scam millions of judgement-lacking idiots into think a lard-packed, cheese stuffed, burrito or Subway Sandwich, with loads of mayonaise and unsalted butter topping it off will make them lose weight.
"Tonight, why not try our all new Atkins-approved supersized beef taco! With all of your favorite ingredients, barbeque sauces, mayonaise, excess poorly drained bacon, melted fatty-cheese residue from the dairy factory, and topped off with solid chunks of lard for that mmm mmm flavor!"
by Chang Tan June 17, 2004

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