Atkins diet basics

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This diet is called Doctor atkins, who explains that our body is easier to burn carbohydrates than proteins, therefore, it transforms carbohydrates into energy and stores proteins in the form of fat.
This causes our body to always take carbohydrates to generate energy, however, if we decide not to take them and eat pure proteins and almost no carbohydrates, the only energy supply you will find will be fat stores.

With this diet you lose a lot of weight if you follow it to the letter and you don't take too many licenses. It allows eating foods that are frequently prohibited in other diets, such as proteins and fats and in this case prohibits the most consumed, vegetables and legumes.

Allowed and prohibited foods

The Atkins diet clearly marks several food groups that we can consume, we emphasize that the diet consists of the consumption of 90% protein and fat.

Allowed foods

  • red meats, sausages
  • eggs
  • fish Seafood
  • butters, margarines, oils, mayonnaise
  • milk creams, whole yogurt, cheeses, etc.

Forbidden food

Carbohydrates will gradually add to the diet as they go overcoming the phases of the diet. At first, they are obtained from vegetables, completing with the remaining 10% 100% food.

  • Bread and flour
  • pasta and rice
  • vegetables
  • sugars
  • milk
  • fruit
  • high fiber vegetables

Fiber consumption is reduced to the maximum because it prevents the absorption of fat in the intestine. The green vegetables are limited to 50 grams per meal.

Diet criticism

This diet has been highly criticized due to the high consumption of proteins and fats that have been shown to be very harmful to health. How are those that affect the good circulation of the arteries raising the danger of suffering from the heart.

La no fruits and almost no vegetables they result in a lack of many essential minerals and nutrients. And finally, the lack of fiber causes problems of constipation so the cleansing of the body does not occur as it should.

Broadly speaking, the Atkins diet is not one of the healthiest we can find on the market, it is designed for those more carnivorous people and fewer female farmers, so to speak, because as can be seen, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is almost non-existent.


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