I’ve been watching what I eat, eatting less, and working out 2-3 times a week. But I know a lot of people that are doing or have done the Atkins with great results.
Low carbohydrate diets, in particular the Atkins diet, have recently become widely publicized in the media. An article by Gary Taubes in the New York Times Magazine started this trend in the media, which continues to give these diets a very high profile. Celebrity adherents have added to the glamour and appeal of low carbohydrate diets. Thousands of dieters have adopted low carbohydrate diets even though the diets challenge conventional nutritional and medical advice. Dieting is a controversial issue – people invest time and effort into their diet of choice and do not like to see it portrayed as unhealthy or based upon crackpot science. In spite of this, low-carb diets must be held up to rigorous scientific scrutiny to determine whether they actually improve health and help people manage their weight or if they are just a tool of an industry that profits from telling people what they want to hear. [kuro5hin.org]