Dr Robert Atkins was the first nutritionist to challenge the common view that weight gain is caused by overeating. He was the first to point out that no matter how much energy we consume, it is the hormones that decide whether this energy will be stored or released.
Atkins Diet allows unrestricted consumption of all protein based foods, such as meat and cheese, while severely restricting carb-based foods: it forbids sugar, bread and fruit, and even limits vegetables.
Atkins Diet is divided into phases of various durations, with different foods allowed and forbidden in each, in varying quantities. Because of this, a lot of people find the Atkins Diet too complex to follow.
For Atkins Diet to work, you have to follow it for the rest of your life.
How does Diet of Nature compare to Atkins Diet?
Atkins Diet is a distant relative of Diet of Nature.
Both are based on the principle of changing your energy conversion system from energy (fat) storage to energy release (fat burning).
While I agree 100% with Dr Atkins on what is wrong with the way we eat, I don’t necessarily agree with all his solutions (especially allowing unlimited consumption of saturated fats). As distinct from Atkins Diet, Diet of Nature allows (reasonably) unlimited consumption of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, while limiting agricultural meats and dairy.
I addition, Atkins Diet is much more complex and difficult to follow than Diet of Nature. Foods are divided into many categories, they may or may not be eaten at various phases. Carbohydrates have to be measured, weighted and counted… For this reason, most people make mistakes in following Atkins Diet, and ultimately fail to reach their weight loss goal.
With the Diet of Nature there are no phases, no weighing, measuring or counting of anything, ever. It just has a simple set of principles you can read in an hour and implement into your life today.