The Atkins diet is a weight loss plan that restricts carbohydrates. By restricting carbohydrates drastically to a mere fraction of that found in the typical American diet, the body goes into a state of ketosis, which means it burns its own fat for fuel. Ketosis may cause side effects such as bad breath and constipation. On the Atkins diet, dieters eat almost pure protein and fat. Read more: Atkins Diet Article
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