VERY LOW CARB Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
WHAT YOU DO During the diet's initial phase, eat unlimited meat and fat, but no more than 20 g of carbs a day, or about one slice of bread
DON'TS For the first 14 days, no fruit, bread, pasta, grains, milk or even ketchup. You'll add a few carbs back later
THE CLAIM Low-carb levels trigger a state of ketosis, forcing your body to burn fat for energy
BOTTOM LINE Short-term studies show the diet leads to weight loss, but long-term health effects are unknown. A 53-year-old man sued the Atkins estate last...