I hate to be picking on you, since this is a comment that has often been made, but since you are the one who made the comment here, I want to see some evidence.
Who doesn't the diet work for?
We keep seeing this statement but without any factual support.
I only know 2 people that tried it. One of them didn't lose any weight, and her energy level dropped to nil. She changed to a high carb (lots of pasta), low fat diet and lost 30 lbs.
My dad was the other one, and although he lost 7 pounds in the month he was (strictly) on the diet, his cholesterol shot up through the roof, so he gave it up. (He's only about 15 lbs overweight anyway). His doc told him he's seen many people on Atkins, and the cholesterol problem was not a unique one.
He then switched to a diet of whole (not processed) grains, lots of veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds (although not too much), and fish .....and an occasional steak. Lost the rest of the weight, and his cholesterol levels dropped to normal.
lol.....and no, their cases aren't documented by the medical establishment, so I can't supply any "hard evidence."
But it's pretty obvious that people have vastly different metabolisms, constitutions, etc., so not every diet will work for everybody. ....and that includes Aktins.
Amazing ......a lot of folks have an almost religious attachment to this thing.