Atkins is high protein, high fat. It works.
Peter D’Adamo has segregated us into blood types and each blood type has a specific diet.
Atkins will only work on blood type O. But 50 % of the population is blood type O. So it looks like it works.
But blood type A is the opposite. Blood type A will feel absolutely terrible on Atkins. It is the worst set of foods that an A can have.
Here's what he says in a nutshell, but you should read it for yourself.
A: be a vegetarian.
O: eat everything God made and nothing that man made.
B: eat all the stinky cheeses you can find, but no pork, chicken, wheat or uncultured dairy.
AB: a varied diet in moderation.
American blood types: O 50%, A 40%, B 9% and AB 1%.
In India the B's are around 40%.
I agree. Even as a young girl, my family dubbed me the carnivore. I thought inventing steak-flavored gum would be a good idea. LOL!
I’ve never been overweight my whole life and have low cholesterol and BP. Carbs just simply never appealed to me that much. It’s what works for me, though I realize everyone is very different in their dietary needs.
AHA used to advise low fat, high protein. It works well, too.