It's the same. So, you can learn a lot about it by going to their site --e.g.,
Originally Posted by 9606
Atkins, on the other hand, limits carbohydrates (sugar), so the body burns fat, including body fat, for fuel. This approach leaves the body steadily fueled, and weight is lost, even when more calories are being consumed. Steady fueling also means more constant energy levels all day long, and less hunger and cravings! You can actually lose weight while feeling full! The science behind the Atkins principles has been proven by over 80 clinical studies!
While most know of it as a weight reduction diet for calorie-counters (and a lifestyle as you never go off of it) it also represents the latest thinking when it comes to training for endurance events. Back in the day, folks thought that pounding down a plate of spaghetti before a long bike ride was what the doctor ordered but no one believes that anymore. I worked with a dude that participates in triathlons and pays for trainers and dieticians to help improve his performance and they understand that your body needs to learn to burn fat for fuel during an event like a triathlon. His breakfast was pretty much not much more than a wad of sliced turkey. Something like bread is anathema. On a low-carb diet, protein and fat in any amounts are okay but no carbs except for things like berries. The South Beach or Mediterranean diet is essentially an improved Atkins --e.g., bacon is out as leaner meats are in and substituting more fish for red meat is healthier...