The Atkins Diet Gives Itself a Makeover

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Do you remember The Atkins Diet? It was, to refresh your memory, that proto-Paleo, egg-eating, butter-happy diet that made low-carb believers out of much of America (at least until they got sick of eggs and bacon for breakfast). Well, it’s back, and it’s a little more moderate, with a makeover gleam in its eye.

James Hamblin takes us through a tour of the new (and old) Atkins Diet, with a look back at how revolutionary it really was in the low fat-obsessed diet world. Like it or not, Atkins did help change the way millions of Americans think about fat in our food, and for that it can be thanked.

Read more: Salvaging Atkins: The low-carb diet flirts with reason by James Hamblin at The Atlantic