Popular diet plans also known as Fad diets are step by step procedures to lose weight and maintain it. There are many diets popularly used all around the world. The Atkins Low Carb Diet is clearly a “DIET” not a Lifestyle program any more than body builders pre-contest and offseason diet is. Sure you will experience rapid amounts of weight loss (mostly water weight) but you will then dip into serious fat stores for energy and when you introduce the carbs you may bounce back up in weight (fat and water retention) again.
That is the toughest question you are going to have to face as weight loss and diet information is rampant and leads to confusion with complicated rules, and ends up being way too consuming for many to embark on. Heck even nutritionists are wrong from time to time or are branded and following the trends not the science and proven theories of their own (people lie, not numbers, pictures and weight loss results).
The best answer I can suggest is to get a professional coach, a full time nutritionist, and an educated trainer or spend years, months and thousands of dollars going back to school and become the nutritionist and weight loss diet pro for your family.
That is why you’ll hear people say “The Atkins Diet worked for me, I’m probably going back on it to lose the weight again” If you ever hear someone say they need to go back on the same diet they were on before to lose the weight they gained back, that’s a diet you don’t want to try because chances are it’s not a good program that you will want to stick to for the long term.
In fact it is downright painful and can only be done in a trial and error format which leaves you frustrated, confused and often times a skinnier fatter version of your former self or with no energy to even bother trying the next hot diet that Oprah Winfrey suggests will work for you.