I have been asked if the Atkins diet really works, the answer to that is for some people it may work for others it does not. I can only tell you of my experience. I was asked by a friend of mine to help her son as he weighed a massive 21 stone, I took this on because I wanted to test this as I was a little sceptical.
He trained with me everyday for eight weeks resting on the weekends and only eating meat, such as bacon, sausage,beef burgers, chicken, turkey, pork etc..... You must stay away from bread and potatoes. After eight weeks of training with me, he lost 14lbs. The down side to Atkins is that you get so sick of eating meat that you soon revert back to potatoes and bread. He just couldn't keep it up!
Needless to say that I couldn't stick to just meat.