Does Atkins really work?
The Atkins Diet method claims to be effective for weight loss and for proper maintenance of a healthy heart. Because this method focuses on low carbohydrate intake, it can lower the bad cholesterol in the body’s system while increasing the good cholesterol level. And because the body has limited supply of carbohydrates, it becomes dependent on the stored body fats for energy. This, in turn, will result in a decreased body weight.
Atkins will not work if you are doing it "off and on". That is because there is no such thing as doing Atkins off and on. You must stick with it for it to work.