When Dr. Atkins’ diet first became popular there were many critics who insisted that his claims were impossible, and his diet could not work.
His diet violated the laws of physics, many scientists and physicians said. People cannot eat a high calorie diet and lose weight because calories must go somewhere. Calories do not just disappear. When excess calories are consumed, they are converted into body fat. (“11 seaside chronicle summer 2014 by Seawolf – Issuu”) That was what conventional wisdom, and science, up to that point, portrayed as the truth.