Robert Coleman Atkins (October 17, 1930 – April 17, 2003) was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Diet, which requires close control of carbohydrate consumption and emphasizes protein and fat as the primary sources of dietary calories in addition to a controlled number of carbohydrates from vegetables.

The commercial success of Atkins’ diet plan led Time to name the doctor one of the ten most influential people in 2002.[1] The Atkins diet has been described as “one of the most popular fad diets in the United States”.

Books in order by series:

  • Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution Bantam, 1972
  • Dr. Atkins’ Diet Cookbook Bantam, 1974
  • Dr. Atkins’ SuperEnergy Diet Bantam, 1978
  • Dr. Atkins’ SuperEnergy Diet Cookbook Signet, 1978
  • Dr. Atkins’ Nutrition Breakthrough Bantam, 1981
  • Dr. Atkins’ Health Revolution Houghton Mifflin, 1988
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution M. Evans and Company, 1992
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook M. Evans and Company, 1994
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter. New York: M. Evans and Company, 1996.
  • Dr. Atkins’ Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook Simon and Schuster, 1997
  • Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature’s Answers to Drugs Simon and Schuster, 1997
  • Dr. Atkins’ Age-Defying Diet St. Martin’s Press, 2001, 2002
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution M. Evans and Company, 2002
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution New York: Avon Books, 2002.
  • Robert C. Atkins for Life: The Next Level New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
  • The Essential Atkins for Life Kit: The Next Level Pan Macmillan, 2003.
  • Dr. Atkins’ Diet Planner M. Evans and Company, 2003 | Vermilion, 2003.