Stroll down the diet and health aisle of your local bookstore (if you still have one) and you’ll see a myriad of diet books that each claim to hold the secret of getting thin and staying that way. While high-protein diets are nothing new, the Atkins Diet really brought them back into the public eye after a long spell of low-fat plans. Due to the huge popularity of Atkins, other high-protein/low-carb diets seemed to sprout up overnight. All claimed that carbs made you fat and protein was the answer to your weight woes. These diets did vary to some degree and offered up varying nutrient percentages. While some eliminated entire food groups, others made more sensible recommendations. But are high-protein diets really the way to go? Just how much should you be eating?