Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1974
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I started Atkins about two months ago, weighing a huge amount (I'll never tell how much, but it was serious). I have stayed on induction for the past two months, pretty much without falling off. It's not that I have such great will power...I don't. But I really have absolutely no craving for carbohydrates or sweets, this from a convinced dessertophile. The net result is that in two months, I've shed about 34 lbs and gone down four pant sizes. My goal weight is still far off, but I feel better than I have in years.
For Atkins to work, you have to be pretty religious about it I think. I have not found induction at all restrictive, except that I do miss fruit, especially apples. I also have found that exercise is not an option with this diet...it's essential, as the Dr. claims. The combination is more effective than diet or exercise is alone. Between the two, the health benefits of this lifestyle have been enormous. I had a blood workup done about 6 weeks into the program and it was excellent. My cholesterol was down fewer than 200 for the first time in 12 years, my heart rate was a healthy 72, and my cardio health was excellent.
There are things to watch out for on this diet. The water-drinking requirement should not be taken lightly. It flushes out the kidneys, which is pretty important in a low carb diet. Also, forcing yourself not to cheat is also pretty important. The yoyo effect of a dessert on the weekend can be pretty tough...it's as if you are starting and stopping a diet over and over again and that's tough on your body.Read more ›
I have two friends who lost 40 pounds (him) and 60 pounds (her) on this diet, their blood pressure normalized, and their cholesterol count actually went from high to normal in 6 months. I have another friend who told her doctor she was going on the diet, he warned her not to. In three months she came back, her blood pressure was almost normal, after being very high, and she felt better than she had in years. Her doctor told her to keep doing whatever she was doing, because it was working.
Another friend went on the high carb/ low fat diet. She did lose at first, but was hungry all the time and gained the weight back and more when she went off of it. There are people who do well on this kind of low-fat, high carb diet, and Atkins talks about this and why.
No diet is for everyone, each of our bodies are unique.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
As expected - new condition,. A great book to show the history behind the Atkins diet - for people considering following Atkins it is best to read the newest book The New Atkins... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jacquelyn Miller
Don't try this diet unless you are 30-40 pounds overweight. I much prefer Fit for Life by the Diamond family for a healthy way to loose weight.Published on Nov. 7 2002 by hairpin
I purchased this book in 1999. I have lived on this diet for the last two-three years. Within the first two months I dropped 30 pounds and as long as I follow the principles that... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2002 by Becky
I have been doing atkins since August 2001 and I have lost 53 pounds. It really does work. I am obese person who weighed in at 350 pounds when I started with a thyriod problem... Read morePublished on Dec 16 2001
Dr. Atkins has just rehashed his old work. Same old thing. The diet doesn't even work. Ugh. Save your money.Published on Oct. 24 2001
For some reason this diet seems to work much better for men than women. My husband quickly lost 20 lbs. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2001 by Laura Jacobson
I began the Atkin's diet over a year ago and lost 30lbs in just over a month. I have kept the weight off too! My migraines disappeared and my depression is gone. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2001
Okay, I keep hearing all of these AWEFUL things about the Atkins diet -- About long term consumption of high levels of fat and protein and what devastating effects it has on your... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2001