New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great Paperback – Mar 2 2010
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"For once, a book where the scientific facts outweigh the hype and where the results fulfill the promise. Once you have read the book, your diet and lifestyle will never be the same." -- Dr. William J. Kraemer, professor of kinesiology, University of Connecticut
About the Author
Dr. Eric C. Westman is the Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University, the Vice President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, is on the editorial board of Nutrition and Metabolism and has penned articles for numerous peer reviewed publications. He is an expert in low carb diets, diabetes and obesity, and insulin resistance.
Dr. Stephen D. Phinney is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at UC-Davis. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He has twenty-five years of clinical experience as a director of multi-disciplinary weight management programs and has contributed to books and peer reviewed articles and is an expert in low carb nutrition and metabolism, fatty acids, inflammation, and the metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Jeff S. Volek is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. He is an associate editor at both The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and the Review of Diabetic Studies. He has contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications and is an expert on low carb diets, exercise and nutrition, weight loss and dieting, and dietary supplements.
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N.B. If you join Atkins on line they send you free Meal Bars and the Carb Counting book that they sell on Amazon for free and its up to date, not like the old one they sell here.
Two years ago, we both realized we had to change our lifestyles in order to achieve lasting results. Although a confirmed carboholic, I decided to give Atkins a try - and haven't looked back since. I've dropped over 20 kg and nearly 25 cm from my waist - and kept them off! Our energy levels are (and were throughout the programme) excellent.
My health is markedly improved - good cholesterol (which was always dismal) is dramatically improved and triglycerides are great. My blood pressure is substantially better and I've been able to eliminate my blood pressure meds.
The low-carb living book explains why (based on extensive research) conventional wisdom is absolutely incorrect - especially misinformation around dietary fats. The book is hard to get and for some reason very expensive in Canada, but very worthwhile reading if you can get it.)
For those who love their carbs (which we did), the diet may seem like a hardship. But it's surprising how the desire for carbs has all but vaporized (OK, so I cheat a couple of times a year and have pizza, but that's OK!)
One issue I did have with the way the book was written was the concept of the 'Atkins Edge'. I intend to re-read the entire book so this may not be a completely valid complaint however it appears the writers are attempting to hijack the term 'ketosis' and rebrand it as "The Atkins Edge". I'm not a fan of any person or company labelling a natural physical process with their brand. If the term is ketosis, call it ketosis. Unless, maybe we can rename all the phases of the process. Let's see here, we can start by following, "The Atkins Diet". This brings us to a state now known as, "The Atkins Edge". And we finish this cycle with, "The Atkins Crap"... rinse and repeat.
Aside from that, not a bad book at all...
The changes in this book include that: lean meat is okay to eat, there are more vegetables on induction, there are 2 paths in phase 4, and there are vegetarian options.
I'm not a fan of the idea that losing a ton of weight per week is healthy, nor that soy products or rice cheese is a health food, or that Splenda or saccharin or protein bars are health foods, and I disagree that 370 - 625 of protein foods a day is NOT a high protein diet! I also don't agree that commercially farmed grain-fed meats and commercial diary products are health foods and found it disappointing that pasture-fed meats etc. weren't talked about in the book.
This book is not as good as the original Atkins book. The focus is more on pushing the exclusive Atkins brand and products than on explaining the science here. It reads a bit like it was written by marketers, trying to twist Atkins a bit to make it fit a wider audience more easily. It lacks the passion of the Atkins books, from the man himself, as well as proper scientific information. It is uninspired and maybe over-simplified and would be in no way as convincing to those who had not read the previous books. It claims to be a whole movement on its own rather than part of one. I'm not sure Dr Atkins would approve of all of the statements in this book.
While the Atkins diet is hands down better than any low-fat or low calorie diet out there, it is not one I would recommend to others any more. I feel there are better ones out there, which take the best of what Atkins has to say and go a bit further with making it a really healthy diet.Read more ›
It's 3 weeks and I'm down ten pounds; its a great feeling.
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I returned this book. Not as good as the original written by Dr. Atkins.Published 2 months ago by Audrey Edmond
Very informative and it really helped me in getting back in shapePublished 8 months ago by Michael Stocco
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