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His groundbreaking weight loss book, Diet Revolution, was the first major work to prescribe a low-carbohydrate diet. The revised and updated Dr. Atkins' New. Looking for books by Robert C. Atkins? See all books authored by Robert C. Atkins, including Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, and Dr. Atkins Quick & Easy New. We asked the experts to evaluate'and enhance'four popular diets. Here's our assessment of diet book The All-New Atkins Advantage.
Atkins first wrote about his diet in the early 70's. I tried the diet and lost 15 pounds in the first two months. But then life took over, and being young and Italian, there was no way I was passing up bread, pasta and pizza.
Fast forward thirty five years later. My weight had ballooned up to pounds, even though I was working out at the gym days a week. I met a friend at the gym who had obviously lost Dr. I met a friend at the gym who had obviously lost a lot of weight.
I asked him how he did it. So I picked up a copy of Dr. The first two weeks are the hardest. This is not as hard as it seems, since there are so many foods with zero carbs, like chicken, pork, fish and beef. The trick is to cook with oil, or a cooking spray like Pam, which also has zero carbs.
Butter is OK too. Even though all pure alcoholic beverage have zero carbs too, they tell you to drink any liquor during the Induction Phase, because it raises your blood sugar, which stunts weight loss on this diet.
During the Induction Phase, your body goes into the state of Ketosis, which allows your body to burn fat at a higher rate. I conveniently tossed this rule out the window, and had one very dry vodka martini every night before dinner and one cognac right before bed.
I still lost 10 pounds in the first two weeks. During the next three Phases: Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance, you gradually increase your carb intake per day, peaking at grams a day, according to your metabolism.
By the middle of April, I had lost 25 pounds and got to my desired weight of Once I stepped on that scale I couldn't believe my eyes. My doctor approves of this diet and is encouraging me to stick with it. She is monitoring my blood work as well to make sure my cholesterol , blood pressure, and blood sugar keep coming down without medication. My husband who has been a type 2 severe diabetic is almost off of insulin and is down 20 pounds as well.
With results like these in 6 weeks I can't imagine how much better we will feel in 6 months or a year. Anyone who is in bad health and overweight should give this diet a try. I also like to look back myself and see where I was and how I was feeling at the time. Almost no exercise and when I say almost I mean like I took 2 walks in 12 weeks of 1 mile each.
I know I need to get better about exercise but with my job I have a wonky schedule and I am always finding excuses to avoid it.
So 40 pds and I was in love with this doctor! We decided for Easter if you read my review of The Doctor's Diet by Travis Stork you will notice that Easter was my downfall last year too that we would take a trip to Disney World.
I was going to be off plan for 13 days and anyone who knows low carb diets know that means a lot of water weight gain when you start eating carbs again. That's not counting the fat pounds you pack on. I ate everything big cheese burgers with a bun, huge sandwiches with bread, fries, and dessert was offered on our meal plan at lunch and dinner. That's not even counting the extra Mickey ears and Dole whips I consumed for snacks each day. After returning home I was terrified of my scale.
I finally but reluctantly stepped on them the morning after our return and was pleasantly surprised that I had only gained 7 pds. I restarted Atkin's induction phase that morning and in 5 days have lost 6 of the 7 pds I gained on vacation.
I assume most of this weight was water weight since it came off so easily. Now I'm on track and feeling great. This is definitely the best "diet" I have ever been on and I hope to move up the rungs through the phases and maintain on this diet for life. I love the food I eat on it. Cheeseburgers, wings, Tacos, Reuben casserole, steaks, tons of veggies, and even some low carb desserts. It's amazing and I have never eaten this well and felt full while losing weight.
After review the other book that I mentioned and this one I will say that this is the way of eating for me but if you want to keep your carbs the Doctor's Diet is fantastic too. Both prove to provide amazing results. I believe this one allows for more calories and a ton more fat which leaves more varieties of foods.
Both work! Both are healthy but you have to decide what's right for your body. Really interesting and I lost a ton of weight when I did this, felt great, etc. Problem is that you can't give a diet book five stars or i would.
He gets a horrible rap, but I was amazed to see how easy it was for people to cut the crap and trim down on it, no starvation required. Jun 23, Kevin O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its been much easier than I ever could have imagined.
I don't think this system is for everybody due to the vagaries of human physiology; we're not all the same, and this program will work much better for some, than it will for others , but you should give it a try and see if its for you.
It may very well have saved my life, and I felt several hundred percent better within a week of going on the Atkins plan. Before I lost more than literally a pound or two, I was already reaping enormous benefits in terms of increased feelings of goodwill, higher energy levels, etc.
The Atkins diet is more complex than you've probably heard, so I suggest acquiring a copy of this book before attempting it. Atkins New Diet Revolution is a book that puts you on a diet that really works.
Atkins first wrote about his diet in the early 70's. I tried the diet and lost 15 pounds in the first two months. But then life took over, and being young and Italian, there was no way I was passing up bread, pasta and pizza. Fast forward thirty five years later.
My weight had ballooned up to pounds, even though I was working out at the gym days a week. I met a friend at the gym who had obviously lost Dr. I met a friend at the gym who had obviously lost a lot of weight. I asked him how he did it. So I picked up a copy of Dr. The first two weeks are the hardest. This is not as hard as it seems, since there are so many foods with zero carbs, like chicken, pork, fish and beef. The trick is to cook with oil, or a cooking spray like Pam, which also has zero carbs.
Butter is OK too. Even though all pure alcoholic beverage have zero carbs too, they tell you to drink any liquor during the Induction Phase, because it raises your blood sugar, which stunts weight loss on this diet. During the Induction Phase, your body goes into the state of Ketosis, which allows your body to burn fat at a higher rate.
I conveniently tossed this rule out the window, and had one very dry vodka martini every night before dinner and one cognac right before bed. I still lost 10 pounds in the first two weeks. During the next three Phases: Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance, you gradually increase your carb intake per day, peaking at grams a day, according to your metabolism.
By the middle of April, I had lost 25 pounds and got to my desired weight of And I've kept this weight off, give or take a pound or two, for the next seven months, which takes us to today. The reason why I love this diet is because it's the only diet I know of where you can imbibe a few cocktails a day and still lose weight. The trick is, no mixers, except water, club soda, or diet soda.
Wine is a little tricky, since red wine averages 5 carbs a glass, and white wine 3 carbs a glass. So on Lifetime Maintenance, a glass or two of wine won't kill your diet, but don't drink more than that. As for beer, I was never a beer drinker, but Michelob Extra Light is only 1. Bud and Miller also make a very low carb light beer.
Even though I lost my desired weight, I will never go off the Atkins Diet completely. Once a month, I'll have a slice of pizza.
And once a month I'll eat a portion, or two of Dreamfields Pasta, which you can download at any large food store. But I pretty much stick to a diet of meat, fish, poultry, pork, eggs, bacon, cold cuts like ham, a few nuts, some cheese, green vegetables and tomatoes.
But no fruits or fruit juices, which are high in carbs some wise guy may say tomatoes are a fruit, but not to me. The bottom line, if you can forgo bread, deserts, pizza, and other foods high in carbs, like corn and carrots, the Atkins' Diet is one where you'll never go hungry.
And how many other diets can you make that statement about? Sep 26, Leanne Hunt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wouldn't have read this book except that my husband was advised by his doctor to try out the Atkins diet, and I'm glad I did. In fact, I was primed, because a well-known sports scientist had been talking about a low-carbohydrate eating plan on the radio and I had already experimented, with positive results.
I just wasn't aware that Atkins and low-carb meant the same thing. So many diets do the rounds that I am generally suspicious of "named" ones, as if the mere fact that they come with books I wouldn't have read this book except that my husband was advised by his doctor to try out the Atkins diet, and I'm glad I did. So many diets do the rounds that I am generally suspicious of "named" ones, as if the mere fact that they come with books and products makes them fads.
The book immediately addressed this issue and got it out of the way. After that, the case studies and explanations of how various processes in the body work convinced me that Atkins is a lot more than a deprivation regime.
In fact, I became increasingly excited and inspired. Both my husband and I finished reading the book within two weeks - which is proof of its readability - and we embraced the programme enthusiastically.
It gave us new hope for losing the weight we had been carrying around for years. A review should, strictly speaking, be about the quality of a book in terms of style and content. But I have to add that Dr Atkins brings something else to the mix - namely, his personal compassion for and commitment to overweight people.
This feeling of caring transmits itself to the reader, making you really want to succeed for health reasons and not just for the sake of a slimmer silhouette. In fact, after reading the book, that feeling of care had communicated itself to me, so that I wanted to help my friends and family see the benefits of a controlled carbohydrate diet as well.
Certainly, society has become obsessed with avoiding fat in dairy, meat and poultry, and it is immensely liberating to discover that fat actually trims your waistline and fuels your brain. Oct 12, Darrel Owen rated it it was amazing.
Great book for finally finding a way to lose weight and keep it off. I've lost 6 lbs. It's difficult to resist milk and bread, which I love, but I can work some of that back in once I get near my goal weight. I love that I can do t Great book for finally finding a way to lose weight and keep it off. I love that I can do this diet without feeling hungry and it also helps with my energy level as it keeps my blood sugar consistent. There's really a lot of great information about how the body works in this book, and I whole-heartedly recommend it.
I think it's important to dispel the notion that you can't have ANY carbs at all on this diet - that's not true. So, if your number is 60 grams per day, you can eat something less than that and still lose weight.
This allows for things like some nuts, grains, and fruit. The book is great and if you really need to lose weight, feel great, get your energy back and not be hungry, this is the best way of eating out there.
The way I figure it, if you're going to go on a diet, might as well do the one that works and also leaves you feeling satisfied. Yeah, you're going to miss those apple fritters, but you can't have those on any other diet either.
Every diet is going to make you give up something, whether it's specific food items or the amounts you eat. At least with Atkins, you're not hungry and craving stuff all the time. And it also is less worried about counting calories and just eating until you're satisfied, which, you'll find, will be on less food than you thought. Feb 06, Kholsu rated it it was amazing. Battling with my anorexia problems back in I could totally relate to this book.
I too made notes of every calorie and food type that would enter my body and the emotions I felt during the process of every mouthful. It became so extreme that it left me mentally scared even to this day and incapable of performing everyday activities. But finally, like a ray of light; I finally felt understood. All the variables such as; willpower, emotions and motivation playing major leads behind dieting; Battling with my anorexia problems back in All the variables such as; willpower, emotions and motivation playing major leads behind dieting; all my personal discoveries transcribed within the contents of this book; I truly felt connected.
But this book was greater than what I anticipated as it had all the answers to all the questions I had since ; why did I react the way I did? Why did my obsession with food take over my life? Why food became my enemy?. All the conspiracies about the flaws of such a diet programme has been greatly mislead, only till you read this book will you realise the truth about food and how to keep off the pounds safely.
It was a very interesting personal read for me which simultaneously tapped into former life; at times it even had me in tears. But I took away a lot of interesting facts and information to help boost my health without having the emotional breakdowns, because now I have the answers to my outbreaks and that alone is enough to deflect all signs of anxiety and paranoia.
Thank you Mr Atkins for reassuring my way of life and philosophy.
Many people don't lose weight on high carbohydrate, low fat diets. A of people think the Atkins Diet is "all meat, all fat", but reading this book, I can see it's not about eating protein all the time. He advocates salads, vegetables, fruits and low-carb desserts. In the most protein-heavy part of the diet, the Induction period, lasting about a week, he advocates two cups of salad daily.
It's actually healthier than the way most Americans eat. I would say most Americans don't eat two cups of sal Many people don't lose weight on high carbohydrate, low fat diets.
I would say most Americans don't eat two cups of salad a day. Atkins is a pretty healthy way to eat IF you follow what he says. Atkins has become a big business, but this book was written when Atkins was just about what Dr. Robert Atkins advocated. This is before a company was formed pushing their drinks, bars, and other quick meal ideas. This version the Atkins diet is in my eyes "easier" than later Atkins books, which talk about net carbs and phases.
Yes, it's a stricter way of doing the diet, but easier for average person to understand. This is a good reference for pre-diabetics, diabetics, and others who find a diet high in starchy carbs causes health ailments for them.
May 07, Ricardo Rubio rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People who want to understand how you lose weight. This book is awesome, it really blew the doors open to nutritional information.
This is the first diet book I read that really made sense and completely changed the way I look at food. Atkins guides you through choosing the right foods and you can't help but get excited to "go on Atkins". Everyone I know that has read the book has gotten really motivated and lost weight. It's a good blend of friendly advice, coaching, entertaining writing, and the credentials of a doctor that make this a ver This book is awesome, it really blew the doors open to nutritional information.
It's a good blend of friendly advice, coaching, entertaining writing, and the credentials of a doctor that make this a very good book.
Mar 10, Jodi rated it liked it Shelves: I read the 'New Diet Revolution' book in around and for 6 months or so it really helped me and my health and also helped me lose weight.
I'm not a fan though 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.
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 et I read the 'New Diet Revolution' book in around and for 6 months or so it really helped me and my health and also helped me lose weight.
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.
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.
I did really well on the original Atkin's diet with 20 grams of carbohydrate a day diet for 6 - 9 months or so.
I felt well and had no more hypoglycemia and lost a lot of weight. But after that 6 months was up my body seemed to really struggle with it, perhaps due to the fact I have severe metabolic, endocrine, and cardiac problems. When I finally went back up to 50 - 75 grams of carbs a day years later I felt so much better, and finally was able to start losing some of the weight that had crept back on on my super-low carb regime.
It was also a much more pleasant way to eat; being able to have 5 cups of veggies a day and a bit of fruit! I feel like staying on this super-low carb diet for so long delayed my health from beginning to improve as well, as it made my body work harder than it had to on food assimilation which of course leaves less metabolic energy and bodily resources left over for the work of healing.
Books such as Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life explain that eating very low carb and making your body convert proteins to carbs puts strain on the liver and uses up bodily resources, generates ammonia as a toxic by-product, puts a person at risk of glucose deprivation if the are ill or lacking in certain nutrients and makes nutrient deficiencies more likely due to lower fruit and vegetable intake.
Very low carbohydrate intake can also cause problems with vitamin C utilisation that may even lead to scurvy, as vitamin C is stimulated by insulin.
For these reasons they recommend eating an amount of carbs daily which is very close to how much the body actually needs; - carb calories daily or roughly 50 - grams of carbs daily. I agree with these authors that healthy people will likely have few problems converting one macronutrients to another such as protein to carbs, and carbs to fat but for those of us that are ill it is best to save your body the work and to eat foods in the appropriate macro-nutrient percentages to start with.
That just seems to make so much sense! I really regret staying on Atkins as long as I did. But I just couldn't accept that the book was wrong, or that what worked for a while so well might be no longer working somehow. My very poor health is now finally very slowly improving and I feel my dietary change is playing a significant role in that. Where Dr Atkins really excels is in his book on nutrients and orthomolecular medicine.
If you download one book with Atkins written on the cover, make it Dr.
Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs for sure! That is a real 5 star book. It is still one of the best there is on this topic. It is an amazing achievement by Dr Atkins. I still refer to it regularly. I think it has just been re-released as an ebook too. For books on eating low-carb and high fat, and how to eat the foods we were designed to do best with and so improve your health through diet, I instead recommend books such as Primal Body, Primal Mind: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy Primal Blueprint Series and Perfect Health Diet: I really liked this book because, although I no longer follow the diet as strictly as it requires I stopped it when I got pregnant and never went back , it really gives you a great foundation on why it's so important to limit "bad" carbs and how to implement better eating habits.
I used to eat pasta or bread with just about every dinner because I thought it was low fa I really liked this book because, although I no longer follow the diet as strictly as it requires I stopped it when I got pregnant and never went back , it really gives you a great foundation on why it's so important to limit "bad" carbs and how to implement better eating habits. I used to eat pasta or bread with just about every dinner because I thought it was low fat and therefore good for you.
Boy was I wrong. I lost weight on this "diet" and never looked or felt better. I also found the little area at the top of my glutes that only seemed to get bigger when i exercised, disappeared. Ah, right where the starch is stored! It really helps you to cut all those bad carbs out, in addition to the sugar and artificial preservatives, colors, etc. I still go light on the carbs, but don't go so heavy on the fats like it requires.
I'm glad I did it. The only thing, is that you really have to be diligent and committed in the beginning. But eventually, you get used to it, and you really cut your dependency on sugar and carbs. Your taste changes and you no longer crave those crappy foods you were so dependent on.
Despite the rumors, you DO get to eat fruits, vegies, and some carbs, but initially you are extremely limited. You basically start with eating eggs for breakfast everyday, but eventually you can move to oatmeal, whole grain cereals, etc.
Dinner is the same, mostly protein, but eventually you're eating loads of vegies and fruits. So it's not as limited as the critics make it sound. But you have to be committed initially and I found that so much fat was just too much for me.
I DO suggest for assistance in eating a better proportioned diet without carbs just cut the fat as well! Oct 04, Elissa Washuta rated it did not like it. My issue with this book was not the basic tenets of the diet--I have been on low-carb diets before and find Dr. However, by the end of the book, I could no longer stand his tone, which was worse than condescending. He spoke often of "allowed" and "permitted" foods, which is a dangerous approach for a dieter who should feel empowered to ma My issue with this book was not the basic tenets of the diet--I have been on low-carb diets before and find Dr.
He spoke often of "allowed" and "permitted" foods, which is a dangerous approach for a dieter who should feel empowered to make choices based on the healthiest possible option, not the power wielded by some anonymous doctor.
At one point, Dr. Atkins actually writes, "I shouldn't have to say this, but if you're cheating occasionally, stop it instantly, and shame on you for entertaining the notion that your metabolism is at fault, when, more likely than not, it's your discipline. The work of dieting, and the business of cheating, often already involves a degree of shame--no more is needed from the author of a diet book.
I did not actually test the Atkins Diet--I read this as part of a survey of many diet books for a project--but from my experience with other diets, I would say that one element I would examine closely is food quality, which Atkins does not discuss.
View 1 comment. The Atkins approach is the only thing that has ever really worked for me and the only thing that has ever made any sense for how my body functions. Hard to believe people still think they "know" what Atkins is only bacon and butter! Would recommend this to anyone needing to lose weight or just wanting to feel more alert and alive every day.
It might not work for everyone's body type but it certainly works for mine!