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Fine for Vegetarians,
This review is from: New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great. (Paperback)
Over the decade that I have been a vegetarian, my weight has ballooned. About two weeks ago a friend who has been an avid Atkins follower told me that I could join her on Atkins. Now that I have read this book I realize why I couldn't lose weight before. I was eating so many "empty" carbs as bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, and other snack foods plus lots and lots of fruit that I was never giving my body the chance to burn its own fat. In the two weeks that I have been following the vegetarian version of Atkins, I have already lost 5 pounds. Just as important, my constant hunger has disappeared. It sounds strange but I am actually eating more vegetables than I was before. It's good to know that I can feel good about what I eat and have my body feel good too.
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Initial post: Apr 4, 2010 1:09:41 AM PDT
Is there Vegetarian Atkins?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2010 2:00:27 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Yes there is Marliese. The book has an entire chapter on it.
Posted on Apr 11, 2010 7:14:51 AM PDT
Great to see more emphasis on vegetables, and yes, if you're a vegetarian and eat all processed foods and oils you will most definitely get fat. To the extent this book gets people off processed foods, great. Anyone who ends up eating more veggies because of this book will be better off. But it's a little bit odd to claim that Atkins has been about veggies all along, when it most certainly wasn't. This book is just veering towards Eat to Live, which is fine and all, but hardly the Atkins that Dr. Atkins promoted.
In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2010 12:07:58 PM PDT
EV, even in the earliest version of the diet, published in 1972, Atkins encouraged salad during the most carb-restrictive phase.
Posted on Apr 27, 2011 10:49:55 AM PDT
A. Tatarsky says:
So how has it worked out a year later?
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 7:21:26 PM PDT
Thanks for your review! I'm 99% vegan/vegetarian and I bought the book because of your review. Love it! Thanks!
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 7:22:33 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2014 10:54:27 AM PDT
I did the Atkins diet very successfully many years ago, and it was indeed about vegetables. Even the super strict induction phase, which everyone always forgets only lasts two weeks, emphasized salad greens and other leafy green vegetables. After the first two weeks, I was eating more healthy vegetables than ever, instead of rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. So it was about vegetables all along - just healthier, low carb, low glycemic vegetables.
Posted on Apr 2, 2014 3:50:43 AM PDT
Remember, vegetarians, unlike vegans, can also eat eggs and dairy. So vegetarians have a few more options than vegans. Low carb vegetarian foods include olives, avocados, eggs, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, salads, cheese, etc.
Posted on Jun 4, 2014 9:46:40 AM PDT
Unfortunately, too many people, especially vegetarians, never read the book. They only went by what they heard and then spread the misinformation around as gospel. Atkins has always emphasized vegetables.