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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution Paperback – December 29, 2009
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Designed to catapult your body into a state of fat meltdown, Dr. Atkins's diet has taken America by storm. It targets insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. The bodies of most overeaters are continually in a state of hyperinsulinism; their bodies are so adept at releasing insulin to help convert excess carbohydrates to fat that there's always too much of the hormone circulating through the body. This puts the body into a bind; it always wants to store fat. Even when people with hyperinsulinism try to lose weight--especially when they cut fat but increase carbohydrate consumption--their efforts will fail. This is why Dr. Atkins refers to insulin as "the fat-producing hormone."
Dr. Atkins's diet is extremely low in carbohydrates, which helps to regulate insulin production and decrease circulating insulin; less insulin soon results in less fat storage and fewer food cravings. The diet is far from torturous, though--those who've tried it attest that hunger is not a part of this plan. Ninety percent of Dr. Atkins's patients--more than 25,000 of them--have experienced dramatic weight loss. The book includes recipes for such luscious, low-carb dishes as lobster soup, zabaglione, sea bass, and blueberry ice cream, and even includes a carbohydrate gram counter and menus. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"The most famous low-carb regime of all" The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Following the guidance of this book can change your life, but like any change you have to make it happen. I've been strictly following the advice in the book, carefully watching labels and limiting the carbs in everything I eat. In doing so I am consistently dropping the lbs. Sure some days the scale is angry and says otherwise but the proof is in my pants size, shirt sizes and new belt I've had to buy.
It's an interesting thing being on Atkins, it turns out many believe it's a poor diet. Rather than debate with people, I look in the mirror and watch the scale smiling ;-) Besides, what's worse, a few grams of fat a day or carrying around an extra 25 or more lbs? I choose to believe the results and am thankful for my Dr. who recommended this book and diet. The book discusses many studies and research that proves it's healthy if done right. I did have to get Potasium pills to keep from having leg cramps, and buying the ketosis strips helps verify that you are doing the diet correctly (how cool is that! you can pee on a test strip and see if you are doing it right, I love this!). As in all things, it takes time and consistently sticking to it to make it work.
Don't let anyone fool you, you have to be strong and make it happen, but with the guidance of this book it can and will happen if you are willing to make the changes. I don't want to outline the reasons why the diet works, you really need to carefully read the book to follow that. Just know it works and give it a try.
Buy the printed book, I bought both and while I read the Kindle version, it was much harder to move around, look at the tables as referenced in the text and so forth. Also, with a book I use as a reference one read (such as this, a bible etc) I write in the margins and on pages to make notes and refer back to things. I prefer to do that with a physical book vs an ebook.
5 stars for the book since it delivers what it promises and can change your life is you work with it.
I didn't want to go the low fat route. I didn't have it in me to eat like that. My mom had been on the Atkins diet back in the 70's and 80's. I was aware of what you could eat, lots of good food! So when I was ready (think doctor wanting you on med to lower your cholesterol) I knew I 'd lose weight and lower my cholesterol the Atkins way. I purchased several of his books and jumped in with both feet. My start date was 1/13. Within months I had lowered my cholesterol enough for the doctor to say no meds. By the end of 20013 I had also lost 35lbs.
The weight didn't just drop off over night. It took all 12 months. I wasn't one of the blessed people who lost 10lbs in the induction phase but I knew I was eating healthy and kept with it. Even when I didn't lose a pound in 30 days. Eventually the weight came off, slowly for me.
I believe the late Dr. Atkins was way ahead of his time. Now you see so many low carb diets (although they won't admit they are low carb) out there all saying what Dr. Atkins has been saying for years. Eat healthy fats and eat your veggies. The Atkins lifestyle is not all about bacon and butter but eating healthy and a variety of veggies. I love eating my eggs with sauteed veggies, cream in my coffee, and a rib-eye steak with sauteed veggies for supper. I have given up most grains and don't even miss them. I also enjoy cottage cheese sweetened with Stevia and mixed with some sort of berries. Either fresh or frozen. I have learned how to make a variety of healthy desserts for my family, like chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake pie, and coconut-blueberry muffins.
I love using coconut flour, almond flour, coconut milk, cream, coconut oil, etc. for baking and making my 'bread' like food. I can eat out with family and friends and not look like I'm on a 'diet' :)
Not only have I lost weight, lowered my cholesterol, but my skin look so much healthier. I have had so many compliments about my skin and hair. Speaking of hair, I don't use shampoo with chemicals. I use raw honey and other foods to wash and condition my hair. I use coconut oil as a leave in conditioner.
All that to say that I'm so thankful to Dr. Atkins for his books and inspiring me to eat healthier but also live healthier via using less chemicals. I no longer purchase cleaners and such but make my own. My whole family has benefited from Atkins. Yay!