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ISBN13: 9780060748166

The Atkins Essentials: A Two-Week Program to Jump-Start Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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The must-have companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach(tm)-- a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best. Millions of people around the world have already discovered the Atkins Nutritional Approach(tm) and the remarkable benefits of controlling carbohydrates...

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Excellent book - To rebut urban myth about Atkins.

Hello! The book is simply wonderful. Atkins has been the only diet that has allowed me to stay healthy and energetic while losing many pounds. While on the diet, amazingly, I felt no hunger. This was a drastic departure from how I felt on other diets. A big factor in any diet is this: is the diet practical enough to maintain compliance for the long term? My answer was yes. It allows so many delicious foods. It has been the only diet that has truly worked for me. The pounds just start falling off, just like the book says. Now, to address the review made by "Why follow Dr. Fatkins? The Dead & Obese WeightLoss Guru, May 15, 2004 Reviewer:"wallis25" (USA)." The idea that Dr. Atkins died of a heart attack is bunk. He died of a HEAD INJURY. The heart attack story is an urban legend. [...] ...and read down further. Upon admission to the hospital, he was a very healthy 195 pounds. His 60 pounds of weight gain while in the hospital was due to his organs shutting down, and him retaining fluids. Please, in the future, check your assertations with reality and don't waste people's time with rumors. But I digress. For all of you out there - go Atkins today! :-)

good for health

I could hardly put this book down. Just like my new morning brew made from soy beans. Taste like coffee, sans the caffeine, and contains no tannic acids. I have no more heartburn and that is something to write about. Google it online under "s oyfee"

The Atkins Essentials: by Atkins

To answer some of the other reviewer critics, I say that no diet regimen is complete without a program of exercise to aid in optimal metabolism. The Atkins Low Carb regimen is sound science because the author very carefully points out the food groups highest in carbohydrates. Such foods as pastas, breads, cakes, bagels and most wheat products are high in the carbohydrate count. Fresh fruits and veggies are much lower. In my own experience, I lost 25 pounds permanently by controlling the carbs and doing nothing else. My regimen has included exercise for most of my life. Atkins is not saying that we should eliminate all carbs. He calls for a reduction in the carbohydrate intake. A strength of this work is that it provides model menus for emulation by dieters. Besides sensible dieting, it is prudent to eat earlier in the day so that the food is digested prior to bedtime. Meals at bedtime tend to aggravate the classic middle-age conditions; such as, IBS, Crohns disease and many other gastrointestinal conditions too numerous to list here. This work is still an excellent value for anyone serious about weight control via sensible dieting routines.

This book got me to take the plunge into Induction!

After 2 months of studying low-carb diets, I picked up this book and read it cover to cover. It motivated me to finally follow the Atkins way of eating to the letter and commit to the Induction phase of Atkins. I highlighted passages and bookmarked the menu section, which I read everynight during my two weeks on Induction. I was able to stick with the program while living in a house with two other adults who eat an extremely high-carb diet. The book helped to understand the program throughly, so I could explain my new way of eating to others. I lost 10 pounds during the two weeks, and I am now in the On-going Weight Loss phase. Atkins is now my way of eating for the rest of my life!

An Excellent Update of the Atkins Approach

For someone who needs an overview of the Atkins low-carb approach, this book is excellent. Those who have already read Atkins' earlier books (I have, and have lost 56 pounds, and am so far maintaining my weight loss) this book contains valuable new information not found in any of Atkins' earlier works. This includes a practical list of the number of individual pieces of various nuts that, taken together, approximate a standard serving of 1 ounce (28 gram). A valuable bibliography of recent biomedical studies (covering late 2002 and most of 2003, most of which have not been conducted in association with the Atkins Center, that support the Atkins approach to low-carb dieting (weight loss and maintenance of normal weight thereafter), is also listed.
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