Many people say the Atkins diet doesn't work. Some even say it's bad for you. But these people are just jealous and are as green with envy as the fried green tomatoes I just used as a base for a half pound of cheese. Clearly, the untimely death of Dr Atkins - who we presume was a real doctor - is a cause for concern, but this is in no way deters me from loading another 3 T-Bones on the barbecue and contemplating cooking a mild curry containing hamburgers.
As a long-time holder of too many pounds, I'm happy to see the rubber ring starting to vanish, and suits that weren't even fashionable in 1999 are starting to fit again. I have an allergy to gyms, and living in Sausalito I have developed an aversion to cycling too, since I spend weekends watching amateur speed-racers blaze through my quiet little town attempting to mow down everyone in the way. So, logically, if I can't modify calories used, I need to modify the calories being consumed.
Regular diets don't work. Ever. They try to eliminate basic food staples like fried goods, red meat and peanut butter. I mean, I'm trying to lose a few pounds rather than go on hunger strike. Weightwatchers is a way of sharing your misery with others, Jenny Craig is just downright scary, but Atkins had me at 'breakfast sausage'.
Of course, I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the occasional slice of bread. But just as with great power comes great responsibility, with huge slices of venison come no potatoes. This is the sacrifice that we Atkins Cult followers must make, but so far I'm shrinking, and there are more difficult things to do in life than trying to find non-carb crackers that go with a full fat Camembert.
I've never tried this myself, but I have to be honest, it doesn't sound all that bad. I love protein, so having a diet where meat is a component would be right up my alley. Not a fan of fad diets, but i think I'd try this one.
The Atkins diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet created by Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association published by Gordon Azar and Walter Lyons Bloom. Atkins stated that he used the study to resolve his own overweight condition. He later popularized it in a series of books, starting with Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution in 1972. In his second book, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, he modified parts of the diet but did not alter the original concepts.