Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (151) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: andryia Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 40833  
Subject: Re: Adkins redux Date: 1/29/2004 1:40 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 17
Here is the Atkins response to the article quoted in the OP.

http://atkins.com/Archive/2004/1/20-407355.html

<snip>

"Make That Steak a Bit Smaller, Atkins Advises Today's Dieters," published in the January 18th edition of The New York Times—and the subsequent publicity—is yet another dramatically inappropriate example of the media reporting on the media and perpetuating a false report on Atkins. This is a great disservice to the millions upon millions of Atkins followers who have been benefiting from this nutritional approach for more than 30 years. The accusation in the media, which claims that Atkins is retreating from its long-held position on the consumption of fat is simply wrong. It is a false premise created by members of the media themselves, based on input from "experts" who apparently have neither read any of Dr. Atkins' books, nor even casually browsed this Web site.

</snip>

I am a by-the-book Atkins follower, and I want to clear up some confusion about what kind and how many carbs one can eat. It all depends on how much weight you have to lose and how fast you want to lose it. There are four phases, Induction, Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance, and Lifetime Maintenance. Most of the stereotypical comments about a meat, eggs, and cheese diet refer to the first phase, in which carbs are the most restricted. But even during Induction, one should also eat a variety of vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Induction lasts from two weeks to six months.

In the later phases, one gradually adds fruits, dairy products, and whole grains back into the picture. By the time a person reaches Lifetime Maintenance, he/she is eating just about every natural food in existence.

The only foods that are forever off-limits are white sugar, white flour, corn syrup, trans fats, and other artificial or highly-refined foods.

Thanks for listening to my soapbox.

Andrea
down 20 pounds and counting
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (151) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Managing Your Wealth
Our own TMFHockeypop from Rule Your Retirement fame on the TV show Managing Your Wealth.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Apple

Apple and Ninety Years Ago
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement