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The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great

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59 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

SUCCESS, SUCCESS, SUCCESS!

My husband and I went on the Atkins some years ago when Dr. Atkins' original books came out. They were some 'technical' reading and not an easy read, which left them easily misinterpreted by the lay person. It was an overload of information for most people. We did howev...
My husband and I went on the Atkins some years ago when Dr. Atkins' original books came out. They were some 'technical' reading and not an easy read, which left them easily misinterpreted by the lay person. It was an overload of information for most people. We did however, succeed tremendously on the diet, not only losing weight, but lowering cholesterol and improving overall health and energy levels.
This book is much simpler and yet has all the pertinent information in it. It leaves out much of the very technical aspects and sometimes confusing verbage. It includes some new findings, which make the diet even easier to use. A very "user friendly" book that answers many of the questions people may have about the diet without getting carried away. Simple answers for simple concerns.
This book takes a less rigid approach and simply states the requirements, along with the rationale for having them. Very objective in its presentation without a lot of hype. (doesn't read like an advertisement) And the best part? IT WORKS.
My daughter could never wade through the other books on Atkins and sort it all out, so she continued to remain skeptical. She read the first part of this one in one setting and is on her way! (first part explains it all and makes a believer of you - second part is the meal plans, etc.)
If you are really into the history and validity of this diet, and are a discerning reader, I would recommend, in addition, the original Atkins books, written by the man himself. They are extremely "educational". To simply use the diet and be a "success story" yourself, stick to "The New Atkins For a New You" - it will do the job!
I personally find the history of the whole thing fascinating and am excited that it is finally having some of the respect it deserves!
And if you do buy the book, be sure and use the connected web site - it is all free and an easy way to track your progress, find more recipes, etc. It is given in the book. www.atkins.com

posted by 3810083 on June 15, 2010

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16 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Welcome to the future: Low-carb diets increase cancer risk

I was a strict Atkins follower for a number of years and lost 50 pounds. I am 56 now and was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer two years ago. I bought this book to see if there any new information, and went to my oncologist doctor who flipped out when he heard I am ...
I was a strict Atkins follower for a number of years and lost 50 pounds. I am 56 now and was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer two years ago. I bought this book to see if there any new information, and went to my oncologist doctor who flipped out when he heard I am back on Atkins.
He told me that processed meats increase colon cancer risk. I googled it and found it to be true in many studies. I can't believe what I' ve done to my health.
I am in remission now, but I do not know if years of following Atkins led to my cancer as I do not have any family history. Be aware and learn from me.

posted by PhyllisLA on March 7, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    I went on Atkins and lost 100 lbs in 10 months.  As some have sa

    I went on Atkins and lost 100 lbs in 10 months.  As some have said about  processed foods causing cancer.  YES, process foods do 
    cause cancer because of the nitrates. You can do this diet but use fresh foods. Not processed. I lost that weight 8 yrs ago and have 
    stopped following it and gained back 35 lbs. So I am going back on it.  My blood work from my physical is so great that my doctor said to
    keep it up.

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