Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health

Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health

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by Robert C. Atkins
     
 

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Millions of followers already know that the Atkins Diet really works... and new, important studies from leading universities agree. Where, in the past, the Atkins Diet has been the center of medical controversy, it has now been medically proven that the Atkins way is not only delicious, it's a safe and effective plan for shedding pounds for good. Followers are hungry… See more details below

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Millions of followers already know that the Atkins Diet really works... and new, important studies from leading universities agree. Where, in the past, the Atkins Diet has been the center of medical controversy, it has now been medically proven that the Atkins way is not only delicious, it's a safe and effective plan for shedding pounds for good. Followers are hungry for more information on how to stay on Atkins -- and that's what this book delivers, with:

  • 200 menu plans and 125 recipes
  • Special holiday meals and fantastic ethnic cuisines
  • Before-and-after photos and inspiring success stories -- with time-tested tips from those who've been there and won their battle with weight
  • Self-tests to help readers meet and stay with their goals

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Atkins, cardiologist and founder of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City, has advocated his high protein/low carb diet regimen for some 30 years (Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution was published in 1972, and Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution in 1992). While fans of the butter-eggs-steak diet have long supported the Atkins program as a way of life, until this past year, the medical community has not warmly endorsed the plan. However, recent students show that the Atkins plan has enabled dieters to both lose and maintain their weight loss as well as reduce their cholesterol levels. This book, which can be used by people familiar with the Atkins plan as well as those who have not followed it, offers detailed questionnaires designed to help readers understand the preferred food choices. Particularly helpful are the charts of "eat regularly," "eat in moderation" and "eat sparingly." Some of the inclusions may surprise readers but Atkins offers explanations of which foods fall into the "higher carb" categories (potatoes, bananas, rice cakes) and therefore must be limited. First-person success stories are sprinkled throughout the book. The second half of the book includes a month's worth of meal plans, holiday menus, and 125 recipes for a variety of foods, including jerk shrimp, potato salad, brown rice pilaf, zucchini latkes, rhubarb applesauce and chocolate souffle. While this diet won't work for everyone, especially vegetarians, this guide is a comprehensive overview for dieters who are ready to embrace the Atkins philosophy. (Mar.) Forecast: With national print and broadcast advertising along with a TV/radio satellite tour, this book is sure to hit bestseller lists and re-ignite discussion over the continued increase in the number of overweight Americans and the safety and effectiveness of different diets. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312990077
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
3.96(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.03(d)

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