Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

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by Robert C., M.D. Atkins M.D., Eric Conger
     
 

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The phenomenal #1 bestseller—on the New York Times bestseller list for an extraordinary SIX YEARS—Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution is still the safest, easiest, most effective weight-loss program available!  You’ve tried all the rest—from the Beverly Hills Diet to the South Beach Diet—Atkins is the proven

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The phenomenal #1 bestseller—on the New York Times bestseller list for an extraordinary SIX YEARS—Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution is still the safest, easiest, most effective weight-loss program available!  You’ve tried all the rest—from the Beverly Hills Diet to the South Beach Diet—Atkins is the proven one, the weight-loss plan that works!    

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
Dr. Atkins has given his hugely popular diet plan a makeover, complete with new recipes, updated scientific information, and a more integrative approach to weight loss and total health. With the medical community beginning to recognize the validity of the Atkins approach -- which maintains that excessive carbohydrates, not fat, are the real culprits in weight gain -- there has never been a better time to check out the diet revolution pioneered by the author whose other bestsellers include Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter and Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook.
Library Journal
Atkins updates his 20-year-old best seller, Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution with a holistic approach to health and well-being. He repeats his controversial, questionably valid premise that the elimination of carbohydrates from the diet will result in weight loss, good health, and euphoria. Contrary to current thinking, Atkins promotes a diet of protein and fat in four stages: induction, ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance, and maintenance. Case histories document his achievements. However, his verbose text, bloated by rhetoric and generalizations, may overwhelm lay readers, who may not be able to distinguish between fact and speculation. Useful appendixes include menus, recipes, and a carbohydrate gram counter..-- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community College Library, Garden City, NY
Kirkus Reviews
"Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution", published two decades ago, sold millions of copies but was denounced by medical authorities for its unsound high-calorie, low-carbohydrate regimen. Now it's back, slightly modified, and billed even more contrariwise as a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Atkins blames carbohydrates for most cases of overweight—as well as for much fatigue, mental fog, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. A high-fat diet, he says, is harmful only when added to a high- carbohydrate diet. At times, he backs off and hedges, admitting, for example, that refined flour and sugar, not all carbohydrates, are the culprits, and even that the desserts he promotes should be limited to special occasions. Still, heavy cream, butter, and cheese abound in his recipes; bacon and eggs are on his daily breakfast menu; and his program, especially the 14-day "induction diet" designed to induce ketosis, or fat-burning, turns all prevailing guidelines upside down. It will be interesting to see how this book does now that low-fat, high-carbohydrate eating has been so widely accepted by professionals and public alike. Atkins claims success with his 25,000 overweight patients (who take an average of 30 nutritional pills a day along with the diet), and he scores a point or two against pro-establishment preconceptions among researchers, but he certainly doesn't prove that his is the healthier diet. Still, get ready for a blitz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694520015
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.52(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.81(d)

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Preface to the New Edition

I've never heard of an author redoing his book when it is still a number one bestseller, but this book has been a success for seven years, and some updating is in order. So much has happened since this book was written that I feel I must keep you abreast of how important these changes will prove to be, not only for your weight control project, but also for expanding your health and lifespan.

No, my diet recommendations are not different, although I'll be telling you about some very delicious special foods and some plateau-breaking vita-nutrients created exclusively for Atkins dieters. What has changed dramatically is the world in which the New Diet Revolution plays such a significant role.

When I first wrote this book, I had to convince an entire nation of people who, for a generation, have been systematically brainwashed into believing fallacious ideas about overweight. The unchallenged dogma was that carbohydrates are necessary for everyone, that white flour is good for you, that fats and protein undermine your health, that weight loss requires strenuous exercise or going hungry, and that appetite suppressants may be necessary.

But because the New Diet Revolution works so well, producing essentially automatic weight loss with little regard to quantities, millions of people learned, almost exclusively by word of mouth, that a diet directly opposed to what they have been taught would easily bring their weight problem under control. And they also learned that those who defied the prevailing dogma would improve their energy levels and lab values and would often overcome many medication-requiring illnesses.That is why this book has sold more copies each succeeding year of the six-year span it has been in print. In that time, more than 2 out of every 100 adults in America has obtained a copy of this book, and more have read it. All of these readers have been forced to consider the possibility that one person may be right and the rest of the world wrong. This serious accusation is not made from arrogance, but rather of deep concern that the errors of the "rest of the world" are so widespread as to threaten your health in many ways unless I can help you understand how and why you are being used to further certain economic interests.

You have been repeatedly told that meat, eggs, butter and cream are bad for you and that pasta, cereals, bread, low-fat milk, flavored yogurt, high carbohydrate energy drinks and the like are good for you. Scientific research points in the other direction, but economics explain the discrepancy. The maligned foods, curiously enough, are all those that bring minimal profits to the food industry, and the approved foods, all of which are built upon the least expensive raw materials, are the ones the industry finds most profitable. Although scores of scientific papers have been published showing that what we are taught cannot be true, the utterances from medical associations, the government, and the media never change. Once that sinks in, you may be more receptive to sharing my suspicions that you have been victimized.

In the updated version of New Diet Revolution, I have written three new chapters. One deals with recent scientific developments that may clarify the controversy over which diet is really best for you. Another deals with questions I am asked most frequently by my readers, and the third deals with the rather preposterous misconceptions that I have seen in print about the program.

In addition, since my colleagues and I at the Atkins Center have expanded our services to our readers, I have updated many chapters to integrate information about how you may interact with us to facilitate your weight loss, health restoration and dietary enjoyment.

Also, throughout the book, I have updated information when appropriate. And finally, I am aware that this very book has profoundly changed people's attitudes toward dieting and this edition recognizes the different mindset that people now have -- namely, the expectation of success. This optimism, based on the success of people like you have seen, should, I am confident, serve to be a wonderfully selffulfilling prophesy.

ROBERT C. ATKINS, M.D.
JANUARY 1999

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. Copyright © by Robert Atkins. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Robert Atkins, M.D. has been acclaimed around the world as an authority on diet and nutrition, and is the founder and director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Cornell University Medical College, he is the author of seven best-selling books on diet and nutrition and hosts Your Health Choices on WEVDradio in New York City. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution has been translated into French and Spanish.

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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for a digital copy, as I already have the paperback, and it is awful. There are words incorrectly spelled, and it is NOT the actual book. Very upset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to own a hard copy of this book, and this content is not the same. I didn't read the entire thing, so it is possible that the content is there, just jumbled. The formatting is horrible, and selling this item in this state is trily atrocious. When I buy a book for my nook via the nook store, I expect it to accurately portray the content of a hard copy. I will be contacting Barnes and Noble to get my money back. Funny thing is, I chose this version when I saw the high rating and lack of complaints regarding format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for the ebook and it will not go past page 1... I am highly dissapointed!!!
Loves_2_ReadTD More than 1 year ago
While the book itself is great, the formatting on the e-book is like someone tweeted the whole thing. I highly recommend getting the print version of this book...not the new versions that were made after Dr. Atkins death as they are just mechanisms to sell the diet food products. If you read the original books - Dr. Atkins warns you not to eat such frankenfoods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep your $1! This book is full of misspelling, is all in caps, and only includes a summary of the diet and a bunch of recipes. The atkins diet is fantastic, but this "book" is not.
ChrisMitch More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book and truly changed my life pertaining to how I view food, my understanding of how our bodies use food for fuel and using the tools within I have definitely experienced weight loss. However, the e-book version of this is absolutely horrible. The formatting is all over the place or non existent in some spots. It's next to impossible to read on the Nook. It looks like a third grader did the digital conversion. One of those that made me think "Why did they even bother at all?" You would expect that if you were getting a pirated copy of something off of some unauthorized website, but to find it in the BN store was disappointing because I previously assumed that BN had some type of quality control in place. So the 2 stars are for the digital version of this book. I couldn't bring myself to give it only 1 because if you can get through the crap formatting, there is excellent info to be had. But my recommendation is go to half price books, find yourself a good ol fashioned hard copy of this, get your highlighter out and prepare to have your view of what you put in your body permanently changed. (5 stars for the book itself).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is more of an overview of the diet - NOT the actual in depth book like the cover and description lead us to believe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was the real Atkins dietbook, and alas it is not. The book is so loaded with misspellings that I cannot continue and would.like a refund. Don't waste your time.and.money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, bad scan, does not flip pages correct
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lack of proper spelling and grammer in this book has me questioning its credibility!
elsiebb More than 1 year ago
This book is essential reading before switching to a low carb diet. This book will help you to understand the reason low carb works AND is good for you! It will keep you from the mistake of eating highly processed low-carb marketed foods instead of healthy natural foods!Once you understand, then move on to good low carb cookbooks to learn to cook this way so you don't get bored with steak, steak, chicken only!
ogo More than 1 year ago
It's a true loss that Dr Atkins died. I lived on a low-fat, high-carb diet for 10 years & every one of those years were miserable. I gave Atkins diet a try because there was nothing left to try but this. I am a big carb craver, so eliminating them out of my lifestyle is not always easy or enjoyable, but after getting into ketosis the motivation to keep the increased energy & fat loss results keeps me going. It just takes more planning & discipline to eat this way than the usual haphazard junk food diet that got me depleted & sick in the first place. Not eating enough protein & good fats is a big no-no. I have done this diet before & it has made me healthier than I ever was in my life. My bodyfat percentage with diligent adherence to the diet & regular exercise dropped from 26% to 17% in 8 months. But after 5 years I got lazy & started eating a lot of sweets & carbs for 3-4 yrs & now I'm back at square one. My bodyfat percentage skyrocketed to 31%. Very unhealthy. Atkins is the only solution that I know works for me, & the best things I love about this diet/lifestyle are the energy it provides & the fact that I never have to feel hungry ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't had the chance to read this book cover to cover yet, nor do I feel it should be read that way. The table of contents does not offer page numbers, and when I try to jump chapters, I can't. Therefore, I'm left to scroll through the more than 200 pages to find the section that I really want to get to. Honestly, I wish I would have bought the physical book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I really needed a diet, but many of my friends were dropping the pounds, so I gave it a try. 5 weeks later and 20 pounds lighter, I have to say it works if you can avoid 'cheating'. 6 months later, I have been able to keep the weight off without even staying on the maintenance diet, just some modified carbo intake. I don't think I could stay on this diet long-term due to the restrictions on fruits and vegetables, but it was great for getting me back under 200 pounds. I would recommend it to anyone as it seems better than starving yourself thin. This book was easy to read with plenty of recipes and charts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awful. I can't believe BN allows scams like this. We all deserve refunds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want my money back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouht this was a book about the atkins diet not a cookbook. The cover is misleading and i would like a refund!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This IS NOT Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution. I have the hardback and the paperback. The cover and description for the Nook book are and were at the time of purchase identical to THE REAL Dr. Atkins book, but the vast majority of Dr. Atkins book was nowhere to be found inside this Nook book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book but cant get past page one, i want my money back!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the Record, Atkins is not a 'poisonous diet'. It's not even a diet! It's a way of life, an alteration of the way you consume food, and the way you think about it, and I perceive it as shameful the way America has fallen into the harmful clutches of ignorant 'specialists' who are destroying our nation. Atkins puts you into a stage called 'ketosis', which is not the building up of 'harmful toxins' in your body it is the RELEASE of them! And to all you fat-phobics out there, it is YOUR 'diet' that has caused America to sacrifice tit¿s citizens, for us all to 'look good'. Sure, you can loose weight by starving yourself, but why do it, when you can eat well and FEEL GOOD?! Why feel weak and deprived, when you can feel full and energetic. I myself lost 40 lbs. on this wonderful way of life. People, I ask you to open your minds to a new path, one to good health, well being, and satisfaction. Forget the low-calorie lies imprinted in your minds, erase all talk of fat declared dangerous, and embrace the food one of the most knowledgeable medical prodigies this century has seen has proven as beneficial to your body. Please give this healthy lifestyle a chance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
before judging! The inductions phase CAN be high fat, but it doesn't have to be. This plan helped me to lose 62 pounds, give up stress and emotional eating, and get pregnant. Have you ever downed an entire bag of Doritos and still felt hungry? Have you eaten an entire 1/2 gallon of ice cream and gone back for more? I'm not saying that this diet is for everyone -- I just love those people who complain about losing 10 pounds! I'm just saying that my total cholestoral was 224. I weighed 201 pounds at the age of 29. I was only 5'4'' tall, for heaven's sake! I was taking medication for high blood pressure. I was infertile and taking medicine for insulin resistance. After reading the book twice (yes, I was a hard sell), and following the plan for 9 months, I lost 63 pounds and was FINALLY able to get pregnant. I have a beautiful, healthy 22 month old little girl, my cholestoral is down to 162, and I lost all of the baby weight after breast feeding. This plan has literally changed my life. I actually feel full after a meal, and my cravings are gone. I must admit that the first week was tough, but there is so much support out there if you need it. After the first week, things just became a routine. I have now included some research into lower or 'better' fat choices (i.e. Hampton's and South Beach), but we'll just have to see the results in a few months. Good luck in what ever weight management system you choose!
Guest More than 1 year ago
HI----I tryed the diet a year ago, my husband and I, got the tapes, read the book, etc, and the weight just melted off my husband but not me. I just got tired and the weight didn't budge!! I was doing the diet wrong, so that was my fault. I don't like water, I love pop, Pepsi. This time, I gave up the Pepsi, for those who drink any with caffiene be prepared for the withdraws...this time I found some bottled water that is flavored that has no caffiene, low sodium, no calories and no carbs. Really drink at least 8-8oz. glasses of water, if not you will be tired and that is where the kidney damage comes in, the keytones need to be flushed out of the kidneys with water, not just fluids!! I started the diet almost 3 full days ago and lost 4 pounds. I am so happy. It really works, if you follow it and as long you make it your diet for life. The maintenence isn't that bad, you can have some carbs and you can have low carbs for all but one day or two days a week that you carb up and then do induction for 48 hours and maintence after that. But if you go completely off it everything you worked so hard to lose, starts to come back and it comes back at least as fast as it took to lose it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i started the atkins program in august and i've lost about 20 lbs so far. the first few weeks are definitely difficult...but *stick with it* because you will definitely see results quickly. once you get used to this new lifestyle, it's easy. i'm sick of all these food places advertising their 'low fat menu' which consists of about 500 grams of carbs in one sitting...i wish everyone had to read this book so they'd understand how to *really* lose weight and be healthy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To all those who failed on Atkins, it's hard to believe anyone could fail by eating this way. COUNT CARBS, NOT FAT! Why do you think over 1/2 of America is overweight??!!! All those 'low-fat' items are LOADED WITH SUGAR! Yes, I'll agree the first 2 weeks are a rough, but once you get past it, you'll be fine. Just gradually add 10gms of carbs per day in weekly increments. The reason some people cannot handle this is they are SO DEPENDENT on sugars and starches, going into a state of Ketosis is a shock to the body. Heck, stop smoking or drinking coffee and I'm sure you'll feel just as bad. Anyways, I went from 185#'s to 160#'s in 8 weeks, and subsequently lost another 15#'s. ALL THIS WITHOUT STEPPING INTO THE GYM ONCE! So here I am, almost 3 years later, 40 pounds lighter, 3 waist sizes less, less sluggish, more happy than ever. Not bad for a 32 year old! It's not really a diet; it's a lifestyle. Sure, I'll go off every now and then (like I did at the buffets in Vegas last weekend) but my metabolism is so fine tuned that it didn't effect my weight one bit. There's no excuse for anyone failing this. And if they do, it's probably because they're not following the guidelines and/or using the 'just a little bit wont hurt' mentality towards carb-ridden foods. Just eat eggs, cheese, steaks, chicken, shrimp, salads, etc... And if you need sweets, there are plenty of sites that sell pretty darn good low carb baked goods and candies. Just try to avoid Malitol (a sugar alcohol that some candies have that bloats you big time).
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, a comment on the writing itself. I know the writing is sometimes burdensome. I would have liked to see more charts regarding the research as quoted. I would also liked to have a bit more information regarding how to access the primary research information, perhaps in a more detailed bibliography. Now, regarding the diet itself: it works for me but hasn't worked (weight loss) for my wife. I am 51 year old male weighing 277.5 at onset of diet. Elevated BP unless on med, blood sugar at 185 to 220 unless on meds. My approach has been take a battery of blood tests initially - one called an Executive Profile or Panel. This has given me a baseline. I'll test again at one month, three months, six months, and one year. Initially, here are the interim results. I take no more hypertension or diabetes meds. BP after two weeks is 142/84 (I want to watch this carefully) and blood sugar is averaging 90. This is impressive for someone on two diabetes (Type II) meds twice a day and one BP med. I do occasionally cheat and this brings me out of ketosis. One day back on induction and I'm losing again. Lost 9.5 pounds in 2 weeks and still going. I'll write a review as I do the followup labs. One comment regarding another reviewer - The China Report regarding cancer from high meat issues may have nothing to do with the protein and everything to do with steroids in the meat. This certainly bears investigation. One other thing about energy: no fatigue, lots of energy and no hunger.