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Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution: The No-hunger, Luxurious Weight Loss Plan That Really Works! [Kindle Edition]

Robert C. Atkins
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Follow the Dr Atkins' Diet and forget counting calories. Watch the fat melt away as a healthier and firmer body emerges. Enjoy more energy as well as freedom from a range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease. Essentially a low carbohydrate plan, the Atkins' Diet boosts your metabolic rate and once your metabolism is changed, your body adjusts to a new way of burning fat. Dieting can work, and with this medically proven regime you can lose weight without reducing - or counting - calories.

On the Atkins' Diet you can:

-Eat luxuriously and feel completely satisfied

-Experience the metabolic boost the Atkins' Diet provides

-Use a maintenance diet that will ensure you never become fat again

-Enjoy mouth-watering, gourmet recipes

In this edition the world's number one diet expert has updated his proven program to include: new low-carb recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner; brand new case studies and the very latest scientific research.

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Designed to catapult your body into a state of fat meltdown, Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution (and the accompanying Dr Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook has taken America by storm. It targets insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. The bodies of most overeaters are continually in a state of hyperinsulinism; their bodies are so adept at releasing insulin to help convert excess carbohydrates to fat that there's always too much of the hormone circulating through the body. This puts the body into a bind; it always wants to store fat. Even when people with hyperinsulinism try to lose weight--especially when they cut fat but increase carbohydrate consumption--their efforts will fail. This is why Dr Atkins refers to insulin as "the fat-producing hormone".

Dr Atkins' diet is extremely low in carbohydrates, which helps to regulate insulin production and decrease circulating insulin; less insulin soon results in less fat storage and fewer food cravings. The diet is far from torturous, though--those who've tried it attest that hunger is not a part of this plan. Ninety per cent of Dr Atkins' patients--more than 25,000 of them--have experienced dramatic weight loss. --Karim Nanji,


"The most famous low-carb regime of all" (The Times)

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Robert C Atkins founded the Atkins Centre for Complementary Medicine in New York. A graduate of Cornell University, he went on to specialise as a cardiologist. Recognised as one of the most prominent doctors in the field of diet, nutrition and natural medicine, his books have been international bestsellers.

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Half of all adults in the UK are overweight and one in five are obese, compared with one in ten French people, reports a recent letter sent to MPs. There is an ever growing number of obese Americans - and according to the US Centers For Disease Control, 60% of all US adults are overweight; one-fifth of Americans are considered obese, up from 9% in 1991; and obesity among children is a growing problem. Many people, determined to get rid of that fat, spend more than $30 billion a year on diet products. And most of the products and diets are doomed to fail. I myself, am not obese, but always ready to remove 10-20 pounds. After the December holidays, I picked-up "Dr. Atkins' NEW Diet Revolution." I must say the diet works and I have lost almost 10 pounds (it is now February 15 - so 6 weeks of dieting, counting initial water loss). Now, I am one who pursues my diets with a vengeance, and they have run the gamut over the years. So, keep in mind, I do follow the rules, strictly. Until I stop dieting. Maintenance just does not seem to be my thing. This is not Dr. Atkins' fault.
Twenty years after the 1st Dr. Atkins' Diet was published, there are new research results, new studies and new evidence that Dr. Atkins' was, and still is, correct on many of his theories. Over $10 million of the original diet books have been sold, and now there is even a New, revised edition.
In a nutshell, the goal of the diet is to assist you in changing your body from burning Carbohydrates to burning Fat; stabilize you body's blood sugar and stop cravings for sugar and other carbs, (the craving NEVER stopped for me!); demonstrate to you, the dieter, that you can lose pounds this way; and to get your body into, what is called 'ketosis'...the process that occurs when your body burns fat.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
I started being interested in the low-carb diet 18 months ago, and finally found this book following a newspaper report of a man who had shed stones on the plan.
I started 5 weeks ago, since when I have lost a stone, and, more importantly (for me) 3.5 inches from my waist! I have been seriously overweight since I was * (I'm 38 now) I promised myself no more diets, but read the book, which made perfect sense to me, then took the plunge..
I must admit, the first 3 days WERE HELL! The nearest thing I have been through was giving up smoking...However, I am losing weight, I eat loads of stuff I used to feel guilty about, and my head is clearer. My skin tone has improved, and I NO LONGER TORTURE MYSELF by starting to eat as late in the day as possible ( before, once I started, it was difficult to stop...constantly hungry and snacking) Writing this, I've just realised that I no longer get the urge to snack!! BIZARRE!
The book is easy-to-read, and Atkins makes more sense than any of the other "experts". Usually on a diet, I become irritable, hungry, constantly think about food, and genuinely struggle to lose weight even when strictly following the diet. Not so with this, and I can't describe how much better I feel....
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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48 years old and about to trash all my trousers for a larger size, I slashed my carbohydrate/sugar consumption and have lost over 15 lbs in two months. What is more, I have rediscovered the joy of real food and still enjoy a couple of glasses of red wine each day. Dr Atkins has opened my eyes to how we are being duped by the food processing industry which smuggles sugar and harmful trans-fats into our diets.
A magazine article could tell you to cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates but if you want to make a success of the diet you need to understand what is happening in your body. Much of the book is given over to the rationale behind the diet and for some readers this might prove heavy going. But stick with it, knowledge is power and knowing a bit more about yourself and the food you eat will help you and those you care about. If it only took a simple article to make you start this diet then you are just as likely to be deflected in the future by something else you read.
Other reviewers have criticised the lack of emphasis on drinking plenty of water. I have not found this to be the case and take a glass (half pint) with each meal, between each meal, and before bedtime. Once you have reached your target weight then consumption of complex carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, brown rice, wholegrain bread and pasta can be undertaken. The amounts can be increased until you find the level when you start to put on weight again. All this is clearly explained in the book and many of the negative reviewers appear to have had trouble comprehending the text. Athletes will obviously have a much higher carbohydrate threshold than the average couch potato.
I now sleep better, my chronic post-nasal drip has dried up, the wrinkles round my eyes have almost disappeared and I feel years younger. I'm still going to trash my trousers though - they're way too big!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last.......a Diet that really works!! 6 Dec. 2001
By Mags
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought the book and followed it to the letter. I lost 9lb in the first two weeks "Induction" part of the diet and now I am on the "Ongoing Weight Loss" part, I am continuing to lose weight steadily. In four weeks, I have lost 1 stone in weight! I have been plump/overweight for the last 11 years and put it down to middle-age. I've tried all sorts of diets and always got bored and hungry and consequently returned to my unhealthy way of eating, Dr. Atkins has changed the way that I see food. I have been eating "like a King" for four weeks and have not felt hungry once! The weight is just dropping off and I feel so full of energy and 10 years younger. I used to suffer with various digestive ailments and always felt bloated. Now I feel so much better and all my ailments have disappeared. This is not such much a diet, more a way of life. I know that I can follow this way of eating for the rest of my really isn't difficult and the whole thing makes so much sense. It's like waking up one morning a completely different person...and I like who I have become. Thankyou Dr. Atkins for giving me another chance to be slim and healthy. I recommend this book and this diet to all those who have tried everything and have failed miserably. You too could be eating steak with roquefort sauce, followed by strawberries and cream. Just get this book!
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