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Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter [Kindle Edition]

Robert C. Atkins M.D.
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The companion to the New York Times best-seller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: M. Evans & Company; Revised edition (25 Jan. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NL1314
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #247,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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216 of 216 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really aimed at the British Market 2 Nov. 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As an extention to the diet I thought that this book would be a useful and handy addition. Unfortunately it is totally aimed at the American Market, it relies extensively on brand names many of which are not on sale in the UK, consequently it has been of little use.
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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile companion to Dr. Atkins diet 7 Sept. 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As you would probably expect if you have already read Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, this book is very American and can initially be a bit confusing for the British reader. It is packed with a lot of useful information for the person following Dr. Atkins diet. The book has around 1,200 listings including listings of brand-name products, this makes it very useful especially when shopping. Grams of carbohydrate, protein and fat are listed for many popular foods. This book was designed as a companion to Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution book and is not really much use unless you are following the plan.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for use outside the USA 12 Aug. 2002
By VJ
Format:Paperback
I found this a little tiresome, as all the measurements were US measurements, which mean very little to anyone outside the USA.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works 15 May 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I did the Atkins Diet almost a decade ago very strictly and lost 12kg in about 4 months. Thanks to this book, I became well informed about what NOT to eat and have never regained the weight. Some things it doesn't tell you though, like if you do the diet properly you will need to eat psyllium husks to keep everything moving and vitamins to keep from catching colds. This is a useful reference book for those who are serious about loosing weight the Atkins way.
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178 of 185 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good day-to-day dieter's companion and guide 21 April 1998
By María Elena Moreno-Góngora (alexhay@panama.phoenix.net) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I started the Atkins diet on my own, based on the guiding principles described on the book "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution". I have steadily and comfortably reduced inches off my waist by using the "Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter" as a guide to food selection. If it were not for its reduced, concise listing of foods (carbs, proteins, fat) I could not have understood the method I was supposed to follow to achieve weight loss. It is not a comprehensive guide, so don't even think of it as the ultimate compilation of your diet choices. Yet, its tiny size made it perfect to carry it in a handbag, in a glove compartment, every time I need help to navigate through the supermarket maze in search for low-carb foods, and yes, to elegantly cover my tracks when I cheated the diet.
85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tool for implementing the Atkins diet. 24 Oct. 1999
By Helen F. Grace - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I purchased two carb counter books and found the other, more extensive book to be difficult to use. This simple, little book contains most ingredients used in recipes. It is a great tool in helping to create good meals while keeping within the limits of the Atkins Diet.
121 of 126 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick pocket reference for the diet-conscious. 2 Jun. 2003
By A. Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you've started the Atkins diet, or at least read the diet book, then you already realize the importance of counting the carbohydrate grams you consume. Please allow me to clear up some FAQ's:
1. This book will not teach you how to do the Atkins diet - for that, read Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution.
2. This book will show you total carbohydrate, fat, and protein gram counts for standard portion sizes of general or common foods. For instance, there is a general listing for "fig" but not "Kadota fig" or "Mission". If you are into more exotic fare than the standard American foods listed - say for instance that you like obscure asian fruits like or you're a oeniphile who is interested in the carb count of 60 different varieties of French wine- then you will have to do research for the carbs in your special interest on your own.
3. This book will not make specific recommendations as to which ones to avoid, eat more of, etc. - that's not its job. Instead, you are allowed to make those decisions for yourself based on the information presented and your individual allowance of daily carbs.
4. This book does not list calories because the Atkins diet is qualitative, not quantitative.
5. This book will, however, be a quick on-the-spot reference guide for Atkins dieters. It is designed to be portable and easy to understand at a glance when you need information in a hurry.
Are there any flaws? Yes. For one thing, IMHO, the price could come down a bit considering that this book is a very small, almost the size of those supermarket pocket books at the checkout counter that cost only 99 cents or so. Also, it would have been helpful if Dr. Atkins had included the fiber content along with the fats, carbs and protein so that one could calculate total impact carb grams and make more educated decisions. Still, I believe this is the best carb gram counter out there for low-carb dieting purposes. I find myself consulting it quite often.
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The TRUTH about Dr. Atkins death 1 Jun. 2004
By Crystal Lane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It is astonishing to read the slam pieces here about Dr. Atkins so-called obesity and overweight condition at the time of his death. Here are the facts:
* He previously had a heart condition called cardiomyopathy -- a serious disease of the heart muscle which is unrelated to diet.
* He died of a head injury because of an accident falling on slippery ice and not of being overweight.
* His actual weight was 200 pounds when he was admitted to the hospital at the time of his accident. The erroneous reports of him weight 258 lbs was based on his weight at the time of his death. The extra weight was not fat, but an accumulation of body fluids linked to organ failure during his coma.
* His previous reported heart attack was due to a viral infection and not diet related. He spoke openly of his condition on various national news programs.
* The report that was released about him being overweight was leaked to the press by a group named "Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine", which is an ardent opponent of the Atkins diet. In short, they distorted his weight by reporting the weight at the time of death - 258 lbs, and not at the time of his admittance - 200 lbs...an obvious attempt to discredit and distort the facts surrounding Dr. Atkins death.
* A formal complaint has been filed by the Medical Examiner of New York regarding the suspicious leak of this information to the public by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine."
* The disinformation surrounding Dr.Atkins untimely death is politically driven by the AMA and other detractors of the diet.
Dr. Atkins book, New Diet Revolution has turned the AMA and other nutritional views upside down and has created a furor over the standard edicts of the medical profession. What is not said among the detractors of the Diet is that it is safe and it works. The information contained in this book will not only help you lose weight, it could save your life. The food industry, especially the bread and pasta industry have lost hundreds of millions of dollars because of the low carb revolution. Is it any wonder that this diet is under so much fire? Keep an open mind and read the book.
As a side note, ignor the mumbo-jumbo rantings and ravings of the "Elixir Diet" system (see below). The hatred and mis-information spread by the reviewer is evidence enough that the Elixir system is phony as a three cent penny. Nuff said. The guy hasn't even read the Atkins book!
53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy tote-able reference book 15 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Despite complaints that the book is small, I found that it was very helpful to be able to carry the book with me and refer to it whenever needed. A 500-page tome would be a little bothersome when sitting at a table in a restaurant...I would definitely recommend this book as a companion to the "New Diet Revolution" book, and strongly urge anyone thinking about starting the Induction Diet for the first time to purchase the "New Carbohydrate Gram Counter" before they start. Why 4 stars instead of 5? A hard cover or spiral bound cover, and laminated pages, would make it easier to carry the book in purse or briefcase and use it in restaurants without worrying about ruining it.
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