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Dr. Atkins' new diet revolution
Atkins, Robert C.
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New diet revolution
Revised and updated second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : M. Evans, [1999]

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348 pages ; 24 cm
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Twenty years later Dr. Atkins takes a fresh look at weight loss. Over 10 million Atkins books have sold worldwide.

Author Notes

Robert C. Atkins was a world renowned doctor who has helped people lose weight through his own formula of eating certain types of food and exercising. He was the director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine and hosted "Health Revelations" on the syndicated radio show " Design for Living."

Atkins wrote approximately 40 books, each one describing a form or revelation of the diet he created, such as "Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution," his first book and followed by others such as "Dr. Atkins' Superenergy Diet" or Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet." Atkins also had a nationally circulated newsletter and an infomercial.

Robert C. Atkins died on April 17, 2003 from head injuries sustained during an accidental fall while on his way to work. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Just when it seems as if everyone agrees that dietary fat is the ultimate nutritional no-no, the best-selling Atkins returns to insist that sugar, refined white flour, and carbohydrate-based junk food are far more harmful to most Americans than steak and salmon, eggs and butter. New Diet Revolution proposes a four-stage program designed to liberate carbo-junkies from their addiction by helping them (1) lose weight by cutting their carbohydrate intake to a level that produces "benign dietary ketosis (ketosis/lipolysis)" and (2) develop lifelong eating habits that maintain lower weight and better health. Atkins calls the metabolic mechanisms he blames for most obesity "diet-related disorders": hyperinsulinism, with its connection to hypoglycemia and adult-onset diabetes; yeast infections; and food intolerances. In addition to restricting carbohydrates, Atkins encourages consistent exercise and use of a wide variety of vitamin and mineral supplements to improve fitness as well as weight loss. (Atkins practices "complementary medicine," which seeks to blend all healing arts and to "select the safest therapies first," as in preferring "nutritional pharmacology" to drug therapy.) Establishment institutions such as the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, and the National Institutes of Health are firmly committed to the low-fat side of this argument, but Atkins has some 25,000 patients, the fans of his syndicated radio program, the Literary Guild (featured alternate), and a committed publisher (a 75,000-copy first printing) on his side. His latest effort includes menus and recipes, a carbohydrate gram counter, and scientific references. (Reviewed June 1, 1992)087131679XMary Carroll

Publisher's Weekly Review

Twenty years after publication of his bestselling Diet Revolution , Dr. Atkins is back and ready to raise a new ruckus. Once again, he contends that weight gain has little to do with fat intake; indeed, he will demonstrate ``how much fat you can burn off, while eating liberally, even luxuriously.''79 He encourages dieters to revel in traditional sources of protein like red meat, and to eat eggs and bacon for breakfast82-3 . Rapid weight loss, he promises, will be achieved through his 14-day ``induction'' diet, in which almost all carbohydrates are virtually banned from the table, forcing the body to go into a fat-burning metabolic state called ketosis. He still urges broad-based vitamin supplements to take up any nutritional slack. So what's changed in 20 years? Atkins says he now is more interested in ``complete wellness'' than in dropping pounds quickly; he stresses that the ``induction'' is not to be considered a lifetime regimen unless, of course, the dieter has particularly stubborn ``metabolic resistance.'' Readers of his last book may notice some defensiveness--two decades of criticism clearly have taken their toll. Nonetheless, there is enough of the old Atkins to make this the most arrogant diet book to appear in a long while. sic, ital `` I hope to amaze you ,'' he writes, `` as I amazed millions of dieters in the past .'' And that's when he's in his modest mode. 75,000 first printing; Literary Guild alternate. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Atkins updates his 20-year-old best seller, Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution ( LJ 9/15/72), 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, premaintenance, 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. For libraries where Atkins's earlier works were popular.-- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionp. ix
Preface to the Paperback Editionp. xi
Preface to the New Editionp. xiii
Part 1 Why the Diet Works
1 Dr. Atkins' Diet Revelationp. 3
2 What This Book Will Reveal to Youp. 19
3 Is This You?--Three Types Who Need a Ketogenic Dietp. 28
4 Insulin--The Hormone That Makes You Fatp. 37
5 The Great Fat Meltdown--The Secret of a Ketogenic Dietp. 44
6 The Metabolic Advantage--Every Dieter's Dreamp. 50
Part 2 How to Do Your Fortnight Diet-- 14 Days to Dieting Success
7 In the Beginning--Getting Your 14-Day Diet Off on the Right Footp. 63
8 The Rules of the Induction Diet--This Is Your 14-Day Test Drivep. 69
9 Doing the Strict Level of the Atkins Diet at Home and at Workp. 81
10 Time to Review Your 14-Day Resultsp. 91
Part 3 Why the Diet Makes You Healthy
11 Diet-Related Disorders and Youp. 99
12 The Sorrows of Hypoglycemia and the Perils of Diabetesp. 101
13 The World of Yeast Infectionsp. 115
14 Food Intolerances--Why We Each Require a Unique Dietp. 122
15 Good Protection for Your Heartp. 127
16 Dietary Fat: Real Offender or Innocent Scapegoat?p. 146
Part 4 How to Do the Diet for Life
17 Ongoing Weight Loss--The Basic Reduction Dietp. 161
18 Treating Extreme Metabolic Resistance: The Unique Fat Fastp. 175
19 Pre-Maintenance--Your Preparation for Permanent Slimnessp. 185
20 Maintenance--Slim Foreverp. 187
21 Exercise--A Pleasant Path to Slimnessp. 197
22 Nutritional Supplements--The Secrets of the Atkins Centerp. 203
23 Eating Your Way to Permanent Slimness in the Real Worldp. 211
24 The First Seven Years of the New Revolutionp. 224
25 Questions Most Frequently Askedp. 229
26 Debunking the Fallacies About The New Diet Revolutionp. 237
27 The Self You Serve Will Be Yourselfp. 247
Part 5 Menus and Recipes
The "Dr. Atkins and I" Menup. 255
Typical Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Selectionsp. 260
Recipesp. 270
Carbohydrate Gram Counterp. 327
Referencesp. 333
Indexp. 341