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Dr. Atkins' new diet revolution.
Atkins, Robert C.
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New edition.
Publication Information:
New York : M. Evans, 2002.
Physical Description:
xiii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Completely updated."

Originally published: New York, 1992.
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This new edition contains the basic diet and is enhanced by new explanations of the underlying theories. There are seven new chapters.

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

Prefacep. xi
Part 1 Why Atkins Worksp. 1
1 The Promisep. 3
2 Understanding Some Basicsp. 17
3 How You'll Succeedp. 31
4 Is This You? Three Types Who Need to Control Their Carbohydratesp. 38
5 Understanding the Importance of Insulinp. 47
6 The Great Fat Meltdownp. 56
7 Is There a Metabolic Advantage? You Be the Judgep. 64
8 The Complexities of Carbohydratesp. 74
9 Facts and Fallacies About the Atkins Nutritional Approachp. 93
Part 2 How to Do Atkins--Today and for Lifep. 105
10 Before You Beginp. 107
11 And Away You Go: The Induction Phasep. 121
12 Time to Review Your Resultsp. 145
13 Are You Ready for Phase Two?p. 154
14 Ongoing Weight Loss: The Second Phase of Atkinsp. 165
15 Engine Stalled? How to Get Past a Plateaup. 182
16 Pre-Maintenance: Prepare for Permanent Slimnessp. 193
17 Lifetime Maintenancep. 205
18 A Regimen to Jump-Start Weight Lossp. 226
19 Eating in the Real Worldp. 236
Part 3 Understanding Health and Well-Beingp. 257
20 Metabolic Resistance: Causes and Solutionsp. 259
21 The Psychology of Weight Loss: Behavioral Changes for a Healthier Lifep. 275
22 Exercise: It's Non-Negotiablep. 286
23 Nutritional Supplements: Don't Even Think of Getting Along Without Them!p. 301
Part 4 Disease Preventionp. 311
24 The Perilous Path to Diabetesp. 313
25 Yeast Reactionsp. 331
26 Food Intolerances: Why We Each Require a Unique Dietp. 338
27 Lifetime Protection for Your Heartp. 344
28 Spreading the Wordp. 360
Part 5 Food and Recipesp. 367
Food and Recipes to Help You Do Atkinsp. 369
The Recipesp. 382
Carbohydrate Gram Counterp. 492
Referencesp. 503
Indexp. 528