My apology to Dr. Atkins
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Years ago when I first heard about the LC diet and Dr. Atkins, I thought that he was doing a disservice to the people. How could eating all those animal proteins and saturated fats be good for anybody? Although, I'm not a vegetarian, I bought into the idea of less animal protein is better and the whole concept of low saturated fat, high carb through whole grains. Yes, low fat, high carb.
When I lost a bunch of weight in the last couple of months through reduction in concentrated carbs, a feat I've never done before, my eyes were opened. Maybe there is something in LC after all. With an open mind, and much to my surprise, low carb always beat my former idol, LFHC in study after study on weight loss. Not only that, the LC also came in first on improving lipid profiles.
Then I heard an interview with Dr. Atkins where he was talking about preventing blood glucose spikes with LC diet, a subject that I recently started to learn about diabetes. I realized then that I was out of my league and Dr. Atkins was right all along and he was addressing an important issue of blood glucose/insulin.
Am I going on a LC diet? Not really, more like a reduced carb as I want to get more fiber. But I've got to admit that we all can learn something from the LC method. Thus, my kudos to Dr. Atkins.