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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.
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  • ERIN1957
    We all need to do what we find truly works for us, not every method or diet works for all people. If one thing doesn't work move on, but knowing what you are moving onto. Owning ones self help in health, is truly believing you are worth all efforts. Finding what gives us health is the key to so much, even if it is hard to do or even believe. I have done extremes on both ends and have finally found what is working for me.
    I am so pleased that you shared this here, people need to know. I respect people that can allow differences and truly look at what they can get from many areas, and many plans. Take some knowledge and apply it. Closed minds miss out on so much, if nothing more perhaps than true understanding. Doesn't mean we have to do it.
    1643 days ago
  • LIS193
    Atkins was one of the few things that worked for me. No grains does the rick for me!
    1643 days ago
    Yes! I have type 2 insulin resistant diabetes, which is essentially a carb intolerance problem. Soooo, I am not NO carbs, but very low. And it is working for me.

    I am doing this in moderation.
    1644 days ago
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