You have a lot on your plate. Between holding down a job and/or raising a family and other activities, you’re probably long on responsibilities and commitments and short on time. No doubt your to-do list grows with every passing day. So the last thing you need is a dietary approach that’s complicated or time-consuming. Instead, you want an easy-to-follow way of eating that allows you to slim down quickly and stay there, address certain health problems, and boost your energy.
Atkins is the program you’ve been looking for.
Maybe you’ve heard about Atkins before. Maybe you’ve even tried it before. If so, this book will show you a whole new way to live the Atkins lifestyle that’s easier and more effective than any previous book has offered. Welcome back. You’ll love the updated Atkins.
Or perhaps you’re new to the Atkins program. Read on and find out why the Atkins lifestyle is the key to not just a slimmer body but also a healthier life. Not only is doing Atkins easier than ever, a growing number of researchers have recently conducted experiments aimed at better understanding how carbohydrate restriction impacts health. In the last few years more than fifty basic and applied studies have been published which, in addition to validating the safety and effectiveness of the Atkins Diet, also provide new insights into ways to optimize the Atkins lifestyle.
We’ll tell you how the right foods will help you take charge of your weight, boost your energy, and generally make you feel better. You’ll learn everything that you need to know now and for a lifetime of weight control. You’ll also come to understand that:
• Excess weight and poor health are two sides of the same coin.
• The quality of the food you eat affects your quality of life.
• Atkins is a way of eating for life, not a quickie weight loss diet.
• Activity is the natural partner of a healthy diet.
Before telling you more about The New Atkins for a New You, let’s establish the logic of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle.
BEAT THE EPIDEMIC OF OBESITY
Here’s a pop quiz for you. When eaten in large amounts, which macronutrient raises your blood levels of saturated fats and triglycerides: protein, fat, or carbohydrate? You’re probably tempted to answer fat. But the correct answer is carbohydrate. Second question: Which of the three lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol? Again, the answer is carbohydrate.
In the last four decades, the percentage of overweight American adults and children has ballooned. As Albert Einstein once remarked, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results.” In this time frame, the medical and nutritional establishment has told us to follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid, skimp on calories, avoid fat, and focus on eating carbohydrate foods. Americans now consume less saturated fat than they did forty years ago but have replaced those calories—and added another 200 a day—with carbohydrates. Clearly, something is seriously wrong with the way we eat.
So has our population become thinner? Quite the contrary! Today, more than 65 percent of American adults are overweight. Likewise, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes has skyrocketed. Are you a part of this statistical nightmare? Or are you at risk of becoming part of it? If so, this book provides the tools to escape that fate. But it’s not just enough to read the words, you must also truly take responsibility for your health. Remodeling your eating habits—like making any major life change—takes commitment. But if you’re truly ready to exchange your old habits for new ones, your reward will be the emergence of a slimmer, healthier, sexier, more energetic person—the new you!
The New Atkins for a New You will make clear that doing Atkins isn’t about eating only beef, bacon, and butter. Rather, it’s about finding how many carbohydrates you can tolerate and making good choices among carbohydrate, protein, and fat foods. In terms of carbohydrates, that means a wide array of vegetables and other whole foods. And if you choose not to eat meat or fish or any animal protein—whether for personal or other reasons—or to minimize their intake, you can still do Atkins.
CHANGE IS GOOD
In its almost forty-year evolution, the Atkins Diet has seen a number of modifications reflecting emerging nutritional science. This book reflects the latest thinking on the diet and nutrition and introduces several significant changes, including:
• A daily requirement of a substantial amount of high-fiber “foundation vegetables.”
• An easy way to reduce or eliminate symptoms that sometimes accompany the initial conversion to a low-carb approach.
• Ways to smooth the transition from one phase to the next, ensuring the gradual and natural adoption of healthy, permanent eating habits.
• Detailed advice on how to maintain weight loss, including a choice of two paths in Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance.
• The ability to customize the program to individual needs, including variations for vegetarians and vegans.
• An understanding that we eat many of our meals outside the home with detailed suggestions on how to strategize and what to eat on the road, in fast-food places, or in different kinds of restaurants.
The book is full of other small but significant updates, again based on recent research. For example, we now know that consuming caffeine in moderation actually modestly assists fat burning. So your eight daily cups of fluid can include some coffee and other beverages in addition to water.
Simplicity, versatility, and sustainability are essential for any dietary program to succeed—long term. Atkins meets all three challenges.
1. Simplicity. Above all, the goal of this book is to make Atkins simple to do. In a nutshell, here it is: The key to slimming down and enhancing your health is to train your body to burn more fat. And the way to do that, quickly and effectively, is by cutting back on sugars and other refined carbohydrates and allowing fat—including your own body fat—to become your primary source of energy. (Before you know it, you’ll understand why fat is your friend.) This book will give you all the tools you’ll need to make this metabolic shift.
2. Versatility. Atkins now allows you to personalize the program to your lifestyle and food preferences. If you’ve tried Atkins before and found it too difficult, too restrictive, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised with the updated approach. For example:
• You determine which phase to start in and when to move to the next phase.
• You can eat lean cuts of meat and poultry—or none at all—if you prefer.
• You can do Atkins and still honor your own culinary heritage.
• You choose when to begin a fitness program and what activities to pursue.
• You select one of the two approaches to Lifetime Maintenance that better suits your needs.
3. Sustainability. Atkins doesn’t just help you shed pounds and leave you there. We know—as you do—that the problem with every weight loss program is keeping the weight off for the long term. Understanding the power of fat burning is equally essential to lifetime weight maintenance. Importantly, the four-phase program trains you to gauge your personal tolerance for carbohydrates, so that you can tailor a program that not only fits you to a T but also enables you to permanently banish excess pounds and maintain improved health indicators. And once you find a way of eating that you can live with, yo-yo dieting will be a thing of the past.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
Four sections allow you to get going on the program quickly, complete with lists of acceptable foods and meal plans, plus provide a grounding in nutrition and the scientific foundations of the Atkins approach.
• Part I covers the basics of nutrition, looking at carbohydrates, protein, and fats, and explains how and why Atkins works. We’ll introduce the four phases that form the continuum of the Atkins Diet:
- Phase 1, Induction
- Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL)
- Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance
- Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance
You’ll also learn all about “Net Carbs” and how to count them. (For brevity, we’ll often refer to carbohydrates as carbs.) Once you understand these basics and commit yourself to concentrating on whole foods, you’ll find it easier than ever to slim down and shape up. You’ll also learn how the wrong foods—think of those made with sugar and refined grains—keep you overweight, tired, and sluggish and increase your risk for health problems.
• Part II tells you how to do Atkins on a day-to-day basis and transition easily from one phase to the next. We’ll guide you through the process of exploring the amounts and types of food that are right for you, with extensive lists of acceptable foods for each phase, as you customize the program to your needs. You’ll find a wide variety of choices in the types of foods you can eat, whether dining in or eating out.
• Part III includes detailed meal plans, recipes for all phases of the diet, and guides to eating out.
• Part IV is for those of you who want to learn how Atkins can improve cardiovascular risk factors, reverse metabolic syndrome (prediabetes), and manage diabetes. We’ll give you the short course and provide lots of reference material in case you happen to love reading scientific journals or want to share these chapters with your physician.
Just as you can tailor Atkins to your needs, you can read this book as you wish. If you’re eager to get going immediately, simply start with part II, but please circle back later to learn how and why Atkins works. At the very least, read the review sections at the end of the chapters in part I. As the Success Stories sprinkled throughout the book make clear, until you understand the nutritional grounding of the Atkins Diet, it’s all too easy to regard it merely as a tool for quick weight loss—instead of a healthy and permanent lifestyle.
In part I, you’ll also make the acquaintance of the metabolic bully, which threatens your resolve to stay on the weight loss path, and its enemy—and your ally—the Atkins Edge. This powerful tool helps you slim down, without experiencing the hunger or cravings usually associated with weight loss.
Other diets may come and go, but Atkins endures because it has always worked. As physicians, nutritionists, and researchers, we’re committed to making Atkins simpler than ever. After all, the easier it is, the more likely you are to stick with it, and—bottom line—achieve success. We can assure you that Dr. Robert C. Atkins, who was a pioneer in low-carb nutrition, would approve of the science-based changes introduced in this book, particularly any that make the program easier for you and enable you to keep excess weight off long term. The growing worldwide epidemics of obesity and diabetes mean that it’s not a moment too soon.
Stephen D. Phinney, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeff S. Volek, Ph.D., R.D.
Eric C. Westman, M.D., M.H.S.
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Revue de presse
"The Atkins Diet has had a makeover, and we're loving what we see...healthier and easier than ever" (Grazia)
"For once, a book where the scientific facts outweigh the hype and where the results fulfill the promise. Once you have read the book, your diet and lifestyle will never be the same" (Dr William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology, University of Connecticut)
"A low-carbohydrate diet like Aktins is better at cutting blood pressure than weight loss pills" (BBC News)
"The most famous low-carb regime of all" (The Times)
C'est une révolution conceptuelle, un changement de paradigme ! Enfin UN RÉGIME INTELLIGENT !
Le seul, même. Pourquoi ? Car il cherche à s'adapter à VOUS, et non pas l'inverse. Voilà un régime souple et adaptatif, qui recherche votre équilibre, vous aidant à tâtonner pour en finir DÉFINITIVEMENT avec le surpoids ou l'obésité, selon votre cas.
De plus, les études scientifiques récentes illustrent abondamment ce livre. On sait maintenant qu'on vient de traverser 40 années de dogmatisme faux et trompeur, nous faisant croire que les graisses et le cholestérol était néfaste, alors que ce sont les glucides qui baissent le HDL, augmentent les TG, augmentent les LDL petits et denses (les plus athérogènes, les plus dangereux pour le coeur).
Depuis 40 ans, les diététiciennes se plantent en recommandant plus de glucides et moins de gras. Lisez ENFIN un livre scientifique et simple, un ouvrage de science à la portée de tous. Ouvrez les yeux.
Il y a une trentaine d'années, j'avais un ami qu'on appelait le gros Martin. Je l'ai vu fondre au point qu'on ne l'a plus jamais appelé comme ça. J'étais surtout époustouflé de voir qu'un régime pouvait être si efficace, alors qu'il mangeait à sa faim, faisait juste un tout petit peu de bicyclette d'intérieur et surtout qu'il continuait à manger de la graisse. En même temps, je notais la haine et la désapprobation de maints spécialistes et médecins. Pendant longtemps, le Dr Atkins subissait une animosité inversement proportionnelle à l'efficacité de son régime, un peu comme le Dr Dukan aujourd'hui. Ce livre est une version actualisée de ce régime, écrit par des scientifiques ayant à leur actif des dizaines d'études et de publications scientifiques dans les meilleures revues de leurs spécialités. Oui, c'est surtout ça qui fait plaisir, ce régime n'est plus aujourd'hui un gadget pour les vedettes de Hollywood, c'est un des régimes le mieux testés et validés par des études scientifiques, la plupart citées en annexe de l'ouvrage. Donc très intéressant pour les experts. Pour les personnes qui veulent juste perdre quelques kilos, c'est facile à appliquer et on n'a pas besoin d'avoir faim. Ceci dit, maintenir son poids idéal nécessite une hygiène de vie, pour laquelle il faut dire que tout dans la société contribue à la saboter et la rendre plus difficile. Encore souvent au restaurant, quand vous demandez de remplacer les pommes de terre ou les frites ou le riz par des légumes, on vous regarde comme si vous veniez de la planète Mars. Quant à l'omniprésence du sucre, il s'agit d'un phénomène que l'humanité n'a jamais connu avant très récemment.Lire la suite ›
Idem que le régime Dukan (une excellente méthode très saine et efficace) mais avec du mauvais gras en plus pour Atkins... Pas convaincu donc par ce régime qui doit être assez risqué pour les artères, à loin de ne manger que du bon gras (Oméga 3, huile d'olive, canard/oie, poissons, etc.). Mais le plus facile des régimes est celui de Montignac, car il n'engendre aucun manque ni aucune privation (ou presque!). Mais le mieux reste de manger équilibré avec des viandes maigres (sauf canard et oie), des céréales et farines intégrales, des fibres (fruits et légumes) et de bonnes graisses comme décrites ci-dessus. Le tout sans abuser des quantités (les réduire même) et en ne mangeant plus entre les repas. Avec ça on perd 1 kg mini par semaine sans avoir l'impression de faire un régime :-) Motivation!!!
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The latest and best science26 mars 2010
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I have hesitated to write a review because I am one of the success stories in this book. However, in light of T. Colin Campbell's unprofessional attack on this book, I believe I must speak up to share my story and the good health that has resulted in my following the Atkins plan. I am nearly 65 years old and have struggled with weight all my life. I've been on many diets including a vegetarian one with little results in either weight loss or improved health. In fact, my health markers were getting worse, and I suffered from arthritis, dry skin and elevated tryglyceride levels. My blood pressure was borderline. Since following the plan outlined in this book, I have lost weight, my arthritis has improved substantially (particularly in my neck and shoulders) and my dry skin (which 2 dermatologists had diagnosed as rosacea) has disappeared. My tryglyceride level dropped remarkably, but more importantly my HDL (the good cholesterol) has gone up and my latest BP was 117/76. I used to wear a size 18 -- now I wear a 6 or 8. All of these results came from following the plan outlined in this book.
What disturbs me further about T. Colin Campbell is that he has clearly put out a call to his vegan followers to come to the Amazon site and give bad reviews of this book, as he posted this nonsense on his webpage. I don't have a problem with their chosen lifestyle, but I do have a problem with the many deragatory posts that make it clear that they could not have read this book as they have no comprehension of its contents. Shame on them. Using the Amazon review system to grind their vegan axes should not be allowed.
Contrary to their ravings, the Atkins diet recommends lots of vegetables, a conservative amount of dietary protein and good fats. All recommendations that are supported by recent science. Read Gary Taubes "Good Calories, Bad Calories" or the distinquished works of Dr. Mary Enig. T. Colin Campbell has used this review process to further his own agenda and has encouraged his minions to post here. They disparage the book as well as mouth urban legend lies about Dr. Robert Atkins (a cardiologist, BTW). Anyway, read the book and make your own conclusions. Don't be led astray by these agenda-led and untrue attacks. This 65 year old feels 20-30 years younger!!
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Fine for Vegetarians26 mars 2010
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Over the decade that I have been a vegetarian, my weight has ballooned. About two weeks ago a friend who has been an avid Atkins follower told me that I could join her on Atkins. Now that I have read this book I realize why I couldn't lose weight before. I was eating so many "empty" carbs as bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, and other snack foods plus lots and lots of fruit that I was never giving my body the chance to burn its own fat. In the two weeks that I have been following the vegetarian version of Atkins, I have already lost 5 pounds. Just as important, my constant hunger has disappeared. It sounds strange but I am actually eating more vegetables than I was before. It's good to know that I can feel good about what I eat and have my body feel good too.
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A whole new world..........!26 avril 2011
Shannon E C
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OK, here's the deal for me. In September I realized I needed to lose around 50 pounds. I went for the low-fat, whole grain, portion control approach; and stuck to it pretty well. In more than seven months I lost 17 pounds and was miserable and frustrated the entire time. In less than two weeks on Atkins, I have lost 8 pounds, and have never felt deprived!
I am in a situation where I end up eating out a lot. With my other diet, this just made me feel more frustrated. But on this plan, I feel like I can stick with it anywhere. If I'm in a high end place, it's all about the meat/fish and veggies anyway. And if it's a burger joint, I just skip the bun and the fries! The sodium doesn't seem to be an issue, surprisingly.
For breakfast I have been making 2 egg omlettes with frozen veggies and cheese. Lunch is usually tuna or chicken salad on a bunch of greens/veggies. Dinner is some kind of grilled or broiled meet with asparagus etc. (I throw on some rice pilaf etc. for the rest of the family). I went to Whole Foods today and saw the "prepared foods" section with a whole new eye! I didn't even want to stare at the pizza!
One of the things that appealed to me most was that exercise is not a core part of this plan. I have a permanent disabling injury that prevents me from just about anything (beyond WII!). It was refreshing to not feel stigmatized for that.
And I'm even cheating! Shoot me but I really enjoy a glass of wine when I'm done with my day, (or at least my driving). Generally an hour or so before I eat. I've kept that for my sanity the safety of my family. (It's only 4 to 5 carbs!) So I still have around 20 pounds to go. Which no longer sounds so daunting.
Just losing 8 pounds feels great!
I respect other people's right to choose, and right to write more mainstream diet books. And I hope that they will respect that I feel like I finally caught a break here!
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A Worthy Successor to Atkins, Valuable New Stuff5 mai 2010
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Having eaten a low carb diet for nearly fifteen years now, (spending much of my time coming up with low carb recipes 1001 Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes from Dinner to Dessert That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back) with nothing but great health to show for it, I'm a huge fan of Dr. Atkins. Having met Dr. Eric Westman, and followed his research for the past several years, I'm a huge fan of his, too. New Atkins For a New You is a more than worthy successor to Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution.
How does New Atkins For A New You differ from DANDR?
* They've lost the focus on ketosis. Oh, you'll still go into ketosis if you eat the way they tell you, and that's a good thing -- it means you're running a fat-burning rather than a glucose-burning metabolism. It also feels great -- high energy, suppressed appetite, and a clear head. Great mood, too; ketosis makes me ebullient. But there's no peeing on ketostix. Ketostix told people less than they thought: They can tell you that you're burning fat, but they can't tell you if you're burning fat you just ate, or fat from your storage depots. And ketostix are expensive. Some people do find "turning purple" motivating, but this is a useful simplification.
* They've incorporated the net carbs concept, as pioneered by Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, instructing people to subtract fiber grams from total grams of carbohydrate. This makes for more vegetables from the get-go,since quite a lot of the carbohydrate in vegetables is in the form of fiber. Also makes for a little more fruit and possibly a little whole grain in the later stages of the diet. Most low carbers were already doing this, but since DANDR was published before the Eades wrote Protein Power, it wasn't "in the book." It is now. They've also expanded the list of vegetables allowed on "Induction," the super-low-carb introductory phase.
* They've added sodium, in the form of broth, soy sauce, or a few other options. Because dropping insulin levels drastically, as a low carb diet does, enables the body to properly excrete sodium, they found some people were feeling washed out, or even light-headed. Adding sodium fixes the problem. (Also keep in mind that by knocking out the vast majority of processed foods, the diet eliminates a big whack of the sodium in the Standard American Diet.
* They allow caffeine. Woo-hoo! (I'm betting this was the most-violated Atkins no-no.) Say that the research says caffeine aids fat burning and is perfectly healthy stuff, and anyway tea and coffee are loaded with antioxidants. She said with a cup of tea in front of her.
* Also alcohol in moderation after the Induction phase.
* They include vegetarian options. This is the only part of the new version about which I have mixed feelings. The vegetarian options are heavy on the soy products, and I'm completely un-sold on the benefits of soy. OTOH, I know for certain that being fat and running high insulin levels is deadly. I would personally urge vegetarians to rely more heavily on eggs and cheese, and have been forthright in stating that I don't consider veganism to be nutritionally adequate. But if this is what it takes to get vegetarians lower their carb intake, that's a good thing. I've known too many long-time vegetarians who have found themselves in pre-diabetes or even full-blown diabetes.
* Perhaps most important, Drs. Westman, Volek, and Phinney cover the multitudinous research demonstrating the many health benefits of carbohydrate restriction that has happened since DANDR was written. If you haven't been keeping up, you'll be impressed as heck.
This is the best-of-breed of the low carbohydrate diet books to come out in the past decade. Buy it. Read it.
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I am my own best clinical trial6 juin 2010
student of the craft
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I went on Atkins 6 years ago on the advice of my endocrinologist who is also a weight loss and metabolic disorder specialist. He said "I've always believed in it ... my patients thrive on it."
I lost 100 lbs. My blood pressure went from 160/92 to 117/58. My triglycerides went down to double digits. Cholesterol: no problemo. Homocysteine levels: perfect. Had a heart scan just to be sure my arteries were fine. Know what was in them? Nothing but blood. Not a HINT of blockage after two years on the plan: the report came back: 0% blockage. Had a pre-surgery cardiac workup: stress test, the whole deal. Passed with flying colors. At 59 years of age. "Wow, you're in great shape" was the doc's response.
Then I had a few stressful years: divorce, two moves, job upheaval. Fell in love, strayed from the path and started putting the weight back on. Shame on me. I tried going 'nutritarian' and was hungry and sleepy and cranky all the time. And I didn't lose any weight. I'm back on the Atkins plan with the help of this book and am losing again and will stay on plan. I had forgotten how good I felt (and looked) when I eat this way. It's what my body needs and apparently thrives on. I'm my own best clinical trial. My doctor and my lab work agree.
My brother went low refined carb when he learned his cholesterol and triglycerides had skyrocketed on a diet of pasta and risotto. After going on Atkins his cholesterol was 120 and his triglycerides were 63. He's his own best clinical trial. His doctor said: "I don't know what you're doing, but just keep doing it."
I'm a nurse, by the way, and I see so many patients who develop gestational diabetes. When they eat low refined carb on a nutritionally approved version for pregnant women, with plenty of protein, they have healthy weights going into delivery, their babies are born with more stable blood sugars, at truly healthy weights, not overblown IDM weights, and moms report feeling better than ever. Each one is her own best clinical trial. And doesn't it make sense as a new mom to have stable blood sugar levels? You're tired enough being a new mom: you need whole foods.
To address this book specifically: I appreciate the more flexible approach to Induction, which used to keep a lot of people from continuing with the plan. This makes it possible for more of us to continue this as a way of life. The rationale is solid: this is how bodies who have been abused by carbs respond to stopping the abuse. If you understand what the consequence is of each food choice, you make better choices.
And to those of you who think this is a meat vs. broccoli way of life, you're wrong. It's a meat, chicken, eggs AND broccoli, kale, tomato, celery, green beans, zucchini, romaine, spinach, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, chard, cabbage way of life.