Atkins This

Are any of you freaks still on the Atkins Diet?  Remember, the one that encouraged you to eat proteins and cut out as many carbohydrates from your diet as possible?  (Which didn’t even conceptually make sense because your body requires carbs in order to break down proteins, but I digress.) 

Well, a new study says that the previous one is a load of hooey:

The strict low-carb diet caused an average weight loss of 28 pounds; the big-breakfast version cut 23 pounds.

However, after eight months, the strict dieters had regained 18 pounds. The big-breakfast eaters continued to drop weight, losing another 16.5 pounds.

Those on the big breakfast diet lost more than 21 percent of their body weight, compared with just 4.5 percent for the low-carb group.

Time to waddle my ass over for a doughnut. 

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2 thoughts on “Atkins This

  1. I tried a modified Atkins diet once, including no drinks, for about a month. I lost a little weight, and my cholesterol level dropped. But my liver readings were abnormal. The only other time that happened when I had a blood test the day after a Super Bowl party, in which I was drinking, also had plenty of Tylenol and other acetominophen products, and unbeknownst at the time, suffering from mono.

    The Big Breakfast diet sounds great. But I’m guessing that you cannot also do the big lunch, big dinner, and big snacks at the same time.

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