A year ago, I lost 20 pounds on the Atkins Diet… then I broke both my arms and, over the following months, gained most of the weight back. It’s hard to stick to a diet when you’re being hand-fed, you’re in tremendous pain, and you want all the comfort food you can get.
Now I’m getting back on the Atkins diet and am healed enough (after two surgeries) to engage in some cautious exercise. I’m counting carbs again and loading up on those helpful Atkins products. Is it just me, or have they changed the formula of those Atkins bars? They don’t taste like chemical-covered sawdust anymore. They actually taste good. Or am I delusional?
It’s easy for me to stick to the Atkins diet. I love meat. There are some drawbacks, though.
Not to sound like my brother Tod, but it sure would be nice to have a bowel movement some time this month…
(Is Atkins a cult? Check out Patrick Hynes’ amusing essay)
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As a schmuck with a biology degree I can’t help but think the Atkins diet is a sham and dangerous to health. Besides the constipation colesterol is also a concern. I don’t buy it and lowered my weight with fiber and a eliminating red meat completely. Watch the transfats too.
thank you, Mark. The weight comes back, too, and by then your arteries are clogged…
Any diet that goes to extremes seems like a bad idea to me.
This one is by far the worst. Kind of like tax cuts during war time. Oh when the bill comes due.
This belongs here: Really. While that may be since 2002-3 were recession years the national debt has skyrocketed. You lose. Red is red and red is dead.