It is bread and not butter that is the enemy in Dr. Atkins's popular and controversial low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet. In In Atkins for Life, he continues his decades-long crusade against low-fat eating. Atkins argues that low-fat meals are high-carbohydrate missiles, causing the body to produce excess insulin, which then produces fat, slows down metabolism, and tips the scale. Instead, he urges readers to stop counting calories and fat grams and start counting carbs to rev up their metabolism and burn fat as an energy source. The question of whether "ketosis," the fat meltdown he advocates, is healthy or harmful is a central question of this sequel to the bestselling Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution. Packed with recipes, menus, carbohydrate counters, and strategies for staying with the plan, this book is less clear than its predecessor. It veers back and forth between how to begin and how to maintain "a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle." It is also more promotional, with photos of satisfied slim folks and pitches for the branded Atkins products. Still, with its pages of testimonials and studies about weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and increased energy, it is hard to argue with Atkinss results. He puts his proof in the pudding.
I purchased this book originally for the menus: easy daily meal plans with recipes caught my interest! With breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack pre-planned, meal making became much easier... and healthier!
Whether you've lost weight by doing Atkins and want to make your success permanent or you're new to Atkins and are concerned about your health and controlling your weight, Atkins for Life is for you. Filled with advice and tips on navigating the everyday challenges that can come with eating low carb in a high carb world, the book provides a simple and straightforward lifetime program that anyone can follow. With Atkins for Life, finding your goal weight and staying there has never been so easy!
Dig In And Discover:
-200 menu plans-that adds up to more than six months of menus! With Net carb counts of 45, 60, 80, and 100 grams, anyone can succeed on the plan.
-125 recipes including tasty breakfasts, fabulous lunches, delicious dinners, and smart snacks.
-How to create special holiday meals and enjoy a variety of ethnic cuisine...the low carb way!
-Success stories with before and after photos and time-tested tips from those who've been there and won their battle with excess pounds.
-Self-tests to help you meet and stay with your goals.
A low carbohydrate diet can indeed lead to significant and sustained weight loss." -from a Duke University study
"Obesity experts are now finding it hard to ignore...his diet does just what he has claimed."
--The New York Times Magazine
I found listening to this book in the car was helpful in that it reinforced my food choices while on the road. I would recommend this to someone who is either already following a low carb plan or wanting to learn more information on the subject. The author includes lots of success stories which is motivating!