||03-02-2013 08:25 AM
Originally Posted by jackicrayne
Hubby and I want to go back onto Atkins after several years of hiatus. Now...which, IYHO is the best book to buy? The Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution, Atkins for Life or The New Atkins for a New You by 3 doctors I've never heard of?
I bought the New Atkins for a New You by J. Volek and S. Phinney. It is an updated version of the original Atkins with the latest tweaks such as helps for "induction flu" etc. I choose this because this was the basis of Jimmy Moore's recent NK experiment after having stalled out on low carb alone. It discusses what they call a "well formulated low carb diet" - translation: not too much protein which can derail weight loss. It stresses the need to get your 20 grams of carbs from non-starchy vegetables, which I am a big believer in (for the micronutrients!). I'm sure anything Atkins would be a vast improvement over SAD, but I wanted the latest iteration of a diet that was developed over 30 years ago with recent science contributions etc. Just my 2 cents.
I've been dieting ALL MY LIFE and this is the first time I've been able to stick with anything longer than 3 months (and that's with several episodes of cheating interspersed). On this diet, I've had very minimal cheating (only twice) because the food you do eat is so completely awesome. Cheeze-Its and other stuff like that just doesn't hold a candle to the great things we are allowed to have on this! Plus, once out of induction, you can have all sorts of muffins, pancakes and other things (wonderful recipes right here) AND NOT GAIN A OUNCE!
My husband, who is a skinny guy, did it with me just to provide the moral support and he lost that last little bit of muffin top that he never could rid himself off before. He loves the food I make and is more gung ho than ever!! :yummy: