The New Atkins Made Easy: A Faster, Simpler Way to Shed Weight and Feel Great — Starting Today! by Colette Heimowitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have known about the Atkins diet since Dr. Atkins’s first book that was published back in 1972. What I know is that a low carb food plan works for me.
In the intervening years, it would seem, from reading this book, that people were confused about the Atkins diet and so this book was written to give more detailed instructions on how to eat this way for life.
It’s not all bacon and butter! The first phase, now called Kick Start and formerly called Induction, is relatively restrictive. It includes proteins, foundation veggies (greens!), fats and cheese. I know over the years, I’ve know people who have thought this was the extent of the diet.
But there are several more phases where more food variety and more carbs are added to the maintenance level which shows you how to maintain your weight loss for the rest of your life.
The foundational Atkins principles are in this book. But added to them are really great explanations about how to increase the carbs and live healthy.
Included in this book are meal plans, shopping lists, FAQs, and for those who are really in a hurry, a description of how to use the Atkins food products in this plan.
I liked the fact that the program is spelled out clearly and that there are many options for the reader. You can choose how fast you wish to lose weight and which foods you want to include. Although exercise is encouraged, it’s not mandatory.
I also downloaded the Atkins iPhone app which is a handy little tool. I haven’t used it a lot but it’s pretty complete and you can even scan a product’s UPC code and get the nutritional information about it. I also looked at Atkins.com where you can find communities and forums for help and support.
I think this is a really great guide towards healthy eating and living. It’s easy to read and understand and let’s you get started straight away. 🙂
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