The Atkins diet which was extremely popular in the mid nineties has a new version.
The Atkins Nutritional Approach gained widespread popularity in 2003 and 2004. At the height of its popularity one in eleven North-American adults were on the diet.
According to blogger Seth Rotherham , the original Atkins Diet, which basically eliminates carbohydrates, was first developed in the 1970’s. It is single-handedly responsible for the majority of Western Women’s fear of bread, potatoes, pasta and pizza. It is also the preferred diet for most of Hollywood’s starlets and is often used to shed weight before specific movie roles, and getting back in shape after giving birth.
How is this new book different to the original Atkins Diet?
The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight Fast and Feeling Great Forever is an updated, healthier and simplified version of the controversial yet popular Atkins Diet plan. Created by Dr. Eric Westman, The New Atkins for a New You maintains the same low-carb principles of the original diet. However, where the original diet may have fallen short on a maintenance plan this publication attempts to offer you the tools and resources needed to maintain a low-carb lifestyle for life. Included in the book are more than 50 research studies extolling the benefits of the low-carb lifestyle as well as all-new recipes, 24 weeks’ worth of meal plans and inspiring success stories.
About Robert Atkins
In 2003, Robert Atkins died from a fatal head injury sustained in a fall on ice.
His death came after a battle with a heart condition, cardiomyopathy, reportedly caused by a viral infection, which had caused noticeable weight fluctuation in his final years. This combination of circumstances led to rumours and allegations that Dr. Atkins had died from complications arising from his namesake nutritional plan. However contemporary accounts from his physicians did not substantiate these rumours.
Nevertheless the reputation of the nutritional plan, and the low-carbohydrate concept in general, suffered.