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Old 09-19-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Which Atkins book do you use?

I've got the original 1972 book. It's food stained and pages falling out. I also have a bunch of the newer books. The newer ones are quite a bit different.
Which book do you guys follow?
The oldie but goodie?
The new fangled ones with the new "convenience" foods?
Don't fix what ain't broken?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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In my 10+ years of doing Atkins, I use Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution 2002. I don't recommend any of the books written after that because Dr. Atkins himself didn't write them.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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Another one following DANDR.
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I too have an older version (somewhere on my bookshelf).. but next to me on my counter top is the 2002 version...
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Default Wondering the same thing about which book~

After reading this post I realized I wasn't sure if anything basic had changed. I had sold my first copy/or donated it,thinking I had memorized everything.(wrong) so today went to the library and picked out three all pre-2003..As I was flipping through I noticed No beans..even black beans..somehow I had not memorized that so I'm glad I got all the bks. I did today.I think I got it mixed up w/southbeach which I use to follow and did well on it. However in the past few yrs. I've developed hypothyroidism which slows down the metabolism and makes it even more difficult to lose weight,and the SB wasn't working for me any more. If anyone knows that this way of eating helps that issue I'd be so happy to hear from them.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:56 PM   #6
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In my 10+ years of doing Atkins, I use Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution 2002. I don't recommend any of the books written after that because Dr. Atkins himself didn't write them.
As per your info. I was able to find a few bk.s on amazon that were printed b4 2002..and was able to buy one. Thanks for that info. It makes sense.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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Since the science behind weight loss has changed, I used the new books. How does anyone know what Dr. Atkins would have done if he were still with us. Do we still drive Model T's because that is what Ford invented?
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Here's a picture of the cover: I'm actually re reading it now for inspiration. It's the one with his picture on the cover.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #9
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HI FOLKS
I have done well on Atkins in the past
Now it doesn't seem to work any more
Any ideas would be gratefully received
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I have done well on Atkins in the past
Now it doesn't seem to work any more
Any ideas would be gratefully received
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What exactly are you eating & drinking while "doing Atkins" ?
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:04 PM   #11
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I looked at my book - just to see what year it was and it is a 1997 edition. I think I have several editions though. This is the one I keep at work.
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I was doing Grain Brain which in my opinion is Atkins gone organic and in the maintenance stage. If I remember correctly Dr. Perlmutter wrote Grain Brain after he was so impressed with the health of his patients following Atkins. I am a little daft so I had to read both books to figure out what works for me and my family.
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I think Grain Brain is very good - Dr Perlmutter knows his stuff, although his plan isn't as weight loss focused as Atkins I do think it incorporates newer science.

Basically the problem with the newer Atkins books is that they allow Atkins products (shakes, bars, etc). That's really where you can go wrong. If you ignore those, the plan hasn't changed much. That said, I do think people who struggle should probably give the 72 (original) version a try - it's more restrictive and more foolproof - he loosened it up to make it more applicable to "everyone" since not every person needs all the restriction to succeed. But some of us do, and if you don't have results on regular Atkins (without Atkins products) I think it's a good plan to try.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:54 PM   #14
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Could anyone post the '72 version of induction? I am in China right now so I don't have access to just pop on out to a bookstore to purchase it or to order it online. I would like to start soon. Thanks for anyone that could help. Or you can pm me.
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I just thought about that I had an ebook. My ebook version is 2002.
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