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The All-New Atkins Advantage: The 12-Week Low-Carb Program to Lose Weight, Achieve Peak Fitness and Health, and Maximize Your Willpower to Reach Life Goals
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 613.25
EAN: 9780312331290
ISBN: 0312331290
Label: St. Martin's Press
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Studio: St. Martin's Press

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The proven diet that will slim you down, get you exercising, and change your life

The All-New Atkins Advantage is more than a diet: it features the Atkins proven-effective weight loss program in a 12-week, step-by-step plan, including instructions on how to incorporate healthy exercise into your life as well as guidance on maintaining the motivation to stick with the diet and exercise program.

Each week builds on the one before it to raise your level of competence and confidence:

Week 1: Combat cravings for sugars and starches with tasty, low-carb alternatives like veal parmesan and trout almondine.

Week 4: Achieve peak fitness with the Atkins approach to exercise. Fully illustrated stretching, cardio, and strength training plans will get you energized.

Week 6: Start an Atkins journal to maintain your motivation and continue your enthusiasm and success.

Week 9: Get out of your lunch rut! Go out for a special but speedy meal at a restaurant, instead of the nearby deli.

Week 12: All the work you’ve done thus far has prepared you for this moment: the beginning of the rest of your life!

Turn your life around and give yourself a dietary, exercise, and lifestyle makeover with THE ALL-NEW ATKINS ADVANTAGE.

The All-New Atkins Advantage will allow you to enjoy a wider variety of foods, tailor an individualized exercise plan, and do Atkins your way.

The step-by-step program is designed to allow you to move at your own pace.
Part I introduces you to the basics of the Atkins program, from a list of foods you'll want to have on hand to mental exercises to get you motivated.
Part II features the 12-week Atkins Advantage Program, including a fitness component that allows you to design your own workout, no matter what your level of fitness.
Part III includes 12 weeks' worth of delicious daily meal plans at varying carbohydrate levels.
At the end of the twelve weeks, you will have changed the way you eat and become healthier, slimmer, and happier.
STUART L. TRAGER, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is an eight-time Ironman and a top ten finisher at the Ultraman World Championship who credits the Atkins Nutritional Approach for helping him achieve peak fitness and health.

COLETTE HEIMOWITZ, M.Sc., has been featured on national television networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and on radio programs across the country.




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Summary: Helpful Book
Comment: This book had a few more suggestions than the first to come out.There are a few that were new to me and would have helped me at the beginning better if I would have known.It recommends exercise while the other book didn't.A lot of it is the same thing but you do get a lot of different ideas also.

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Summary: Falls short of "Classic" atkins books
Comment: Previous Atkins books went much more into detail the science behind how the low carb diet works. this one just gives a brief overview. The rest of the book is simply recipies and stretching excercies. The Akins books of old were much more informative. I have read all of the diet books written by Dr. Atkins and suggest to anyone interested in his diet to read one of the books he actually wrote. The 2002 edition will surfice.

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Summary: Well-written, accurate, and easy-to-follow
Comment: The low-carb diet has been evolving over the last 10-15 years as the nutritional power and availability of vegetables have increased. I can't understand a dieter like Delores Haze today. I've been on low-carb for 7 years and have almost never had a "hunk o' meat and veg" for dinner. Tonight I had a delicious stir-fry with broccoli, red and white onions, snow peas, grated carrots, large, vine-ripened tomato slices, cut-up chicken sausage and diced fresh chicken from my last evening's dinner. I cook this slowly in extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of canola oil. Absolutely no seasoning is needed. I made a lot and it's a good thing. Both my younger kids had friends over and they had seconds and thirds. "We never get food like this at home" was a typical comment. Interestingly, nobody even noticed that the meal was very low in net carbs. So, my suggestion to Delores is to put a bit of effort into your dieting and you'll be amazed at how much delicious variety you can eat.

I do agree with Delores (and others) who experience headaches a few days into the diet. However, she is incorrect to say that using addiction terminology is wrong. It is, in fact, right on. Just watch very heavy people gorging on ice cream, candy, cake, cookies, and Grape-Nuts (yes, they have a huge amount of sugar disguised as barley malt). Why do they do it? They really need to, physically and mentally. That's addiction. Like all addicts, when they gorge on their addictive substance (that first drink of alcohol, the first bite of ice cream, that big bowl of Grape-Nuts, etc.) they feel great. But we all now what happens down the line. So, get through the headaches (mine came on after three days and did not fully disappear until about ten days). That was seven years ago and I don't remember ever having another headache. I do remember effortlessly losing 65 pounds (it's still all off), controlling my blood pressure without medication, and dropping my frighteningly high fasting triglycerides (over 400) to 89. Oh and my cholesterol did nothing. It was at 155 when I started and it has been at 155 (plus or minus 10) the whole time. With my HDL at 60+, I'm not worried.

Bottom line: If you are creative and determined, the low-carb diet is a very easy one to follow and this book, with all its delicious recipes, sensible advice on exercise, and an excellent overall discussion of why low-carb works is a great place to start.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Headaches, leg cramps and a measily two pounds
Comment: I have followed low-carb diets with mixed success in the past. My weight drops steadily and sometimes quite quickly, but my tolerance for the boring meal combinations eventually wanes (Monday dinner: slab o' meat and veg; Tuesday: slab o' meat and veg; Wednesday: slab o' meat and veg...). This is not a way of eating that I could, or would want, to sustain for the long term.

I decided, however, that I could "do Atkins" for a month in order to drop 10-15 pounds quickly before a warm-weather vacation. I purchased a copy of "The All-New Atkins Advantage."

My skepticism about the diet's healthfulness tweaked up a few notches when I read the book's recommendation for a daily fiber supplement. Nature did not intend fiber to come in a capsule or wafer. Still, I was eager to lose those pounds; if most of them came off during the "Induction Phase" as the book promised, I could deal with capsulized fiber for a few weeks.

I was awakened very early on the fourth morning of this eating plan with a blazing, nausea-producing headache. The last time I'd had a headache that severe I had popped one of those over-the-counter herbal hormone supplements hawked by actress Cybill Shepherd. I suspected the diet was to blame, but I pressed on.

The morning headaches - not as severe as that first one, but still unpleasant - continued. I consulted my book. Sometimes, I learned, headaches are due to "withdrawal" from carbs. Riiiiiight.

Look, carbs are not drugs. The authors' use of substance abuse terminology in connection with foods the human body requires was annoying, if not downright deceptive. The headaches, along with the calf cramps I was also experiencing, were not "withdrawal" symptoms. They were deprivation symptoms. I was getting plenty of calories, but I was not getting food my body needs.

Still, I pressed on.

After one week of following the diet religiously, I awoke with the usual headache and got on the scale. I'd lost two pounds, much less than what the book suggested I'd lose. Hell, I can lose two pounds in a week on a balanced calorie-reducing diet and avoid the headaches and leg cramps altogether.

I went downstairs and poured myself a bowl of Grapenuts and topped it with a sprinkling of raisins. And I loved each and every one of those 62 healthy and delicious carbohydrate grams.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Wow, what an improvement over the old atkins...
Comment: I just spent several hours reading this "all new" atkins program and I am truly impressed. The book emphasizes all the healthy reasons to do this program and holds your hand for 12 weeks. It has continual motivational tips and ideas to prevent back sliding and to achieve a long term healthy weight and lifestyle. As for a recent post who gave it 2 stars because of "bad" vegetable oils encouraged...hmmm I'm confused... when did olive oil, flax seed oil and avocado in moderation become harmful and bad? I don't think so. I highly recommend this book!


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