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From:mercury_silver
Date:September 15th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I agree that a lot of people claim to be following Atkins when in fact, they are not. I think it stems from being told for years and years to drop calories and drop fat...that you can never eat too little fat (regardless of the consequences of a very low-fat diet). People think its the same thing with carbohydrates - that fewer is better. I can't find one popular commericialized diet that reccomends that people abstain completely from carbohydrate sources...they all reccomend whole, unprocessed carbohydrate sources that are low on the glycemic index. True, it's lower amounts of carbohydrate than what was reccomended during the 1980's anti-fat crazes, but then again, anything is better than the endless low-fat products chock full of sugar and other crap.

...it's unfortunate that people only take away the idea of increased protein consumption instead of healthy carbohydrate consumption, but ultimately that's not the fault of any book or fad diet...just the idiots who don't take the time to learn about basic nutrition nor read the books. The media certainly doesn't help either - it spreads the idea that Atkins is "unlimited meat and cheese and eggs with scarce vegetable consumption" when that's not true either (niether component of that statement)...but it's what common people see and take for granted as the truth.
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