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'Sup everyone? I'm new, and I have an opinion to share. :)

My mother was on the Atkins diet, back in '97, or '96. With exercise + Atkins, she lost about 60 lbs in four months. After she lost this weight, she decided to make carbs part of her life again. But not the insane amounts that she had been consuming before, and much more regimented. She has kept the weight off, continued exercising, and is a happier person because of it.

When the media started going crazy about Atkins in recent years, I asked my mom her opinion on it. She said, "I think Atkins is a good way to lose weight. It's not something you should do forever. In fact, I think it would be unhealthy to do so."

... So that's the opinion of a former Atkin'er. Do what you will with it.
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Date:September 15th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
Losing 60 lbs in four months is way more than what any medical professional who's not trying to sell you something would say is healthy. You can choose to change your lifestyle permanently and lose weight slowly in the course of getting healthier overall, or you can lose a ton of weight fast and make yourself less healthy, with no guarantee that you'll be able to keep it off, since losing weight unhealthily hasn't taught you anything about how to eat right or exercise. I think that the marketing of the latter idea, in the context of American latest-fad-quick-fix culture, is what bothers some people in this community.
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Date:September 15th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
I was so gratified when Ted on Queer Eye made a big thing of saying 'EAT CARBS!' the other day. (Followed by fifteen thousand "NO/LOW CARB!" product commercials...)

I think, like any other fundamentalist radical culture, the "NO CARBS" people have gone too far to an extreme. Yeah, in a "quick fix" type of mentality.

There is wisdom in cutting down on refined carbohydrates, and some people don't know the difference. So "stop eating Suzy Q's" becomes "don't eat anything but bacon & whipped cream"...sadly enough.
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Date:September 16th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
The beauty of a regular dietary lifestyle means you can eat suzy qs all the time. I do :D

Still haven't gained any of the 25 pounds I lost 3 years ago though :)
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Date:September 15th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
not entirely sure why you posted this here.
|Atkins is not a safe way to lose weight. We all know it works (did you read the user info). Just because something works doesnt mean it is a good idea.
I could eat icecream for the next 4 months and lose weight too... and it would probably kill me.
And as catamorphism pointed out, no honest medical practicitioner ( and i say that because all med pracs swear the hippocratic oath to harm none, and it would be dishonest to go back on such a vow) would allow a patient to lose weight at that weight because it is simply not a healthy thing to do.
Given that your "mom" lost almost double what a human can safely lose in a month, and that you have a completely inactive journal, i really believe you are just trolling here.
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Date:September 16th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
yes, sounds quite trollalicious.
Date:September 18th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
Date:October 5th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
I could not eat food AT ALL and lose weight. I think I'd be called anorexic?
I could go back in time and get into a Nazi death camp, starve, and lose weight.
I could go on crack and lose weight.
And I could go on Atkins and lose weight.


We need to get ppl away from this fallacious idea that thin=healthy!
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Date:October 13th, 2004 02:07 am (UTC)
i didnt say it wasnt possible i said it was highly dangerous.
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