New Atkins for a New You


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New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great by Eric C. Westman  is the updated version of the Atkins dietary program. The diet allows the readers to consume delicious and healthy foods that they can incorporate in their normal daily routine. Aside from weight loss, following the program ensures that the people will be able to maintain their bodies for a very long time. The book also includes testaments, all-new recipes, and meal plans that can last for 24 months.


With the new Atkins diet, the readers will realize that it’s not necessary to deprive themselves of certain kinds of food. They will also learn that empty carbs do not have that much importance in losing weight. The book also includes the concept of net carbs which gives the readers a clearer picture of the amount of carbohydrates that they have in their diet. In addition, some sections give some importance on vegetarians. Moreover, people will be warned against the dangers of following a high sugar diet. And since it is the updated version, the newest information about the Atkins diet and the reasons behind its effectiveness are included and well-discussed. Readers will also be assured to know that the information provided in the book are backed up with the latest scientific research on carbohydrate-restriction over the last few years.


Some readers claim that the scientific evidence that are mentioned in the book are not entirely true. Other also have noticed some inconsistencies regarding the statistics of the purported research on the Atkins diet. Furthermore, there are discussions and dietary recommendations that some people think are quite misleading. A number of readers also think that the updated version of the Atkins diet greatly deviates from the principles of the original version. Moreover, there are some important points that the books fails to mentions like how some of the food suggested in the Atkins diet can potentially increase the LDL levels in people.


Dr. Eric C. Westman works as the director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University and the vice president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He is also part of the board of Nutrition and Metabolism. Aside from being an expert on various fields like low carb diets, diabetes and obesity, insulin resistance, Westman also writes articles for publications.

Dr. Stephen D. Phinney is a professor of Medicine Emeritus at UC- Davis and also part of the board of he American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He worked as a director for multi-disciplinary weight management programs for 25 years and contributed to the publication of books on various topics like low carb nutrition and metabolism, fatty acids, inflammation, and metabolic syndromes.

Dr. Jeff S. Volek serves as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut and an associate editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and the Review of Diabetic Studies. In addition to being an expert in dieting and weight loss, Volek also writes for a number of scientific publications.