AR-News: Low-carb 'lifestyle' goes mainstream Atkins diet,
once considered an oddity,
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Thu Sep 11 02:30:54 EDT 2003
Low-carb 'lifestyle' goes mainstream Atkins diet, once considered an oddity,
spawns stores, Web sites and imitators
By Marco R. della Cava
Not only have her sacrifices been few (''I had to switch to low-carb chips
-- no big deal''), but she's allowed cheese, steak and a Southern staple
most diets would ban. ''I can still fry chicken. I just have to dip it in
crushed pork skins,'' says Rhoda, who has lost 15 pounds. ''It's the first
diet I've stuck with.''
Though the so-called ''low-carb lifestyle'' has been around since 1972's Dr.
Atkins' Diet Revolution: The High Calorie Way to Stay Thin Forever, this
newfound acceptance hasn't come easy.
Harvard report revived diet
Once a maligned diet -- when Atkins' book came out, the American Medical
Association immediately labeled his approach ''potentially dangerous,'' and
Congress summoned him to defend his science -- low-carbers attribute its
current explosion partly to May articles in the New England Journal of
Medicine and Harvard Health Letter.
In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be
cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the
name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are
at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
-- Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines
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