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  • Re: Dr. Atkins must be an Egger

    Ken M.,
    Hello, Ken glad to meet you. I can offer a couple of things about the atkins diet since I started on it Nov.1999 after reading a little about it on this bulletin board.
    (the reason I needed it was because of all the good stuff on the Egg ;-))
    Anyway, my weight was going up, my cholesterol was up (total too high to measure??),my good cholesterol was ~40, my triglycerides were out of sight (600+)and according to my doctor I had to do something and he suggested me taking pills and going on a low fat diet.
    I started atkins (after a 'lot' of research) and it works great for me. I lost weight, felt better, and no more heartburn, which I normally took Zantac for every single day of the week. I had a new blood test in July 2000 and the results were as follows:
    Weight down 25 pounds - lost in less than 8 weeks.
    'good' cholesterol (hdl) 76
    total cholesterol 213
    triglycerides 126
    My doctor knew what I was doing and said to keep it up as the only problem he has ever heard from atkins patients was that they sometimes had 'cramps' but otherwise he does not see anything wrong with it and would prefer me to keep doing it, since it appeared to work.
    From what I have been able to find out your kidneys will be fine if you keep up your fluid intake and do not have a kidney problem to begin with. There are some good sites available to learn more about it for those curious (like and dr atkins website.
    One caveat though, this is not a 'diet' per se but a change in eating habits. If you go back to eating like you did before, you will go back to the same size, shape, that you were before. (go figure;))
    So I still enjoy all the wonderful meats etc. off the Egg, but I cut way down on the carbs and it seems to work for me.
    I'll have a check up this summer and if something is out of whack then I'll see what needs to be done to fix that! :)
    Untill then, I'll stay with atkins!

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