I wrote this book in 2010 after twelve years of maintaining a successful and trouble-free low carbohydrate lifestyle.
I updated it on September 4 2020 while I was writing "All Calories Count: A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook" and noticed that it could be improved.
I have enjoyed twenty-two years in a low carbohydrate lifestyle, maintaining a stable weight, eating good meals, experiencing overall good health, never being hungry, incurring in diet violations when I thought it was worth it, being in ketosis most of the time, having no regrets, and benefiting from an unexpected mental sharpness. I should also mention I have never experienced sexual impotence since I read some men with Type-2 diabetes do.
I am still reading and learning about nutrition to make sure that this way of eating will also maximize my longevity.
At the age of sixty-three, in 2019, my small pot belly came back and I had to make adjustments to my low carbohydrate lifestyle to eliminate it again. I experimented with low carb low fat (Stillman diet) and low carb high fat (ketogenic diet).
I found out that to lose weight, I had to space out my meals using Intermittent Fasting (IF) and reduce my food intake to only food that is essential.
At the same time, I had to make sure that I was not deficient in any essential nutrients.
I realized I was using my knowledge of low carbohydrate diets and my skills as a process engineer to design a diet that I could use the rest of my life.
I am writing this experience in "All Calories Count: A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook" which will be published January 8 2022 and is currently available for pre-order at a discounted price.
A very dull personal account of the diet laid out by Dr Atkins, the author clearly had much success with the diet. The book however is filled with various deductions which are incorrect, and 'facts' about macronutrients which are just plain wrong. It is my opinion that the author needs to read a good biology text book.
My low carb story, Diet book
This was one of the best books I've read about low carb diet. It is full of useful informations. It is written in a very simple way for anyone to understand. I can't wait to change my life through watching what I eat. Thank you so much for writing it!
Everything I ever needed to know!!
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