Pescatore: ‘Ultra Low Carb’ Atkins Diet Is Dead

Filed under: Atkins Diet — @ April 11, 2006

One of the strongest voices supporting the low-carb lifestyle has stated he believes a lower-carbohydrate nutritional approach is still going strong, but that the most famous of all low-carb diets may already be history.

Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of the bestselling low-carb book “The Hampton’s Diet,” said the diet plan developed by his mentor Dr. Robert C. Atkins is essentially “dead” while other “lower carbohydrate lifestyle” approaches like his diet and The South Beach diet are “still going strong.”

As someone who lost 180 pounds on the Atkins diet, I was stunned by this.

bq. The low-carb principles (I would not describe them as “ultra low carbohydrate” though) I learned [on the Atkins diet] and applied helped me learn good dietary habits that have continued on long after the weight loss was finished. Eating a “lower carbohydrate lifestyle” is what the Lifetime Maintenance phase of the Atkins diet is all about.

Read more of Dr. Pescatore’s comments, which include an special inspiring message to the millions of us who are still following low-carb in 2006 by clicking here.

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