Marathon Champion Wails Against The Atkins Diet

Filed under: Atkins Diet — @ November 20, 2006

Marathoner Roy Pirrung quotes anonymous study against low-carb

Have you heard of the great American marathon runner Roy Pirrung? At the age of 32 (that’s the same age I was when I began livin’ la vida low-carb), he was tired of being overweight and was ready to quit smoking. So what did he do? He started running like Forrest Gump. Run, Roy, run and he hasn’t stopped running since. He is now a renowned world athlete having competed in races both at home and abroad. He is an American record-holder and a member of the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame. All of these accomplishments are worthy of sincere accolades for a job well done. CONGRATULATIONS, Roy!

Unfortunately, Pirrung recently wrote a guest column about diet and health that was published in The Sheboygan Press where he had some decidedly poor interpretations of what the Atkins diet is all about. This all-American athlete had little good to say about this way of eating that has helped me lose almost 200 pounds and keep it off for the past couple of years. We’ll be sure to set the record straight for good ole Roy today!

Read about a mysterious low-fat vs. low-carb study Pirrung cites in his column without providing the source of his information, why he believes restricting carbohydrates is only good for the short term, and what he believes it really takes to lose weight and get healthy for good by clicking here.


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