I'm just wondering what the most recent updated Atkins book is? Which is the best one to get?
Yes I was also wondering about this!
Wks 1-4 -1st 1lb (13st 9lb)
Wks 5-8 -13lb (12st 10lb)
Wks 9-12 -8.5lb (12st 1.5lb)
Wks 13-16 -8.5lb (11st 7lb)
Wk 17 -2.5lb (11st 4.5lb)
Wk 18 -1.5lb (11st 3lb)
Goal 1 - Lose 1 stone (13st 10lb) - Achieved 09/02/13
Goal 2 - Get waist under 40 inches - Achieved 09/02/13
Goal 3 - Lose 1.5 stone and 10% of weight lost (13st 3lb) - Achieved 23/02/13
Goal 4 - Get to halfway point of goal - 26 pounds lost (12st 12lb) - Achieved 09/03/13
Goal 5 - Get into size 16 jeans comfortably - Achieved 23/02/13
Goal 6 - Lose 2 stone and get BMI under 30 (12st 10lb) - Achieved 09/03/13
Goal 7 - Lose 2.5 stone (12st 3lb) - Achieved 30/03/13
Goal 8 - Get into size 14 jeans comfortably - Achieved 27/04/13
Goal 9 - Lose 3 stone (11st 10lb) - Achieved 27/04/13
Goal 10 - Lose 3.5 stone (11st 3lb) - Achieved 18/05/13
Goal 11 - Get into size 12 jeans comfortably - Achieved 18/05/13
Goal 12 - Lose 4 stone (10st 10lb)
Goal 13 - Get into size 10 jeans comfortably
Goal 14 - Lose 4.5 stone (10st 3lb)
Goal 15 - Get under 10st (Perfect BMI 23.3)
Goal 16 - Lose 5 stone (9st 10lb)
Goal 17 - Start refeed!
As far as I'm aware, the newest version is "New Atkins, New You" published in 2010. That's the version I've been (loosely) following, and I haven't done too badly
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the main difference in the new version is the emphasis on eating more low carb vegetables in the early stages of the plan. Also, I think the original stance on caffeine has changed and possibly on some artificial sweeteners (not too sure about that, though, and I don't have the older books to check).
As to which is best, I don't think you'll find agreement on that one! I've done fine on the new version and would definitely recommend it, but other people prefer the original, particularly those who are very carb-sensitive (I am not).
The newer ones might have been tweaked by Atkins Nutritionals (who want to sell us their bars and other junk). I'd personally go for a copy of an older more 'pure' version. It might be exactly the same, I don't know, but i'd want the words of Atkins himself.
Here we go again...
> Lost 7 stone
> Gained 7 stone 10 pounds
> Restarted 20/02/2013
I No Longer Believe...
> Insulin is evil
> Carbs are evil
> There is a metabolic advantage
> Manipulating different macronutrients has any impact on overall weight loss
> Gary Taubes is genuine
> Michael Eades is genuine