1972 Atkins Diet Revolution Original Rules.

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  1. Everhopeful

    Everhopeful " If at First".....

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    If anyone is interested, these are his original rules.

    1972 Atkins Diet Revolution

    The Diet Revolution Rules (Level One)

    1. Don’t count calories
    2. Eat as much of the allowed foods as you need to avoid hunger.
    3. Don’t eat when you are not hungry.
    4. Don’t feel you must finish everything on your plate just because it is there.
    5. Drink as much water or calorie-free beverages as thirst requires. Don’t restrict fluids… but it is not necessary to force them either.
    6. Frequent small meals are preferable.
    7. If weakness results from rapid weight loss, you may need salt.
    8. Everyday take a high-strength multivitamin pill.
    9. Read the labels on “low-calorie” drinks, syrups, desserts. Only those with no carbohydrate content are allowed.

    The First Life-Changing Week, eat nothing that is not on the list.


    Meat: Steaks, Corned beef, Lamb chops, tongue, Hamburgers, Bacon, Any kind of meat in any quantity—except meat with fillers such as sausage, hot dogs, meatballs, most packaged “cold cuts”

    Fowl: Duckling, Turkey, Chicken, Anything with wings, No stuffing
    Desserts: Gelatin with artificial sweeteners
    Condiments: Salt, pepper, mustard, horseradish, vinegar, vanilla, and other extracts; artificial sweeteners; any dry powdered spice that contains no sugar
    Drinks: Water, Mineral water, Vichy, Club soda; Beef or Chicken broth, bouillon; Sugar free diet soda; coffee*, tea, decaffeinated coffee
    ---------*Special note on caffeine and Diet Cola. Because most heavy people have some hypoglycaemia, coffee, which contains caffeine, should be limited to six servings a day (cups). If you know you have low blood sugar, better limit it to three.
    Fish: All fish, including canned salmon, tuna; any kind of seafood, including oil-packed and smoked, except oysters, clams, muscles, scallops, and pickled fish
    Eggs: Boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, omelet – any style and without limitations
    Salads: Two small green salads a day (each less than one cupful, loosely packed) made only of leafy greens, celery, or cucumbers and radishes. Dressings with vinegar, oil, salt, dry spices, herbs, grated cheese, or anchovies. Or else a sour pickle in place of a salad. Plus… green olives.
    Butter & Mayonnaise Fats: Butter, margarine , oils, shortening , lard & mayonnaise.
    Juice: Juice of one lemon or lime
    Cheese: Four ounces a day of any hard aged cheese. No cream cheese or cheese spreads.
    Heavy Cream: Four teaspoons a day. (Cream has less carbohydrate than milk – so don’t use milk)

    Diet Revolution Salad Material: Celery, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Chives, Cucumber, Endive, Escarole, Fennel, lettuce, Olives (Green or Black), Onions, Pickles (Sour or Dill), Parsley, Peppers, Radishes, Scallions, watercress.


    What Happens After The First Week’s Diet. Most diets are fixed formulas and are therefore short-termed and self-limiting. This diet is fixed only for a week. After that – because it must be a lifetime diet, it is, as variable as are individual tastes.


    I’ve labelled the additions of carbohydrate that follow’ second level’, ‘third level’, ‘fourth level’, ‘fifth level’, but in fact the additions are interchangeable and flexible. You can make any of these additions any week that you choose. I am so committed to making this a liveable lifetime diet that I am letting you select your own variations, within the rules set up by your biological rulebook.

    Put back what you’ve missed the most: The idea is simply to gradually return to your diet first what you missed most. Custom-tailor the diet to suit your carbohydrate additions to suit your lifestyle. All that matters is that you add back to your diet a little carbohydrate at a time, and that you stop adding carbohydrate when you reach your CCL.

    How to know when to put back a little carbohydrate: Ask yourself: Are the ketostix still turning purple? Am I still un-hungry? Have I stopped eating at night? Do I have more energy? Am I still losing weight or inches nicely? Remember, your tape measure is a lot better friend than your scale, not only more accurate, but better able to report on the actual fat (not just temporary water) losses this diet achieves.


    The Second Level: Cheesecake for dessert? At each level, remember you add approximately five to eight grams of carbohydrate daily for a week and analyse the results. Most people agree the best way to handle the second level is to add cottage cheese…


    The Diet Revolution Vegetables (not for level one): All of the above plus; Asparagus, Avocado, Bamboo Shoots, Bean Sprouts, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Rhubarb, Sauerkraut, Snow Pea Pods, Spinach, String Beans, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Water Chestnuts, Wax Beans, Zucchini Squash


    Sample menu, level one:

    Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spicy ham, Diet revolution roll and butter, Bouillon, coffee, or tea
    Lunch: Cold cuts sandwich on Diet revolution Roll w/ mayo or mustard, 1 cup of salad (loosely packed), oil & vinegar, or a dressing from the recipe list, Raspberry gelatin, Diet soda, coffee, or tea
    Dinner: Chicken soup with Matzoh Balls, Your favourite cut of steak, Caesar salad with Caesar Salad dressing, Gelatin, diet soda, coffee or tea
    Snack: baken-ets, stuffed celery, diet soda.

    Sample menu, level two:

    Breakfast: Lox and stuffed onion omelet, caraway Diet revolution Roll with cream cheese, Bouillon, coffee, or tea
    Lunch: Avocado stuffed with crab meat, Tossed green salad with dressing from recipe list, diet soda, coffee, or tea
    Dinner: Mixed grill with garlic Butter Sauce or Béarnaise Sauce, Tossed salad with French Dressing, Gelatin Parfait with whipped cream, diet soda, coffee, or tea
    Snack: Assorted smoked fish, Hard cheese, Diet soda
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    Really helpful ... Would be good to make this post a stickie :)
     
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    Good post thanks :)
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to do that! Really helpful post :)

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    Everhopeful " If at First".....

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    Thank you everyone, it is the only Atkins book I have read. I've sort of dipped in others but I think the '72 is - the purist. It's both interesting & easily understood. The later books are much more commercial. However, that's just my opinion... :)
     
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    I have asked for this to be moved to stickies. Hope nobody minds?
    Great post. :)
     
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    I agree Everhopeful... and yes, Leanne, this definitely needs to be a stickie! :)
     
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    Realy interesting. Thanks
     
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    Can I ask if anyone knows what a diet revolution roll is? Thanks
     
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    There called revolution rolls made with egg white and cream cheese - I found a video to follow on you-tube xx

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    Thank you I will have a look on you tube x
     
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    Oopsie rolls are slightly better if you make them flat then you can use two and they are sturdy enough to cope with burgers i put flaxseed in mine makes them more breadlike
     
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