[Vision2020] ketogenic diets

Paul Rumelhart godshatter at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 30 17:01:18 PDT 2013

I've seen this claim before.  Here is what snopes says: http://www.snopes.com/medical/doctor/atkins.asp

When he went in to the hospital because of head injuries he sustained from a fall outside of his clinic on April 8, 2003, he weighed 195 pounds.  When he died after being in a coma 9 days later on April 17, 2003, he weighed in at 258 pounds.

I doubt he gained 60 pounds in 9 days on the Atkins diet while in a coma.  A quote from the spokesperson for the Atkins Physician Counsel:  "During his coma, as he deteriorated and his major organs failed, fluid 
retention and bloating dramatically distorted his body and left him at 258 pounds at the time of his death, a documented weight gain of over 60 pounds." 


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To see how well it worked long term for Atkins himself read about his condition at his death and how his widow (an interesting story in itself) tried to suppress the photos and evidence of what a bloated pig he was at his death.


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com> wrote:

Is anyone out there on, or have been on, a ketogenic (low carb) diet like Atkins, Zone, South Beach, etc?  Did it work for you?  Did you run into any problems?
>I'm in my third week of a low carb diet, losing around 2-3 pounds a week.  I'm shooting for less than 20g of carbs a day, which basically means no breads, no potatoes, no pasta, and no sugar-laden anything.  For those unfamiliar with the reasoning behind being on one, you basically have to look at your weight problem not as a calories in vs calories out problem, but one involving fat storage mechanisms.  Carbs and sugars cause an insulin response, and insulin is what triggers your body to store fat.  Avoiding carbs and getting your calories from fat and protein doesn't cause insulin spiking or insulin resistance, which allows your body
 to shed the excess pounds.  It also fixes your appetite so you are not hungry all the time and eat less.
>So far I'm feeling great on the diet, but I just want to know if someone has tried it and grown a extra eye or something.
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