January 20, 2004

Atkins Diet, Ha Ha Ha Ha

Finally, some sense from these people! What, you say? "Watch your saturated fat intake, they say." Darn. I was just weighting, er, waiting for the lawsuits from the doe-eyed, too.

Okay, so I really mean THANK YOU! I take issue with the whole couldn't get the message across bit. I mean, there are several books out there written by Atkins himself and the Atkinettes. How difficult is it to say "Watch. Your. Saturated. Fat. Intake." Not so hard. No one tried to kill me.

In other words, Lileks is going to have to cut down to half a pig at lunch.


Posted by hln at January 20, 2004 08:08 PM | Nutrition | TrackBack

Not so fast....

Atkins has put out a press release, and has e-mailed all of their customers, to point out that the NYT story is inaccurate, and that Atkins has not changed their recommendations at all.

For what it's worth, I have a relatively early copy of Atkins' first book, and it does warn about excessive consumption of saturated fats. They want you to avoid trans fats altogether.

The Atkins rebuttal to the Times is here:

Posted by: Spoons at January 21, 2004 09:21 PM