I'm constantly amazed at the need of Dr. Agatston to put down the Atkins diet. I bought the 2006 day-at-a-time calendar, which is basically little quotes and stories from Dr. Agatston's South Beach Diet book. He evidently feels Atkins is a threat to him and sometimes puts it down. :(
I came across another put down recently. Though not as serious as the one on March 10, it was still bad. A diet should be able to stand on its own. When an author has to put down another diet I start wondering why. If their diet is so good there should be no need to put down another.
Now understand that Dr. Atkins says people should give up caffeine because it can cause cravings and overeating of carbs and therefore stall weight loss.
Here's from the May 29th entry of the South Beach calendar:
Some diets prohibit coffee or tea because caffeine can intensify cravings somewhat. But you've got enough changes to contend with without having to give up your morning coffee, too.
Dr. Agatston is nothing if not a master at putting down Dr. Atkins without ever mentioning his name! I'm so sick of these put-downs. If the South Beach Diet is so good, it should have no need to disparage another diet. Perhaps that why I liked Dr. Atkins so much - he never puts anyone down, except for explaining why low-fat diets in general don't work.
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