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I went on the Atkins diet 2 years ago, for about 5 months, and lost 25 pounds. I never felt better; my headaches went away, fatigue during the day was gone, I was able to wake up earlier in the morning. I need to lose 25 more pounds to be at my college weight. Even after I stopped the diet, and ate a lot more carbs, my weight loss remained. I noticed as I added back more carbohydrates, that many old symptoms returned. I am back on the more restricted part of the diet again because I want to lose the rest of the weight. I will say that you eat a moderate amount of protein, vegetables, fish, good oils, and I think it is a balanced, long-term diet that can work for many of us. Once you reach your weight loss goal, you add back in a lot more carbohydrates, all in the form of healthy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and moderate amounts of fruit, bread, etc.
I have two friends who lost 40 pounds (him) and 60 pounds (her) on this diet, their blood pressure normalized, and their cholesterol count actually went from high to normal in 6 months. I have another friend who told her doctor she was going on the diet, he warned her not to. In three months she came back, her blood pressure was almost normal, after being very high, and she felt better than she had in years. Her doctor told her to keep doing whatever she was doing, because it was working.
Another friend went on the high carb/ low fat diet. She did lose at first, but was hungry all the time and gained the weight back and more when she went off of it. There are people who do well on this kind of low-fat, high carb diet, and Atkins talks about this and why.
No diet is for everyone, each of our bodies are unique. I have found this diet to be excellent in balancing blood sugar and eliminating the resultant fatigue, emotional swings, and headaches. Furthermore, I am rarely hungry on this diet, and after you get used to the change, it is delicious and very healthy. The people I have talked to who feel this diet is unhealthy haven't really read and studied the diet, or actually followed the diet for a period of time.
I read tons of nutrition books, was a vegetarian for years, and got so sick, autoimmune disease, low thyroid, indigestion, heartburn, and so on, that I began searching for a diet that would restore my health. It was only after being on this diet that I got well, completely. So for some of us, it really works.
When this book first came out I read some reviews and was led to believe that it was, at best, New Age schlock and, at worst, the ramblings of a drug-addled lunatic. It wasn't until a close friend recommended it to me that I gave it a shot. The final verdict: This is one of the most interesting and thought provoking books I've ever read.
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl represents a bold attempt to merge our inherently self-destructive and unidimensional concept of reality, rational empiricism, with ancient myths and wisdom in order to create a more balanced worldview. It does so through a sweeping review of scientific, metaphysical, and anthropological literature that is presented in the context of one's man's intellectual and spiritual journey. The structure is organic, the writing lyrical, and the content unabashedly brilliant.
With that said, the book is not perfect. While Pinchbeck remains sufficiently detached from his own insights and visions through most of the text to analyze them somewhat objectively, towards the end of the book he teeters dangerously on fully embracing his own visions as actual cosmic fact. The overall effect is like watching a man surf on the edges of reality, sanity, and existence. It's a thrilling ride but the reader wonders if Pinchbeck is going to fall into the choppy waters and drown in his own epiphanies. In the end, he wavers but I don't believe he falls, thus leaving hope that he has not descended irrevocably into self-delusion.
Reading Pinchbeck is like reading Castaneda at his best (before he himself did take the big delusional spill), only Pinchbeck manages to be both more rational and more far out at the same time. Highly recommended!