Here it comes, another attempt to conflate fats and sugars. This is the same lie the NIH and the USDA have been telling since the 1970s, supposedly for our health, but ostensibly to support companies like Nabisco which sell mass loads of sugar and starch. Eating lard will lower your cholesterol count if you don't spread it on toast.
Back in 2002 I made a writeup on the Atkins Diet on Everything2. This prompted several requests for what I tended to eat during the course of the day. Sometimes it's a sad tale indeed, because at the time I was a poor student on a tight budget. The following article is a copy of that original article, which I intend to expand as time goes by - I am about to go on the diet for the second time. For the record, I am currently about 80 pounds lighter than I was when I went on it the first time, even though I've been off of it for years now. Read on for the goods.
Attracted by repeated newspaper advertisements, and realizing that his waist had gone both East and West despite his daily racquetball, a young executive appeared at a local health resort. Looking over the several weight loss plans offered, he selected one guaranteed to reduce his weight by two pounds per day. After a light breakfast, and a almost non-existent lunch, he was escorted to a large room, where a young, attractive woman told him that "if he caught her, he could have her". After an hour of hard running, he