Robert Atkins

(Dr. Robert Coleman Atkins)

Robert Atkins
Robert Atkins
  • Born: October 17, 1930
  • Died: April 17, 2003
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Internal Medicine, Cardiology









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A controlled carbohydrate lifestyle really prevents risk factors for heart disease.
A diet should be named after what you do eat, not what you don't eat.
Carbohydrate is the bad guy. You have to see that.
Don't fix what's not broken.
Everyone would be healthier if they didn't eat junk food. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Food compulsion isn't a character disorder; it's a chemical disorder. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It's on the lifestyle diet.
How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?
I didn't realise I was going to be fighting the whole world.
I don't like when people try to put a spin and have a second agenda to make a person look bad.
I eat more vegetables than the average vegetarian.
I have had cardiomyopathy, which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet.
I think I can wipe out diabetes.
I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian, they're just going to have to go hungry.
I want the public to know the truth, not every condition affecting the heart comes from a blockage. Truth
I was gaining weight very rapidly and read about the idea of restricting carbohydrates as an alternative to going hungry. I had a big appetite, so that was the only thing I would even consider.
I weighed 193 pounds and had three chins. I couldn't get up before 9 a.m. and never saw patients before 10. I decided to go on a diet.
If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I'm going to teach you otherwise.
It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known.
My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail.
Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The people in power have created an obesity epidemic. Power
There are many, many people who have lost 100 pounds and kept it off.
Well, I would never do a study because I'm a practicing physician. I mean, all I do is treat people.
You take the healthiest diet in the world, if you gave those people vitamins, they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable.

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