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  • Boston Bluestocking - Roberto Benigni, Oscar-Winning Actor, Director and Proud Native of Tuscany, On Tuscan Whole Milk, One Gallon, 128 fl oz:"Thank you! This is a moment of joy, This is too much. He who kisses the joy as it flies and lives in eternity so rise. This is wonderful to be here. I want to dive in this ocean of Tuscan Whole Milk, liters and gallons of generosity. A hailstorm of kindness! This is a terrible mistake because I used up all my English, my body is in tumult. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm so happy that every organ in my body is moving in a very bad way. I want to make love with everybody on Amazon."
  • Some - 171 lbs to 147 lbs It works but go by the bookI actually did a research paper in college on the Atkins Diet since I was already doing it and having great results. What I found was that the Internet and reviews in magazines were almost criminal in their summary of this diet/lifestyle plan. Statements about how there are no vegetables or fruit (when you are required from day 1 to eat 2 salads and berries are a wonderful focus), how you could die, mixing medical terminology up in their head (confusing "ketosis/BDK" with "acidosis") and printing it as gospel on paper. Their slander and general lack on vetting/investigation by the average person was effective and many still say "isn't that the all meat diet?". No, it is not.

    What it is however is a huge impact to the food industry: the sugar industry, the bread industry, the pasta industry, the cola industry, the corn syrup industry, the fast food industry, etc. You may remember the plummeting bread sales when Atkins came out. These losses were noticeable and they were sustained because Atkins was working for those who tried it.

    Dr. Atkins (of Cornell University) asks you to tell your doctor before you do the diet, checking with your doctor as you go through, self test daily/weekly. Gives you the science and all of his medical references behind the plan. If you are fair, you will read for yourself the epileptic studies using a similar diet and their amazing results. What you learn about food and your body is priceless. What you learn about how sugar and foods that turn into sugar in your body such as bread and potatoes, how they block fat burning, and how deplete your energy you cannot know until you try. Waking up at 5am w/o an alarm clock feeling like you want to run a mile is amazing. I did get tested before and my triglycerides and cholesterol numbers were better. I did walk as he instructs and drank plenty of water.

    Like anything else it is not perfect. I do not endorse artificial sweeteners which make the diet easier to ease into but stevia and xylotol are noted as options. However, it is sound and you must realize this diet/lifestyle was not something Dr. Atkins just dreamed up to write a book about. He was struggling himself when he started medical school and began researching and adjusting his diet to keep up with his round the clock profession. It was refined in his clinic for many years before the writing.

    This is all in the book and what I found regarding others "opinions" is that they obviously NEVER READ IT! There is another issue in that it works so well, people tend to ignore the 4 stages Dr. Atkins maps out and extend the 1st stage to lose even more weight. This is not necessary as by the time you get to the 3rd week, you body is shedding fat as a routine and like anything else that has been planned out, not following can cause issues. And of course cheating. I stopped and started Atkins 3 times because it was soooo very hard to break the sugar connection/addiction. Let's face it: ketchup, fries, buns, bagels, shakes, pasta, mashed potatoes, pizza, EVERY frozen dinner, muffins, every meal has a boat load of sugar! So cheating intentionally or unintentionally affects your results and thus some do not follow the plan to restart but instead tweak with their own idea of how to correct their indulgence.

    I recommend this yellow book, follow it as directed by it and your doctor and you cannot help but see results, especially if you currently participate in the S.A.D (standard American diet) and if you realize you need to eat differently forever, not just until you lose a few. When we are overweight we are killing our energy, our opportunity, ourselves. No tasty food for a few minutes is worth it. It's that simple.
  • Kathy Hall - Incredible story of faith and survivalI really wanted to know the story from Elizabeth's account. By reading this book, I was able to. As I read, I hurt for her. I didn't want to rush through the book, but knowing the end result, I wanted her to be freed from the horror she endured day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute. For a 14 year old to go through what she did and lived to tell about it is incredible. She was definitely watched over by angels and the Lord. She had so much faith, I couldn't hardly fathom it. After reading her book, I admire her so much. Her captors are so evil that I can't even say it enough.
  • Michelle - Totally made breastfeeding easier.One of the greatest technological advances since the invention of the toilet seat, the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer does everything. It slices, and it slices. If I knew about it before 1993, I would have so sent one to Lorena Bobbitt (because of her popular banana fascination).

    Now my slicer that I received is haunted by a semi-famous, dead banana. William, the banana, was a personal friend of the California Raisins. He claims he died by the hands of the Hutzler 571 and then was eaten by a ravenous 3 year old in a bowl of cheerios while the Fresh Beats were singing in the background, "Let's Go Bananas." He says if the Hutzler hadn't killed him, the irony would have.