Atkins People: Shut Up!

I'm a psuedo-vegetarian or more technically, lacto-ovo-pesce vegetarian.  Basically that means I eat mostly veggies, but I also eat dairy products and occasionally seafood.  I'm generally not militant about it unless you are militant towards me.  I'm not a tree hugger or a PETA member.  I choose not to eat meat for health, not ethical reasons and generally have a "to each his own" philosophy when it comes to such things.  But I have to say, as a whole I find the Atkins crowd to be particularly annoying.  They act as if they've found the holy grail of health and nutrition.  Yes, you are likely losing weight.  And you may even be feeling better.  Losing weight tends to do that.  But do you honestly feel you can continue to shun carbohydrates indefinitely?  Personally I have my concerns about what the long-term effects may be, particularly on your kidneys.  I guess we will see in a decade or two when those of you that have managed to stay on the Atkins plan are all "fit as a fiddle" or on dialysis! But I'm obviously not alone in my concern. And if you feel I'm being harsh, you should visit some of the other places that I've found that talk about you guys.

Cow & Chicken

How about "Eat more Veggies"!
April 6, 2004 @ 07:49 am | Category:
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