Mon, Jun-15-09, 08:19
All the extracts from the book are printed in bold, while my own comments are printed in italics.
My book is:
DANDR ISBN 0-0918678-3-5
The advice is embedded in the text throughout the book.
Here are some extracts from the book:
p.92 The Rules of the Induction Diet
"These are the things the induction diet will be doing for you:
4) Breaking addictive eating patterns to chocolate, sugar, wheat,.. alcohol, caffeine..
p. 96 - 97 Other Induction Diet Foods: BEVERAGES
"Decaffeinated coffee or tea"
"Caffeine is not allowed.
Limit caffeine for one week (to break possible addiction). Then it can be used sparingly."
[N.B. Given that this follows his dictum that caffeine is not allowed, it is clear that he intends that caffeinated drinks should not be consumed as a regular part of the diet. Further proof of this can be found in various example menus throughout the book, which contain only decaffeinated tea and coffee.]
[ N.B. Alcohol is not in the permitted list.]
p.157 One out of three of you will find it's necessary to avoid "yeasty" foods... These include... wine and beer.
p.160 -170) "Happily, the most common sources of food intolerance are generally found in foods I recommend you either avoid entirely or approach with caution... very common allergic foods are .. coffee..."
p.240 Pre-maintenance - Constructive Deviations
"Start with one or two deviations a week, such as a fruit and a starch dish..
By the time you reach your goal weight and your Maintenance level, you might be enjoying three such deviations. A glass of wine, a couple of slices of wholemeal bread, a half a cantaloupe for lunch... Or, if your metabolic resistance is at the low end, a few more things than that each week.
But be careful."
p.253 Maintenance - Slim Forever.. Some parting recommendations)
"5. Use caffeine and alcohol in moderation".
[Given that his menus include chocolate recipes, it follows that moderate use of caffeine should be interpreted as an occasional (low-carb) chocolate dessert or cup of coffee, not daily intake.]
In pages 304-305, Dr. Atkins gives examples of typical daily menus.. These have to be read in conjunction with the main text of the book in order to be fully understood. All of his menus include decaffeinated coffee, and nowhere is there a mention of caffeinated coffee. Having read the book, however, we understand that an occasional caffeinated tea or coffee would be OK. Conversely, the maintenance dinner includes a glass of dry white wine, but having read the book, we understand that this shouldn't be a daily occurrance, but it is one of several small "deviations" per week which Dr. Atkins has stated might be possible for some people on maintenance.]
Thanks for encouraging me to dip into the book again. I noticed some extra stuff at the back I hadn't remembered.. so I am going to go and read it now.
Last edited by Kirsteen : Mon, Jun-15-09 at 08:54.