Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Another Low-Carb Casualty

Low-carb fadmeisters Atkins files for bankruptcy. Bad business decisions? Perhaps.

Or, maybe Americans have realized that Grandma was right: fruit IS better for you than Canadian bacon!


Flatman said...

Gosh, I didn't see that one coming from a mile away...!

HA! Who would have thought that you would have to exercise to lose weight...the horror!

Comm's said...

Now what am I going to do with that case of pork rinds.

Keryn said...

'Bout time. I work for a food company in the ingredients group - our biggest volume item is flour. We've obviously suffered a bit due to the obscene low carb craze. I'm delighted to see it's been winding down and this is the icing on the cake.

Odd to think that eating less, eating quality foods, and exercising more might actually be the "secret" key to losing weight.

Pem said...

What a pity. I have diabetes, which I control by diet and exercise. To keep my blood sugar where I want it I can't eat more than about 20 to 30 grams of carbohydrate per meal. The low carb craze has been really helpful in giving me more choices: even mashed cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes at one chain restaurant we eat at occasionally.

I don't defend Atkins, but I do note that when I started eating low carb to control my blood sugar I stopped being terribly hungry starting two hours after every meal, and I lost weight without trying. That may only work for people with pre-diabetes, but it sure worked for me.