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  Robert Atkins had the right idea to be critical of carbohydrates in the diet, but he didn’t differentiate between live  and dead ones.  His suggestion to substantially increase protein, as primarily large quantities of meat, is ridiculous. Granted, one can lose weight on this high protein diet, but it could be at the cost of ruining your kidneys and liver or creating joint pain.  Protein does not need to be this high in the diet.  The World Health Organization (WHO) sets daily protein requirements for most adults at about 5%.  WHO has been around a lot longer than Robert...

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Under no circumstances should a person have gastric by-pass surgery!  If the eating addiction is so great, there are many alternatives to control eating and weight loss.  The complications of the bariatric surgery are numerous and much too dangerous.  A person merely needs to seek out the proper practitioner(s) to find their specific answers to eating and dieting.  It was discovered soon after this type of surgery was performed that the intrinsic factor in the lining of the stomach was very important for metabolism of vitamin B-12 and other health components.  90% of the intrinsic factor is taken away with...

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