15 Robert Atkins Quotes (Atkins Diet).

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Robert Coleman Atkins, best known for the ‘Atkins Diet’, was an American physician and cardiologist. He was born on on October 17, 1930.

15 Robert Atkins Quotes

  1. “Don’t fix what’s not broken.”

2. “If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I’m going to teach you otherwise.”

3. “I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian, they’re just going to have to go hungry.”


4. “Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.”

5. “How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?”

6. “Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets.”

7. “Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It’s on the lifestyle diet.”


8. “It’s so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there’s no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That’s pretty well known.”

. 9. “You take the healthiest diet in the world, if you gave those people vitamins, they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable.”

10. “Food compulsion isn’t a character disorder; it’s a chemical disorder.”

11. “I was gaining weight very rapidly and read about the idea of restricting carbohydrates as an alternative to going hungry. I had a big appetite, so that was the only thing I would even consider.”

12. “A diet should be named after what you do eat, not what you don’t eat.”


13. “I eat more vegetables than the average vegetarian.”

14. “I want the public to know the truth, not every condition affecting the heart comes from a blockage.”

15. “A controlled carbohydrate lifestyle really prevents risk factors for heart disease}.

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