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Sunday, July 07, 2002

This morning’s big breakfast (the regular Sunday splurge) of an omelet and piece of steak as I sat and read the NYT Sunday Magazine was even more enjoyable this morning. What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?, the cover story asked.

If the members of the American medical establishment were to have a collective find-yourself-standing-naked-in-Times-Square-type nightmare, this might be it. They spend 30 years ridiculing Robert Atkins, author of the phenomenally-best-selling ''Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution'' and ''Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution,'' accusing the Manhattan doctor of quackery and fraud, only to discover that the unrepentant Atkins was right all along. Or maybe it's this: they find that their very own dietary recommendations -- eat less fat and more carbohydrates -- are the cause of the rampaging epidemic of obesity in America. Or, just possibly this: they find out both of the above are true.
Well, at least my breakfast was more guilt free and enjoyable. Is "More meat, less bread" soon to be the mantra of the food police? What will happen to Laurence and his bread maker? That will certainly put a twist in his challah.


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