Audiobook Review: The Atkins Essentials

This year, 2022, is the 50th anniversary of the Atkins Nutritional Approach. First introduced to the world in the wildly popular 1972 book Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution, this healthy lifestyle is still going strong years after its founder, Dr. Robert C. Atkins, passed away. Considering Dr. Atkins wrote nearly 20 books, and there are even more official Atkins books to read, where should you start if you’re new to Atkins and want a solid primer on the topic? I recommend The Atkins Essentials. Read on for my thoughts on this audiobook.

Publisher’s Summary

The must-have companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller, Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best.

Millions of people around the world have already discovered the Atkins Nutritional Approach™ and the remarkable benefits of controlling carbohydrates. Now it’s even easier to join the revolution, lose weight, and get healthy the proven Atkins way!

With less of the underlying science and more practical information, The Atkins Essentials gets to the meat of the most popular and effective weight control program ever, providing the basic skills necessary to enable you to lose and keep losing unwanted body fat—and to keep it off forever!

Providing clear, concise answers to your questions and concerns, The Atkins Essentials is ideal for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. For those new to Atkins, it is a quick and effective way to get started—and for those already on the program, it offers indispensable tips on eating out, stocking your pantry, and more.

Simply put, it is Atkins made easy:

  • The ABCs of doing Atkins
  • An effective two-week launch into weight-losing mode
  • Personal modifications to slow or speed weight loss
  • Helpful listings of acceptable and unacceptable foods
  • Fourteen days’ worth of delicious, controlled carb eating…

And much more!

So get ready to look great and feel great the Atkins way—it’s easier than ever before!

My Thoughts

Released in 2004, a year after the untimely demise of Dr. Atkins, The Atkins Essentials is exactly what it sounds like it is: a no-nonsense breakdown of a nutritional approach that has benefited millions of people the world over, including yours truly.

This abridged audiobook gets straight into the Atkins approach, providing details regarding all of the phases of the program, as well as the benefits of adopting this healthy way of eating. It’s all clear and concise, and the narrator, Eric Conger, delivers the material in a powerful, direct way. Conger is an experienced voice actor who has hundreds of credits to his name. So, you can rest assured that this is a top-tier production.

I listened to The Atkins Essentials on my Downpour app and doing so was a breeze. Many of the Atkins books are on Downpour, this being one of them. I highly encourage those of you interested in Atkins to give this book a listen. At two hours and 48 minutes, it’s a quick, easy read that will absolutely enlighten you in ways you couldn’t have imagined. Once your perspective on food changes, that’s a powerful thing. The Atkins Essentials is a great roadmap to this nutritional approach, as well as the perfect way to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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