The Loh Life | MARTINIS AND WHIPPED CREAM | KPCCThere I was. A puffy, middle-aged woman trying to lose weight on a low-fat, mostly vegetarian diet, flocked faintly with egg whites, chicken breasts, and watery tuna. Almost too weak to wield a knife, I was standing in the kitchen, trying to murder a giant cauliflower in order to make myself a simple snack. I had been gaining a pound a week. At which moment, in the devil's sibilant whisper, a single dark word floated: "Atkins. I first became fascinated by it as a chubby teen in in the s via an almost mirage-like diet book called Martinis and Whipped Cream, by the unlikely author Ed McMahon - yes, that Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson's portly sidekick.
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In the early s, a woman handed Robert Cameron a slip of paper. Cameron decided to give her diet a try and told his friends to do the same. Meat and booze, simply put. It quickly became one of the most popular diets in the country, selling 2. My foot! Of course Americans chose the martini and filet instead. Cameron was neither a nutritionist nor a doctor.