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#1 Posted on 27.5.04 1356.46
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Well...no SHIT sherlock.

I'm mildly amazed it has taken this long.

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Man sues Atkins over heart problems
Diet company stands by plan
Thursday, May 27, 2004 Posted: 12:34 PM EDT (1634 GMT)

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- A businessman sued the promoters of the Atkins Diet and the estate of founder Dr. Robert Atkins, alleging that the low-carb, high-fat meal plan clogged his arteries and threatened his health.

The suit by Jody Gorran, filed Wednesday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeks $15,000.

Gorran, 53, said Thursday he started the diet in May 2001 because his weight had risen from 140 to 148 pounds. In two months, he said, his cholesterol rose from a normal 146 to an unhealthy 230, and by October 2003, he needed heart angioplasty to clear his arteries.

"I came very close to dying, and this is from a diet I thought was marvelous," said Gorran.

Atkins Nutritionals said in a statement that it stands by the science that has "repeatedly reaffirmed the safety and health benefits of the Atkins Nutritional Approach."

The company questioned the motivation of a Washington-based advocacy group that helped Gorran with the suit. The group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, promotes a vegan diet banning meat, fish, dairy and egg products.

"We should not let the real issue, providing people with a scientifically validated nutritional choice in the face of a worldwide obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic, be manipulated by this extremist animal rights vegan group," Atkins Nutritionals said in a statement.

For years, doctors and nutritionists have debated the Atkins diet, which advocates meat, eggs and cheese, frowns on bread, rice and fruit, and allows up to two-thirds of calories from fat, more than double the usual recommendation.

The diet doctor, who died last year at 72 after falling on an icy sidewalk, argued that carbohydrates generate too much insulin, which makes people hungrier and encourages them to put on fat. His books, including the best-selling "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution," have sold 15 million copies and attracted millions of followers.

The advocacy group said Gorran's suit is the first to recently question the merits of the Atkins diet. In 1979, a New York jury rejected an elderly, overweight woman's lawsuit claiming that the Atkins Diet caused her heart disease.

Gorran, who owns a company that makes solar panels for swimming pools, said he believes Atkins products should warn of a risk for developing health problems when eating meat and other foods that are endorsed by the diet and are high in saturated fat.

"For 21/2 years, I extolled the virtues of this diet to anyone who listened because I was losing weight and I felt great. But when I started, I had no idea I was making a deal with the devil for trying to keep a 32-inch waistline," he said.
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#2 Posted on 27.5.04 1438.06
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He's just looking for some bread, man.
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#3 Posted on 27.5.04 1439.16
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    He's just looking for some bread, man.


Nice, subtle pun. A little obvious enough but just the right amount of obviousness to make it even funnier.
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#4 Posted on 27.5.04 2250.22
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I quote Keith Olbermann when he said the best way to losing weight was:

"1. Eat Less
2. Exercise More."

I agree. It's a moderation thing. I've eaten more of a proportioned diet, exercised a little, and I've lost a couple pounds here and there.

Nothing earth-shattering, but at the same time, I don't feel guilty at all. The weird thing is that at times the healthier you eat, the less you care about trying that Big Mac or Whopper.
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#5 Posted on 28.5.04 0521.03
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Well, if the douchebag only ate meats for two and a half years then he didnt follow the diet. People think it means only eat meat and cheese, but if you follow the plan, it slowly reintroduces carbs back into the diet, and cuts the meats/fats back.

Either way, was weighing 148 pounds really a probelm? He needed TWO YEARS of dieting to get down to 140? WTF?

If you wanna lose 8 pounds, do like the models do. Eat and thrown up. OR, come to St Louis, Meth capital of the world!
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#6 Posted on 28.5.04 0651.48
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    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      He's just looking for some bread, man.


    Nice, subtle pun. A little obvious enough but just the right amount of obviousness to make it even funnier.
...unfortunately totally obliterated by your hammering home the point about what a great pun it was.
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#7 Posted on 28.5.04 0758.29
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, if the douchebag only ate meats for two and a half years then he didnt follow the diet. People think it means only eat meat and cheese, but if you follow the plan, it slowly reintroduces carbs back into the diet, and cuts the meats/fats back.

    Either way, was weighing 148 pounds really a probelm? He needed TWO YEARS of dieting to get down to 140? WTF?

    If you wanna lose 8 pounds, do like the models do. Eat and thrown up. OR, come to St Louis, Meth capital of the world!


I so hope that the Tyrone Biggums Crack Diet is introduced in Chappelle's Show, Season 3. :D
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#8 Posted on 28.5.04 0818.07
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    If you wanna lose 8 pounds, do like the models do. Eat and thrown up. OR, come to St Louis, Meth capital of the world!


No way St. Louis is the meth capital, that has to be western Kentucky - at least on a per capita basis. There will be 2 or 3 busts each week down here, and some trailer park will catch fire at least once a month from an explosion.
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#9 Posted on 28.5.04 0907.51
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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
        Originally posted by Matt Tracker
        He's just looking for some bread, man.


      Nice, subtle pun. A little obvious enough but just the right amount of obviousness to make it even funnier.
    ...unfortunately totally obliterated by your hammering home the point about what a great pun it was.


I wouldn't say TOTALLY obliterated

Just wanted to give the guy some props for making me laugh. Guess I shoulda just PM'd him.
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#10 Posted on 28.5.04 0948.02
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Perhaps I should have said MISSOURI. Since, most of the crap comes from the middle of the state, up I70 or I55.

Either way, too many tweekers for my taste!
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#11 Posted on 28.5.04 1039.08
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Perhaps I should have said MISSOURI. Since, most of the crap comes from the middle of the state, up I70 or I55.

    Either way, too many tweekers for my taste!


Oh yeah Missouri is definatly the Meth capital, but they don't usually arrest these people so much as they blow up their trailor and die and then we go HA WE FOUND ANOTHER ONE!!!
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#12 Posted on 28.5.04 1056.19
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    Originally posted by wmatistic
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Perhaps I should have said MISSOURI. Since, most of the crap comes from the middle of the state, up I70 or I55.

      Either way, too many tweekers for my taste!


    Oh yeah Missouri is definatly the Meth capital, but they don't usually arrest these people so much as they blow up their trailor and die and then we go HA WE FOUND ANOTHER ONE!!!


Although I'm sure in places like Odessa and Higginsville it's said a little more colorfully :)
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#13 Posted on 28.5.04 1153.20
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, if the douchebag only ate meats for two and a half years then he didnt follow the diet. People think it means only eat meat and cheese, but if you follow the plan, it slowly reintroduces carbs back into the diet, and cuts the meats/fats back.

    Either way, was weighing 148 pounds really a probelm? He needed TWO YEARS of dieting to get down to 140? WTF?

    If you wanna lose 8 pounds, do like the models do. Eat and thrown up. OR, come to St Louis, Meth capital of the world!


I had to read that part 5 times to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me. 8 lbs!!! ... what's the deal with that ... just taking up jogging or swimming ... this is as bad as fat people suing McDonald's.

(edited by Mayhem on 28.5.04 1153)
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#14 Posted on 28.5.04 1244.30
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee

    If you wanna lose 8 pounds, do like the models do. Eat and thrown up. OR, come to St Louis, Meth capital of the world!


Off topic but I though Kirksville was.
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#15 Posted on 28.5.04 1420.54
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www.atkins.com

There's more to it than just eating meat & cheese, and I also find it hilarious he went on the diet (or his version of it, at least) so he could lose OMG EIGHT LBS!!!!11!
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