Salon examines the “low-carb geek” trend in their article Hackers on Atkins. I agree that it does have a lot appeal for technically-minded folks. Rodd and I have both inspired co-workers to start on it. The ensuing Slashdot discussion has a lot of nerd testimonials. (Unfortunately it also contains all the usual stupid Atkins criticism: “My sister’s uncle’s brother knows this kid who was on it and he got gallstones and his liver fell out!”; “No diet that requires you to eat raw meat and eggs for every meal can be healthy!”; “All you fatties have to do is just exercise more, DUH!” Luckily there are some great responses in there with links to supporting research.) Now I just need to get back on it… I had an insane sugar blowout courtesy of all the Halloween leftovers.

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