One of the constant comments is “didn’t low carb die off in 2004?” or “didn’t Atkins Nutrition go bankrupt?” The implication is that it was obviously a fad diet, and that all wise people know better now. Besides just simply being false comments, I have been seeing more subscribers lately than ever, and my humble video and blog have been receiving more views than ever. (Here are the results from 2009 videos – http://www.network-admin.net/?p=637)
There are still numerous people doing the diet and many starting on a daily basis, and while perhaps it might not be as “hip” or cool as 2004, people doing Atkins now have better access to more low carb recipes, better support sites, and better communal atmosphere than back in 2004. A lot of the naysayers criticisms have been addressed or proven false since 2004 as well.
Regarding the state of ANA and Atkins Diet, first and foremost, Atkins Nutrition is back well into the black. They are quite profitable and their Atkins Diet University and forums are extremely popular, but even that said, the information is already out there for the diet. People can start the diet with or without ANA support. They may be more successful with the support, and I encourage people to get well-researched advice and guidance as they start any diet plan. Their current batch of products are also much better in terms of taste and closeness to Atkins vision himself.
This all said even if everyone else stopped doing Atkins today I would still be just as motivated to keep on keeping on and being healthy tomorrow as I am today.