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Courtney Thorne-Smith Still Loves Atkins After 10 Years

Atkins SpokeswomanThe actress best known for her roles on Melrose Place and According to Jim, Courtney Thorne-Smith became a spokesperson for Atkins about two years ago. She’s even signed on for her third year, according to a press release published two days ago.

Thorne-Smith says she struggled with her weight for many years and tried many diet plans. In the end, the low-carb, high-protein Atkins diet plan worked for her. She’s been in the “maintenance” phase of the Atkins diet for the past ten years.

She argues that people shouldn’t confuse the nearly-no-carb “Induction” phase of the diet for the whole plan. “When I finally went back and read the Atkins book, I was able to figure out what I needed to eat in order to be my own food judge. I eat a plant-based diet, and no starch or sugar,” Courtney told ThatsFit. She does allow herself to cheat on special occasions: “Of course, like on my son’s first birthday, I had a piece of cake. It’s just a rare treat, so to balance it out, I won’t have as much fruit the next day.”

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Jo-Ann McDermott

How awful that you have chosen a celebrity who has struggled with anorexia, to be your spokesperson. Shame on you!!!

posted Jan 18th, 2012 12:03 am


She looks anorexic!

posted Jan 8th, 2012 6:48 pm


The picture of Courtney here is nothing like she looks like in the commercial. Something bad happened to her. Maybe she lost too much weight. Se is barely recognizable. I only knew it was her because of her voice.

posted Jan 3rd, 2012 5:34 pm


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