Eat This, Low Carbers

As Atkins files for Chapter 11, it's goodbye, bacon. Hello, linguini

The most difficult way to be popular is to tell people what they can eat. When Christians retooled Judaism, they didn't excise the Old Testament rules on adultery or idolizing graven images; they started drawing up plans for Tony Roma's and Red Lobsters. Martin Luther could have saved himself 94 theses just by posting one about getting rid of fish on Friday. The Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood has a Sunday brunch buffet you would not believe.

So it's not surprising that when Dr. Robert Atkins' 33-year-long fad diet finally came to a crashing end last week, a whole lot of...

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