Robert Atkins died today in New York. Rumors will probably start that he died of his diet, but he actually slipped on ice outside his clinic two weeks ago. He hit his head and never recovered.

I can honestly say that I’ve never felt as good as when I’m on the Atkins diet. Contrary to popular belief, I eat more salad and vegetables on the low carb diet in two weeks than I eat on a normal diet in six months. You never know what’s going to happen to you tomorrow, though. I hope I’ll have at least as long a life as Atkins did, accidents notwithstanding.