I was always afraid to do Atkins diet. Eating meat and cheese and eggs and still losing weight seemed impossible to me. And surely all that fat had to be bad, clogging up your arteries with cholestrol and gathering around your heart, slowly helping it to give in.
Anyway, after years of WW meetings, and I have to say I did lose a lot of weight at weight watchers, i decided to try something completely different. I started Atkins just a week and a day ago. A the beginning it was really difficult, I couldn't get my head around all the fatty meat, heavy cheeses and dozens of eggs I was expected to consume. But after day three I really began to enjoy gorging on all the luxurious foods that were made taboo by WW and other low-fat diets. I still wasn't convinced though, a little niggle in the back of my head was telling me that I was probably putting weight on. Now, at 5feet 7 and 10 stone 9 lbs i am not exactly fat. But I have always wanted to get down to at least nine and a half stone and increase my fitness and decrease my fat percentage. WW brought me so far and I was hoping that Atkins would bring me that little bit further.
So when I checked the scales last night and I weighed 10 stone 3.5 lbs I couldn't believe it - 5.5 in one week! GONE! And I never felt hungry or like I was losing out. I'm so happy, delighted in fact.
I have one issue though - I have one more week of induction left and now I am into my second week I am starting to get bored with just eating the foods on the induction list. I could murder an apple or a handful of nuts but they are not allowed til next week. And even then I am only allowed to add 5 grammes of carbs EACH week until I have lost enough weight and know how many carbs I can have each day to maintain my healthy weight. The problem is - I don't think I can wait that long to start eating a piece of fruit here and there, or a few more veggies on my plate. I can last the induction phase but reckon next week that I will be adding more than 5 grammes of carbs per week. Is this a bad idea?