Written on: 15/04/2011
I have been doing the induction phase for 8 days now. I have lost 7 pounds so far which is fantastic considering I had been going to the gym 4 times a week previous to this and had barely lost a couple of pounds in two months. I can't see this being a long term diet as I am now getting bored with eggs and bacon every morning, however, it is good for a quick kick start into weight loss. I plan to stay away from bread and pasta long term though as I have discovered my stomach feels a lot less bloated and uncomfortable since giving these up. One thing I will say is I definitely no longer have strong cravings for sweets, chocolate or cakes and the Atkins bars are good as an occasional treat to ease the boredom of savory only foods. I will probably begin to eat a little cereal and some fruit after the 14th day and hopeful keep losing weight (although I know it will be at a much lower pace). I do think that the Atkins diet gives you the boost you need and decreases your appetite which is hopefully something you can use to your advantage even when you begin to introduce more carbohydrates.