My name is Melissa and I think I need some help. I had been on the Atkins diet about a year ago and lost 50 pounds. I have since gone off and the weight, I think, is slowly comming back. I don't see much of a difference on the scale, but my clothes don't fit the way they used to. I want to lose more weight, at least another 30 pounds, which would bring me down to around 150. I know I could do it with the Atkins diet, but I am worried about all the things I read and hear about the diet. They say that it might help now, but down the road it could lead to heart and kidney problems because of all the fatty protein. I don't know what to do. I know that I can't eat meat and cheese for the rest of my life. But maybe a modified version of the diet could bring me in for the long haul.
I could really use your experiences and help at this point. And some encouragement too.
I check in at least twice a day. I just found this site yesturday and it instantly became my favorite. I hope I can finally do this now! Thank you all in advance for any help or suggestions you can give me! Big Hugs to you all