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Old 07-03-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
lamby
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Default Just started

Hi! I have been on the Atkins diet for four days so far. This is the first time I have tried it and as many of you can probably relate, I have gotten some resistance from family and friends regarding how safe it is.

I have read the book and cleared it with my doctor so I feel pretty good about starting it.

What I'm wondering is, how much is a normal amount to lose when you start? In the past four days I have lost 16 pounds! It makes me concerned and certainly doesn't make the doubters feel any better about it being safe! I have about 80 pounds to lose so really 16 is just the beginning. I'm guessing that it is water weight?

I'd feel much better if I knew that this was normal.

Thanks!
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