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.