I tend to do poorly on induction, also; and my husband can't do it at all (because he's on insulin and other blood sugar lowering meds and our doctor advised against it). Before giving up low carb, or reduced carb or low GI carb(like South Beach); you might consider other reduced carb options, skipping inductions or "doing Atkins backwards."
By doing Atkins backwards, I mean starting with a carb level of say 100 g and see how that feels, and reduce your carbs (or increast them) by 5 to 10 each week until you find the carb level that you feel best at, and can lose steadily on.
I'm not on Atkins, rather I do a lower carb exchange plan; but reducing carbs has made such an amazing difference in my appetite and weight loss ability. I know the low carb plans aren't for everybody, and which plans work best for each individual varies greatly, but if you find you have a problem with carb portion control, there are other carb-restricting alternatives you might consider.
Last edited by kaplods : 10-01-2008 at 10:07 AM.