Hey Atkins Community,
So, I have decided to go on the Atkins diet for New Years. However, I do not think Atkins alone will make me lose the weight.
My story in a nutshell is that after peaking at 184lbs, I finally decided that this is the time in my life to seriously get the weight off. I've been doing healthy, home cooked food since about end-of September, and I got down to 168lbs about early November (so thats like in 6 weeks).
Since then I've plateaued and I have not lost any weight, while pretty much having no change in my routine. I've decided to switch up a little to get myself out of this rut.
I've never done Atkins to the T, but I've done low-carb before. The first two times it did work, but the last 2-3 times it did not- personally I think that I was ingesting too much calories.
So I'm thinking of combining the Atkins diet with calorie cycling (which then also means calorie counting). From what I read in the Atkins book, this should be alright seeing that Induction really doesn't address portions of protein and fats. I would adhere to my 20g of carbs daily, but use my meat/ eggs/ fat portions to cycle.
What are your opinions about this? Has anyone tried anything similiar, and if so, what was the outcome? For you Atkins officionados, is there any reason this is BAD idea?
Thanks for your advice!
P.S. I've been lurking for a couple weeks now, but this is my first post!