This is my third day on Atkins and loving it. I'm so excited to be here because I'm hoping with your support and input, I'll be able to make some real changes with my health and weight.
I've done this plan before in the past, but always stop dropping weight after the first month. I know it is something I'm doing wrong. Last time I tried this diet, I lost weight the initial two weeks and then nothing for the next two months so I quit! I think I sabottage myself by eating to many carbs via cheese, nuts, and lettuce. This time around I really want to follow the rules per Dr. Atkins original diet. I've tried all the other plans (WW, JC, fasting, etc) and although I've lost weight on all those diets, I always felt like I was starving. Not so on Atkins....
So here is my question...Does anyone know how much lettuce is allowed during the induction? I love eating roman lettuce (6 leaves = 3 grams carbs, 2grams fiber) with chicken salad. I think I might be overdoing it. For example, today I had a huge salad for lunch (Olive Garden - no croutons or carrots, but a few slices of roman tomatos) and I then I had a late dinner of chicken salad wrapped in lettuce leaves. I didn't count the amount I ate at Olive Garden but I'd guess it was atleast four cups.
I know I can pull out my book, but I want to know your experience with eating lettuce the first two weeks. Has anyone else had the same trouble? Could this be why my weight loss stalls? From eating a combination of too much lettuce and cheese??? What if I excercise, can I than add more lettuce?