I've made the decision to give Atkins a second chance. I did induction for three weeks almost 3 years ago and then went nuts on on bread and just gave up. I didn't have a scale during this time so I don't know how it affected me weight-wise.
During that time I felt really good health wise and it was later on that I discovered I have a intolerance to gluten. I've cut out gluten since April of this year, and have been working out steadily since May (weight lifting for two months now). The whole month of September I have lost my motivation. I'm maintaining my weight, but I still have more to lose. Because I lift weights protein is essential and I find it hard to manage how many carbs I eat so I have a healthy balance.
I finally clued into the fact that I need an eating plan to follow so I can stay on track. I saw a lot of success with ideal protein which reminds me of a mix of atkins and la weight loss (atkins because of low carb, la weight loss due to the fact they make you buy their products). So I say no to that, I can't follow a diet program where they encourage me to buy products I am allergic to.
Thinking of that, I decided "Why don't I try Atkins again?" I've learnt how to work out, I've learned how to make good food choices, why not apply that to this program?
Today is grocery shopping so I'm planning ahead so I can start induction tomorrow.
I look forward to chatting with you guys and sharing our success and supporting each other
Not looking forward to the withdrawals though, I had some gluten free pasta today and then threw the rest out so I'm not tempted. Good thing is that I don't eat gluten free breads too often as they are far too high calorie, haha.