I am a weight watchers veteran. Last month I gave it up. I was spending money, sick of counting, being obsessed with food and points and not losing. If I had been losing it probably would have made the whole thing more bearable.
My boss lost 95 lbs with Atkins. She looks great, feels great, and has loads of energy. So I decided to look into it.
At first I just tried to avoid carby foods, the ones that are in the food pyramid. Then I realized how much carbs are in things like nuts, especially when the portion sizes are one bite. I was losing but I felt like I wasn't in control.
I downloaded the Atkins for a New You book( 2010), then I heard that the 2002 or older version is better. Why is it better? What's the difference.
Induction intimidates me. I look at all the foods I love and even though they may not be considered carb laden, they are. 20 grams? That seems like nothing to me. Also, these foundation vegetables. I don't like vegetables. I like brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and green beans. Iceberg lettuce.THat's it. And Carrots are out.
I'm concerned that I"m going to be miserable with the 6 cups of vegetables requirement.
Also, do we count calories or not on Atkins? If we do, isn't it just like any other calorie counting diet?
When it gets down to it, I'm afraid of failing at this, when I really want it to work. I'm old enough now that losing weight isn't just asthetic, it's a health issue.
The more I find out about it the more I feel like I"ve failed on it before I've even started.