Hi & congrats on great progress!
I'm new to Atkins too! I'm happy to see the scale moving downward again
I had lost about 45 pounds a year or so ago after having to give up wheat, gluten, and dairy products due to allergy and intolerances. But, then the loss stalled and I couldn't make the scale budge more than 5 or 6 pounds in the last year! Until reading about Atkins and a couple other books about insulin resistance. I'm a convert! Since starting Atkins on March 10, I've lost 12 pounds! It may seem slow to some, but, for me, that's incredible!
I also choose to not use artificial sweeteners or alcohol-based sweeteners, plus I can't have the cheese and sour cream that most on Atkins can have
but, I'm doing ok. I did add some nuts and berries last week to take the place of the dairy products and eliminate some food boredom. But, I'm sticking to 20 g carbs a day for now and going to stay with that for awhile, I think. I seem to be a slow loser. But, I can also see & feel inches coming off my waist, which is another incredible thing for me. I have lost a lot of inches off my legs, arms, neck, and bust areas, but the fat would absolutely NOT come off my belly before. In fact, at times, I think the fat was moving from the other areas INTO my belly! I now know carbs are just bad, bad, bad for me!
Hope you all are doing well and hope to see more of you around here!