I followed Atkins for awhile too and was successful; but like you I'm not much of a carnivore...I did add beans to my diet for variety and found as long as I took care not to take in too much fat, that I was still able to lose. Basically if you are eating more lean proteins and less bacon, fatty cheeses, HF dairy, etc, the beans should be okay. I'd also recommend keeping your beans at 1/2 cup (or at most 1 cup) per day. While they are healthy, the calories and the carbs can add up quickly. Maybe try it for a bit and see how you do....BTW - adding beans does make it more similar to the SB diet, which you might like to try as well.
Last edited by wish4fit; 01-10-2008 at 09:53 AM.