Hi and Welcome jjcj! It sounds like you're in the right section if you love breads, popcorn and crackers too. I'm glad you decided to give the Atkin's Diet a whirl! I've been on the Atkins' Diet for 4 year now and have lost about 69 pounds. I've managed to keep it off and rarely faultered in the first 3 years. Then holiday eating started taking their tole on my diet plan, and I found it harder and harder to stop the unhealthy eating cycle for about 3 weeks after every time I had to eat with other people. My husband and I are both on it, so I have great support there. So now I've gained some back and joined this wonderful site and have been able to focus on at least maintaining. I've managed to stop the gain, and am now working on losing again. For me, I really can't ever see a reason to quit the Atkins' Diet.
I hope you love it as much as I do. Oh, I do very well on the Atkins' Advantage Bars too, and also like the Carb Sollutions bars.
For the cravings to leave, I have to give up all bread carbs for two weeks and be very strict with the induction phase. You may want to give up even one piece of bread for now; it's a bit hard, but well worth it...I even give up low carb breads and crackers until I'm off the induction phase. Talk to you later, Barbie.