most of my carbs come from veggies. i'm not at the point of adding fruits just yet. for the most part, i eat boneless, skinless chicken breasts, turkey bacon, deli turkey, deli ham, mozzarella cheese, eggs, salad, cukes, peppers, celery, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. during the last week i started adding 24 oz of skim milk to my daily menu, as i have read that this helps lose belly fat. plus i am in early stages of osteoporosis, as is supersized. the milk does not seem to have slowed me down so far. i've lost 13 lbs since jan 3. since may i had gained back a good bit of what i had lost during the previous year doing strict atkins. although i substituted a lot of things for what i missed the most, i still craved the forbidden foods. so this time around, i'm not as strict with some stuff such as milk. everything else that i do is pretty much in line with atkins though. i've also been having a little v-8 every couple of days. i know that this is definitely not on the atkins induction list, but it seems to be working for me. this whole journey of losing and maintaining is something that each one of us has to work out individually. i would rather make some small changes like milk and v-8 juice if it will help me stay on plan in the long run. good luck to each and every one of us, no matter which plan or how strictly we are following!