I did Atkins, LOVED the results, lost lots of weight but reverted back to old habits so it didnt last. Now that I am working on losing weight, I still using some of the principles I learned but I just cant do the induction phase and feed 3kids and hubby at the same time. I am now refusing to tell myself that I cant eat a certain food (too rebellious for that) I just make a decision per meal, read labels, eat as many whole natural foods as possible. I have chosen to live and eat healthy, no longer do it for the number on the scale and not interested in rapid weight loss. As much as I love rapid weight loss tactics, I just rebound from them and its not worth it anymore. I did get away from white pastas and bread with the help of Atkins and began to eat more types of veggies. I never touched a salad in my life till Atkins. one thing about low carb diets, for some reason every time you re start, its a little harder to lose weight than the last time.
I wish you success in your weight loss efforts