Don't be afraid of Atkins...it won't bite! lol
Have you read the book or checked the website (www.atkins.com
). Lots of good info there, especially on Induction (acceptable foods list and rules of induction are very important things to know).
If you do a "clean" induction as per the instructions with no more than 20 grams of carbs per day (mostly veggies) you are bound to have excellent results - most people lose around 10% of planned weight loss...altho results do vary depending on starting weight.
You should also check out www.fitday.com
and get a free account, especially since it sounds like you would like to be more aware of the amount you are eating. You will be able to track not only your carbs, (and don't forget to subtract that fibre), but your fat, protein and total calories as well.
On the Atkins plan you are aiming for about 65% fat, 30% protein and 5% carbs, and fitday can help you adjust these percentages if necessary.
Good luck and keep us posted!