Thank you. I'm going to remember this for the future and read up a bit more on SB and buy the book. I'm staying on Atkins for now but have been considering switching plans for a couple of months as my food choices start to bore me more and more. I have found that I can eat occasional whole grains without cravings, even on a very restricted carb plan. I think I'd enjoy my food much more if I could eat grains, fruit, yogurt/milk and beans, which are the main things that I feel are missing from my plan of primarily meat, cheese and vegetables. I know that in pre-maintenance and maintenance I will be able to enjoy all of those things, but I'd rather add them in during my weight loss journey and not the tail end of it so I can have more time to see how I react to certain foods.
The biggest problem with that is right now Atkins is mostly convenience because it's the closest thing to the rest of my family's diet. I live at home with my parents, grandma, and 5 year old brother and they love unhealthy starches and sugary snacks. I find it easy to just eat from the usual foods we have around the house like cream cheese, meat, vegetables and cheese. If I were to start a lower-fat plan, my mom would have to buy a lot of extra food for only me and we're tight in the money department so I would feel guilty doing that to her.
In the future when I find a job and will be able to help pay for monthly groceries I might consider switching even more, but for now I'm just researching.
Last edited by Linsy; 01-25-2011 at 03:49 PM.