This is the second time I have tried the Atkins diet. The first time, I was not really that on board with it but made it through induction and into phase 2. I lost 14 pounds in the first two weeks...1 Pound a day. This time, my husband and I are participating to jump start our weight loss. We are doing it as a kind of detox. Today is day 9 of induction and we have each lost a pound a day so far. We are sticking pretty closely to the instructions though we are not counting our carbs very well. That is mostly because we are not getting the entire 20 carbs a day. It is very tough but if basically boils down to eating healthy. We are having at least one salad a day with mostly spinach, meat, tomato, egg and cheese. We are using avocado and cilantro to create a creamy dressing for them. We are enjoying using the app to find recipes and that has helped break up the monotony during this second week. We have found a few recipes to try. We also spent an arm and two legs on some of the shakes and snack/meal bars. The dark chocolate coconut almond bar is delicious...for a diet food. We are also doing little things like using ground turkey and turkey bacon instead of real bacon and beef. Bottom line is I would recommend this to someone who needs to jump start their weight loss journey, Take it slow and don't weigh yourself all the time. I would advise you to check with your doctor before starting this (or any diet) to make sure you are healthy. Also, if you do not exercise, you WILL hit a plateau and get discouraged. Good Luck!
Round Rock, TX