The beginning of last summer I started what I thought was the Atkins Diet. I had pretty good luck I thought, my blood pressure came back into the normal range and my blood sugars dropped significantly. They were around 270 when I started the Atkins Diet and within just a month or two they were down around 110-120. I thought I was doing GREAT! My energy level was a LOT better. My mood was a LOT Better. I was feeling pretty good.
But time went by… I wasn’t gaining weight, but I sure wasn’t losing either. I just bounced around within about a 10 pound range… I had changed my diet so much. I thought maybe it was just going to take some time before I started dropping the weight. A couple more months went by and still no significant weight change occurred. Still having patience, I just continued on the way I had been for the past few months. And still not much more was happening.
So today, some 8 months since I started all this, I finally decided maybe I should read the book… DUH!!!
Lo and behold I found out that most of what I was eating, while hugely better than what I had been eating before I started my version of the Atkins Diet, I am not really very close to what the Atkins Diet book suggests for the beginning of their plan.
No wonder I am not losing weight.