Originally Answered: How do you go about the Atkins diet?
As I wrote yesterday, I followed the Atkins diet and lost 45lbs in 12 weeks. It is not unhealthy at all, so please don't listen to all the others who say it is.
Put quite simply, the Atkins diet doesn't cut out all good foods. Just those which are high in carbohydrates. This is mostly sugars and flours (starches). And, it doesn't cut out all carbs. but limits the amount you should consume.
You can eat as much meat as you like, have as much water, diet drinks and alcohol (no wine or vodka) as you like. You can eat fruits and vegetables which are low in carbs(there's lots of them) and remember your not cutting all carbs from your diet.
The book recommends that you start by limiting your daily intake of carbs to 20/day for the first 2 weeks, then increase it by 5, to 25 the next week. If you continue to loose weight with the additional 5 carbs added, add another 5 in the fourth week etc. until your weight loss stops, then cut it back by 5 again.
Believe me when I tell you, you will lose weight, you will feel better, and you will have more energy than you have had in years. Remember, no breads, no potato, no rice, no sugar. Simply put, cut out flour and sugar, and you will win.