Anyone here doing Atkins?
I'm one of those people who has tried almost everything out there to lose weight. I have had small successes but I quickly plateau and get stuck, discouraged, and usually give up. I know I have periods of eating badly, but for the most part I am very disciplined. My husband has been baffled for 15 years that I can eat as modestly and healthfully as I do and still slowly gain weight.
This past week, I read the book on the Atkins Diet (the one from 1992 or so) and I "see" myself in the pages. So, with a little trepidation, I've decided to try the Atkins diet for at least a month. I'm on day 1 of Induction right now.
The reason that I'm nervous about sticking with this is that I know I have some tendencies toward hypoglycemia, and I typically have gotten into a pattern of eating low-fat foods a little throughout the day to keep boosting my blood sugar back up to prevent a crash. This also means that I'm probably constantly feeding my fat cells, I know.
So today I've had a sense of fatigue all day and I've got a headache too. I think these are common symptoms of beginning the diet, as my body has to "withdraw" from the easy carbs I've normally put into it.
Anyone here with any advice or encouragement to get through this first phase? And typically how long does it take to begin to balance out and start to feel good?