I also needs some advice on loosing weight with Atkins now that I am trying it for the 5th time. When I first tried Atkins I was very lucky and lost lots of weight. After I stopped it for a while and put the weight back on and then some, I was really unable to loose it again. Until last year I decided that if I wanted to loose the weight again I was really going to need to do it more strictly. I did and I lost the weight again, but now having moved to a new country and having tried all the food here I have not only put all the weight back but an extra 20 pounds too. I have been trying to loose the weight again on Atkins, I have been doing the Fat Fast. I now also have a hypothyroid problem, but all I have lost is 2 pounds in 3 weeks. I was wondering whether I should eat carbs and then go on the fat fast again? Please help me!