* The average person can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Results may vary. Weight loss is influenced by exercise, food consumed and diet
During my first year of college, I ballooned up to my heaviest, at 255 pounds, and I realized I needed a change in my life when the pants I wore the year before wouldn’t go beyond my knees. It was like a bomb just hit me; like I just woke up and realized I was the fat girl of the group. Looking at different diet plans, I choose to do Atkins because it was based on foods I already enjoyed, such as chicken, salads, eggs, cheese and steaks. Once the first two weeks of Induction were over, which, yes, was a little challenging to say no to bread every day, but I did it, I joined a gym to help me with my ongoing weight loss. It got easier once I entered OWL, when I was allowed to add some food into my diet beyond the initial 20 grams of Net Carbs. Every month I added two or three carbs, and kept losing. The weight just kept coming off, week by week. I can go to parties, restaurants, buffets and other social events without worrying if there will be something low or low calorie that I can eat. I can usually find something Atkins-friendly no matter where I go.
Favorite Atkins Friendly Food: I eat a peanut butter granola Atkins Advantage bar every single morning.