* 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
Weight has never been an issue to me. I’ve managed to get through life as the funny friend and life of the party. Looking back at pictures, I never realized how big I really was. After graduating from college at 22 and receiving my masters degree at 23, I realized the only thing missing from my life was a companion in the form of a MAN! I decided it was time for a change. I started the Atkins diet in December of 2008 just before the new-year.
I was determined to lose the weight – and nothing was going to stop me. Eleven months later I am still going strong. The Atkins diet is no longer a diet but a lifestyle. I have found low-carb foods that I enjoy eating on a daily basis.
As the popularity of the diet expands, I’ve started to notice more stores and restaurants offering low-carb items. My life has truly changed since starting this diet. I hope my story encourages those young adults who feel like they can’t do it to start today. If I can endure a weeklong vacation to Vegas on the diet, so can you!!!
Even though I have dropped 92 lbs. to 203 lbs., my overall goal is to get to 160 lbs.
How Atkins Helped Get Me There: Atkins has helped me by showing me a new way to eat and be happy. I don't feel deprived on the diet at all. I have learned that the key to success is not to take away foods but to replace them with low-carb alternatives. When I have a sweet tooth, I just enjoy the Atkin Endulge Bars.