I've also been eating low carb to lose weight. While researching the Atkin's Diet, I came across a newer, modified version of the plan. A woman, Kim, tweaked the Atkin's Diet to work more effectively and faster. (Kim + Atkin's = Kimkin's.) It is a hugely popular diet among people who are having difficulty losing with Atkin's, so I thought of you. Here it is:
Up to 20 total carbs (not net)
Up to 3 cups salad type veggies 'or' Up to 2 cups salad veggies and 1/2 'cooked'
70-90 LEAN protein grams
No Low-carb products, treats, junk (pepperoni, pork rinds, protein bars) Bigtime stallers!!
Just enough fat to make your menu work (don't overdo)
Kim also has a 3-5 day diet that is very strict, but known to cause quick and substantial weight loss and is a great jumpstart for the Kimkin's Diet/Low-carb diet. Here it is:
KIMMER'S 3-DAY EXPERIMENT:
As much lean protein as you desire-ONLY LEAN MEATS AND EGGS
Length of time is 3-5 days
Purpose is to experience 'real' ketosis (weight loss, no appetite)
Useful as springboard for other Low-carb programs
NO alcohol, No cheese, NO low-carb products, NO LC junk (pepperoni, pork rinds)
Basic condiments and spices OK (watch catsup and A1 sauce)
Very minimal use of fats (butter, oil, mayo) Less fat = faster weight loss
I started the 3-day experiment yesterday because I have 10 pounds to go to get to my goal weight, and the scale hasn't budged in a month (cheese, alcohol, LC bars). I'm planning on staying on Kimmer's for 5 days and then changing to Kimkin's. I've been very happy eating low carb (5 months now) and plan to eat this way indefinitely...nothing else has ever worked for me. When people ask me how I lost the weight I just simply say "I gave up sugar and processed foods" which is the absolute truth and causes less raised eyebrows and criticism.