This is something I thought I should address here. It's been on my mind for sometime. My husband I get numerous questions about our lifestyle almost everyday. We love to answer all of them. But I do want to say that this lifestyle is not a "DIET". It's not for the light of heart...."maybe I'll give it a TRY". Or the lovely question "what foods can I eat-how long before I loose?" Well this isn't a quick fix for a special occasion. It's not a crash diet you go on for 2 weeks and then start eating junk again. YOU WILL GAIN IT ALL BACK AND MORE. Trust me, we have watched several friends do it...even more then once.
*GET THE OLDER VERSION OF THE ATKINS BOOK AND READ IT!
*THIS IS FOR THE LONG HAUL. NOT SOMETHING TO TAKE LIGHTLY
We get asked all the time if we "cheat"? Well the answer is yes. BUT, we never cheated throughout the whole loosing weight stage. Only once we reached where we wanted to be did we cheat. IT IS NOT SOMETHING WE DO ALL THE TIME. Only special occasions. Remember: YOU PLAY -YOU PAY! You won't feel good, you may have a headache....and worse yet you gain weight back on. Yup...it only takes one bite....which leads to 2! You have to be strong when you have those friends (we all have them) that come up to you at a birthday party and say "just one bite won't hurt". I'm here to tell you-YES IT WILL. And that is why they are usually heavier then you and won't be able to commit to this lifestyle. PLUS---THEY ARE USUALLY VERY JEALOUS THAT YOU'VE SUCCEEDED. Be proud of that fact....that you can succeed. You can do this-but only if you want to.