What happens after the induction phase of Atkins?
March 21, 2011 11:51 AM Subscribe
Low carb dieters: What was your experience when you left the induction phase of Atkins? What foods did you introduce? Did it affect your weight loss? Did your cravings for sweets and bready foods increase?
posted by Viola to health & fitness (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
After reading the Gary Taubes research, I switched to the Atkins diet and lost a significant (25 lbs) amount of weight by severely limiting my carbs. At this point I eat - or try to eat - less than 25 carbs a day, but I haven't been keeping track of my diet terribly closely for a couple months, with little weight loss. Now I'm interested in what happens when people follow the Atkins plan very strictly, which is when dieters first go through two weeks of induction and then graduate to eating more carbs. Did your weight loss significantly taper off? Did your cravings increase? What happens?