So the Atkins diet made me lose 12 pounds in a week. It also made me lethargic, irritable, and hungry. My insides didn’t feel right, my immune system was lowered (I missed 2 days of work after getting really sick with what should have been a light cold), and my chest actually hurt inside like I was having heart problems. All of this in ONE WEEK!
So I quit. I ate kinda normal, got a little more active, and I gained most of the weight back. In 2 days. Now, my net loss is more like 3 pounds. Not too impressive.
Moral of the story: Don’t do atkins unless you are near the very tail end of your weight loss competition. It sucks.