A my wife said this weekend, “If we do Atkins we’ll have done them all.” Well it looks like we’re going to do them all. Started Atkins today. Supposedly a guy can lose 9 to 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks. I’ve at least got to give it that long. If I lost 12 pounds I’d be at the lowest I’ve been since I started BFL a year ago.
The Atkins diet is broken down into phases. The first is called Induction. It lasts for at least 2 weeks and you basically remove all carbs, except a small salad from your diet. No more than 10g carbs per day.
When I did BFL for the first time last year I weighted 207. I got down to 186 in like 16 weeks. Since then I’ve gone up and down, started and stopped. Now I weight 198, which is the highest I’ve been since 207. Hopefully Atkins will burn a lot of that off. I’ll post and let you know how it works.
I’m suppose to workout 5 times a week for at least 45 minutes. Atkins doesn’t tell you what kind of workout that is suppose to be though. Weights? Cardio? I’ll probably be doing cardio. Swimming (which won’t be for 45 minutes) and biking.