I appreciated reading this thread, bc, let's face it, this is a very controversial plan & as many pros as there are, there are cons. While I don't condone insults, I do give Toner credit for expressing thoughts that many ppl may have, but are afraid to say! I applaud Holly for being totally honest here, f being pc, about why she's on (modified) Atkins. I hear ya! My weight was never a problem, I was always thin or well within a healthy weight. I have always been active, exercised 4X a week for 15+ years. I KNOW why I gained weight. It was snack foods. Too much chocolate, chips, cookies, microwave popcorn, desserts. All of that undisciplined snacking as though there was no tomorrow caught up with me & I needed to lose the excess pounds. This is the 1st time in my life I've ever dieted. I never restricted my eating before. When I stall, I know why - I'm not follwing it 100% to a T. I started this as a test, wanted to see whether it could work. This has been an interesting experiment for me. I crave sugar carbs, plain & simple, & it's wonderful (&
challenging!) to have this knowledge about myself! I've learned a lot about health doing this plan, & I intend on always chosing the right carbs for me forever. For some, incorporating high carbs back into their life again may mean having some french fries again, but for me, right now, it's eating some chocolate (I LOVE Aero bars, eh!
) when I want without it meaning weight gain (read: the end of the world). While I may not be in the board majority with why I'm doing Atkins, I still can recognize what struggles &
success this plan can bring.