well a few months ago I printed off the "diet" on your blog and followed it (with a few changes to suit our needs) and I have to say I am really happy with the outcome ..feeling good ...looking good and both my husband and I lost the last stubborn pounds that have been nagging on our bodies for what seems like EVER!
my changes included
I did not want to drink wine every day (I am one glass a month type of person) so I added berries (I know not the same thing but it worked!)
also we had a cup full fat Greek style yogurt every day with the above berries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries I had a freezer full from last summer so there was plenty of variety and it was just what I needed to keep myself interested and going strong ! I was even making fruit omelets and those are so good if you have not tried them! Also we did not "measure" vegetables and ate plenty but still kept our carbs well under 40 per day (I used fitday.com to keep track). While I may not have been perfect at this plan as your wrote it (I am so not perfect at anything) I did follow your guidelines and feel the basic ideas worked perfectly for us!
fresh vegetables from my garden all winter long were a bonus and mostly fresh greens so you can eat tons of those and not go over the carb limit
we both agreed we will continue this direction for the future adding carbs/calories to where I know we will hold firm at our weight
we both do well on 60-100 carbs a day
this is a solid workable plan for us and anything that allows for fresh vegetables iencourages eating fish and allows for a bit of chocolate.. is in my opinion the right way to go!!! I eat vegetables three times a day and feel so good about it!
this was the first time I did this with out leg cramps or constipation ..in fact my whole body feels fantastic! My doctor is thrilled and took a copy for himself
so thank you thank you! this is totally something we can live with
while I was and always will adore the Atkins way.... this seems to have given me the "repotting" I needed to do better ..change a few rules and finally shed the last pounds my body seemed to be hanging hard to
blood pressure is good ..weight is good
it is all good take care and happy eating!