I was doing low carb on and off in December but got serious the last four weeks. I have lost 7 lbs since beginning of Jan. I also have been very low energy and have been waiting for the promised Atkins Buzz to kick in?? I am taking octacosanol per the docs instructions but no luck so far.
Last Friday the 21st I was very happy though, because I finally felt no cravings, not much appetite after three weeks of induction. This very quickly went away over the next few days and I finally realized what happened--I started eating some Atkins advantage bars--and was starting to obsess about them. They really do kick off the cravings.
Because I need to lose 87 more lbs, I plan to stay on induction for as long as possible--although I started reading protein power and I liked their ideas too.
would love to hear from people with energy problems and staying on inducition for long periods of time.