I'm going to be starting Atkins for the second time. Next week. I'm kind of in a transition - psych myself up time right now. When I was on Atkins I felt the best I've ever felt. I also did not eat such an abnormal amount of meat, contrary to what everyone thinks, especially once I added nuts. It's the fats that make the diet work and those healthy fats found in nuts add up quickly. Good luck on your diet. I look forward to hearing about your progress.