Diet Update: 20 pounds down!
Just a quick diet update. Its been a bit over 6 weeks for me on Atkins and I have lost a little over 20 pounds! All side effects of the diet (Atkins flu: headaches, tiredness, cramps) have been gone since about the third week. Symptoms disappeared when I included 1-2 cups of chicken stock a day (for sodium replenishment). I started incorporating exercise in the diet about a month into it and have taken a cautious approach. I have taken Gary Taubes (author of Why We Get Fat) warnings of exercise making you hungry seriously. I've been doing about 20min of cardio 6 days a week at a medium pace and have avoided brutally difficult workouts like the plague.