Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Revised Edition by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, M.D.
Last year, I read Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It and started a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. I lost 25 pounds by Thanksgiving. I couldn’t get below 197, though, and decided to take the holidays “off”. I gained some weight back, of course, but went back on the diet mid-January. Again, I kept bouncing off the 200 pound wall. My wife suggested I read Dr. Atkin’s revised edition as it had a chapter on what to do about stalling.
I resisted for several months because I really don’t enjoy reading books on health. I finally gave in and read it. I learned a few things, but it was mostly repeat of what I read before. He had a few good ideas on what to do when weight loss stalls out and I am trying some of them. One is to quit stepping on the scale every day. I do it once a week now and last time I did, I was at 198. I am also keeping closer track of exactly what I eat and counting every carb. It is a pain, but so far, so good. I hope to lost this last 20 pounds and then go into maintenance mode. I can hardly wait.