Personally, I cannot imagine living on the Atkin's diet. I personally think it is better to eat a balanced meal. If you want to lose weight, you can still eat the foods you like, but you need to learn moderation. That and exercise...
The one thing I can honestly say I have noticed about the Atkin's diet is everyone that I know that has done it, lost weight, but as soon as they stopped the diet, they gained it right back. Lesson: Learn to eat correctly and stick with proper dietary habits.
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