JJ. I went on Atkins on the advice from my dr. about 3 years ago. I lost 55 lbs in 3 1/2 months (very fast I know, but I also found a great personal trainer) and felt FANTASTIC! I found it extremely easy to follow.
A word of caution however, My cholestorol went up 86 points in 4 months, I got gout and it inflamed my autoimmune diseases. I had to go off. I think that the rheumatoid arthritis and lupus had a lot to do with all of it.
If you have these or a family history, I would consider a different low carb diet that lets you have more carbs I wish you well. I do think it works very well! – Laura in Utah