When I started Atkins on March 15, 2009, I weighed 150 pounds and had 42.9% body fat. My doctor told me to lose 32.5 pounds of fat and to gain 8.4 pounds of muscle to be at my ideal weight of 123.7 pounds and to have 23% body fat.
He put me on testosterone and told me to start lifting weights. Every time I lifted in the past, I always hurt myself, so I was not anxious to start. I did start, though.
It has now been 5 months since starting Atkins, and my doctor visit yesterday showed that I have lost 13.3 of the 32.5 pounds of fat he told me to lose.
Not only have I lost fat, but I have gained 6.4 of the 8.4 pounds of muscle he told me to gain!