But Will I Still Enjoy Eating

It will really surprise me if you can't. Let's take a look at Patricia Finley's menu. She's been doing Atkins for three and a half months, and she's lost 31 pounds. Patricia, who used to eat quite a lot of starches and who would sometimes go, on massive dessert binges when she was under pressure, has converted to tasty, controlled carbohydrate eating.

For breakfast, she eats a cheese omelette, or some vegetables with blue cheese, or bacon and eggs. Lunch can be tuna fish or chicken with a sumptuous salad. But sometimes she'll have chopped sirloin sauteed with onions, chili powder and peppers. Patricia enjoys having olives or asparagus spears for snacks, but she puts the greatest amount of energy and attention into dinner. She finds that it isn't possible to feel deprived when you're enjoying a meal consisting of guacamole (mashed avocado mixed with tomatoes, onion and seasoning) and strips of chicken and steak. Add to that her passion for grated zucchini in olive oil with butter and nutmeg, her taste for broccoli with lemon butter sauce and her homemade recipe for chicken soup, and what do you get? Starvation? Not. Patricia also enjoys lamb shanks with chopped onions cooked with olive oil, herbs and "Crazy Mixed Up Salt." And she assures me this is only a small sample of the food she finds it possible and delightful to eat-doing Atkins.

Yes, that's a weight loss eating plan I've been describing, though it may be hard to believe. I think there's food for thought in such a food story. The Atkins Nutritional Approach allows you to adapt your meal planning to your own individual tastes as long as you eat "acceptable foods" (see Chapter 11). To help you along the path, the "Food and Recipes" section starting on page 367 is full of delicious meals to satisfy your controlled carb taste buds. Now, let me mention some of the other things this book will teach you:

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