Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Question for you and Florida: The first time I did Atkins I was a sub-20-carbs stickler for 18-19 days, then went back to a basically normal diet.
DURING those 18 days I lost just a couple pounds. But after that ... in weeks 4 and 5 after starting, while eating a normal diet, THAT'S when the pounds started falling off, just FALLING off. Jeans that were tight one day were actually falling down a week later. Lost 20+ pounds in about six weeks from just those 18 days.
So, is there some kind of delayed effect?
Like TheDave said, there are any number of reasons why that could have happened. With these low carb diets your body has to adapt to burning fat for fuel and that can vary widely depending on so many circumstances. Once you hit that level, the fat will start coming off easily. Just make sure you stick with the diet.