Don't start this diet. Its a nightmare and for most people it doesn't work. There are better alternatives that have been clinically tested that work better and wont torcher your body. Its all about balance and burning more then taking in. Not cutting a particular food group. See this video before you start - http://tinyurl.com/atkins-alternative
To start the Atkin's diet, you must get rid of anything that is not allowed in the Atkin's diet induction phase. The diet involves four stages, the induction phase, ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance, and lifetime maintenance. For additional information read here: http://www.atkins-diet-advisor.com/starting-the-atkins-diet.html.
Before you start the Atkins diet or any other diet program you need to discuss it with your doctor. When you start you need to have the books about the diet so you will have a step-by-step guide to help you. The first 14 days you will have no carbohydrates at all.