The Atkins Diet emphasizes eating lean protein and low-starch vegetables and avoiding simple carbohydrates such as flour and sugar. The diet involves a reduced glycemic load (carb content) to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range.
Expect to lose 6-10lb in the first two weeks of Induction, which should slow to 1-3lb a week once you enter the Ongoing Weight Loss Phase. During Pre-maintenance, you can expect to lose 1lb a week at most.
The average person can shed 6.8% of your body weight in just the first three months. That means if you weight 175 pounds, you could shed 12 pounds in the first 3 months. Keep going on the diet, and you’re sure to lose more.