Miki from Pennsylvania’s Low Carb Success Story

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Miki from Pennsylvania is 5′ 2″ tall and is 29 years old. Miki follows the Atkins program, and since July of 2002 she has dropped from 130 pounds and a size 8-10 to 119 pounds and a size 4-6. Her goal is to be 110 pounds and a size 4.

“I have never been really fat, but I am so short that every extra pound shows! I gave birth to our second child in February and I was determined
this time to get back to pre-baby weight. But I had never really stuck with any diet longer that one day before,” Miki told me.

“I tried Slim Fast once or twice, and I worked out, and I tried just eating less (that never works!!). Atkins is the only thing I have ever stuck with probably because I can actually eat!”

“As I mentioned before, Slim Fast was the only other ‘real’ diet I have ever tried. I tried it because I had just had my first child and wanted to get back to pre-baby weight then, also. The only side effect I experienced was constant hunger!!! I couldn’t follow it – first of all because I was always hungry, and secondly because I really have no willpower!Following Atkins has taught me willpower in a way I never thought possible!”

“I have been doing Atkins for about 3 ½ months but, I have known about it for a few years. My sister lost quite a bit of weight doing Atkins a few years ago, and I figured if she could do it then I certainly could!”

“The great part of doing Atkins is that I never have the hunger pains that I had before when I was addicted to carbs. I guess I could say the only bad part would be not being able to eat everything in sight… which is also really good, since all the junk I was eating wasn’t good for me anyway!”

“This has worked for me because I am actually sticking with it, I am rarely hungry, and I just feel better overall. I get compliments daily on my new self, and that positive reinforcement certainly helps, too!”

“This is definitely something I will stick with. I feel this is a life change, and my family doesn’t mind eating more like I do now, since everything tastes so good!”

“I get daily feedback, mostly from my coworkers, telling me how great I look and that they would love to do what I am doing. Most people are intimidated by Atkins, though, because they can’t have the breads and sugar anymore, but I tell everyone that you will not miss it! There are so many alternatives, and all those breads and sugars are not good for you anyway!”

I asked Miki, if she were speaking to a group of new low carbers and seasoned veterans about low carbing what tips/advice would she give them regarding:


As far as cheating goes, I think it is easy to cheat, but if you are committed to making this change you can resist. It will only benefit you in the long run.”



“I have hit a few stalls but I keep plugging along, and sure enough you can get going again.”


Most important points to remember?

“Exercise is very important. If you don’t exercise you will stall.”

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