I’ve tried just about every diet known to man….and woman for that matter. You name it. Paleo, Weight Watchers, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, detox diets, and so many others I can’t even begin to count them all. I have never been able to consistently keep the weight off like I have wanted to.

That is…until a few years ago when I started on the Atkins Diet. It was 1997, at the height of this diet’s popularity. I weighed 195 pounds, a full 60 pounds overweight. Within 6 months I had lost those 60 pounds and had a new lease on a healthy life! Throughout the years, I have always gone back to the diet that works for me whenever I have felt myself gaining one too many pounds. I have not gone past the 140 lb mark since!

Here’s the quick and easy shortcut I use to get myself back on track with the Atkins diet anyone can try; I must admit it is not original but I do not recall exactly how I came about it. It’s not really an easy Atkins diet meal plan you are accustomed to seeing; it is a little modified.

For breakfast: (Choose One)

5 egg whites with low or non-fat American cheese (scrambled or in an omelette)

Low-carb shake (Atkins makes a good one)

Low-carb Protein Bar


Mid-Morning Snack:

Two handfuls of pecans in their shells

Two handfuls of walnuts



5 Boar’s Head ham or turkey and American cheese roll-ups

1 can of tuna in water with a little hoison or barbecue sauce


Mid-Afternoon Snack:

Protein bar



1 palm-sized serving of protein (lean meat, chTry this easy Atkins diet plan and see if it works for you.icken, or fish), and…

1 cup of green beans or asparagus


Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and take a multivitamin. as you can see, it is very easy and fairly inexpensive to lose weight with this method.

This is an easy Atkins diet to follow and the one I always reach for and currently, I can lose approximately 2-3 pounds a week on it. I have somewhat grown accustomed to eating these foods even when I am not trying to go on a diet to lose weight because I simply feel better when I am not eating so many carbohydrates.

My blood pressure seems to go up when I consume too many carbs, too. You may want to try a lower-carb type of diet  if you suffer from pre-hypertension.

This is my shortcut and I hope it works for those of you who need to lose a few!