"martin33" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] > > i started atkins 2 yrs back and weighed 240lbs, lost upto 70 lbs in 6 > months and maintained it for about a year by gyming regularly. i've > now put back about 20lbs in the last 5 months and decided to go back on > atkins. the first time round when i lost that much, i did lose all or > atleast most of the muscle in my body but i didn't care as long as i > was losing the weight and getting into small sizes, a reason for this > though could be that because you don't feel hungry and don't consume > enought calories. But for the last 1 year i have been doing strict > weight training and i do see my upper body shaping up, but the downside > is that i have gone up by 4 inches on my tummy (all fat). Does anyone > know if you really lose muscle doing atkins even if you take in a lot > of protein ???? pls enlighten The data I've read seems mixed, but it's definately less than low-fat and fasting.