Remember, whatever you do to do lose the weight, you need to keep doing in order to keep it off. You can lose great on Atkins but will you be able to sustain your weight loss when you get to goal. You might google "carb cycling" where you have low carb days and higher carb days. People still lose, but they get to eat more carbs on higher days, so it becomes more sustainable for them. If you enjoy your carbs in moderation, it's a good way to go. Just something to think about.