Due to CFS I gained about 30lbs in 1 year. While I'm still not horribly overweight (I'm 5'9" tall) I hate the way clothes fit me now and I adore clothes and fashion so this is really depressing for me. I bought Atkins Diet book, read it from cover to cover and decided to give it a go. I started the induction yesterday morning. I felt ok till the evening when I suddenly started feeling really hungry and anxious. I couldn't get to sleep despite eating some eggs and cheese and in the end I had to eat half of the cereal bar (about 10 extra grams of carbs) and finally fell asleep at 4am. Today I woke up and felt exhausted from lack of sleep but decided to stick with the diet. I had omellete breakfast and I suddenly needed to go to the toilet every 15mins or so, seemed to be losing water as crazy. I bought some ketone testing strips from the chemist and did a test which already showed up as low-moderate which was a good sign. BUT this evening I feel worse than ever. I feel dizzy, weak, have a horrible headache and am exhausted. I think I'll have to cheat and eat some carbs again *sigh*. Seems like this diet is not going to work out for me. Now I'm not sure what to do. Do I stick with this despite feeling like this?