First off...I will state I've never done Atkins...
but is it really their recommendation that you actually drink 200 oz = 6.25 QUARTS of water a day??! I know with a higher protein level, you want to ensure you are adequately hydrated for kidney health. Still, that much water seems excessive unless you are doing a lot of exercise in hot weather. (Spark recommends adding in 8 glasses = 2 quarts a day...!) If your electrolytes get messed up, your whole body metabolism doesn't do well. Perhaps you are "fighting yourself" here!
I hope someone better educated in this topic can advise you. or, better yet, check with your doctor! Good luck on your weight loss journey....
"Its not the Mountain ahead that wears you out, but the grain of sand in your shoe..."
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