Hang in there, Ben. I went on the Atkin's diet about a year and a half ago and dropped 60 pounds. It was worth it.
But I know what you mean about all of those high calorie/high-sugar delights calling out to you in your delerium of deprivation. Well, actually, no I don't. (I was just trying to let you know I symapthize with you, but I didn't suffer from the cravings that are afflicting you.)
I'm pulling for you and hope you'll find a balance that works for you.
Way to go Ben. True the first fews days are tough but you have tackled tough challenges in the past. And, as I have said before, if you stick with the plan you will feel so much better as your body sheds its excessive dependence on carbohydrates. Along with the weight loss will come more energy and soon you will be asking, "why did I wait so long".
Ben gave up his South Beach diet.
I done seen it with my own two eyes!