As my subject title says, I'm new on Atkins and as some of you already know, I'm a bed and breakfast innkeeper. I have been running a bed and breakfast inn in Horicon, Wisconsin since February. Today is day four for me on induction. So far so good. Only a slight headache since yesterday. But today was a new interesting challenge. I had to make this big gourmet breakfast basket to take to a guest room. (First guests since starting diet on Monday.) Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Hot Croissants w/ butter, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins hot out of the oven and gorgeous fruit bowls in crystal footed bowls. And let me tell you, making all this food, I didn't sample anything!!! Didn't even lick the old fingers! To tell you the truth, I didn't even have an urge. I think this Atkins diet may have something to it after all. And Karebear1 (Karen) can testify to the fact that I have been leary of Atkins for years! Every other diet (and everyday life), has always given me huge urges for carbs! This time, no urges at all! Food seems to be losing its appeal to me. Very interesting. Is this normal on Atkins? I always hated the strong tie food has had on me. Looking forward to learning more about Atkins as I do it. And a big thank you to Karen for always being there for me. The last few days (and 17 years), you have always been my rock and best friend.