I was just reading a post about a few WISHers on Atkins. I've read the book, but I'm not especially familiar with the thing about the "fat fast." I'm not on Atkins, but I'm doing something where carbs are limited to lettuce, other veggies, and fruits. The first 3 days of my program are protein-only, and in portions 4 oz. or slightly less. One of the suggestions on my program for those first few days to ease the hunger is to supplement the protein meal with a cup of broth. I bought bouillon cubes (beef), and one cube only has 5 calories, and is less than 1 gram of carbs. Not sure if this is "allowable" on Atkins, but thought it might be helpful to curb the hunger, I know it helped me during my protein-only days!