I have a question about getting into shape for next spring. First, over the past 3 years, I have lost, and kept off, 72 pounds from cycling -- has totally changed my life around! I still need to lose about 20 more to be in optimal shape for triathlon. The first 72 pounds were not that hard to lose and I have kept them off, but now, I can't seem to lose the last 20. I have been told by several people that I need to change my diet to put my body in shock. The weight that I have lost was from eating healthier by cutting out fats and eating high carbs for cycling.
My question is, if I go on the atkins diet over the winter and then get off of it next spring for cycling, will I put the weight back on all of a sudden? I have never been an advocate of this diet. I have seen so many people get on it and lose weight, but the moment they came off, bamm, the weight was right back on. Thanks in advance.