Has anyone experienced this problem, or can offer some insight into this problem. 42 yr old female 5'-6", starting weight 190 lbs Began Atkins Dec. 15, 2003, along with Jane Fonda excercise, and daily 3 mile, 5mph walking. lost 23 pounds in the first 40 days, and has since plateau'ed. before after cholesterol 212 202 HDL 38 36 LDL 126 147 Triglycerides 291 114 VLDL 49 19 Daily caloric intake 1100 to 1300 per day consisting of Atkins meal drink, tuna fish, meat and vegetables, cheese. Obviously LDL have risen, HDL down, cholesterol unchanged, and she is on pravachol 10mg. and Altace for bp. as needed. Bp just won't go down, though she is under alot of stress. Weight won't move anymore either. Can anyone help? She wants to continue the weight loss, but the blood results are not good. Thank you for any help.