People differ in their metabolism. I don't do Atkins; I do something closer to Carbohydrate Addicts or The Zone. It includes some carbs but low-glycemic ones. The weight loss isn't as dramatic as with Atkins.
True and I am only four feet ten inches tall. The Atkins diet is really a LOT of fat and calories for somebody my size. I do better by limiting my calorie intake to 1600 a day. I am taking my cue from the government recommended daily allowance. Actually it is a very good, balanced eating plan and you don't need fancy books to follow it!
"...The Zone. It includes some carbs but low-glycemic ones. The weight loss isn't as dramatic as with Atkins."
I think that would be better for you than Atkins. And it is more practical too. God made grains, beans and milk for a reason. They are good, wholesome and nutritious foods for crying out loud!