But just as Siobhan misses sharing Chinese noodles with her husband, Ronny Kay says the worst part about the two years his wife, Barbara, was on the Atkins diet was that he lost his dining partner. “Perhaps I’m not a very good mate because I really didn’t care if she gained weight. But I wasn’t deprived by having to hide chocolate or not being allowed to bring certain things into the house. I was deprived because a certain kind of loneliness creeps in with no one sitting across from me at dinner.”
Full disclosure: I lost 35 pounds on Atkins.