I have heard of many that do this once in a while. I talked to one person that her and her husband took one day off a month. Anyways. Do you have 0 carbs in the morning? We had a family BBQ and I decided to just take one night off. I had only some mayonnaise with some turkey for brunch and again for lunch. I had one plate of regular BBQ food. I was worried I would have a serious reaction since I went so long but atkins had done wonders for me. I had no insulin spike at all. Even with the ice cream. Huray. And while the food was good I did not have the my goodness I missed this so much reaction. I guess that means I am not depriving myself at all on atkins since I was like EH I wish I had enough warning to bring my own food. I am back on atkins today with no cravings or ill effects. I have however severely limited carbs again today. Do you normally do that after having a regular carb meal or just go on?