Atkins and lactic acid?
Could anyone explain in plain English what lactic acid is, how it relates to Atkins, and if it's dangerous to keep walking when your legs are burning. I'm doing Atkins by the book, still in Induction. I'm walking an average of 5 miles a day. On Sunday I did a fundraising walk (6.2 miles), I rested Monday and yesterday. Today I was walking and I thought I was going to die - took several breaks and when I stood up the back and front of my legs were burning all the way up from my ancles to my behind. It lasted less than 10 seconds each time but it was very painful.