For years I have had trouble with my weight. Tried numerous diets. Been bugged by my family to go under the knife for gastric bypass or lapband. The weird part is I am active. Can throw around 50# bags of feed like nothing and doing packing tests with my son with one on each shoulder. See who can pack the most the fastest. A good friend of mine was on the Atkins diet with me. My trouble was I felt like I was in a fog. Had trouble concentrating or thinking clearly. Fell off the wagon on that one. Not having that trouble with this one. Well my friend tried a new diet and lost 86 pounds and has been keeping it off. So I started on Wednesday. According to my bathroom scale (I doubt it is all that accurate.) I have lost 5 pounds in 2 days. The cravings are driving me crazy, but so far so good. Friend talked me through them. My goal is to lose 100 pounds. It is the ideal protein diet. Just this morning walking down to the barn I did not feel that winded.