I love sugar so cutting it out of my diet completely was something I was NOT looking forward to. I started slowly.the first two days I took away my afternoon Swedish Fish fix and replaced it with bubble gum (sugar free of course)I chewed about 2 packs of gum those two to three days. I felt terrible! I had a headache, I felt weak, and irritable. I slowly started taking away my coffee creamer from my morning coffee. By Friday I was drinking black coffee! Thats huge, considering my usually cup of coffee was 1/3 coffee, 2/3 creamer! I started feeling better by Friday, getting my energy back. Jim took my first weeks measurements. I was down 6 inches. 3 of those from my waist. I now am in week two. I don't crave sugar nearly as much ( I keep gum with me at all times) and I have so much energy. Thanks Jim for all your help.