After being on vacation for a week and enjoying myself extensively as it was a vacation from my diet as well, I was dreading the scale. I fasted on Saturday and weighed in on Sunday morning. I am up 3 pounds . I was pleasantly surprised! As I have mentioned previously I was averaging about 3 - 4 pounds a week. the last two weeks before vacation I was averaging only about 2 pounds per week. The difference? I was working over 100 hours a week and had no time for exercise. My walking and cycling ceased. My stress level was very high and I was very miserable. I am back now feeling rejuvenated and with some new decisions on life moving forward. I should lose those 3 pounds this week and be back to pre vacation shape in no time. The Slow Carb Diet simply works.