Amaocean, it's great! Don't expect spectacular weight loss, but do expect to feel better: more energy, more stamina, more strength, a more stable mood, and your blood levels (fasting blood sugar and cholesterol) to go down.
Actually, I'll find out about my blood sugar level next month. But I am expecting it to be back in the "normal" range. In January, it measured 138, 125 is considered top of normal according to my doctor. We made a deal that I would retest in May after being on this plan for 3 months. When I made that deal I had just started this program 1 week earlier.
I've been on it since and can't get over how much better I feel. Before SP I was tired all the time, kept falling asleep at my desk in the afternoons, couldn't walk 10 feet without feeling like I had just climbed 10 flights of stairs, was cranky and surly with my coworkers and clients. In fact, they took me off the HelpDesk because I had such a bad attitude. (I have menstrual problems as well that I am working with my gynocologist on -- poly-cystic ovaries syndrome, which should also be helped with a low-carb plan.)
Now, I walk whenever I get the chance because it feels so good, I am rebuilding my reputation with clients and my coworkers are enjoying working with me again. When I go home at night from work, I have energy to spare. I am no longer falling asleep in the afternoon and am getting a lot more work done
It's worth it. It's not that hard to stay on.
One of the things I do, however, is not try to find low-carb substitutes (except for converting a few low-fat recipes to high fat and protein
) for foods I used to eat. It's much easier for me just to cut out all those high-carb foods and concentrate on my favorite low-carb foods (olives, artichokes, avocados, beef jerky, and MEAT).
So, this is overlong, I'd better stop.
Good luck with SP. You'll love it!