I have lost 12 pounds in a little over a week. Today is my first "carb-up" day. My strategy of including "carb-up" days is very contraversial. Most of my readers don't think "carb-up" days are helpful. But by occasionally increasing carb intake, I am attempting to keep my metabolism from adjusting to the low-carb diet. I am taking 4 days off each month, typically 1 day per week. It was hard to take myself off the low-carb today as I've been on a great ketosis streak and have had few cravings for carby foods. But I do believe that it is good to break the rapid weight loss streak as it should help sustain weight loss and avoid plataues over the long run. Also, having floating "carb-up" days as part of my official plan allows me to eat the foods I am craving without feeling like a failure. So, today I had pizza for lunch... one of my favorite foods and I have no reason to feel guilty. It's all part of the weight loss strategy. Tomorrow, I'm back to low-carb with only 3 more "carb-up" days available this month. It will take me 2-3 days to get back into ketosis which is where the pounds fall off very quickly. But it's worth it to protect my metabolism and to allow me to feel "normal" once in a while.