I started Medifast last Monday at a weight of 279. The week went well...no cravings....no headaches. But then WHAM !! Bronchitis !! For me...having bronchitis means having to take steroids. Steroids =I WANT TO EAT EVERYTHING I SEE. But I managed to stick to the diet and the scale showed 267.5 this morning. That's 11.5 lbs in one week. I know...I know....I can't expect the same results this week but I am off to a great start !!!