I'm not very experienced with the SBD - I'm on day four of Phase I - but I have a feeling that the more you weigh, the more you lose during this phase. I began SB at 202 and have so far lost 4 pounds. I'm ecstatic to be in the 100's again! Lol* I'm not sure how many calories I've been eating, but even though we're allowed some of the low-fat options, I've been avoiding dairy altogether and also eating quite a bit of fish. Anyhow, keep at it, I bet you'll see more dramatic results soon!