It's official, I am shrinking. I am on day 12 of my diet and I have lost 16lbs so far. Living on 500 calories is very difficult. No cheating is killing me. I have promised myself that I will give myself this one gift. A 100% no cheat 26 day diet. Ok, I have cheated. So far I have allowed myself 2 frosted flakes, one small slice of green onion and one small spoonful of rice. I've decided not to count them, I only mention them here so as not to be a liar. These HCG drops are something else. I am not physically hungry anymore but the mental issues are overwhelming. Yesterday I woke up crying from a dream about bread. I am irritible and weak. I can still walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes without too much whining but to lift weights at this point ...no. I won't even try. I cry easier than normal, which is pretty darn easy now. With all that said, would I suggest these drops to my friends who need to lose weight? Yes.