but last check, I had lost about 12 lbs. I had about 20 to loose, so I was very happy about it. After about 4 weeks everyone in the office was asking me if Iwas loosing weight, so it must be working. Once you get into the habit of not eating 3 hours before you go to sleep, it is easy to remember. There have been no side effects like I had with metabolife, except that my body is so used to going to bed on an empty stomach that if I "slip" and snack, or go out to eat late, I have a hard time sleeping! Good luck!!