Hello all! I am starting Exante today. Excited and ready to go. Little bit of background - have been overweight and obese all my life, at my heaviest (aged 15) I weighed over 15 stone. I managed to get down to 12 stone by the time I was 18 and maintain that weight up until now (I'm 22), barring pregnancy where I gained 1.5 stone but lost that very quickly due to breastfeeding. I am currently 11 stone 3lbs after being on a health kick since beginning of March. However, the weight is coming off too slowly for my liking and I'd like it to move a little quicker as I'm back at work in September, so hoping to lose a couple of stone before then with Exante. I am going to be doing a mix of the Total Solution/Total Plus (600-700cal) on weekdays and the Man Plan (800cal) on weekends. I started my morning today with a vanilla shake...disgusting is the only word I can think of. I added coffee to it but barely helped. Almost gagged at the first few sips; it was so sickeningly sweet and artificial tasting, not to mention the texture was odd. Silky, as I've read some people describe it. However, I have just finished the spaghetti bol for my lunch and that was bloody delicious! Went ahead and ordered about 20 of those as I can see myself living off of them and being perfectly content. Am drinking lots of water and am not feeling hungry at all, although it's only mid-day of day 1 so I'm not expecting this to last. Tonight I plan on having double chocolate bar for dinner followed by plenty more water. Bring on the next 3 months!