I've been on Exante/vlcd for less than a week now but have already lost 4lbs and feel like I have so much more energy. I'm itching to go for a run or do some sort of workout but I'm not letting myself. I know that sounds mad but every other attempt at weight loss has always been a combination of diet and exercise and my weight always goes up first. Probably something to do with muscles repairing and holding on to water but I'm finally starting to see the scales move in the right direction which is giving me such a boost I can't bare the thought of them going back up. My daily steps are usually between 12000-15000 so I'm not a total couch potato. Will try to lose at least a stone before I put my running shoes back on.