Hi I am on week 3 of a vlcd diet and already my weight loss seems to have dramtically slowed. Once again it feels like my body is very reluctant to let go of fat. I read somewhere that the body stores all its toxins in fat and that is why it is reccomended that you detox to lose weight as once the toxins are released the body will be less worried about burning up the fat. I just wonder with smoking, my body fat is so packed with toxins that that is why it is stubbornly holding on to fat -- as if it would almost be dangerous for it to burn the fat as it would release these toxins into the blood stream. Has anyone successfully lost weight -- right down to goal -- while still smoking?