Well, it is now one week of my liquid Slim Fast, every other day diet. I have lost a total of 5 pounds and I am keeping it off. Tonight I had 2 homemade meatball sandwiches for dinner and I am stuffed. My plan of using the Slim Fast to shrink my stomach seems to be working. Well so much for learning dieting from textbooks, seems I just have to go with my gut feeling (please excuse the pun on that one) on dieting.