Haha, Stephen, that quote seems like eons ago. That was one of the things about SLD, you moved along at what I was used to thinking of as classic "diet" speed, and I was working hard just to keep up with the average slower loss of 0.6 lbs a week on the graphs. I originally thought it had to do with how few calories I needed to maintain, but now I think it was intermittent AS that caused all these wild fluctuations, that the flavor-calorie association was successfully blocked only part of the time. Even your plateau pattern was what I'd expect, but my plateau pattern is wild upward spikes. I think of truckman, so completely frustrated that 1300 calories made him gain. I fluctuated all my life, but the pattern is so different with SLD. Somewhere in there is a clue.