I would like to just say it took me about 5-6 weeks before I saw any weight loss. I know everybody's metabolism is different so just be patient. I was getting a little frustrated but once it started to come off it was steady. I am kind of at a plateau now but have lost 76lbs since January 17th. I focused on weight loss first because I did not want to be bulky. Now I am at a point where I want to build muscle because I lost a lot of it by my weight loss. So if you want to build muscle you might want to take the advice of some of posters. Good luck and congrats on taking your first steps.