As to how much weight lost in the first two weeks, you are right, it varies. Just as one size doesn't fit all, different people lose different amounts. If you have not been dieting before starting and you stick to the 500 or less you will lose more. Also it depends on how overweight you are, the heavier you are, the more you are likely to lose. I have had this team for 4 years and we were quite strict about sticking to the plan. We have had several reach goal successfully doing the plan as written but it's not just to reach goal but also to maintain with. If you cheat, don't count calories, eat more than just until satisfied on up days or more than 500 on down days, you may think the plan doesn't work, but it does and it teaches us just how much we are overeating. Human nature always wants the easy magic bullet but no diet works unless you follow it as written. The only exception to that is Faith and she modified it to her way but although she didn't go so low on down days, she kept her up days very much under control. Everyone else who modifies usually doesn't stick with it and doesn't lose consistently. As to exercise on a down day, most do exercise on down days and even as strenuously as on other days. If you are hungry or dizzy it probably means you are not drinking enough water. I hope this helps you, BTW, most people find after doing a 500 or less down day that surprisingly enough they are less hungry on the up days..the object of the plan is not only to lose weight but to learn to eat less and to eat more good food cutting out the junk. The less white or processed food that you eat, the easier it will be. This is a lifetime plan to being healthy..
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