I'm new so I can't speak to any of it except one thing - my carb cravings went away within two days. I think I might be unusual in that aspect, especially since I was not eating sugary foods much but one of the biggest happy surprises of being on a primal WOE is that my whole life I've battled cravings for sweets and within days, those cravings were gone. I can fix grains for my family and don't have a desire to eat them for the most part. In fact I'm even going to test that tomorrow - I'm baking cookies for our family's 4th of July get together and I am pretty confident I won't really have much of a problem resisting the urge to eat one. I'm only 2 weeks in, but that's been one of the biggest unexpectedly awesome things about this. I think cutting out all grains entirely is a huge thing that many low-carbers don't realize... they are so addictive and once you eliminate them totally, you quit craving them but if you just try and have very miniscule amounts, you'll still continue to crave them. I was telling my husband just last night that I am so astounded by how EASY it is that half of me is so resistant to any cheating just because I don't want to jinx it.