Welcome MI Primal! I'm in Chicago but lots of relatives up and down the mitten (especially the Traverse City area). Some people gain weight right off the bat, but it depends where your weight is already (if you need to gain or lose). I didn't lose much at first--just needed to let the body adjust, then it came off effortlessly. It was about a 3 week adjustment for me. Stick with it, don't hog down too many nuts (that stalled me in the beginning, but I felt like I needed to snack, but don't anymore), and keep moving. Good luck.