Ack! I gained ___ number of pounds while loading! This is discouraging and gross! Will I ever be able to lose this weight?

It certainly is disheartening when you make the decision to start a new diet and you immediately gain weight. Don’t panic – everyone’s body responds a bit differently to the loading days. Most people will see an increase of a few pounds, some will see a much larger increase – but some people will stay the same weight or even lose weight. All of these are normal. Regardless of what happens while on your loading days, any weight gained from loading, plus more, should disappear within the first few days of VLCD.