Charlie I did atkins diet for 6 months a few years back, lost #40 and all my stats dropped thru the floor, BP, Bad cholesterol, everything looked great, but was about like yours at 30 days in, at 60 days in everything was fantastic. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for your body to adjust and level out at its new operating statistics. KY Fisherman you are spot on about Doctors in general, I have seen two Neurologists for nearly 2 years and the only help they have been, is to prescribe me a medicine for nerve pain and muscle spasms, which get worse at night. I was having seizure like episodes two times a week at minimum, Neurologist ran every test they could think off, drained my wallet quite a few times in the process. Then I had the blood work done by a infectious disease doc, and he freaked out, because I was nearly septic with 2 life threatening infections, he had me come back the next day and gave me 3 iv's, and put me on 2 a day for 8 weeks. They took my metal hip out at 2 weeks into the iv therapy, and put in a plastic one full of antibiotics, and I have improved every week since. The ID doc could not believe that the Neruologist had not checked my bloodwork, for infection, since that was what the indicators was pointing to. My body was trying to shut down, the seizure like episodes, so it could fight the infection. This went on for 6 months before it was caught. I guess that is the reason they call it practicing medicine!