Just wanted to say hi! New to low carb lifestyle and this forum. Have lost 7 pounds in the past 3 weeks (5 week one and 1 each weeks 2 and 3). I strictly followed induction and have not cheated. I feel like it is going very slow and the weight is not 'melting off' as some people rave about. I am 5'4" and started at 163 and am currently 156. My goal weight is 140. I am 50 yrs old and have put on about 25 pounds in the past 5 years, which is what I am trying to lose with Atkins. Although I have a sweet tooth and love salty or chocolaty snacks, I am finding that this diet is not as hard as I thought it would be. My sugar cravings have been minimal. My question is..."If I have a cheat day for a special occasion, would that put me out of ketosis and force me back to induction?" I plan on being good on Thanksgiving but I love to bake and may want to to sample my pies!