Report i'm new to the low carb game and have a couple of pressing questions: in The Chat Board Posted June 27, 2014 On the advice of my dr I began low carb 3 weeks ago and have been fairly strict, although we did have a family vacation for 10 days during that time but I only indulged a couple of times. So here is my question. there is so much advice on the web, some of it seems contradictory. How do you know you're doing it right? i have a lot of weight to loose so I guess I thought i'd loose a lot right away but as of today I've lost just over 5 pounds. I definitely had the low carb flu. . . . nauseau, etc. and itchy skin. I'm aiming at 50 carbs a day. Everyone talks about weight "melting off". That, thus far, has not been my experience. Am i just being impatient? :) Overall I'm liking how I feel on this eating plan so i'm trying to keep that in mind while I wait for weight loss.