You know I am slowly, but surely getting used to this diet. The hunger pains are not as bad or even noticeable as they were when I started. I think that I can actually eat 1500 calories a day and be content, although that may change when I can start exercising in full force or exercising at all. The heat is less than ideal for someone starting out on the exercise thing. So far, dieting alone has proven more than adequate. The most important thing is drinking water, which curbs my appetite quite well. I am still drinking about 10 cups of water a day. Mostly because of the heat, but it is actually good for me - the water, not the heat.