Yeah I definately think 8g for the first week is good. Then 2 weeks at 12 even though I have done three. I have had absolutely NO sides so I am gonna go at least one more week at 16g. I will definately be watching out for anything to be cautious. I hope to be able to run at 16 for 2 weeks. I will also be taking bloods after. I am at 224lbs now which is a 12 lb increase since the 12th. I am a lil behind on logs but will catch up. I will say that the fat is falling off and I can see the veins and muscles popping out all over the place. It is great.