We got our dehydrator last week, and we were so excited to try all the wonderful recipes! We made onion bread, sweet potatoe crisps, and pecan/carrot patties. We enjoyed all of the recipes even though I put too much braggs amino acid into the onion bread. I really enjoyed the smells of the dehydrating spicy food, but my husband said it made our house smell like one of those cheap hotels run by mid. eastern Indians. (I happen to like Indian food, but he does not!) But here is my point – Both bj and I GAINED 5 lbs. this week. OOOPS! That is not the direction that we are wanting to go. Any one out there want to comment on this phenomenon to kind of steer us properly? Do you think maybe the salt in the aminos made us hold water? We did not eat a whole lot of it, because I made a rule that a big salad had to be eaten with every 3 or 4 peices of dehydrated food.