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Veronica Mahaffey was looking for a clean break.
"I lost 12 pounds in the first week," said Mahaffey.
It's the first time in her life she ever lost so much weight, so fast.
"I was just on no carbs at all. I just finished that," said Mahaffey. "I hate diet pills. I did South Beach and Optifast."