Like others, I have waited for this book with great anticipation for many months. It gives excellent advice on making the tweaks that can make food choices less fattening and more interesting and includes concepts that I've never heard of before (and I'm a lifelong on/off dieter who has had nutritional training too), such as the "fatometer". However, for me it is disappointing. I already eat very healthily at mealtimes, never calorie count these days, and try to take a balanced approach to the whole issue of food, but my problem, and that of many other overweight people, is that we don't eat because we are physically hungry. Physical hunger, I find, is actually very easy to ignore and if I'm busy, can work through it. What I can't ignore is 'mouth hunger' (emotional hunger) and when it hits it has to be appeased, usually by something that wouldn't pass the sensible choices analysis. Now Peter and Della both say that occasional indulgences are fine but no-one gets overweight by occasional lapses. If emotional hunger hits regularly then overeating happens regularly and all the sensible approaches and choices in the world won't stop the pounds piling on. Before dealing with what we eat, many of us need to deal with why we overeat and what to do about it and this book doesn't set out to address those issues.