I, like many other women in their early 30's, have tried every conceivable diet known to man, including Weightwatcher (those bloody points!), Slimming World, Cabbage Soup (yuk), Grapefruit, F Plan, Atkins (Do not try this one - you breath smells like Satan's bottom) etc etc etc. And after nearly 18 years of dieting (I started young), I weighed in at unhealthy 14 stone 2 lbs - perfect height/weight ratio for a 6 ft strapping man (which I wasn't last time I checked). I must have gained and lost the same 2-3 stone at least 6 times. However, I caught You Are What You Eat on channel 4 one evening, and thought I'd give it a go. I filled the fridge with veggies and fuit, made my own homemade soup to snack on and dived into seed, nuts & beans with great gusto. And you know what ? It WORKS...It REALLY does. After the detox weekend, which Dr Gillian recommends to start, I lost 6 lbs in the first week ! Then another 3 lbs in week 2, another 3 lbs in week 3, and a further 2.5lbs this week. Thats over a stone (just in case your sums aint up to much) in 4 weeks. And I dont feel hungry...hurray ! I love you Dr Gillian.!!..(sorry for the gushing-Im not getting a back hander honest). The best result however isnt the weight loss - I feel incredible. No more bloating, dodgy stomach aches, spots ( yep clear skin too ), excess wind (ahem), more enegry - I now wake up before the alarm. I heartily recommend this book and what it stands for - Im living proof it works. For the first time I dont feel like I am dieting, yet feel better and Im losing weight.(unfortunately it hasn't taken 15 years off my looks, but hey, its only been 4 weeks - I live in hope ).