I started in August of 2017 and have lost 25lbs and kept it off. Most of the weight came off the first few months, but I’ve maintained without any problems even through the dreaded month of December. I was one who hated the idea of giving up my precious bread and margaritas, but it really hasn’t been that bad. In fact, now when I do occasionally eat carb-heavy I feel terrible afterward. My body appreciates the new way of eating and it keeps me honest.