Mike needed a little support while trying a new way to lose the weight he had been putting on and after two months we have a consensus- it works. For him. He's lost about a pound a week so far and he's happy, I'm happy for him, but it wasn't so great for me. Too much sodium and my stomach doesn't like so much prepackaged food. I didn't gain, but I also didn't lose and I had water retention.
I think 2 months is supportive enough, so I'm back to eating my way and I feel so much better. I got a new exercise ball and resistance band since my kids respectively popped and lost the old ones and I've been doing pilates every other day and yoga in between. Nothing too hard, but it feels so good to be doing it again.