This diet taught me all about portions and really made me realize that Americans eat way too big of portions. We have McDonald's and other fast food restaurants to blame. We all want more for our money, but that is not always a good thing. Bigger portions mean more calories. More calories mean more fat. More fat means I hate my body more. This diet helped me to see that I was eating way too much for every meal and that I needed to cut back immensely. This diet gave me a realistic view of how big the portions should be through using common household items to size the food against. It was very simple to do, but very hard for me to follow. I always felt like I was just not getting enough food and it made me tired. I always thought there should be more to this diet, like I was not being told enough about it. I did not fully understand everything the book said or what certain things meant. That is the reason I quit doing this diet in the long run.