Suzanne Somers is wonderful and I have always liked her. I really liked a lot of the information she gave me in this book. I picked it up at a used book store. She had a lot of great recipes, but her methods are just not sustainable. I was not able to stick to this long term. There is so much information to remember and too much to process. The book is pretty much straight information too, no motivation or support available to help me through the rough times. There was not really even advice to help me when I had cravings or I wanted to cheat. I was also always hungry on this diet. I needed a diet that would fill me up, keep me full, but help me grasp the "how to" of eating well without starving myself. Effectiveness I did not lose any weight on this diet because I could get myself motivated enough to stick to it. I have tried this diet on several occasions between other diets and I have never had any luck. Side Effects I was hungry ALL THE TIME on this diet!