I was at a point in my life where I was willing to try anything and everything. And I think I almost did! At first I thought it would be easy to follow this diet because I really enjoy raw fruits and vegetables, but I quickly ran into a few deal-breakers. First of all, raw food is cold food. Ever notice how warm food or even liquid makes you feel nice and full? After a few days without anything HOT to eat, I wasn't satisfied with anything else, and I started to "think" hungry even when I didn't feel it. Then there was the grocery bill. I tried the outlet, and the farmer's market. I was shopping at three different places to get through a week to try and make this diet fit into my budget. But the sad truth is that healthy fruits and vegetables are WAY more expensive than their junkier alternatives, and unless you have the extra money it's just not going to work. Especially because you have to eat MORE of these items to be full, to get the values you need to survive. Variety is key. But I just don't like spending that much time preparing food. Initially I lost weight because I spent so much time preparing food I didn't have as much time to eat it. And that is just stupid. Hilarious, but stupid. Exercise is really the only thing that works. And if you're all weak and tired because you haven't had a decent steak in a month, you're not going to go to the gym. There were some gnarly side effects, too. I just don't recommend this to anyone who isn't already a vegan, or a monk. Effectiveness The diet takes up so much of your life you don't have time to eat. Unfortunately, you're still thinking about food ALL THE TIME because of that. Side Effects Digestive problems. Energy problems. Irritability. Sleeplessness.