I lost eleven pounds and 2 1/2 inches off my waist in 8 weeks. When you first read the proposed dietary changes Dr. Hyman recommends, the program sounds impossible. It’s not easy at first, but it’s possible. You have to change your mindset from “that’s what I’ve always eaten” to “this is what I will eat to regain my health”. I lost eleven pounds and 2 1/2 inches off my waist in 8 weeks. I never felt like I was starving. The cravings for sugar that used to control my life are gone. My new way of eating now seems automatic and I am happy to be on the path to a long and healthy life.