I just finished week 3 and have lost 14 lbs! I have been overweight for 3 years, and have never been able to stick with a diet. I want to lose about 30 more lbs, so I will repeat week "cycles"until I do. I like how your meals are laid out every day,so I just get my food ready for the next day when I am packing the rest of my families lunches the day before. Easy to follow, never hungry, very healthy food. My only question is what is dirty rice? He recommends it or brown rice, and the only dirty rice I know of is a fattening southern dish....give this diet a try, it is awesome!!!