Complaint / review text:
I had about 20-25 lbs to lose so I signed up through a MF center for counseling, bought food, and started the program. The first month, things seemed to be going well. I had the big "weight" drop the first week (which is really just glycogen water stores being depleted). After the first month, then the high amount of soy protein completely threw my hormones and monthly cycles off, weight loss stalled, even gained some weight even with following 100% the plan, exercise, following all advice of the counselors. I found the food to be fine, some of it was even good, after you adjusted.
After 3 months, I was never able to reach goal weight. Three months and I was down about 14 lbs total. Even with that, I was disappointed. But then I forgot that once I stopped being on the low-carb plan, that my glycogen stores would go back to normal - that is how your body is supposed to work. You are supposed to have glycogen in your muscles. So after stopping the diet, I overnight gained back about 4-7 lbs of glycogen water. So in fact, what I really lost on this program was 3 months of my time, about $2k and maybe 7 lbs.
I wouldn't waste my money on this program. I wish I had just spent my time and money on seeing a nutritionist and eating a regular balanced diet with exercise. The whole low carb thing really isn't for me because the trauma of "gaining" 7 lbs overnight (glycogen and water) is just way too depressing. What I really need is to hit my goal weight even with glycogen in my muscles. I wouldn't waste your money on this program. I will never do a program like this again.