I enjoyed reading this book because I am always looking for interesting and healthy foods to try. I thought I was eating right, but was getting too heavy for my own comfort and health. I was hurting alot with arthritis and plantar fasciitis. I decided to try Dr. Agatston's diet. It sounded healthy and easy to do. I have to be careful of diets because I have diabetes and take medicines for heart disease, etc. Dr. Agatston's diet was originally designed with his heart and diabetes patients in mind. In the last two months I have lost 20 pounds safely. I feel much better and am not hungry all the time. I plan to lose 30 to 40 more pounds over the next 6 months to reach and then maintain a healthy weight for my height and bone structure. This is a wonderful diet with logical explanations, guidance, delicious recipes and the healthy common sense way of eating and exercise for life!!