Okay, so, I'm not much for dieting in general... I try to eat less, not differently. This is sometimes hard when you have the appetite of a horse. This diet is a curious anomaly. For one thing, there's real science behind it. For another, there's no long-term nutrition worries (like in Atkins, say). Finally, there's nothing you need to buy, possibly excepting the book (the basic information is freely available). And finally, it makes no sense. You eat empty calories to lose weight. Basically, in prehistoric times we ate delicious foods when there was lots of food around; our appetites were extremely high so that we would eat as much as possible to store energy for famines. In famines, we ate whatever we could find that provided energy, generally not the tastiest food around. Further, we didn't feel excessively hungry because that would be unconstructive given the shortage of food around. Nowadays that's not too relevant because we're ALWAYS surrounded by high calorie, good tasting, low cost foods (potatoes cost 30 cents per kilogram here, I saw tonight, and that's not "flavourless"). So, the goal in this diet is to convince your body there isn't good food to be had. You do so by consuming flavourless calories, NOT associated with flavour. You consume 2 tablespoons of plain vegetable oil or 4 tablespoons of plain white sugar, after having not tasted anything 60-120+ minutes before, and then you don't taste anything 60-120+ minutes after. You change nothing else in your diet, and eat as you desire outside of that. Since the medication I started (epival) has stopped inducing indigestion I've had an extreme appetite, so I figured I'd try this out. I also thought I could share it here so that others can try it. Unfortunately, the only proof I've seen in favour of this was data collected by the author himself... I'd like to see some independent studies. But until then, this is a cheap, safe, easy diet that just might work.