I agree, just because I think people are doing themselves a dis-service. You owe it to yourself to read the book, there are soooooo many other benefits from the fast and I believe everyone should research anything as much as you can for your own knowledge. This isn't made for everyone! And alot of people seet this as a quick fix which is how I went in to it but after reading this forum and getting the book I felt like I was ready! This is a mentall challenge as well, you have to be there...... those of us who have tried many diets know what I mean! If you are new and have started already without the book, get it it's not too late!!! And good luck!!