OK, I launched onto a new diet about 2.5 weeks ago. I joined the Quick Weight Loss Center program because I know some people who did it and actually lost weight and kept it off. I know not every diet works for each person. I was told yesterday by someone (who WAS that??) that since I have type O Positive blood, I don't do well on vegan diets. Well, yeah. I've experienced that. This diet is much like the South Beach and Neaderthal diet. Lots of lean meat, veggies, fruit, and few starches. I have a list of approved food and amounts of food. At first I didn't know I needed to eat so much-as much as they said. I thought that was a "no more than 7 oz fish" but no, it means you have to eat 7 oz. I haven't been eating enough. It's a 1,200 calorie a day diet which isn't extreme. The pros: I've lost 10 pounds in 2.5 weeks and 8.5 inches. I have not been hungry, though I have been bored. The supplemental smoothies and protein bars I am required to eat between meals are absolutely delicious and replace the need for sweets. I'm taking vitamins and their prescribed herbal and omega 3-6-9 pills. I'm drinking tons of water. It seems to be extremely healthy, but what's important to me is fast yet safe. Staff is super nice. The cons: It's expensive. The year-round contract does include three phases: getting the weight off, 6 weeks of stabilization where you bring back other foods, and the rest of the year where you can start over if you backslide, lose more, or just maintain by visiting them and getting their help. All the vitamins and suppliments cost not a lot but it adds up. Worst of all - no wine. I've been 2.5 weeks without any alcohol, but I really haven't missed it after about the first 3 days. Anyway, different strokes for different folks....this seems to be working, though it's slowed a bit. Any thoughts?