This is the most common sense approach to health and weight loss I have come across in years of reading, dieting, Weight Watchers, etc. The tips for boosting metabolism with simple body movements are easy to follow. The scientific explanations are understandable and logical. My big "aha" moment was using their recommendations to figure the percent of my daily calories I should be getting from protein, carbs, fat and fiber and realizing I was getting way too little protein (and too many carbs.) I have now been counting calories and balancing the nutrients correctly for about 6 weeks. I am eating smaller meals and several snacks every day. I have lost 8 pounds so far and feel great because I am in control of this program. I don't need to pay someone to tell me what to eat and to applaud me when I succeed! I haven't used the recipes, except for the protein shakes (yummy) and the recommended snacks.