Yes I did ideal protein while in Louisiana in 2013 about 2 1/2 -3 months and lost 40+ pounds. I did not deviate from the diet. I’ve tried to get back strict again. That’s really the only area I’ve had problems with. I’ve put some weight back on but not all. I’m hopefully trying to get my husband and myself on it. But I need that weekly visit to help keep me motivated. When I moved back here there are no clinics nearby. HELP!!! But I LOVE Ideal Protien!!!! And if you stick to fish as much as possible for your social meal daily the weight will fall off.