I personally am really
following the plan, and as it should after several years, have adapted it work for my rest-of-my-life lifestyle.
No one plan is 100% perfect for any individual. Our tastes in food vary and our intollerances to some vary as well.
I don't agree with Dr. S on all issues. Therefore I won't follow the plan exactly. For instance, I don't personally do that HRT thing. That's just me.
But I also don't think that can never eat garbage either, and in her latest book I recall reading that none of us are perfect and will have permission to deviate from plan now and then.
After all--that IS part of the plan! We are human, right?
So, I'm not sure what you mean by people who are REALLY following the plan. But I am. And I have for over 3 years now. But my adaptations to fit my lifestyle may not be where you are at.
For that reason, it is BEST to follow what the book says if that is what you are after.
If you after what has worked in the individuals' lifestyles, then this is the place for it.
Wishing you the best on your plan! --Betty
PS this has NEVER been a very busy forum since I've been here, altho there have been a few more a few years ago. I think most of us who do participate and have been around for a while have been successful at making the lifestyle change.