I have a friend, my hairdresser of 23 years, that could be my twin in how we have gained and lost weight over the years. She tries the "new" diet and I try it if she has has success! She started IP in February and I finally saw how well she had done so I jumped on board.
I know I feel better when I don't do sugar and keep away from processed carbs. As soon as I add them back in, I go whole hog. My highest weight was 232 in 2000. My lowest weight was 161 in 2007 but that was with me training 7 days a week. As I have watched the weight go back up I justified it because of the "stress" in my life. Actually it was because the sugar and carbs tasted sooooo good
now that I am older and wiser and my body can't work out to the degree it used to, I am glad that I can do a program like IP.