To everyone that cannot follow these rules, you need to stick to them for at least a few days in order to adapt. So "Will" is the primary objective, at least for the first ten days, and especially the first 5 that resets your Leptin levels; this is crucial. Idealy, i did put socializing on pause for that time period so I could focus on what was happening and get myself into rhythm.
I have been on this model for the past three months, and I must admit that I am quite impressed. Indeed this method works, at least for me. I think it is of importance to really read the book in full. Beyond the rules, the reasons for these rules are very well explained and of common sense once you know the basics. If you read the book while starting the "diet", I dislike this word as I think o these rules as a way of life it will tremendously help as you understand the overall mechanisms your body faces on a daily basis.
I believe your worst enemy of this way of life is
Drinking alcohol as it will rush your insuline patterns beyond control and get you starving for more sugar and junk food.
I have done many diets, and have lost weight many times, Dukan was my favorite as I had lost 104 lbs on it in 7 months, however it is a frustration diet which at the end never works and gets you to get some weight back on my case and much more for others.i must admit that Dukan gives you a good base as far as knowing what are the good and light natural foods that are available out there. It's a good base.
Mastering Leptin however is great, and if you follow the rules most of the times, if not all the time, you will rarely feel hungry. The most I've been willing to eat at some point in between meals was about an hour before dinner; but then again isn't being hungry as we describe it a luxury in our civilized country. I think of it of a strong desire more than hunger. Besides if you realy don't eat processed sugar and avoid high glycemic index foods you'll be fine as you will not suffer from any snacking desires.
I feel amazingly energized, my weight is moving down naturally and safely, I do protein shakes in the morning with a whole fruit, same at lunch and then I eat a regular dinner. When socializing brings me to it, I have lunches once in a while. But remember that eating liquid keeps you full longer as water will not be evacuated as fast as if you eat solid and drink next to it.
Exercise at least three times a week, sleep and you'll be a new person. When following the rules correctly there is no way you won't be happy to have breakfast in the morning, I used to systematically skip breakfasts and have my first meal was around 1 pm, these days are over, and I am very thankfully to this book as i feal great. It gave me a great and strong understanding of the way I could have my body to work. And working, it does...