I started this diet a week ago,having read the book thoroughly and been very impressed with the medical/scientific basis on which this diet is founded, and i have absolutely no doubt about its effectiveness. I've told several people i'm on the diet (i'm extending Phase 1) and a) am finding it hard to explain in a nutshell and b) am meeting quite a lot of scepticism about the principles of the diet, with people saying it's just another fad and that any diet that doesn't allow fruit or sugars (in Phase 1) is unhealthy. I've got to the point where i just can't be bothered to tell people now! Has anyone else experienced this and have any tips on either how it can be explained in a nutshell or how to convince with the sceptics?! Thanks. Sarah