This is me now with my daughter in law Stef. What a difference huh? This pic was taken at Christmas. I eat whatever I want to eat. The only time I was on a diet was at the very beginning and I started the Mayo clinic diet and after I received my Curves book it said to give Curves two to three months and if you were showing no results then start a diet plan. So I quickly done away with the diet and after a while of working out three times a week , my eating habits changed. I eat whatever I want whenever I want but I don't eat near as much as I used to. I recommend Curves to anyone who wants to loose weight. It's a slow process, but that is what you want. To tone that flab you will have from loosing weight into muscle. I just last month started loosing weight in my abdomen. I told myself I was going to give Curves 1 year just working out with them and if I didn't have the results I wanted I would start doing other kinds of exercises to firm my abdomen. Well, I think I will stick with Curves, I am having great results.