Course it works, you only have to look at poster's stats to see that I can honestly say now, that sometimes I 'forget' that I am on a plan - not because I am not following it, but because it is slowly but surely becoming a way of life for me now .
Totally agree Smartie, Circes and Jenny. It sometimes needs a bit of tweaking, sometimes not (for each individual) but it should become a way of life not a diet. That's how the people who have kept the weight off have managed it. I haven't got there yet but I full intend if/when I do, that I will just continue to follow the plan.