Dear Dr. Linda, Your Blog posts are excellent.....what I've read so far......and although I see the wisdom in the vegan plant based diet.......i am totally frustrated, because I have seen little weight loss....although inflammation was better. I am postmenopausal and have great resistance to losing the pounds I have packed on in the last 5+ years. I have tried Forks Over Knives, McDougall's The Starch Diet....even attended his program and TrueNorth in Santa Rosa last year.....also attended a week long Reunion with Dr. Fuhrman 3 years ago. I can't lose weight following these programs, so end up discouraged and go back to something less than perfect. I started BHRT 6 weeks ago and Running 3 times a week plus walking on off days around the same time. (although, I have always walked or pilates, etc) I eat fairly healthy but not Vegan. Mostly eggs and clean proteins along with the veggies......I am JUST now beginning to see the tape measure move...... My question is WHY do I have such poor results when I eat totally Vegan??? Yet, now beginning to see positive results with Dr. Sara Gottfried's Hormone Reset Diet??? (which allows clean proteins and lots of veggies) I truly want to be a believer for the FOK, McDougall, Fuhrman, Carney, Camps but have seen no results as promised. And yes, of course, if I ate nothing all day but vegetables I would find results, but that is miserable and makes it impossible to eat at anyone's house or out EVER. What gives? Hormnones? What? Why?