I have tried everything . When I finally started listening to you guys on the forums it worked .I used the customized my fitness pal app for macro counting . in 78 days I have lost 4″ around my belly button measurement 40 to 36″ and 5 to 10 lbs . I have also gotten stronger and gained muscle. I am 49 years old.I will post b/a pics one day.Thanks to you all who answer all the good and bad questions.