I have a ways to go but after the first month I am down 15lbs and a couple dress sizes already! I eat healthier as a conscious decision, but it's easier with the help of phentermine. I thought it would be more difficult because you read mixed reports. The side effects are actually okay - some dry mouth at the start, a little dizziness and spaced out feeling but in general fine. I'm not starving myself, I'm eating snacks and still have occasional cheat meals/treats like candy or some pizza but the control is there all the time. Love it!