I wanted to address the question you had in your review. Perhaps you didn't have the chance to read the whole book at the time of your post, as the answer is actually included in the book (pp13-16 and 104). If you're not at your goal weight at the end of 2 weeks, we give you the freedom to either continue with the faster weight-loss program or transition to everyday Mediterranean-style eating. You can even skip "transitioning" if you like and go straight to our "maintenance" plan. You can lose weight, albeit at a slower rate than the "weight-loss stage," on any phase. You choose the pace. The reason you have such flexibility on The Mediterranean Prescription is because our emphasis is on learning to eat healthy for the rest of your life (while still being utterly satisfied). This approach, along with some simple maintenance tips, allows you to give up yo-yo weight gain & loss and dieting forever. I hope this helps.
Co-author, The Mediterranean Prescription