I took a couple weeks off for an international trip and only gained back 3 lbs – without using many of the SOTA products as it was not convenient other than the bars and some of the quick fix drinks. I also walked everywhere and that helped. I have 10 lbs to go to reach my weight and I am back on the plan now upon my return. I was able to wear clothes I hadn’t fit into in several years – during my recent trip. that felt really good. The program has worked well for me and I feel good physically and mentally as a result