Helps most. have you weighed any? Your asking a diet, to take a lifetime of health issues (health issues are common when people store weight in their belly such as cortisol issues and stuff, I have had them and you need tests to show you) to work instantly? This diet is a prep to a healthy lifestyle and yes can work, and work great for those that want to make that lifestyle change. Patience! I ave been there, and now my belly weight is all gone and stays gone.