Brent's Before and After
Not surprisingly, I don't seem to have many pictures of myself before the weight loss. The only picture I have is a bit low-quality; however, you can definitely see how overweight I was. The first picture is of myself and my mom and what motivated me to start the diet (I was approaching 300 lbs in that picture). The next picture was about 6 months after I finished the diet, but before I started exercising. I started working out shortly after that picture was taken. The girl in the photograph is my wife, which again I owe to the diet!
I'm astonished someone else had tried this. I've never seen nor read the book you mention ( "Syndrome X" ); however, my philosophy was that I the reason I was overweight was because I needed to feel full. I ate one Chipotle burrito a day (at lunch), supplemented with perhaps a small amount of yogurt for breakfast and maybe a snack for dinner (along with a multivitamin). Because I was able to feel "full" at least once a day, it didn't feel like much of a diet at all.
As the year went on, I slowly got into the habit of eating less and being content, and started switching to a more healthy diet (one of steadily eating throughout the day to keep blood sugar level even and my metabolism up) and exercise. Over the course of about a year, though, I lost 120 lbs on my version of the Chipotle diet without exercising. The only remnant I have of the diet is a partial graph of my experience. I did this from about August to July and kept the weight off ever since (I did fluctuate for a little while, and got back up to about 200 lbs, but was able to lose it again with further diet and exercise).
This diet, for myself, was a great way to lose the initial weight; I don't think I would have if I didn't!
I emailed Chipotle to tell them of my accomplishment once I was finished and they sent me a free burrito coupon.