The reason that I came to the McD WOE three months ago is because I wanted to stop taking medication for arthritis in my thumbs. Of course, I also wanted the pain to go away. After watching some of the Star McDougaller videos about getting rid of arthritis pain, I stopped taking the meds at the same time that I stopped eating anything with oil, and cut out all dairy and eggs (I had been a vegetarian for 28 years, but an on again, off again vegan.)
At the time I began back in early February I weighed about 205 pounds, but being 6'5" I wasn't very concerned about my weight. I did have a belly paunch and some moobs, but I figured I just needed to exercise more, even though I was swimming and biking on a regular basis.
After adopting this WOE though, the pounds started to slowly come off. My belly fat and moobs began to melt away. Only then did I realize that I did actually need to lose some weight and it was diet and not exercise that was preventing that from happening.
Now I'm at about 190 pounds and the belly paunch and moobs are almost totally gone. Maybe another 5 pounds worth to lose.
Also, I don't have nearly any arthritis pain in my thumbs anymore.
Of course, it's not all goods news. I went from a 36 waist to a 33. It was hard enough finding 36 x 36 pants in stores, now it's impossible to find 33 x 36 pants. I have to order them off of the internet.