Yeah, this was over 10 years ago when losing weight was easier..... I stuck with the program and ended up losing a total of 30 pounds of stubborn baby weight in 4 or 5 months time. The induction phase spurs a quick weight loss that tapers off when you enter the next phases. Besides the weight loss, I just felt great.
And you're right, alcohol is not in the induction phase - sorry, luvmylocs!