i started lite & easy a week ago today, but i started an exercise regime 2 weeks prior to that to get myself used to the idea of exercise.
they say it takes 21 days to form a habit so hopefully i'm close to being in a habit of exercising...and getting there with learning portion control and types of foods i should be eating, and eating in moderation the things that i shouldn't!
i find lite & easy to be good food, i'm not hungry, there's a variety of different foods - i can't survive on tony ferguson shakes or opti fast or slim, whichever it is (i just learned today that apparently some doctors recommend the opti (fast?) program because it's designed to eat the fat away - i did that diet years ago, lost 27kgs, but i was going thru a divorce so my frame of mind was self-harming at all costs, and i had nothing but shakes, broccoli and water for months! totally don't recommend that to anyone! and of course, the weight just piled back on when i got over my divorce.)
for me, lite & easy is teaching me how much and what to eat, and i'm exercising more and drinking water...it's working for me and i think i can manage when it's time to get off this program. it can be expensive though...i'm doing my own breakfasts and only ordering lunches and dinners, and extra desserts (apple crumble) to have twice a week - i figure that if i'm going to crave some sweet foods, i may as well make it healthy and this way i don't fail - this is worked out beautifully for me so far cos i haven't eaten chocolate (unless it's the lite & easy chocolate cake!), and haven't been tempted to eat something i shouldn't be eating.
with so many programs out there, it's hard to say what works for every individual. good luck with whatever you choose though - let us know how you go