Attended a raw detox retreat (10 days) about 3 years ago. Results were impressive, though I wasn't able to continue once home. But, the option was always in the back of my mind.
Fast forward to early 2008 when I knew something more had to change, for age plus health issues created an unnerving and unhealthy situation. Got Alissa's book and took it to the beach one weekend to study. While at the beach raw just happened.
It's been pretty darned easy, all things considered. I committed to 30 days; at the end of that time I thought, "why would I stop now?" Physical changes are occurring slowly, but that's just fine. Have lost about 15#.