It really isn’t a ‘program,’ per se, but rather just a common-sense approach to food. Anybody can take the concepts from the book and apply them, regardless of whether or not they have dieted in the past. I DO recommend decreasing your water intake, though. I’ve noticed that by doing so, especially not drinking much when I eat, my body temperature goes up quite significantly.
So short answer – yes. I think you can definitely listen to Matt’s advice. Also, since you haven’t dieted before, I’m guessing you just follow your hunger signals? If not, then that’s really the only piece of advice there is to follow.
Best of luck