Dr Cohen Review

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Dr Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet was created by Dr. R Cohen, a medical doctor specializing in cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology. The doctor took part in an obesity program while working with test tube babies and completed 3 years of study on obesity. The results of the study was the Dr. Cohen Diet.

Ingredients

The Dr Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet is a weight loss program that customizes the diet program for each person.

Product Features

Dr Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet is based upon the blood test results of the dieter. There is a four step process to start the program. The first step is to complete blood testing at a local blood lab. The second step is to have the blood tested for sugar levels, liver panels and liver function, among other series. The third step is to send those test results to the 1st Personal Diet Center. The fourth step is to begin the prescribed weight loss program.

Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet weighs heavily on the results of the blood test for the prescription of a personalized diet. There is no scientific evidence listed on the website supporting the use of blood testing in weight loss.

The website offers testimonials from users of the diet. The testimonials offer before and after photos of the diet followers. The weight loss amounts claimed by the users range from small amounts to huge amounts. Some users claim to have nearly 200 pounds in a year.

Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet tells patients not to exercise if they currently do not have a daily exercise program in place.

There is not contact information listed on the main website. The people wishing to follow the diet are redirected to local clinics for further information. Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet costs $249 for 12 weeks of support and a personalized diet. The patient will have to pay for blood tests directly to the lab.

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Advantages

  • Personal support can help boost weight loss.
  • There are testimonials on the website.

Disadvantages

  • The cost of the blood tests plus the diet program is high.
  • There are no studies supporting diets based on blood test results.
  • The testimonials support weight loss of more than 2 pounds per week.
  • There is no contact information on the site.
  • Some users claimed having difficulty during the first weeks of the program.

Conclusion

Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet is a weight loss program tailored to each individual based upon blood test results. There is no scientific evidence supporting the use of blood tests as a basis for weight loss. The program does not support exercise and the users sometimes have trouble with the eating program during the first few weeks. At this time we cannot support a program that offers results outside of the healthy range. A fat burner and appetite suppressant can help a dieter maintain a healthy weight loss with the addition of good foods and exercise.

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61 User Reviews about Dr Cohen

  • 1
    Joshi

    will the diet work if i avoid the blood test and i just follow the diet given to someone else?

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    Nancy

    No. You may not be suitable for this program. Everyone who goes on the program is assessed to ensure the program is suitable to you.

    I would not use someone else’s program. If your friend is going to give you their program, they are breaching copyright and can get into trouble also.

    Why would you put yourself at any health risks? Attend an information session in your country and find out about the program and of course if you are medically suitable.

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  • 2
    Bianca

    Hi,

    I’m on the Cohen diet and need to loose another 9 kg before end June. What can I drink extra to loose the weight faster?

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    Jennifer Yap

    My friends in the Phillipines recommended me Dr Cohen programme but do you have it in Malaysia? Do I have to be on supplements?

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    Nicoline

    Take a good multi vitamin, preferably natural products.

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  • 4
    may feliciano

    I live in adelanto, california. Where is the nearest clinic of dr. Cohen in my place? Thanks!

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  • 5
    Nancy

    This isn’t a diet. It is a lifestyle change. In total I have lost 95kg. I lost 55kg on Cohen’s in 10 months.

    It wasn’t hard – quite the opposite. Even though you are losing weight, it is a whole balance thing. Mind, spirit and body. If they are not all aligned and you become complacent, of course you will put on the weight. It is about control. Learning that food doesn’t control you; you control the food. I.e. only giving your body what it needs to survive. There is such a big emphasis on food and in today’s society too much is eaten!

    I would never look back!

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  • 6
    Steph

    I did Dr Cohen’s program a few years ago and it was brilliant! Best thing ever!! It was not very hard and I have maintained my weight easily. I would pay the money again if I had to, well worth every dollar. The first week was a bit of an adjustment, but after that I loved it. I lost the weight quickly and feel so healthy. It is all about lifestyle and using what Dr Cohen taught me – if I go back to the way I ate before I will look like I did. Never again will I let myself go like that!

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  • 7
    Alison

    I lost 45 Kilos in 7 months and have currently maintained my weight now for 5 Years. I did my program with a clinic in Australia.

    You get given a list of foods, proteins, vegetable fruits to pick from based on Dr Cohen’s Research as these are the best foods for anyone with a weight problem. The amount you eat comes from your Chemistry test to get your hormones back working again. Human Growth hormone, Serotonin and Insulin. This will promote the body to burn fats rather than store them.

    It has taught me to eat three balanced meals a day consisting of Proteins and Carbohydrates – vegetables and fruits. I eat food that you can catch or grow now, so no processed foods and basically follow the Cohen’s way to keep it off. Similar to a wholefood diet.

    I exercise for fun now enjoying Pilates and walking and maintain my weight through what I eat.

    Its the best thing I have ever done.

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  • 8
    anita

    Was 77kg and 8weeks later 62kg! Works. But eve though he says dont count calories afterwards and keep the rules I gained 5kg after 2years leaving the program. I now count calories couse I believe we should maintain weight by healthy choices. If we dont use up calories dont put to much in. You definately loose on iy but I say watch calories afterwards. Buy a colorie counter book. Anita. Grootvlei. Mpumalanga. SA

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  • 9
    Stu

    Hi Maria
    there is a consultant in Bonaro park

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  • 10
    MARIA

    HI THERE I AM STAYING IN BENONI AND WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO GO TO START WITH DR COHEN S DIEET PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANKS

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  • 11
    Marisa

    Still considering… Would dr Cohen take me as study subject, or a pro-bono. Emotionaly, I don’t know how long more I can seat on my weigh and all the hurt it brings me on a daily basis, fisicaly and mentaly. But it’s definetely the wrong time finantialy.

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  • 12
    Peta

    What are you actually allowed to eat & not eat on this diet? What is a typical eating plan for a day or 2? is it still possible to socialise on this diet? My Dr is recommending this diet, but there is very little info on thier website. Thanks!!!

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  • 13
    Elize

    Where is the closest clinic or contact to the east rand area

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  • 14
    Angie Gallardo

    this will be the first time i will use this program, where will i submit the blood test result?

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  • 15
    Bernadette Hesketh

    I am on 100MG epitec two times per day. May i follow the program?

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  • 16
    Bernadette Hesketh

    I am on epitec for epilepsy. 100mg twice per day. Am i allowed to follow the program? my last fit was in July 2007.

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  • 17
    ELOYZA

    i saw about this diet on the news in our country and i will try it

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  • 18
    Rachel

    Nearest Dr Cohen rooms to Kempton Park ?

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  • 19
    daphne reid

    how much does this diet costs, and how do I go about to buy it?

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  • 20
    nonnie

    nearest place to see dr cohen, living in carletonville,south africa

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  • 21
    georgia

    All I can say about this diet is that it does work but unfortunately the weight which you lose comes back threefold in a short period of time. Its not hard to follow the plan, although it is very strict but as soon as you start eating normally again the weight just piles on. another negative is the cost. its very expensive.

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  • 22
    ARIES K

    I think this is a great diet program but I don”t want to gain all of it back.

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  • 23
    JP

    I have an appointment this week for free consultation at Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre. I think I can commit to the diet plan but I’m worried about the cost, which would eat up on our family budget. There are some guilt-issues here :)

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    Meg

    NO guilt. Reducing your weight will mean that you are healthier for your family – what price would you put on being around to see your children grow up? It will be worth it if you stick to the plan and make the required lifestyle change – if you dont intend to do that – dont waste your cash.

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  • 24
    Leah richards

    What if you don’t like the foods that are set out for you is it specific foods at specific times or just a range of foods to choose from??

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  • 25
    little sugar

    Can i find Dr.Cohen in Malaysia?

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  • 26
    Mark

    I have been on the Dr Cohen Diet for 16 weeks and last 27Kg no flabby skin and I feel great, this is the only diet that has ever worked for me. Its simple, if you return to your old eating habits you WILL return to your old fat self! I am enjoying my new thin life and I cant wait to start exercising, I cant thanks Dr Cohen enough for giving me my life back

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    SP

    Hey Mark -drop me an email I have just started and would love to chat

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    Tropical Sauce

    Just wanting to find out from u both, I am at the end of my first week and have been going through some very erratic mood swings .. My wife keeps on saying u r not very happy , does this last very long or is it just for the first two weeks ?

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  • 27
    tracey

    where can i find the nearest place for me to receive Dr. Cohens diet. I live in kuilsriver

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    julene

    where can i find the nearest clinic in centurion?

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    Maria

    the nearest dr cohen and also the bloodtest form. thank you

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  • 28
    Marina van Eeden

    Where can I find a clinic for Dr Cohen’s diet in Gauteng, SA (near Centurion, PTA)?

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    Delene

    I know there is one in Roodepoort. Perhaps you can give them a call and find out where a clinic in your area is situated. Their number should be in the book.

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    Delene

    have you tried sureslim? they work on exactly the same principle – I’ve been on both with very good results.

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    Nancy

    They are very different.

    You can’t copy the real thing now can you?

    Cohen’s is far better. Sureslim never worked for me. I was always hungry

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  • 29
    elizabeth

    Is this available in Australia I’ve been on this diet in 2007/8 when immigrating to Australia customs confiscated all my supplies. The 12 women you mention in your add are they australian?

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  • 30
    melissa

    where is the nearest place for me to go to receive Dr. Cohen’s diet?

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    allegra

    where do you live and please research this diet carefully as yes it works but easy to put weight back on as very restrictive-cost me a heap to do it which i am annoyed about now

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  • 31
    Ronel Louw

    Is there a doctor or clinic in Namibia, who can help me

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  • 32
    nova

    I am on wofrin can I still go on the diet

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  • 33
    buttercup

    I used this diet a year ago and lost 40lbs in a month. I was always moody, started losing massive amounts of hair and was constaintly feeling dizzy. It took my brother (who was studying nutrition at the time) to point out that I was only eating 650 calories a day. You are considered anorexic if you eat less than 600. No wonder the weight came back on and then some. Yes – this diet works, but is it healthy? Certainly not. I cahllenge every one of you out there who did this diet to count the calories you ate. It’s scary.

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    allegra

    hi i lost all my weight on cohens in 4 months then put it all on again once i was on refeed as calorie intake very low on this diet so any more food just seemed to pile the weight on again.Plus it cost me $895 in Christchurch plus blood test results.Very expensive and no followup after 6 months>Didn’t believe Dr Cohen had actually personally seen my blood test results and devised an eating plan for me.Something just didn’t sit right with me.I need to lose weight but may need to look at the simple balanced diet and exercise which works and is free. Good luck

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    lilly

    I agree, works well for a while then the weight comes back. I went to the brisbane clinic and once I signed up I got no further help and they rarely answer the phone. Terrible service.

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    Cylinder

    I just wanted to say that any diet that you go on should be a life changing experiance. If you are not willing to take the steps to make a habbit of staying away from the foods that make you FAT, then you really dont relize what a diet really is. Diets are to teach you how to eat what is healthy but we bash them when we put the weight back on because we dont learn what we were eating on the diet. Portion size is another thing we get off of the diet and decide that oh yeah lets go get fast food and super size it. All i can say is Duh, look at yourself before you blame the diet. Diets shouldn’t be just looked at to be a quick fix but a life changing experiance that takes commitment to uphold. If you are going on a diet in the first place you should always be looking at the food you eat no matter what it is and ask yourself if it healthy for you. Diets are not miracles they are just the path to start your new healthy life, it is up to you to put the work in to stay healthy. I suggest that if people have lost great amounts of weight with this diet and it works for them that it is a good place to start but dont forget; portion size, nutritious food “not junk food”, and exersize are the basics for being healthy.

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    Yvonne

    Hi Cylinder, couldn’t agree with you more. A person should always ask yourself why are you overweight to begin with. Unhealthy living! I feel all diets work, as long as you maintian it after the weight loss.

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    Sanet

    Cylinder
    I agree with you. I am on the cohen diet and am very happy. I feel great and decided that I will make this a life choice. I will still be able to eat foods that I like just in a moderate way. Dr Cohen also states that you must maintain your weight or else you will gain weight again because there is no cure for obisity. So, decide what you want to achieve and stick to it!

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    lidia

    I agree with Cylinder!! I have just started the Cohens diet and feel amazing! I know of two close friends who have kept the weight off for 5 years, they learnt that they cant just eat whatever they want and feeling healthy was just such a bonus compared to bad foods! One friend who didnt eat healthy after did put it all back on in about a year, but she admits to not eating anywhere near healthy since the diet. I figure if you know you dont have will power after that diet, dont start, I know myself Ill need a bit of will power, but over all eat pretty well before this diet,just needed to kick start me to the size I want to be and carry on from there. Good luck to everyone on their life changes!

  • 34
    Tcnkl

    Once you have reached your goal wieght you do get a refeed program, the refeed increases your portions along with introducing “Banned” foods back into your diet. You add something new ever 2-3 days and see how your body reacts to it. Alot of people will notice for example that white bread will make them tired or bloated and they should switch to wheat or rye. I did the cohens for 8 weeks and lost 33 pounds last year. I have put back on 15 and plan to use my old plan and refeed program to loose it again. The first 2 weeks are very hard because your going through withdrawls but after that you don’t have the headaches or hunger pains. I know about 12 people who did this diet in Australia with wonderful results, and me & my husband did it together. It’s pricey but it works and is so much cheaper than lipo or stomach surgery. Plus it is food from the grocery store so you can do it anytime.

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    Charlene Kotze

    Are there any refeeding program on Dr Cohen’s diet after reaching your goal weight and are there any 2nd time blood tests after four weeks on the diet.

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  • 36
    Laeeqah Adams

    I was on Dr Cohen’s five years ago,since then i picked up the weight again,I would like to go on the program again, do i have to go to Dr Cohen again or can i use the old program??

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  • 37
    Carol Primiani

    I tried Dr Cohen’s diet and miraculously I lost 30 lbs in 12 weeks, that was 3 years ago. I am now back up to my prior weight. I hated the feeling of no exercise. I have followed the eating plan devised for me for the last 3 years and at first I was able to maintain my weight loss with a few cheats, but now I find it impossible to adhere to the plan. I cheat every day with something like bread, chips or cake. One drink will stop the weightloss. I desperately need some coaching and support and this is not available with this diet. I am afraid to go back to my old way of eating, it’s like I forgot how to eat. I have also had abdominal problems since I began this program.

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    Tahera

    Perhaps u need to try incorporaring exercise into ur life. There are supplements like CLA,ALA Irvingia etc that will assisit in weight loss. Try not to eat chips ,breads or cakes everyday. U could also look at the slender wonder program but this includes daily injections with a small needle for a period of time. It is done in conjunction with ur doctor and u can go back onto the program if u pick up the weight again. It aims at increasing ur leptin levels.

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    Anonymous

    Dr cohens suggests you don’t take up a NEW exercise program while following his eating plan. If you already had an established exercise routine he works with that. I don’t exercise but a friend of mine did and we both have had similar results.

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  • 38
    ASTRID

    HAVE USED EVERTHING BUT NOTHING WORKS

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  • 39
    denise

    Is this diet safe for people with hypothyroid or diabetes?

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    Nadia

    Hi Denise
    Im on the diet for the last 5 months, I lost 23kg.
    As far as I know people with diabetes cant use this diet.

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    Frances

    Hi, Nadia

    Is there any exercise that you do with the diet. After my second child Iam struggling to keep off the weight I normally wear a size 32, but off late I am a 36 going to 38 and for my lenght that is not good at all.

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    Fredia

    I have hypothyroid and successfully completed 12 weeks with a total weight loss of 34 pounds. My cholesterol dropped over 60 points. My Dr. told me he has rarely seen those kinds of results and encouraged me to stick with it. The hunger and cravings were gone the first week and I felt great the whole time.

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