Food Lovers Diet Review

Editor's Review: 3.3 / 5.0

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The Food Lovers Diet was created by Fitness magazine. The program offers five strategies for eating right in order to boost weight loss. The five strategies cover how to eat, plan meals, deal with slower than expected weight loss, keep a focused mind and maintain a consistent fitness program. Interactive tools and menu planners are offered by Fitness magazine for use with the Food Lovers Diet program.

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Program for losing weight with realistic expectations.

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Too many dieters try to attempt weight loss with unrealistic goals or outrageous expectations. Fitness Magazine offers a real life guide to losing weight and keeping it off. The program starts with guidelines for eating and caloric intake. According to the description, if a dieter is eating less than 1,500 calories a day and exercising regularly, hunger will take over and weight loss will be impossible.

When planning a diet menu, The Food Lovers Diet suggests mixing the right carbohydrates, fats and proteins into each meal to keep the body healthy and strong. Whole grains, vegetables and fruits are major players in the Food Lovers Diet.

Rounding out the tips and tricks for successful weight loss are several steps to keeping your expectations realistic and in line with achievable weight loss goals. Fitness Magazine suggests an exercise plan compiled of cardiovascular and strength training.

The Food Lovers Diet claims weight loss of five pounds in the first month. Each month after that, additional weight loss will vary, we can assume, but the literature claims dieters can lose as much weight as they would like on the plan.

Fitness Magazine offers recipes with complete nutritional information. Meals have graduated calories throughout the day. Breakfast contains less than 400 calories, lunch contains less than 500 calories and dinner less than 600 calories. Recipes are also provided for snacks less than 100 calories. Information on the Food Lovers Diet is free on the Fitness Magazine website.

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Advantages

  • The Food Lovers Diet contains information on healthy eating.
  • The plan is free online.
  • Fitness Magazine supports a slow and steady weight loss approach.

Disadvantages

  • Reading information on dieting leaves much up to interpretation.
  • Fitness Magazine does not offer a physical version of the plan.

Conclusion

Fitness Magazine is a trusted source of dieting and weight loss information. The goals established by The Food Lovers Diet are realistic and achievable, but the dieter must read all information online and interpret that information on their own. Many of the goals are based on mental attitude, which will differ from dieter to dieter. No mention of weight loss supplements could be found so dieters are left to fend off hunger without the help of appetite suppressants.

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139 User Reviews about Food Lovers Diet

  • 1
    Thomas

    Scam watch out, they will try to suck every dime out of you BEWARE!!!

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  • 2
    Tawana

    They are CROOKS!!! Stay away from them!! I cancelled before the trial period but they still took money from my account. I had to get my bank involved. They did finally get the money back but now, they are continually debiting my account for $3.99 for the last 3 months!

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    Janis

    I just had the most unpleasant experience. I was charged for the online help which I did not order and they REFUSE to take the payments that they have taken and move it over to the payments for the books and dvd. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS were rude and said it is against policy to transfer me to a supervisor. A supervisor did call me back and was just as rude. THIS COMPANY IS A BIG RIPOFF. Told them I would let it go into collection and dispute it there before I paid another dime.

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  • 4
    Sharon

    So I fell for this as well. There is no magic to losing weight and we all know it. You work out, you eat healthy foods, you skip the processed, high fat, high sodium, high sugar foods MORE times than you eat them, and you’ll lose the weight. But I tried this anyway. The 7 day diet part of the program works. the problem is that i lost the booklet and when I called to ask them to please replace it, they said ‘that will be 30.00′. for the book and I had already spent 140.00. So now I do not have the part that worked best. They are a rip off. spend your money on a bicycle!

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    Jonathon Sindre

    Sharon, your comments are ridiculous. Why would a company give you a free book after you lost the first one they sent you. and why is that a “rip off”? You’re probably not even a real customer!

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  • 5
    Kim j

    People said they don’t have access to. A doctor will there online, book stores, friends, family there are ways to find out what to eat and we all know about fruits and vegetables lean protein whole grains and lots of water and keep your body moving get your heart rate up just ask questing. I learn what to do by reading things online ,tv,research

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  • 6
    Luis D

    I will take Energy Greens, which contains 38 natural superfoods. Should I adjust my regular diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner and 8 glasses of water a day?

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  • 7
    Anonymous

    BEWARE the fine print if you want to cancel.

    While I think this diet works as long as you follow it, my complaint is that months ago, I called to cancel my enrollment in the ongoing program, and apparently they cancelled the tablets but you have to ASK SEPARATELY to cancel the website. I have never used the website, and just got a $70.22 charge for “13 weeks” . I called again and they say that they see that I cancelled the tablets but because I didn’t specifically request to cancel the website they are unwilling to credit that back, and that it is explained in the fine print when you sing up that you have to request separately to cancel the different elements. This is predatory marketing, in my opinion. I called to cancel my “Food Lovers” subscription, not one element of it.

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    Deb

    I agree. I have been fighting them myself. This is the THIRD TIME I have called (today) and yet they have NO RECORD of my call. I have turned it over to my attorney.

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  • 8
    kathy

    can any 1 tell me is I have to use the spices they say in the resipies? I don’t like all of them!

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  • 9
    zendeya

    I’m amazed at the number of people on here who are just rude and obnoxious. Wow, people, take a downer and relax. Life is too short to be ragging on others. Hope everyone has a great day. Be happy!

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  • 10
    Court

    Have you released any weight yet and how much?

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    Maryella

    It doesn’t take a lot of time to read. The cd’s are about 10 min. each day. You don’t have to eat meals 6 times a day. I eat a protein bar for snacks or a piece of string cheese and a fruit. It is a great diet and you never feel deprived. My husband and I work and we just take a snack with us.

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  • 12
    Tracy Hunting

    Food Lovers is SCAM they will charge your account extra…don’t do it!!!! They will make you lighter..In your WALLET!!

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  • 13
    robyn

    my mom is an elderly woman, ordered the origram, I sent back, and yet a month later they are still charging her account. He social secrity income is being sucked out of her checking account by Food Lovers. Sad, and embarrassing for my mom.

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    Rachel

    Just cancel the card she used. It is a hassle but sometimes necessary in order to save more money. Then they will probably call complaining and explain they do not have permission to call your house and you sent the product back and they continued to illegally charge you. If they continue to harass threaten to sue. I have had problems in the past ordering online but not anymore because I am studying law. Good luck. My Gram is 88 and I know how I would feel if that happened to her. I wish all the best to you and your Mom.

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    Cheryl

    For all of you claiming you can’t get your money back etc. why didn’t you all put a stop payment on your credit card…if the company tries to take payment it will automatically be rejected and you don’t loose any funds…that is what I would do

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  • 14
    robyn

    Hi, I sent the boxes of product back to food lovers, yet they continue to charge my account.

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    Smart

    Call and cancel it’s not hard!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 15
    vix

    I saw this infomercial last night, and have been thinking about it all day. I’m so glad I stumbled across this site! After doing a little more research on the Food Lovers plan, it seems that it’s really a version of the Atkins diet. I’d done my own modified Atkins diet a couple of years ago and lost about 40 lbs in 3 months without ever being hungry. I know the real food, high fiber, low sugar approach to eating works from experience, but I because of my busy schedule I was hoping this program would give me a little more structure without me having to think too much! Haha! Oh well, I think I’ll keep my money, dust off my brain and make the time to create my own meal plans and affirmations. Like one of the comments above said, we all find the time for what matters most to us. Good luck to all of us on this journey toward healthier lives! :)

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    Debbie

    This diet is NOT like Atkins. Atkins is BETTER by far!

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    Bree

    I have been on this diet for 3 months. I have lost 15 lbs. I have lost weight before but I find I lost it in the right places this time. I did not order any of the pills or anything other than the one time package of dvd’s and booklets. Have had no problems with billing and I highly recommend it

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  • 16
    The Winner

    You people are ALL suckers!!!! Did you not KNOW…that your doctor can and WILL refer you to a nutritionist? FOR FREE???

    The nutrionist has all and even MORE info than the scammers you all paid money to. I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE LOSING WEIGHT! YOU UNNECESSARILY PAID MONEY TO DO IT!!! (Other than acutally buying food which we all need anyway). Your RD (Reg Dietician) will tell you what foods to eat and how to prepare them. How to increase metabolism, and will have a list of REAL and effective and QUALIFIED personal Physical Trainers to get you back to working out. LISTEN UP! I don’t CARE if you’re losing weight…just by “dieting”; because yes…even on the Food Lovers scam ..YOU”RE STILL DIETING! If you are not exercising vigorously for AT LEAST 20 mins 3 times a week, YOU ARE NOT LOSING WEIGHT SAFELY!!! IT…..TAKES….HARD….WORK!!!! I lost 114 lbs in almost 5 months from Oct ’07 to the 3rd week in Feb ’08…and not gained an ounce back! But ONLY…because I changed MY LIFESTYLE COMPLETELY! The first 2 months were a real bitch! But stick with it…you’ll be a WINNER…like me!!!

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    Janet

    Please share your plan. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Just stopped smoking. Doing Wii fit. Wanna eat right. 114 pounds in 5 months!!!! YOU ARE A WINNER!

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    Anonymous

    Would like to know what you did. Have tried diet plans really light in the wallet. Need to lose 70 lbs.

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    Ashlee

    Somehow I find you losing 114 lbs in 5 months unbelievable!!! I know people can lose a lot of weight but 114 lbs in 5 months!!! Really???

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    FrauHaas2013

    Ashlee, it can be done – last year I lost 62 pounds in 3 months. (Unfortunately, after I got married, I gained all but 20 of it back – my husband is a professional chef!)

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    Ashlee

    And another thing not all of us have access to a Doctor. Let alone a nutritionist!!!

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    Noname

    I doubt your nutritionist works for free. And neither does your doctor. So, unless you’re on public medical assistance, it will cost you plenty, especially if you are paying into the national insurance scam.

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    Donna

    I started with a nutritionist and she did give much direction or information. I left there feeling as lost as when I went. So maybe not all nutritionist are equal. Glad you had an informed one.

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    Donna

    Meant to say she did NOT give me much direction or information. I was as lost as I was when I first went to see her.

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  • 17
    stacy

    So glad i read these reviews I will not be ordering this product

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  • 18
    A

    Purchased system. Actually I found myself gaining weight. Additionally, I purchased the fat loss pills and it clearly stated it was a one time purchase. Well, my credit card kept getting billed for these pills every other month. It was such a pain to deal with. I WOULD AVOID THE FOOD LOVERS!!

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  • 19
    Anonymous

    I lost 150 lbs in one year. It is the best diet plan I have ever been on. I have struggled with my weight for my whole life (69 years). This is the first time I have lost all my excess weight and kept it off. I say to all, go do it. Kathy

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  • 20
    Alsyzdr

    $119 for box of illustrated booklets and DVDs? Ya gotta be kidding!

    Infomercial mentioned “starvation mode” and “resetting metabolism”. This is nonsense. Anytime you hear anyone mention “starvation mode”, just ignore them and don’t buy whatever they are trying to sell you.

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  • 21
    Lin

    The new program has audio aid, exercise dvd’s, meal cards,and how to make favorite recipes heathier.. Plus a trial money back garantee!!

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  • 22
    GLRichards

    Your site states that the Food Lovers Diet Plan can be seen online for free. Please guide me to that site. Thanks !
    GL

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  • 23
    Debbie

    I feel pretty stupid ordering some diet program online that I knew nothing about. I signed up off tv ad. Supposed to be 119.00 with payments being made monthly. Did not know I was being charged monthly for pills and monthly for online services whatever that is. So far i have paid 600.00 for nothing. The diet did not work for my lifestyle but the worst of it is, when I called them, they told me I had 30 days to cancel, which I did not do. The girl would not address my issues. She hung up on me. Please be careful what you end up signing up for. Truley a bad expensive mistake. After canceling, They say I still owe more money. Crazy get rich program for these people. 600.00 for nothing but a few pills and some papers, and also the chance to go online to track your progress. Stay away from these money hungery monsters

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    Lee Ellen

    I agree. There is nothing here that you cannot find elsewhere. I feel really stupid too. $120 for a box of CDs, a divided color coded plate and pills that I have doubts about their content. And I still am being charged $64 a month for a product I have tried to cancel a few times already. Don’t waste your money.

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  • 24
    LaDonna

    does anyone have a complete program that they don’t want anymore. and would like to seell.

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  • 25
    tlh

    Also last 11 lbs in that 3 months.

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  • 26
    Brian

    Your site states that the Food Lovers Diet Plan can be seen online for free. Please guide me to that site. Thanks !

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  • 27
    Jimmy

    My wife and I have been on Food Lovers for a week now. We love it. We have tried Nutrisystem, weight watchers, and the old atkins too. We lost weight, then gained it all back eventually. The first few days are tough, but we have a great routine now. This is a lifestyle change, so the first 21 days you avoid certain foods, but after that you can incorporate “bad” foods back in, but being smart about it. The books are EXTREMELY informative, and the cd’s explain how the body converts things you eat very clearly. I highly recommend this, but you do have to commit 100% for it to work

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    Anonymous

    Just a question, do you have a problem with your order? I want to buy it but I’m really afraid get a credit card problems,like charges for something I didn’t order.

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    JESSICA LOPEZ

    if you are worried about problems with your credit card try purchasing a pre paid credit card at the store. that way you do not have to worry about additional purchases being taken out of your account without your permission. You can get one of those visa vanilla cards add whatever denomination you want and purchase whatever you want online when the money is up its up.

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    Chris A

    Jimmy,
    Did you receive all the pills/vitamins that everyone else is speaking of? Did you have knowledge of this aspect of the diet while ordering??

    Did you get charged an additional $70 after x time?

    Did they tell you over the phone when ordering that you’d pay X $amt for X# of pymts (PLUS additional charges would be charged to cover maintenance pills via mail)? The infomercial I saw mentioned nothing about taking pills/vitamins… nor additional debits from the account.

    It only claims: 6 Payments of $19.99 or 1 pmt of $119.99, Lose 3 sizes in 8 weeks or Return it for a Full Refund.

    Includes 7 day size down, Lean Lifestyle Program books, recipes, Million Meals Meal Planner, Day by Day Audio Series (cds), Work-Out DVDs, etc.

    The call in number was 800-489-8806 however, I’m confused because it sounds like diff people are getting diff versions of the TRYFOODLOVERS.com diet??? Some people refer to “FoodLovers by x person” or “Foodlovers by Robert Ferguson person”.. Does anyone know if there’s varied versions offered in diff states at diff prices???

    I’d really like to order but am still skeptical w/ the wide variation of posts going both directions…

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  • 28
    Stephanie M

    I just seen the info commerical and may consider on ordering the system. Can anyone please tell me if this program has or has not worked for them. Any comments would help. Thanks

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  • 29
    Susan Brown

    Can I cut meals in half, can’t eat all at one sitting had lap band surgery years ago. Will I still lose as long as I still keep the idea but less on the quanity

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  • 30
    Susan Brown

    I had lap band surgery a few years ago. I just started system I am finding that I have to overstuff myself to finish what is on my plate. Can I cut meal portions in half and still lose.

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  • 31
    Jan

    Don’t get mixed up with this bunch. They continue to send vitamins and take money from my account even though I told them when I ordered (and every month since) that I don’t want vitamins(I have refused every shipment) They return some of the charges when I complain but never the full amount. They continue to bilk me out of $5-10/mo. :(

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  • 32
    Rose

    I’m so glad I read all of your comments because I was just about to order this diet. It sounded “too good to be true.” I have Hypothyrodism and it makes it very hard for me to lose weight. I will definitely look into the Zone diet. Thanks!

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  • 33
    Maria

    Waste of time and money. You have to fight to get your money back.

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  • 34
    Brenda

    glade i came across this site,i was about to order this diet.Not now thanks everyone for your input good or bad,the bad seems to out weigh the good.I don’nt like the idea of a company scammming my credit card,had this happen once,not going to happen again,thanks again.

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  • 35
    Toni

    DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT PURCHASE FROM WEBSITE. The purchase should have been $139.00 in 6 payments. They added on a bunch of stuff at the check out and I couldn’t remove it. I also was unable to contact the company by phone or email. I had to call the bank to cancel this transaction and get a new debit card or they would have taken $254.00 from my account! I’m serious as a heart attack! These people are shady. Beware.

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    Nita

    Just ordered and btw they don’t add the stuff on you pressed the ok button instead of No Thanks. It is information period…you have to do something with the information as far as I can see. You don’t do anything then the info does nothing. Simple as that.

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  • 36
    Ivette

    I ordered the system with much hope and when I received was very pleased with all the info. BUT, finding the foods he recomends, looking at the recipes and everything else was very hard and expensive. I know that when you make a diet you have to give up something but this is very far away from the promotion of loose weight eating the foods you like. Anyway, I wrote to ask for my money back. Never got an answer, so I decided the send the package back. They rejected it and now they don’t want to give my money back until I send the package back and I don’t have it. It is on the UPS store I went to and I was clear that I did wanted the package back. They are putting the blame on me. It is curious that they have been receiving my emails except for the first one I sent asking for the refund. Customer service is very bad.

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    Klyn

    Ivette, was it over 30 days before they received it? That is usually how they justify it. Sorry, to hear it didn’t work out for you either.. I think I will stay away from this one.

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  • 37
    Leticia Dug

    I am interested in purchasing, but now I am afraid of being scammed. If any of you who are trying to insuccessfully return the product. I’ll buy it off you.

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  • 38
    SpoonFace

    I was just about to order this product, THANK GOODNESS I RAN ACROSS THIS SITE. This program appears to be a SCAM.

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    The Winner

    IT IS A TOTAL SCAM. And btw…when you’re on the phone with them…they TOTALLY manipulate the conversation. Stepping on you when you try to talk. All you’ll get in during the conversation is..”Uhhh…yeah…but….wait…” ALL THEY KEPT ASKING ME WAS “WHAT IS YOUR CREDIT CARD #?” over and over. I laughed in their face and hung up. I just wanted to phone and confirm my suspicions. Yup…it’s a SCAM!

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  • 39
    Kelly Welch

    This sounds like the Zone Diet. Save your money and just search the Zone Diet on line or buy a Zone Diet book. You won’t have to worry about wasting so much money!

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  • 40
    Tamara

    Thank you all for your feedback. I can now make a better choice for myself.

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  • 41
    Janice

    Oh my God! I just ordered this product maybe an hour ago and everything Nick said about them disconnecting after you turn down all the additional offers and getting your credit card info is true! I just called to find out if it was too late to cancell and was told the office is closed on weekends. I hope I don’t experience any problems getting them to refund any money taken from my checking account.

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    Klyn

    Go to your bank and tell them the chargers are unauthorized!

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  • 42
    HollyM

    My friend ordered this and she lost 129 lbs so far. she had type 2 diabetes and very high blood surgar. she was on two pills a day and still over 200 when testing. she now is in normal range every time she test. I ordered the product 3 days ago. i cant wait to start. also my friend ordered the plan because her aunt did very very well on this. she lost over 200lbs and still needs to loose about 150 more. they both literally eat what they want, just in portion size and with other things. they eat pizza, chocolate, cake etc. oh and they dont work for the company and they are not being paid by the company…

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    Vera

    Hi Holly my name is Vera I just ordered I am type 2 diabees. I am praying this works for me like it worked for your friend. I t appears that you have to really want it and focus. I need to llose 50-60 pounds.

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  • 43
    adrian

    Most of the people that are in favor of this product are paid by the company to come on here and say it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. instead of taking the time to read all these books get up off the couch and go for a walk or swim or run or to the gym etc. etc.

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    yeahright

    adrian, you have to be kidding. i’ve not been paid anything, and i can tell you that it works great IF YOU STICK TO IT. i lost 50 pounds in 4 months, and have never felt physically better in my life. and nobody has paid me anything to say this.

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    sue

    I thought about ordering this system but now am scared because of all the negative feedback. it sounds good to me. is it still working for you?

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  • 44
    Lou

    They will send you monthly shipments of “vitamins” and charge it in two different payments each month. Each shipment is over $50/month. And it’s hard to get them to stop! When I called to order, I specifically stated that I DID NOT WANT any follow-up shipments; if it worked, I would call them and reorder. Not only did they continue to ship anyway, I was also charged for one of the other options I declined and was being charged (under a different account name) an additional $25/month for coupons/gift certificates or some such items that I specifically declined in the ordering process, never received, but was continued to be billed. Why, you ask, did I not stop this immediately? I had shoulder surgery and was less attentive than I would have ordinarily been with paying attention to the items on my statement, and more attune to getting well. Did this matter to them? Absolutely NOT! I’ve never used the product since my surgery became my focus. I cannot attest to whether it works or not. But they do have a marketing trickery. Shame on me for ordering any product from a TV ad and giving them my credit card info!!!!! Lesson learned!!!!

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  • 45
    Nick

    This is a scam. Do not order from them. I ordered the Food Lovers program after watching a commercial that was presented by Robert Ferguson. I only ordered the starter kit and nothing else. The entire conversation was recodred the salesperson told me. She did offer other items which I refused. I gave her my debit card # that is connected directly to my checking account. As soon as she said ok then we were disconnected before she could finish her sales pitch. They took out what I agreed to pay for the started kit. A month later $24.99 was withdrawn out of my account. I received a box that contained pills that I did not order. I refused them and sent them back. I called them and they said they could not refund my money until they got the pills back that I did not order. They said I need to pay to get a confirmation # from the post office on a box of pills that I did not order. This happened 3 months in a row. I have sent them all back and still have not been refunded 1 penny yet. I am going to have to cancel my debit card and order a new one. Please do not order from this company and do not sihn up for anything at all. They will continue to keep taking money from you. I am a single father of 2 children and really do not have the time to deal with this kind of nonsense. I surely can’t afford to pay for things that I did not order either. They are a scam.

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    Bill

    I too ordered the entire system. After receiving it and going through the whole box of DVD`s, CD`s, books, pamphlets, cards, etc..decided I don`t have 14 hours extra just to read all this information. Plus a lot of it is common sense info. Maybe it will work for some, but this just has too much info to read and keep up with. Additionally, when I ordered this, I had to give my debit card number to place the order, well since that time I have been receiving on a semi regular basis the pills that you are suppose to take for the metabolism, I kept taking these in hopes of it having some sort of affect on my food intake and desire for more food. Anyway, long story short, these pills are no different than pills you can by at Walmart for way less. On top of that, I keep getting these debits and new pills never show up. I have had three debits in a row..3 months, thats 3 times 29.90 and no pills have showed up in my mailbox. I have emailed the company and received no response. When I call I get redirected to “someone else”. Now my only choice to get this to stop is to cancel my debit card. They know that most people will NOT do this as it is a lot of aggravation to go through. So they can count on a certain percentage of their scammed customers just continuing on receiving these pills and paying way too much for them. I for one will not stand for it and will be cancelling my card, I will never give my debit card number again to someone for a product that I know very little about. The diet itself may possibly be ok, but you have to change so much just to get it to work, that I`d rather just exercise and eat better.

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    Klyn

    Finally a couple of people that sound believable.. Too many of these guy’s above you sound like web scouts for the FoodLoversPlan. You have probably delt with the issue of your charges already but, if it is still on going contact your bank and tell them these are unauthorized charges. My bank always reimburses me on something like that.. they then contact the business who is applying the charges and informs them.. it is then up to them to prove they have authorization. I have never had an issue with a charge going any farther. Sorry, to hear the plans are another “too good to be true” sort, the business practices of the company usually tells it all. Thank you so much for sharing with those of us who are searching for truth before we bit off too much. I think I will look for this “ZONE Diet” book someone mentioned earlier.

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    madwoman

    i orederd the diet and have no complaints with it, haven’t lost but 10 lbs yet but paid up front $153.00 and now on my card this month is a $70. charge for not canceling the $1 trial for computer use of diet. said you have to cancel within 14 days. after 14 days i was not able to get in the program, the girl said they had a few hours of shut down but if i want can go on there now. put in dispute with my card cause there is no talking to this company. be careful they double talk and take your taped conversation and make it their own reality. no matter what you say just riding a dead horse. i asked if the company really needed the $70 so bad they have to scam for it. i asked if they were paying her real good that she could do this to people and sleep at night. sadly i guess she can cause she had no empathy. asked her what if it was your mom and someone was doing this to her. she said we are not talking about my mom. they sound like lawyers and definately have been trained. be careful, they are slick

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  • 46
    sheila brown

    i am a type 2 diabetic. will the food lovers diet help learn to control my blood sugar and lose the weight i want to lose (75 lbs.?

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  • 47
    Kelly

    Does this product work well for vegetarians? Or does it at least have suggestions for vegetarian options?

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  • 48
    Lisa

    Don’t be fooled this is the ZONE diet. Save money and get the Zone book it works great if you follow the Zone plan. I have lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks and I cheated a couple of times.

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    Pat

    Hi Lisa

    I just read your post about a zone diet. Don’t know anything about it but it sounds great. Where would I find this zone book. Congrads on loosing the 11 pounds, it’s probably more since your post is over a year old. I would love to do this please send me the information on how to get this great book. Thanks so much.

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    Rita

    This diet is not easy at all! So many books, dvds, cds, I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t have the time and patience to do all of this. Also the 1st video talks about a detox to start the program which was not included in mine. There is NOTHING SIMPLE about this diet! The only positive was that when I called to ask about returning it, they were very understanding about how difficult the program is (what does that tell you?)They offered me the option of cutting my payments in half to keep the box of crap, which I chose to do so as not to lose the shipping I already paid and have to pay to ship it back. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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    Cyndy

    Good Morning:

    One of the advantages listed is that the Food Lovers Plan is free online. Please send me the link to that plan so that I may take advantage of this…thank you.

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    Bob

    Simply check out something like Food Addicts Anonymous which offers a food plan as opposed to a diet and super support.

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    Christi

    Hi everyone! I’m hearing mixed things about this program. I’m so hesitant to buy stuff like this, but I’m looking for something that will get me results. My mother-in-law has been very successful on weight watchers, and she keeps trying to get me to join, but my husband and I do not have the budget to spend $13 a week plus all the extras you have to buy until you lose the weight. And all my mother-in-law ever eats is salad, and I refuse to eat only lettuce forever!
    I have about 60 lbs to lose, and the testimonials on the infomercial were good, but I was disappointed by the website. It doesn’t tell you anything other than how to buy it. I also noticed someone mentioned you could go to a nutritionist and get the same information, so why buy this?
    Also, a friend of mine is doing the 6 week body makeover program, has anyone heard of that either or how it compares to this? Isn’t it the same concept?
    I’m ready to do the work and get back to my old body, but I don’t want to waste money if it’s not worth it to buy the materials for this program. Can anyone help? Encouragement, comments, pointers, etc. I need advice, thanks! :)

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    Ramona

    Just want to say Weight Watchers on line is only $17.95 a month so it’s more affordable than the weekly classes. It’s a very good site. I bought the Food Lover’s diet as well as the Michael Thurmond’s 6-week Body makeover…it wasn’t the products failed it was I who failed at keeping at the program. I get bored easily if I di not see results quickly.Good luck with which ever program you chose.

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    Marie

    I used the 6 week body makeover and lost about 80 pounds in 10 months. Unfortunately, I gained it all back when I sssstarted eating “normally” again. There are lots of restrictions. No fats, sugars, breads, flour, sweets, oils, etc. It did work and I’m back on it again, but had other problems like the runs if I had any fats or oils, or constipation.I actually didn’t pay for it but used a friends pkg and the best thing I can tell you is to stick to it. I want to try food lovers but my hubby thinks it is a scam and says I can do it on my own. But I think I need help because I need to know what foods to eat that I love but won’t gain weight on. I know how to eat, being diabatic, but I don’t want to have to not eat things I enjoy. I am a food lover!

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    christina

    I just orderd this yesterday and after seeing these comments I was close to canceling in fear of needing to return it and not being able to…So I decided to keep it since most commonts say after 30 days they dont take it back.. I see why though. that is enough time to copy all pages in all books and staple it together keep the plates and return the books. if it was my company I wouldn’t allow it either.. so I decided maybe it is people that are too afraid to follow and achieve their dreams.. people that come on here didn’t open the box until they felt like it. could have been over a few months. opened it just to find books and plates.. even though they tell you on tv. thats what your getting. and try to come up with reasons not to use it. I dont have to lose weight i weigh 120 i want to drop 5 LB’s but all I really want to do is geting in habit of eating. I eat once a week or so. then after a few months I will go a few weeks overeating becuase I finaly feel hungry. so I will go a month not feeling hungry then I will go certain weeks not feeling full. I need this not because of the 5lbs i want to lose. thats just a bonus. i need this to get into a healthy eating habit and I will have my 3 kids follow this too and in a few years make them put stuff on their own plate and show them the guide so they can eat healthy and not be like me going months with only eating once a week. I will pray this works. Preying always help no matter what. :) I will post weight loss I have or at least post how my body is toning better after I start this program. I have to get it in the mail first.. thanks for all the people out there that did postitive feed back those are the comments that made me ignore the first 2 ppl. and listening to the person that told them off about the truth of to lazy to try .. :) God bless everyone on here and we should make a facebook group for all of us to follow up on stuff and help people when they feel down or when they reach a Plato :)

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    Anonymous

    You sound like a nut case don’t eat for weeks? You would be dead. Maybe you are?

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    laura

    wow…im so excited! I just got my food lover package and after reading all of these positive feed back comments…shweeie…im releaved. I will keep you guys posted…

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    Maria

    I have just recieved the plan have not read it yet but the comments say there is a detox plan…what if you do not use the detox plan will the program start to work…I understand it is very expensive to do and right now I have just had foot and ankle surgery and on disability so money is an concern.

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    jackie

    what are the portion sizes
    I need to esat to get full.

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    Anndi

    Just ordered and can’t wait@

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    r. sears

    what about people on medication?
    i work in an environment where it would be difficult to stick to six meals a day. i work evenings to nights.

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    Deana

    Take snack with you. Have the doctor to write a note declare that you much have snack to maintain insulin levels.

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    Sandra

    If you are talking about Robert Ferguson’s food lovers diet from TV, I have been using it 6 days and my pants are fitting better already (no longer straining to zip up!). Don’t be overwhelmed by all the “stuff” in the box. Every day you listen to one 5-minute motivational talk on CD, use “their” daily planner book (important to write down everything you eat in this book) that contains about 4 pages per day on what you need to concentrate on that day (like today I was to focus on drinking more water) and then you do a 12 minute workout once a day (I try to do it twice per day. And although there are harder workouts, I am doing the easiest one which is – believe me – REALLY EASY – and I’m still getting results. The rest of the stuff in the box are cookbooks and things to help you tweak recipes to be less fattening. You just have to be able to spend 15-20 minutes a day on it including the book, CD and workout. Follow the directions – dont skip around in the book for shortcuts – follow the program – it’s designed that way for a reason. I love it. I did not buy any “extras” since you can get whey-based protein drink at the grocery store and Sams Club that taste great (vanilla/chocolate). The diet really does let you eat just about anything you want if its something you really like – you just have to know what to eat it with and how much you can have….and the materials teach you everything bit by bit every day. I think it is a worthwhile investment for knowledge I can use for a lifetime and share with my fiance. I had chocolate angel food yesterday and pizza at lunch today – on my diet…but I had to plan ahead what I would eat with them to make it fit as a diet meal…not that hard, that’s like the 2nd day you learn all that.

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    cindy

    Hi Sandra, on the whey protein drink, is there one without carbs, what brand? When do you drink this?Don’t have the program just kinda wondering about it

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    Sandra

    You should get the program. Doing bits and pieces of it wont get you the same results. the 21 day daily planner gives you one more thing to incorporate every day and is invaluable as well as serving as a food diary that is also really essential to keeping you “honest” with your eating schedule and it has reminders of all the other things you need to do. I get the whey protein from sams club by EAS which has like 3 carbs – you can consider that, but this isnt a low carb diet. FYI I never make a full glass at a time – I just use a couple of teaspoons in a glass of water at a time cause I dont weigh that much and dont need big portions. My lunch today I had buffalo wings and a piece of lemon cake someone brought in – worth reading the book so you know what proportions to combine foods so they burn. I have now lost 8 lbs in a month – slow and steady but thats how you keep it off. I only have 8 more lbs to lose! The best thing, for me, is the exercize video – because I have been trying to heal a leg injury for like a year and was unable to “work out”, only doing rehab exercizes that werent very effective – but the exercizes in his tape are not only easy but they have strengthened my leg better than the exercizes I got from the rehap clinic in 1/10th the time – that’s not a selling feature of the program but it worked for me. I really value the program and will keep this as a lifestyle. If you are expecting to log on and have us give you “the secret” and that will be it, it’s not that simple. That’s why there is a program and a 21-day date book to teach you. And the recipe books they give you are great for cheating your calories – like who would have thought of mixing mashed potatoes with cooked and mashed cauliflower? But you dont taste the cauliflower and it ‘s much better for you. There is a reason they give you all that stuff in the package. I think its worth the money – it’s not a fad diet. I have not had this much energy in a long time and although I cant have huge portions of Brownies at midnight, yeah I eat all day and eat pretty much whatever I want.

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    Brenda

    Hi, wondering if you think someone who’s only vegetable consumption is green beans and peas – from a can, and tomatoe juice could get anywhere on this program? Thnx

    vendetta

    sandra, i read your post and i’m givin this diet system lots of thought. it siunds good but, idon’t have lots of time to read. i work 10 hr days. any thoughts on this? i have 30 lbs to lose and i’m so ready!

    Your Name

    Cindy -

    I’m using Jay Robb’s vanilla whey protein powder. Each serving is 25 grams of protein, it’s lactose free, gluten-free,no fat, no cholesterol. no sugar, no aspartame,
    no artificial colors, flavors or sweetenersn no casein, and no msg. It’s made with stevia. I have it for breakfast – I mix a scoop with a little bit (maybe 1/4 cup) of unsweetened silk vanilla almond milk, 5-6 ice cubes, and a couple tsp of a flavored drink mix (like Crystal Light – right now I’m using the cherry pomegranate).

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    Sally

    I am gong to order the program, it sounds like an excellent plan, i don’t care if it has a lot of info to read, i love to read and have the patience to do it so, perfect to loose weight !

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    Heather

    I got all my stuff a week ago- listed to day 1 & 2 and just feel very overwhelmed- I actually got online to send it back but came accross this site & am getting inspired again.

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    Anonymous

    WAY Too Much Information. Saw info on TV and thought the website you listed would give the “food eating info” to get started. Sorry, I was mistaken, Mary
    mnjones46@att.net

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    alicia

    The foodlovers diet is perfect for anyone who is serious about losing weight, but needs guidance. Follow the rules and suggestions and the pounds will drop. I would rather read and lose rather than run. This plan is great because its not a diet.

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    Virginia

    jUST RECEIVED IT AND i LOOKED AT T the booklet . The one thing that really got my attention, wa the commerical, that said” I love chocalate and Pizza this is the only one that worked for me”. Well I looked through the material, there is NOT one word about pizza! Very dissapointed I won’t listen to commericals again!!

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    Sandra

    Virginia USE THEIR DAILY PLANNER included in the box – it’s the most important thing in the box! It will tell you on day two to read the pamphlet on building a fat loss plate and it will teach you how to eat whatever you want. You can have pizza sometimes (just remember the crust is a fast carb so you need to balance it – maybe have a glass of whey protein drink with it (see the book on building a fat loss plate for other choices)! Just read the section on portion control and be reasonable on how much you take at one sitting. I had pizza at lunch today. You just need to learn what foods are fast carbs, slow carbs, or protein, and learn what to eat with what. But its not just what you eat – there are a lot of little weight loss tips you learn one a day as you go along and the daily planner will walk you through everything.

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    lula

    Can you share the plan as I can not afford to buy. can you share in email what carb would banana be fast or slow

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    deborah goodman

    i just want to know if it really works or is it scam.

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    Heather

    This CAN’T be a scam, all it’s talking about is regulating blood sugar throughout the day which, theoretically, should cause anyone to lose weight. I don’t have the program so I don’t know about all the materials involved but there’s no reason this shouldn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t work for the average person that follows it. However, I suspect that you could talk to your doctor/nutritionist and find out the proper diabetic diet (which would also focus on keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day) and it’d probably have the same effect. On that note, however, I’ve known many people that were large and got diagnosed with diabetes (the non-medicated type), followed the appropriate diet/exercise changes, and look brand new afterwards. Seriously, weight loss isn’t THAT complicated, it’s just hard work.

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    Bernice Loza

    I don’t think this is a scam either. I followed a diabetic plan eating 6 times a day and in 3 months lost 41-lbs. Yes, in 3 months. It works cause you are eating every 3 hours and eating the right foods. I think you just have to read it and plan your meals and definitely eat every 3 hours don’t skip meal and Sugar, donuts, cookies, bread cakes is your worst enemy. Real Food, Complex Carbs, eating 6 times a day every 3/hours and portion size. Eat 100 calorie snack between every meal like, (100 smart pop corn, or cheese stick, or peanut butter, etc… Remember to Exercise at least 45 minutes a day. Drink your Water!!

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    Anonymous

    What diabetic diet did you follow? I am diabetic and am having a hard time figuring out what I have to eat. The class I took with Kaiser was of very informative of what I should eat. Just showed me how to check my blood sugar. Please help. I am pregnant and am really concern for my baby’s well being.

    Monica

    @ Bernice Loza I want to know what diabetic plan is that I want to lose weight and my mother is a diabetic so this plan would work out the best for the both of us if you can can we exchange emails

    Phyllis

    Bernice what is the diet you followed for the diabeties, I am type 2 and would love some help with it.

    Deana

    This is not a scam. My trainers recommended a program similar to this one. I have been working out for 10 months and loss only 6 lbs. My trainer encouraged me to eat 6 small meals a day. As long as you eat potein in each of these meals in keep your insulin level. This is documented in medical journals and nutritional journals. I just started today. I am following it strictly. I will post my progress in 3 weeks.

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    Anonymous

    How did it go?

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    tlh

    Doctor put me on a diabetic diet. I
    Watch my Carb intake. 75 carbs per meal and up to 30 carbs for a snack. My A1C dropped from 9.0 to 6.6 in 3 months. I am returning my food lovers package.

    Sandy

    This is for Deana who was suppose to post in 3 months. How did you do? Just saw the infomercial this morning.

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    Stephanie

    Wow, if Anonymous is diabetic and pregnant without advise she REALLY needs ot find another doctor/endocrinologist or nutritionist. How incredibly unhealthy for her and the baby! Shocking! The two of you should be on a very specific diet as diabetic mother without a doubt!!!

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    B. Hunter

    I feel you two, however, if you are serious about losing weight, you have to follow the plan. I have been in your shoes before and was quick to blame a company for not letting me return a product. The simple truth is that when a company has a strict 30 day return policy, you either return it in 30 days or you keep it and pay for it. you knew this before the 30 days were up. Being sick is not an exception. You can have someone else return it for you. My theory is that neither of you want to lose weight badly enough to put any effort into it. I’m doing a different plan (the diet solution program) in which I must read and shop carefully and I have already lost a lot of weight – because I did the work. I’m willing to read this box of papers and books and listen to CDs to try a program where I don’t have to spend extra money on certain kinds of foods. You have to give it a chance before deciding it’s a scam. I hope people are smart enough not to pass this up based on your 2 reviews.

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    yvonne

    I agree/B. Hunter,

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    Ebony

    My sister and I tried this diet and over the course of three months my pants began to fall off and I didn’t fill out my clothing quite like I used to. I drank more water and ate a lot more than I was used to, all this after trying a diet that had me on less than 800 calories a day. In those three months I lost about two pants sizes. You have to be willing to stick to the diet because it requires you to avoid certain things.

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    tired of subterfuge

    You have to be kidding about the diet solution program. That has to be the most aggravating, expensive diet to follow since you are expected to eat only organic foods and special-order condiments. Also, almost everyday you receive an email from diet solution selling someone else’s exercise program.

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    Bob Andre

    Here,Here Mr. Hundter, I purchased the Food lovers weight plan because it seamed to be a diet my wife and I could do. I saw that it was good for her being she has diabetes, and I think I am close. I have to say this diet is not for people that are not serious about changing there fat intake. I have always dieted with low carb and done well only to put it right back on the next month. I want to change my eating habits to healthy ones and this diet seems to do just that. I have just completed the 6 day detox in 5 days, yes 1 day short only because I wanted to start the rest of my diet with my wife. I must say I have lost 12 pounds do to the detox program and that is a great way to start, with a good feeling that I am ready for my new and healthy life style. My wife is into comfort foods and thats what got us to this in our lives and were not willing to give those kind of foods up and we didn’t we just had a breakfast burrito with eggs beans and cheese that was so satisfying. Last night we had Chilly with salsa and 3 different types of bean and turkey meat that was out of this world, and just had it again for lunch it was so good. The other thing is we seemed to be snaking more than we ever have to keep down our hung feeling and its working. My wife and I feel very good about whats happening here and can’t wait for the results of eating low calories and low tar and still feel good. The reason I posted this is I was told to go on line and get some more comfort food quick card recipes, well have to go know I think my Southern oven fried chicken might be calling me, Yum Yum. So to the the people that didn’t even give this diet a chance do to sickness or just plain being lazy, maybe this was a blessing to both of you, you might as well give it a try you have nothing else to lose but weight. Good luck I know dieting is not easy, but at least I don’t have to starve doing it.

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    vendetta

    I don’t have money or time to waste. I work 10 hr days. Can it work for me I don’t need more things to read.

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    Dantam

    Okay my friend:
    I feel your frustrations because I work 3rd shift 6 nights a week and my shift is nowhere near a perfect 8 hrs. However the gentleman above must have hit a nerve with you. Because we all get defensive when truth is trusted in our face. I know this as a fact because I totally hate it when I don’t want to hear the truth when I need it most. We make excuses to not do things we know we should. As far as your tight schedule I bet you have 30 minutes a day to watch a certain TV show or your lunch break to read. As my past or and wife both would say “it is all about priorities”
    You need to ask yourself how important is weight loss to me? Then ask how big a priority it is?

    Anonymous

    You sound like you work for the company and don’t have an ounce of compasion. You have no idea how sick that person was or whether or not they have a support system that can help them return the item. I myself have struggled with health issues and have had no help and at times have been late on things but it was out of my control. Apparently you have been perfect your whole life and have people to do things for you. I hope you count your arrogant blessings each day.

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    Slim

    does it matter what situation a person encounters in life? there are millions of things that can come up, company has 30 day refund policy for a reason,its not a matter of compassion its called company policy.return it in the 30 days and you can get your money back on day 31 you own it plain and simple.

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    Gilbert

    I’m sorry if this sounds offensive, it’s not meant to be. But, these people soiund like the typical liberal that wants everything for free, or nearly free. They don’t want to have to work at something that will be worthwhile, but simply want something for nothing. I agree with hunter 100%. Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Gilbert

    Also, reading above, it’s availability is FREE on the Fitness magazine’s website. Amazing the things we learn when we read through stuff, isn’t it?

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    Pat L

    I do take offense, Gilbert. You obviously need to get your information about TRUE liberals from somewhere besides Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. MOST of us are neither lazy or indolent. We are intelligent, informed people who have worked hard ALL our lives. I get really sick of people repeating all the ultra conservative blather about us.

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    T.L. Kelly

    Would not let me return the product either. I too am still making payments. I would advise against purchasing.

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    Carole

    Does anyone have a address so I know where to return this Food Lovers Diet?? There does not seem to be an info in the box.
    Thanks

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    Barbara Martin

    Please send return address as I would like to return it.

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    Barbara Martin

    This is the 3rd time I have requested this. Please give me the return address.

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    Gigi

    Barbara Martin- this is a review forum for the program – people commenting are not (in theory) connected to the company. Instead of haughtily asking reviewers for the return address – why don’t you either check the website, call the company, contact the Better Business Bureau in your state, or reference the confirmation emails that were sent when you signed up for the program. Anyone who thinks that these programs are going to make it easy for you to return the kit, clearly haven’t ever dealt with multi level marketing, sold-on-tv products, or the columbia record club from the 80s. Seriously people, losing weight is NOT difficult. Eat protein (tofu OR meat), veggies and fiber at every meal, snack on fresh fruit (even with whipped cream!), completely avoid fast food and soda, kick hamburger helper to the curb, splurge only on the weekends and drink as much water as you possibly can from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed – take a walk or completely clean a room every day and STFU. That’ll be $29.99. You’re welcome.

    Anonymous

    Gigi
    I agree with you totally. I read the foodloversdiet and said I can do this myself. I eat vegetables, fruits, and carbs. I never eat two fast/simple carbs in a meal and always have 1 vegetable and 1 protein. If possible, my vegetable serving is twice that of my simple carb serving. I drink plenty of water, at least 1/2 my body weight in ounces and do 150 minutes a week of aerobic. I have been doing this for a year now and I do not count calories or carbs. I lost 15 lbs and that was my goal. I was never hungry. It is staying off. It amazes me that it is. The no two carbs at a meal was a little hard for me because hamburger and french fries were my weakness. I subsititue the bun with a low carb wrap. It is not difficult you just got to really want to do it.

    me

    Maybe you should talk to your credit card/bank and have them stop the payments.

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    Betty

    this product is nothing but a box of paper and books, if you are in college you may have the patience. I was still making payments and they would not let me get a refund because I had been sick and had not returned the product within the 30 days. Please do not get mixed up with these people, they do not xare about you.

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    Lynn

    Horrible customer service too. I signed up for the “free trial” online service that I didn’t use. Because I didn’t cancel after 2 weeks they charged me $64.87, which is 13 weeks at $4.99. Total scam!!!

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    Smart

    You are a completely ignorant person. Your motive was to try a product for free, then just return it whenever you felt like it (after the trial period was over) and not pay for services rendered. I guess I found the village idiot.

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    Anonymous

    Really, what did you expect? There is no magic to help us loose weight-I am on day 14, lost 4 lbs the last I looked and finding it very helpful and informative. Yes, much of what I already knew- but at least it’s sound advice. You will need patience to change over to a healthy lifestyle.

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