Lindora Review

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Lindora is addressed on the official website as “comprehensive weight control.” This weight loss program began back in 1971 and was started by one Marshall Stamper, M.D. After losing his mother to obesity complications, he decided to start the first Lindora weight loss clinic. This weight reduction program is suitable for women, men and children alike. Currently there are Lindora clinics in California and an interactive program online. Unlike some other weight loss systems, programs and supplements, Lindora aims to offer support and advice to clients trying to lose weight. There are some success stories posted on the official website.

With Lindora, you have the options of clinics, online assistance, a weight loss starter kit and/or weight loss products. It appears that the clinics are located in California, while the online system is available to all. The Lindora “Weight Loss Starter Kit” sells online for $39.99 and offers a “Lean for Life Phase One: Weight Loss” book, a tape measure, a bottle of fat burning supplements, a “Six Essentials for Lifetime Weight Control” CD and a “Cooking Lean for Life” DVD. This is advertised as a “do it yourself” kit. As for the weight loss products, these consist of puddings, protein bars, shakes, soups, drinks, crunchy snacks and more. These products are available online and are stated to be rich in protein and nutrients, but with just the right amount of carbohydrates. The Lindora online assistant helps dieters with “personalized support options” and medical guidance. Lindora doesn’t appear to be offered with a 100% money-back guarantee.

Product Features

Lindora is essentially a weight loss program that’s marketed toward anyone who is struggling with weight issues. This system incorporates actual clinics, online assistance, weight loss products and a weight loss starter kit for those that prefer a less structured program. All of the Lindora weight loss products can be purchased through the website. The online assistance is available to anyone and costs $99 for 10 weeks, and the weight loss starter kit sells for $39.99 via the official website. There are no free trial samples of Lindora products offered at this time. There doesn’t appear to be any real clinical evidence offered on the Lindora website.

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Advantages

  • All Lindora products can be acquired easily and conveniently through the official website.
  • There are success stories and before/after photos posted on the website.
  • Lindora is a weight loss program that’s suited for anyone trying to lose weight.

Disadvantages

  • There doesn’t appear to be any real clinical data provided on the official website to support the overall effectiveness of the Lindora program.
  • There are no free trial samples of Lindora food/diet supplements offered via the website.
  • The Lindora weight loss program doesn’t appear to come with a money-back guarantee.
  • There doesn’t appear to be full product ingredient lists for all Lindora supplements offered on the official website.
  • All of the different options found on the Lindora website may confuse some dieters who are looking for either a more simple solution or a more structured program.

Conclusion

Lindora certainly comes across in a unique manner. While many weight loss programs are merely supplements, Lindora is actually a collection of clinics, oral supplements, online support, food products, CDs, DVDs and books. Unfortunately all of these things may simply confuse some dieters who are seeking a convenient supplement that’s taken with water. In general, we were confused about how all of the different pieces offered by Lindora were intended to fit together. In the end, it would be nice to see some real clinical research posted on the official website, along with some free trial samples of their supplements and a 100% money-back guarantee.

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51 User Reviews about Lindora

  • 1
    Danny

    This program does work if you are willing to do what is said. Loss 40 lbs. in 9 weeks.

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    kathy fletcher

    This diet has caused me extreme cravings… I am hungry all the time. Which makes me irritable. I cant sleep I am so hungry. And the products they sell along with the protein drinks do absolutely nothing.

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  • 3
    Cedrick Jackosn

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  • 4
    Shay

    I started Lindora about 40 days ago, I have lost 20 lbs and that feels great! My size dropped from xxl to large, I get compliments and feel great…. My concern with Lindora diet started about a week ago. I ate one meal that was a little high in carbs then I did really good the next two days with a lot if exercise but went I went to Lindora and checked my weight on the scale, I was 1.5lbs heavier! I let it slide …. Yesterday at valentines day I came home starving… My wife prepared chocolate covered strawberries, and delicious food, I told my self that after losing 22lbs I want to have a cheat day, I started eating whatever I desired in the next few hours. I felt guilty but I said to my self that I’ve been working hard and therefore I deserve to cheat!
    The next morning I went on the scale and I gained 5lbs, that was a shock to me , I was really upset of jow hard I worked to shead the weight and how easy it was to gain it back! I know that if I keep going with the program I will loses weight but what is the point if I’ll gain it all back by cheating once in a while. I’m a human being and I can hollow their rules forever …. Dono what to do

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  • 5
    LingDing

    I have attempted to lose weight at least 10 times in my life. I did Atkins, Nutrisystem, South Beach, Weight Watchers and lots of Dexetrim years ago. The weight always came back because I was not smart enough to count the right things. You can’t just count calories, you need to count carbs. You need enough fiber to maintain a healthy bowel. You need to drink lots of water (even if you are not trying to lose weight ).You do need to ‘move’ for a consistent period of time, regularly. Losing weight is an education. If you don’t educate yourself and live what you have been taught, you will gain back what you lost.
    Lindora is not cheap but it is like a college course in food and eating habits. Once you learn what you need to know to become lean and healthy, you can maintain it for the rest of your life. I am about to complete my first Lindora program and will have lost 25 pounds. I include some of Lindora’s food (not a requirement) and food which I prepare at home or eat out, (yes, you can eat out ). If I follow what I am learning about planning my day’s menu, I am not hungry and (best of all) I am not experiencing CRAVINGS as I once did. The learning is becoming embedded in my head and it is reflected in my healthier body. High marks for the program.

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    Rocio

    How much did it cost you so far?

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  • 6
    lee can

    The cholesterol goes down. I tell you this because my labs ere so screwed up. I took my reults from lindora to my own doctor, he did the same test and in one week of lindora, my numbers have decreaed………the constipation part, take metamucil

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  • 7
    lee can

    Lindora is a good program. They asess your lab, tell you what you need to do and follow their guide. You do not have to buy their meals, if you are smart, you read the book and in it, it tells you about the diet,what grams, what not to eat and so far i lost 10 pounds in a week. My diabetes (sugra went down from 200 to 130) something my own doctors haven’t been able toregulate with diet. The injections are b6 b12, some boosters to give you the energy. multi vitamins and other minerals,which you cn buy on your own…what is there not to like/

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  • 8
    Yvonne

    Is it true tne Lindora diet makes your colesterol go sky high?

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    Hatchetwoman

    No, in fact it will make it drop. Cholesterol isn’t raised by eating fat … it’s raised when you get too much sugar and starchy carbs. I’ve done low-carb in one way or another for the last 10 years, and the ONLY time my cholesterol goes up is after Christmas, because I do eat pastries and cookies and desserts during that time.

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  • 9
    Maureen

    What is the content of that drink that they push, and why are they giving B12 shots all the time? Anybody seen any implications, like insomnia, and rage, or other changes. What if one overdoes the drink, whatever that is. Where do you see what is in that? Sure seems blood tests, urine strips, and shots, shouldn’t be part of a diet plan. Seems like a scam like most. Of course the tests are always going to be “good”..how will they get your money if they come back bad?

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    Kent

    What drink? I’ve been on Lindora for 10 weeks and lost over 40 pounds. I don’t use any drink. Look up B-12, it helps with weight loss and supressed cravings. Urine strips are used to determine if the body is in ketosis. The initial blood tests are a blood panel, the same as what your doctor would do during a physical. They tell cholesterol, liver counts, etc. While your concerns are valid, you are knocking a program before you try it, often the first issue with people trying to lose weight and get healthy.

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    Karen

    The program works if you follow it. The shots are strictly vitamins as you benefit from the energy boost when on a low carb diet. The tests are done before they will put you on the program because they are a medical weight loss facility. If you have health issues that put you at risk when on a low carb diet, they will NOT allow you to do their program. The urine strips tell you if you are burning fat. There is no magic drink, just low carb foods eaten every 2-3 hours.

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    Donna

    I am a local Huntington Beach Personal Fitness Trainer/ Massage Therapist….over 20 yrs exp I was wondering if there is an opportunity to here to work with your clients? I am a independent contractor and I have trained a couple people who have used your program!

    Thank you,

    Donna Vittorio

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    steve

    How much do you charge? Where exactly do you do your training?
    Have you worked with men 56 yrs. old?
    Thank you

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    Ana

    Hi Donna, I live in Irvine and looking for a personal trainer. If interested, plz reply to me at creativesoul08(at)gmail(dot)com. I have signed up for Lindora and let’s see how it goes!

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    roberta

    I’m in Irvine too. It would be cool to have group training!

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    Dee

    Roberta, I just started week two…I live in mv. How about trying to figure out some walk schedules, etc.? Call Lindora Laguna hills location and leave your number for Dee. I will call you!!

  • 11
    Jennifer

    I think people who do Lindora are people who are unwilling to do it the right way. If you restrict calories and from what I understand it is incredibly low on this program anyone will lose weight. You are not learning how to eat for life. I am in this industry and everyone that has come to me has not kept it off. This is a short term fix. NOT A LIFETIME solution. With the amount of money you are paying, just go home and starve yourselves!

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    caligal

    You say people come to you. Come to you for what? where? what do you suggest for those of us who need help to loose wight and can’t do it on our own? A great support system and strict diet really should help no?

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  • 12
    LAchick

    I have been on the plan for 2 weeks and I have lost 10 lbs. ALL DIETS ARE SHORT TERM. It is personal fault if the weight loss doesn’t happen and if the lost weight is gained.
    Are we sane adults or what????
    Long term results come in biomodification (a positive mindset, proactive approach to life in general) and adjusting to a healthy setpoint (how much and what we eat), and all of that is wisely taught in the book.
    If you follow, you’ll do good, if not…go back to fat clothes…Negativity is #1 enemy of people that struggle with weight issues. YES it is possible and YES YOU can do it.
    I gained weight by sitting on my butt and overeating. All other explanations are denial and rationalization.
    I highly recommend Lindora. Nurses are wonderful, personable and thorough in examining your daily food journal. I got blood test and vitamin shots with my program and I feel that my goal, 60lbs weight loss will be a breeze.

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  • 13
    Joan

    Lindora is a short term diet only. It does work but it doesn’t last because it doesn’t teach you any life food survival skills. The diet is based mostly on selling; their food, their program, their shots. It has a extremely restrictive menu. Once you begin to eat healthy but an expanded menu the pounds come back on so fast it crazy. I run, do Pilates and weight lifting and the pounds just started coming back on. Lindora was all ready to sell me my next program. I don’t recommend Lindora unless you just want to lose weight for an occasion. You should NOT expect long term results.

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  • 14
    Matti

    I signed up at Lindora. Yes it is expensive. I have no doubt from all the testimonials that it works. I question the maintenance. I don’t want to be stuck having to buy their products forever to keep the weight off. What if I move out of California or outside the U.S.?

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    Successful

    I have been on Lindora s iince the end of May, I have to say that with all the diets that I have done over the years this has been the best for me! I have lost 75lbs and feel great. you do have to stick to it and excersise like with any weight loss program, but this is a way of life and if you eat well you will do well. for me I have done this mostly regular foods and sometimes I will have Lindora but for sure you dont have to live on their stuff! Good luck to anyone who does this it a great program if you take it serious!!!

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  • 15
    Annette

    I’ve lost 60 lbs. since the beginning of June 2010. The program is worth every dollar and not expensive when it comes to your health and avoiding lots of $$ in medical bills in the future. This program is easy and should be considered a new way of being “Lean for Life” and not just a temporary diet.

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  • 16
    Diana

    Lindora is phenomenal. I lost 60 pounds in four months. You do not need to buy the prepackaged food to be successful though I used some of it. I can’t recommend the program more highly. It’s really good. Just do everything they say and you will lose weight. Expensive but worth it.

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  • 17
    Stacy

    I have been on Lindora for 10 days and have lost 11.5 lbs. It is a great program if you follow the program. I cheated one day and had to work extra hard the next day. so not worth cheating. My co worker hit her 20th week Thursday and has lost 80 lbs. This is how I know Lindora works.

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  • 18
    Jody Harris

    I have been doing this program myself with good results for 3 weeks now. But I am itching like crazy. I tried fish oil caps. but OMG the smell is too much. Anyone have similar issues or solutions.

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    Joan

    Yes, my skin my hair and all of me was dry. They suggested fish oil etc. I think the program is not balanced with any fats for daily requirements. And not to mention the other problem constipation…

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    shahla

    does Lindora products, injections, or the anti sup. pills effect on the liver enzymes? are these products safe to be used?

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    jan

    i would like the answer to #13 and what is the injection.

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  • 20
    Cadee

    I lost 40 pounds on this diet. I must admit it was a very slow process, but it worked. The success to keeping the weight off is NEVER allow yourself to gain more than 3-4 pounds. If I do, I do a protein day or two, and take the weight off.
    You need to find replacements for bread, potatoes, & rice. I have been on ALL the diets and so far this is the best one for me.

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  • 21
    achtland111

    I was able to get a list of ingredients by clicking on an “Indgredients” button, at least for the foods and supplements I looked at. I am trying this program free through Rite Aid. $99/10 weeks is cheaper than going to Weight Watchers meetings, and Lindora is more in line with what my doc wants me to eat to control my diabetes.

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  • 22
    BonBonK

    I am in week 5 of my program. Walking 10,00 to 15,00 steps a day and working hard to keep to everything on the program. Lost 11 pounds so far. Actually this is my 6th time on this program since 1993. I gain and lose. May this is the time I keep it off forever. I am in a different place in life now and more time to work on it now and for forever. I am very up on this program and can be very successful doing it. I usually go from a size 12 to 4 or 6. It is good for me.

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    Crystal

    I am at a size 15 and i really would like to be back to a size 7 do u think that is possible. I would really like someone to talk to in regards to this. you can email me at crystal.morrow@elocallisting.com
    Could u give me a run down on this program. Thanks soo much. and anyone can email me for feedback. I just want to learn more.

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  • 23
    Trish

    i will be signing up 4 only one month due to finances, will i lose some weight and gain knowledge to do the rest myself?

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    Dee

    I believe their programs are only on a 8 or 10 week package. You will definitely lose weight in one month if you are serious about the program and stay on top of it. As other ppl mentioned they do have reasonable payment plans and you get a discount if you have Blue Shield and Blue Cross…It’s really worth it!

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  • 24
    newly-wed

    oh yeah, and there is a discount if you have blue cross medical insurance, roughly 10-20%, but they have great payment plans to help with the finances.

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  • 25
    newly-wed

    I started the program in October 2007 along with exercise at least 3-4 times a week. By January 2009, I had lost 88 pounds and felt great. I got married in July 2009, and have gained some of it back, my fault. I intend on starting the program again. It truly is about self discipline and learning to eat properly at any cost.

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  • 26
    alta

    I went through the program about 10 years ago. I lost 65 lbs in 3 months. I kept it off for a few years. Then I remarried, had a baby, and am now going through a divorce, so the last few years I gained it back… long story short… this program was successful for me, so I am going back on it again.

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    Brenda

    I tried Lindora two several years ago and lost 35 pounds. I was pleased. Now I am more serious about my health and getting rid of the weight I gained back. I too am going back to Lindora.

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    Christy

    Many people seem to gain the weight back, I am on day 20 of the program and have lost almost 9 pounds. I keep listening to the CD about being able to eat normal when you get to your setpoint? Does this ever happen or do you always have to eat from the menu provided?

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    Alisa

    Hi Christy –

    I’ve lost 50 pounds already on Lindora, and I’m only at the end of week 13. For me – it’s phenomenal. People who have finished the program and who are at their lean weight will need to reset their body’s setpoint so that the mind says that they are at their happy, healthy, safe weight. This takes 3 months to a year (but on average about 3 months). After that – people who are VERY wise will add in foods one at a time for about 7 days to see if they are “sensitive” to it. It’s just like when we feed a baby! We start with one food and add in another after we’re sure that one works. But “normal” does not mean “eat HUGE amounts of carbs, fat, and sugar” – for that will lead to weight gain. But can we eat some complex whole grains? Yep. And can we go out to dinner once every few weeks and have a big meal? Yep. But generally, we’ll want to average 100 – 200 max carbs a day so that we do not go into weight-gain mode. Still – that’s a lot of carbs after eating 50-80 a day, right? :)

    Kim

    I too have had great success with this program. I lost 22 pounds in my first weight loss phase. I kept it off even through stress and holidays. Now, after 8 months of procrastination I’m in my second week and have already lost 12 pounds. It teaches you to eat sensibly and you still feel full! Thank you Lindora!!

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    Lisa McDonald

    I don’t know if it is completely covered by insurance, but there is a discount on the program and products if you have certain kinds of insurance.

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    olga Morales

    Is this program covered by insurance?

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    Becca

    Your insurenc may cover the Lab work or ask the clinic and they may accept current labs within a year.

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  • 29
    Sue

    I started my program almost 2 weeks ago. My daughter and sister do not live near a Lindora location. If you do the program online, how do you get the B12 and boosters? Thank you

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  • 30
    Hiwatha

    how much is the program?

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    Becca

    It ranges from 500-1200 for a program.

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  • 31
    Hiwatha

    looking for info

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