Dr Cohen Review - Does This Diet Work? Is the required lab work a deal breaker?
Dr. Cohen’s diet plan has been making news and we wanted to learn more about it. The results look impressive so we researched the plan and scoured reviews to put together all you need to know about the diet.
What You Need to Know
Dr. Cohen developed this diet plan while working with patients who were suffering with infertility issues. Over the course of three years of study, he found a correlation between blood test results and the ability to help patients lose weight rapidly, thereby improving their fertility. As the leader of the Wits Medical School Infertility Program, his work was internationally recognized. Since developing his diet, Dr. Cohen claims to have helped patients from around the world, by giving them the resources they need to successfully lose weight by stabilizing their hormone levels and metabolism.
The product is designed to promote rapid weight and fat loss. The program is tailored to the individual dieter based on their lab results, but read on…
The key feature of Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet, is the initial lab work that is required for each patient’s dietary guidelines to be created. In addition to the cost incurred by the patient, who must go to their own physician and request the required labs, the program also costs $249 for the first 12 weeks of diet plans and personalized support. It is a benefit that the plan allows patients to use local facilities to acquire the blood work.
However, according to our research editor, “It may be difficult for some patients to find doctors who are willing to order labs for which they have no direct need.”
The Diet Plan
Each diet plan is specifically tailored to the individual patient, so no two plans will be identical. After the lab results are evaluated, patients are sent a list of foods that they must eat. While there is no calorie counting in this plan, the food choices may be restrictive. Additionally, the overall daily caloric intake is extremely restrictive and may be difficult for many individuals to abide by.
Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet utilizes the tried and true method of caloric restriction, with a twist. While there are many testimonials of rapid and extreme weight loss by people who have tried the plan, very little science is provided to support the claim that the choices made based on the lab results are intrinsically linked to the weight loss. It is well documented, however, that severely restricting caloric intake will result in weight loss.
The Bottom Line
Will Dr. Cohen’s 1st Personal Diet work? It has the potential to work for people who area able to follow the restrictive guidelines they are provided. However, the plan does not encourage exercise and there is no scientific evidence provided that justifies the cost of the plan.
Additionally, there is only minimal support for the dieters. If it was easy for people to lose weight by restricting the amount of food they consume, diets would not be a growth market. Some dieters may want to consider a dietary supplement in conjunction with this program if they decide to use it.
One of the best products we’ve seen is Leptigen. The ingredients utilized in this product have been scientifically proven to aide in weight loss. After extensive research, we were unable to find negative consumer reviews of the product, suggesting satisfied clients.
The makers of Leptigen are are so confident in the efficacy of their product they are offering new customers a special trial offer, which has tempted many of our readers.
Previous Dr Cohen Review (Updated September 20, 2012):
What You Should Know
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.
The Dr Cohen's 1st Personal Diet is a weight loss program that customizes the diet program for each person.
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.
- Personal support can help boost weight loss.
- There are testimonials on the website.
- 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.
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.