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Michael Thurmond Review - Does This Body Makeover Really Work?

  • 126 User Comments
  • Rating: 3.9. From 17 votes.
By Summer Banks Mar 16, 2017

I’m here to cut through the noise and get you the bottom line on Michael Thurmond weight-loss. We did one of our in-depth reviews, focusing closely on the side effects, ingredients, clinical research and customer-service quality. Plus we examined dozens of user comments and remarks from all over the internet. Lastly, we summed up all of the facts and feedback we found to give you the info you need.

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Who is Michael Thurmond?

To start, there are no Michael Thurmond ingredients to worry about, because this is not a diet supplement or protein shake. It is actually a 6 Week Body Makeover. There are also other options such as the 6-Day Body Makeover and the 12-Day Body Shaping Miracle. These books are all available via online stores like Amazon. The goal is to customize your meal plan, improve weight-loss, exercise less and help you achieve real results. You are expected to follow a special diet and fitness regimen. These basically function as detailed guides.

Michael Thurmond weight-loss books have been available since at least 2006. He is a TV fitness guru and bestselling author. These texts are fine for both women and men of all body types. You can potentially drop up to 6 pounds in only six days. Also, this author has been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, but read on…

Diet Restrictions – “Can You Handle It?”

One issue we have is with diet restrictions. “After reading numerous customer comments for the Michael Thurmond diet plan, it’s clear that these eating plans are too stringent for many people to stick to,” reported our Research Editor.

One person stated, “I can’t believe Thurmond claims that there is no starvation. I never got from one meal to the next without feeling ravenous.”

Then again, a different dieter who tried the Michael Thurmond diet said, “Too intense for me. Not very easy to stay on the recommended food plan but it would work if I could be that disciplined.”

“It can work, if you’re willing to stick to it. Just have to be very disciplined,” mentioned another.

Discouraging User Comments – “Not A Good Sign”

There are quite a few discouraging user remarks posted online for the Michael Thurmond diet. For instance, one person revealed, “Save your money. This information is nothing new. You will basically starve on this diet. Just read labels and cut calories to lose weight.”

However, a different dieter posted, “Even though this book is quite boring, it can help you shed some pounds.”

Another commented, “Not bad. No Michael Thurmond side effects to deal with. Unless you count being hungry.”

The research we’ve done has shown if there is a specific part of a diet program that is quite bothersome (restrictions, discouraging user comments, side effects) the odds of real results for the long term are not good. Therefore, if Michael Thurmond recipes or books do cause people to be very hungry all the time, this could be a major problem.

The Science – “Solid Proof?”

While we at DietSpotlight did not pinpoint any actual studies for the Michael Thurmond diet plan, it’s obvious that cutting your calories will lead to weight-loss. In other words, this approach can work if you’re able to handle the strict eating guidelines and maintain regular exercise.

The Bottom Line – Does Michael Thurmond Work?

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for. This is our bottom line on Michael Thurmond weight-loss. Firstly, we like that these diets are suitable for all people of all body types and ages. It’s also nice to see that some exercise is incorporated. But we have some reservations about this approach because there are numerous discouraging user comments posted on the web. Also, we’re concerned about the diet or calorie restrictions required.

If you really want to see some weight-loss results, then we advise you to choose a diet program or product that is backed by actual research, does not require you to starve yourself and is supported by plenty of positive user comments and reviews.

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Previous Michael Thurmond Review (Updated March 9, 2015):

What You Should Know

Michael Thurmond is the man behind the 6 Week Body Makeover. The program can be found online at mybodymakeover.com. This approach takes into account each individual's metabolism and body type. The six week program is divided into three steps, each promising to deliver the weight loss results and the body makeover you want, guaranteed. The claims are a bit far fetched, but nonetheless worth looking at.

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Step One: This step is where you figure out your individual blueprint. The questonnaire helps you figure out how your body responds to food to provide clues to your metaoblic type. The questionnaire also helps you figure out the kinds of exercise you need to keep you from exercising the wrong way. Michael Thurmond claims that by exercising only the problem areas of your body, you only need to exercise around 30 minutes per week and you can ignore the rest. You'll have a specific exercise routine to "reshape each and every one of the problem areas of your body."< /p> Step Two:This step consists of developing a customized makeover plan based on the results of the blueprint. Here is where you will figure out the meal plan and the short exercises that you need for your specific metabolic type and problem areas that you need to incorporate into your daily life. Step Three: All you have to do is start living by what the customized makeover plan directs you to do. Understanding your body type, the foods you can eat, and the exercises you need to do are the key. There is an order form on the mybodymakeover.com website that includes a Quickstart Plan, a Customized Eating Plan, an 18 minute body sculpting program customized just for you, custom meal recipes, and a lean living program used as a reference.


  • The program promotes diet and exercise.
  • The program does not promote crash diets and quick results.


  • There are some very unhappy customers who speak against them in a blog.
  • The program is expensive for many people at $119.94 from the website.
  • The fitness routines promoted seems to go against fitness common sense.


Michael Thurmond's 6 Week Body Makeover program is highly desirable on the surface. The fact is that the proper foods need to be eaten, and the proper amount of exercise needs to be done each week, consistently in order to see weight loss and body shaping results. These habits must be adapted as part of a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent the weight from coming back. The claim that you only need to exercise 30 minutes a week to maintain proper health and weight loss is just completely contradictory to everything we learn about the body. If you want to diet and lose weight, be sure to do so using a healthy, balanced diet, increased water intake, and a full body workout. Look for a proven weight loss supplement to add to your regimen that addresses both fat burning and appetite suppression.
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Rating: 3.9. From 17 votes.
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I just read all the comments out of curiosity. FYI – I looked the best I have ever looked doing 6WBM 7 years ago. Then I got pregnant and forgot about it until recently revisiting. I have to say I am a fan as my diet history has not been great. I have a nasty habit of skipping meals. I love exercise but have found it difficult in the past to keep up the momentum as I overdo it and burn out. Also I dont get the results I want from exercise and calorie counting. After 6WBM I have realised over excising and skipping meals was making me overweight as I would then overeat as my muscles were starving and depleted. This plan is sensible and keeps me from over eating (I am eating all day) and not wasting time on too much or ineffective exercise. It is still calorie restrictive but you wouldn’t know it as you feel like you don’t stop eating. I now have the energy to exercise consistently. The advice about eating foods to replenish glycogen for your muscle after exercise in addition to the meals has stopped cravings for me. My muscles are happily shaping up once again in response to this program. I won’t forget it again this time. It’s too easy and so inexpensive. BTW I add salt and still lose weight and reshape on this diet. It’s either add salt or wake up with leg cramps at night.

Sheila G

The Michael Thurmond diet works very well if you follow it. Exercise is also a critical piece however this Is the only “diet” that has ever worked for me. This is the one I come back to if my weight starts to creep up. You eat healthy and you are not hungry. I believe the science to be sound. It works if YOU WORK IT!!

Your Njulie haynesame

Tell us your thoughts about Michael Thurmond.This was an amazing program, period end of story…I dropped an amazing 110 lbs, this is a very doable program. You eat every three hrs, and walk and do body defining resistence bands…I dont know where it was stated about “only 30 mins of exercise”, that isnt true, i walked every day ( first month was only 5-10 mins), and once the weight started coming off, i started to feel soo much better!! I’m 47 yrs old, and thanks to this wonderful system of “blue printing” and eating foods that increase my metabolism, i got my life back!!! No more bld pressure medications, antidepressants, sleeping pills!!!

Ute Reeves

Can you have protein shakes on this diet instead of meat?


You may be able to sub one out now and then, but beware of the sodium content. I lost 25 pounds in a month while on it 15 years ago. Hopefully it works for me now.

Hi. For detailed product instructions please refer to the official 6 week Body Makeover website for more information.


This does work and it’s not a fad diet because it teaches you to stay away from packaged foods and eat only fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbs and lean meat in smaller portions. I lost 28 lbs this time around. For the people complaining about the cost, I never paid more than the cost of the book – around $12. He has a 12 day makeover book and a 6 day makeover book. This is all you need. I will admit that it is difficult eating the in between meals at work but it’s necessary to stay full. If you are interested in eating healthy and losing weight this is a good plan for you.


tried it. I lost 28 pounds but it took longer than they promised. It was difficult in that I had to be eating so often at work. Then I hit a peak and just wouldn’t lose anymore. I tried their online assistance and that didn’t work. All in all it tought me how to prepare meals and live healthy I have gained back the weight however and plan to start back but this time I’m going to do a lot more excersize with the plan. I thought the plan was limited in terms of food selection but I guess that’s what a diet is.


Hi Betty, I did this plan a few yrs ago, and felt wonderful. It’s time consuming to pre-prepare meals, but enjoyable to plan them, I was never hungry, never full… my skin had a beautiful youthful glow. I am 46 and now vegan. You can do this plan vegan style… I would be interested to learn more about vegan meals, because I am new at it… but I am committed. I now see this post is 3 yrs old. If you see this… tell me how it went. I am about to embark the journey as a vegan starting now. Many Blessings. Cat

Judy Jiru

The only warning I have about this diet is that for some people to eliminate fats as thorough as suggested can cause gallbladder failure. I went on one similar to this and when I went back to a less stringent diet, my gallbladder couldn’t handle the fat and failed.

Linda G.

Michael is absolutely fabulous. My first week I lost 9 lbs. Eating only the foods he recommends which is foods that we buy everyday. Not a diet but a way of life.


I like the program because I’m diabetic and I have reduced the amount of meds I have to take. To me it’s a way of life and it works for me. You just have to find what works for your body. During it I have to tweak a few things. I’m more interested in keeping my sugar levels down and the weight lose is an added bonus!

Kim Hannah

Will this diet work if you only need to loose les than 20 pounds?


Yes it works for all types and amounts of weight loss. Well worth the investment.

Hi Kim. When you reach your desired weight, just try to maintain a healthy workout and diet routine.

Ethel W.

Michael Thurmond’s 6 wk Body Makeover is great. The price of $119 is pennies compared to the cost you will pay for your doc visits and remaining unhealthy. THIS PLAN WORKS! It is not a diet. It is a lifestyle. It takes you from unhealthy to healthy.

Diane E

I ordered the program Micheal Thurmond. Back at the end ofd March it took almost 6 weeks to get the package here. I finally all, tried to reach aomeone at cusatomer service to ask questions, it took them 3 days to answer me. By the way, they left a message with no answers to my questions. Finally prior to the cancelation time frame I sent the entire package back, and requested a full refund, due to complication direction, no live real-time support. AND NOW I am STILL BEING CHARGED twice a month for a product I canceled within the terms and conditions. No one will answer my emails or return my calls. DO NOT BUY THIS PLAN


baby this thing is workin but you gotta do it!!! My body never reacted to anything like this before. I even get to eat!!!!! >


I just started the makeover today. I can already feel that I have more energy and am feeling healthier. The only problem I am having is that no matter what i use for spices I am literally choking the food down because of the lack of flavor. I know its supposed to be bland but is there any way I can make it more tolorable to swallow? Maybe recepies or tips?

Hello Kristin. Please consult with your physician before doing any of the 6 week body make over instructions to make sure it is safe for you.


I have just started the six week body make over for the 2nd time So Far I have lost 8 lds. I started it in 2007 when my husband left for Iraq and lost 34 pound but since then have went back to my old habits. I am trying a new aproch this time, I crave sugar and salt, I can do slenda just fine but salt is hard for me some times. Need to learn how to work with my spices so I dont get burned out. I am on the Eating plan B so I feel i have a good varity of things to eat. This works you just have to be crative on how you spice it up.


had a stroke ib 2007 and have trouble walking now i am just wondering if walking or running is involed?

Hi Deby. For detailed product information please refer to the official 6 week body makeover.


I wanted to know what i can substitute the egg whites with for breakfast, I am trying to do the Rapid loss plan. Thanx


I, too, got bored with egg whites, so I substituted a lean meat (from previous night’s dinner) for the protein I would get from the egg whites. I lost 15 pounds in the first six weeks. I then started walking 5 miles/day. Everyone noticed the differences..my face cleared up and looked younger, my hair grew longer, my nails grew, and, of course, I was trimmer. I stopped due to family tragedy and now am about to get back to this program. I really missed how much better I felt and looked! MR. THURMAN…you are a genious!


boil your eggs and take out the yellow yolk for it is high in cholestrol. the boil egg whites with pepper are tolerable.


I just ordered this yesterday and can’t wait to get it started. I feel like a prisoner in my own body! Wish me luck!


Diets which are high in protein are more work for your kidneys. Diabetes and hypertension can both stress your kidneys. You should check with your doctor about where your kidney function is and if it is advisable/safe for you to be on a high protein diet. Salt and sugar restrictions are definitely good to ideas with Diabetes and Hypertension. Exercise that is moderate and tolerated to start and you increase gradually as you build strength and endurance is best.


I am on food assistance, I only have $40.00 a week to spend on food. Is it possible to do this program with such a low food budget? I also have a severe case of Fibromyalgia which limits my exercise severely.


I am on this diet now. I can’t believe how good I feel – getting all the salt and processed yuk out of my system. I was always feeling sluggish and tired and I feel great. It teaches you to watch what you are putting in your body. We use to be fast food junkies and not anymore. You do have to be disiplined to do this. It works.