Robert Ferguson Review - Does This Expert's Diet Work? Are mysterious food plan and ineffectiveness deal breakers?
This week, I obsessed over every aspect of Robert Ferguson. We looked closely at the ingredients, side effects, clinical research, and customer service. Then, we went on to read through hundreds of reviews to discover what people really thought. We condensed and summarized that information to give you the bottom line.
Who is Robert Ferguson?
Firstly, Robert Ferguson is a certified nutritionist, fitness expert and author. He is the man behind the book, Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness, and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss. It is based on the principles behind the Glycemic Index diet.
Robert Ferguson has written this book and created the Food Lovers Fat Loss System. He has also authored some non-diet pieces. We like that there’s an official website that includes recipes and a store, but read on…
Unclear Meal Plan – “What To Eat And When”
The first thing we noticed is dieters seem to be confused about the meal plan you’re supposed to follow while using this program. “The glycemic index is fairly complex, and if users are not familiar with it, they will struggle to follow it. The book could certainly do a better job of breaking it down for readers,” said our Research Editor.
”But he never mentions what I consider the main point of the diet, and that being which of his three formulas for fat release should a person use at specific meals during the day. He also does not give a complete list of the fast carbs, and the slow carbs, and I do not believe he even called them simple and complex carbohydrates. He does not state WHEN to eat the fast carbs and WHEN to eat the slow carbs,” said one user.
”It had some helpful diet & fitness tips but I found it was mostly filled with recipes. I was looking for more tips on his diet plans and more about food options,” said another.
Not everyone felt this way, however.
“I had no ideas that grouping certain foods together could affect your metabolism and fat burning. I thought the book was motivational without being over-the-top. I enjoyed the recipes in the book as well,” said one dieter.
“This is a great book. Very easy to understand. Robert explains the Diet-Free Life in a way that is easy to understand and can apply to your everyday life. He breaks down the Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs, Protein & Fat – even giving you ideas for eating out,” said another.
Reports of Ineffectiveness – “Does It Work?”
There were some users who claimed the diet didn’t do anything for them, even though they followed the plan to the letter.
”I gained weight following Robert Ferguson’s plan,” said a customer.
”The first week I lost one pound. OK so it wasn’t great. The second week I gained the pound I lost back. Third week – no change at all,” said another.
On the other hand, it worked well for many.
“I have been living the Diet Free Lifestyle for 13 months now. This is Robert’s greatest work yet. Robert teaches you how to eat the foods you love by combining them in a way that you will release fat….never to store it again,” said a reviewer.
“I have tried everything and this is so easy and it does work. I didn’t wait the seven days to get on the scale, after 3 days I already lost 4 pounds,” said another.
Over the years, we’ve found it takes a small thing, like lack of clarity in what to eat and when to eat it, or finding out that it doesn’t work the way you expected, to send dieters in search of another solution. While many were happy with Robert Ferguson, others were left confused or without results.
The Science – “Clinical Support?”
The glycemic index does have some merit, but there’s iffy science to support food combinations affecting weight-loss. We also have an issue with the fact that Robert Ferguson clearly backs using supplements, but we didn’t find a single ingredient list on the website.
At DietSpotlight, we want to see science before we can recommend any product, but we also want to know the information you get is clear and solid.
The Bottom Line – Does Robert Ferguson Work?
What’s the real deal with Robert Ferguson? Well, we like that he is a certified nutritionist. But, his approach could be called basic, as it doesn’t really teach anything you don’t already know – eat less, move more. Certain foods negatively affect your blood sugar levels more than others. That is good information to know when trying to curb appetite, but we’re hesitant to say it’s enough.
If you’re ready to lose weight, we suggest turning to a reduced calorie balanced diet and exercise program, and using it with a weight-loss supplement that contains clinically tested ingredients known to support your efforts.
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Previous Robert Ferguson Review (Updated March 9, 2015):
What You Should KnowRobert Ferguson is the face behind the Diet Free Life. This former marine's approach aims to show people how they can eat all of their favorite foods all day long without depriving themselves while still being able to lose weight. This program takes 8 weeks, and costs around $50. There are other books, CDs, and resources for around $10 to $20 each.
List of IngredientsThere are no ingredients.
Product FeaturesThe Diet Free Life website features recipes, meal plans and more information to help those who are trying to lose weight. Also available from the website are the 8 week challenge program that claims to help dieters lose weight through online forums, webcasts, secret recipes, and more. The program seems to be based on the Glycemic Index, which has been around since 1981, though there is nothing to confirm or deny this suspicion. The Glycemic Index is basically choosing foods based on how quickly they are broken down in the body. Foods with a high Glycemic Index are less healthy for the body, and foods with a lower glycemic index are better for the body. In addition to the challenge and the books that Robert Ferguson has, there are supplements to detoxify and cleanse the body, though none of the supplements are directly linked to weight loss.
- May help people gain control over their eating habits.
- 100% money back guarantee.
- Some claims have been exaggerated.
- Does not appear to offer any supplements that have been safely designed to both suppress the appetite and burn fat.
- Provides little information to consumers regarding the logic and science behind the plan.