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Robert Ferguson Review - Does This Expert's Diet Work?

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  • Rating: 3.3. From 10 votes.
By Summer Banks Mar 16, 2017
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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.

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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.

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Previous Robert Ferguson Review (Updated March 9, 2015):

What You Should Know

Robert 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 Ingredients

There are no ingredients.

Product Features

The 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.

Advantages

  • May help people gain control over their eating habits.
  • 100% money back guarantee.

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Conclusion

The foundation of Robert Ferguson's program is certainly solid, and much better than some of the programs and products we see on the market today. However, there are problems with the program, because there is little information on how it is supposed to work to help those who are interested in it lose weight. Those who are interested in losing weight need to eat a balanced diet with plenty of exercise, and need to be sure they are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. If you are interested in adding a supplement to your program for an extra push, be sure to look for one with proven ingredients as both an appetite suppressant and a fat burner.
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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

Rating: 3.3. From 10 votes.
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shane oleary

I not feel good at all I been sick every day need help

dianna senkyrik

What is the difference between the Food Lovers Fat Loss program and the Diet Free Life materials? I have already purchased the first but lost the binder with everything in it. So, I am going to need to replace it with something.

stephanie

WHY CAN’T I BUY THE FOOD LOVERS PLAN ON LINE I LIVE IN TORONTO, OK I CALL TO GET IT ,, CAN NOT PAY THE FULL BILL WOULD HAVE TO PAY 19, 3 TIMES

elizabeth mcgeowan

I returned your product 5/09/2011 and not received a refund. i called your service # and the employee was no help. please advise.

Michelle

I have been on the food lovers plan for 6 days now. I have lost 3 pounds and feel more energetic. I have recently found coconut milk and love it. I need to know if this is considered a fast carb or a fat. Does anyone know the answer to this.

Adell

Why couldn’t Ferguson put enough information in his Diet-Free for life book so we would be able to follow his plan without buying a $119 meal plans. He did not even put portion sizes, or when to eat which ratio!!! Half the book is either exercising positions or recipes which do not tell you where they fall as far as the food plan. He is more interested in making money that he is helping people. I am disappointed in his book Diet Free for Life.

Charles Sansky

I have paid my orginal bill for my food lovers weight loss program, but I have been charged $59.99 twice more. I only signed up for the orginal offer at the price of $119.94. What’s up with the additional charges ?

Nikki

Im not much of a veggie person so its hard to diet does this diet make u eat lots of them daily

shelley

I have done the 6 week body makeover, the Atkins diet and others. I lost weight on both and then aquired food allergies to carrots and poultry because i had to eat the same foods over and over. So I am thinking of trying this program simply for the wide range of foods you can eat! I am a mom of 5 and i’d like to c if it really works.

jamie

I love the workout dvd that came with the kit. I still use it almost every day even 2 years later. I’m ready to take it up… ANUUUTHER NOTCH!

debra freckleton

are books avialable regarding the glycmic index

Marylou

I have been on food lovers diet for a month now and I haven’t lost anything yet instead I have gained 5 pounds whats wrong I follow your instructions and work out program. Help I’ve tried every other diet and to no avail. I;m ready to give up.

sandra Kirouac

I have an illness,eiosinaphillic Facsheittiss,Fibromyalgia,OA+RA, some exercise is very difficult but usefull on good days. I need this can u really help someone like me?

melody lloyd

where can you find robert ferguson’s book.

Linda

Diet Free for Life is Robert Ferguson’s most recent book and can be found at any book store, library or online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc)

wanda sawyer

is there a vitamin and mineral supplement i need to be taking?

Jo

I also ordered my program in December, but got mine right away. I’ll be starting the program on Jan 1st, so will keep you updated on my progress. Read through all the material and it makes perfect sense. smile

jkroffe

i am a newly diagnosed diabetic and i am searching for a program that will assist me with learning how to eat to maintain my insulin levels. i also have high cholestrol and need to take that into consideration when eating. can you give me some information as to wether this is a good program for someone with my nutritional needs. please be fhonest i am really trying to make a change for the better to hopefully try to live a healthy life.

Paula M

I lost 52 pounds since March. IT works and I love it. I am so happy with it and feel that everyone has to give this program a try.

Khan

Hi Paula,
That’s great!
Can you pls give some feedback. is it hard to prepare the food? also how often do you workout

monique

Robert see what I wrote to Susan Beyer. I want to stop the yoyo. I did the keto sticks and all. I have asthma, myasteniagravis, thyroidectomy, etc. I just want to take off this 15 to 20 lbs and make it stay off. Is this possible and what is percentage of success.

LYNN

THE PRICE OF THE DIET ISN’T AN ISSUE, I WANT TO KNOW THE PROGRAM ACTUALLY WORKS. MY DAUGHTER AND I BOTH WOULD LIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT WE ARE TIRED OF STARVING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS. WE DON’T LIKE A LOT OF THE VEGETABLE SOME DIETS REQUIRE YOU TO EAT. WE ALREADY EXERCISE EVERY DAY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF FOODS CAN BE EAT AND HOW MUCH. A HALF CUP OF A FEW THINGS IS JUST NOT CUTTING IT WITH US. HELP!

Charlie

I have been on the Food Lover’s plan for 10 weeks and have lost 42 pounds. Its easy, effective and I don’t feel deprived. I’ve been on WW, Richard Simmons, and others. The issue is regaining weight “When the diet is over”. This is not a diet. This is a new and smart lifestyle change that allows you to eat what you like at the right time and in the right combinations to keep your body working at its best. I have never felt better. PS I have back and jont issues from being overweight for too long so exercise is difficult and it still works. I can only imagine my results if I could exercise like others do! Get it!

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