Beyond Diet is a weight loss program founded in 2008 by Isabel De Los Rios, and they are based out of Vermont. This company focuses on educating people on what they should and shouldn’t eat based on their body type. The company sells programs that come with meal plans, fat burning recipes, shopping lists, tools, and support groups. This is a subscriber style business, so you will be paying an activation fee, subscription fee, and anytime you want additional tools you will pay extra for those as well. There is a $47.00 charge involved in getting set up with the Beyond Diet community, and then you are pressured to get the add ons (detox book, recipes etc.). Based on our connection to information online, I would not spend money on information that is already available to you free of charge.
When you call into their support line expect the following:
- Monotone voice on the other side reading off a script
- Trying to upsell you on additional products
- Pushy to get you to sign up on the phone
Do Dieters Lose Weight on the Beyond Diet?
On the Beyond Diet website there are obviously only positive reviews from customers. The reviews did not seem that detailed, and the before and after pictures were not that much different sadly. The pictures were blurry and hard to see, which made it hard to get an actual review from the site. The founder herself claims that she only cooks with organic food, and recommends that all of her clients do as well. This can get expensive for some, but the quality is definitely proven to be better for individuals all around. This is an elimination food program, which teaches people to cut out foods that are not good for them.
I do not see why you wouldn’t lose weight, with or without using the Beyond Diet program. There have also been reports of the quality of the health book being “vague” and a waste of money for the purchaser. Much of the information is already online, which is why many people are simply bypassing their opportunity to spend money with this company. Finally, there is no real evidence on the website that their program is truly scientifically backed. While they state, “The Beyond Diet principles are supported by 700+ studies published in credible, peer-reviewed scientific journals, because our passion is helping people become success stories - without health risks and without long term side effects” there is nothing more to be seen regarding articles written, or interviews with doctors.
Is the Beyond Diet Easy to Follow?
I am scratching my head to why people are spending nearly $50 dollars for motivational messages, tips, and recipes when they are right at your fingertips for free. This program complicates the health and education aspect for many people. You are given DVD’s, a large guide, and motivational messages each day. After time, this would get annoying and would seem redundant when trying to lose weight. While they do not explain to you how to go about using the tools provided on the website, you are given the tools at least. Because this program mainly focuses on eliminating the bad foods from your diet there have naturally been side effects reported.
Some Side Effects from the Beyond Diet:
- Feeling nauseous due to lack of sugar and breads
- Feeling shaky
- Feeling withdrawal symptoms such as irritability
When looking into their support systems and social media outlet there were a large number of followers, but little involvement with the followers. Facebook likes can be purchased, which has me guessing that this took place if you compare their Facebook crowd to their other social media accounts.
While you can order some old copies of the beyond diet book on Amazon, the customer reviews are horrible. The bulk of ordering happens directly on the website, as you sign up for a subscription each year. The reviews outside of the website are less than 2 star ratings, which has me unsettled. This program does not do a good job of promoting the brand outside of their own website which makes it seem like a scam. To sum it up, the bulk of the information provided by Beyond Diet is mere common sense, and did not satisfy. The lack of recipes the main book provided was a huge let down to 99% of the readers. It is simple, eat healthy, eliminate processed foods and sugar, and buy organic. You do not need to sign up for a monthly subscription for this information.
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