The company Beachbody was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler, and since then has developed the Beachbody Portion Fix Eating Plan as one of many different health programs to purchase. Beachbody offers a variety of workout programs such as P90X, Brazilian Butt Lift, and Insanity.* They also offer workout gear, supplements, and DVD’s to purchase directly from their website. The Beachbody entity as a whole has been proven to give results to its faithful followers, and there would be too much to review on in this short article, so I will pinpoint my focus to the Portion Fix program. When looking into the new idea of their “Portion Fix Eating Plan,” I was surprised to see how simple it was, and how overpriced it was at the same time.
When you look into the portion plan, you are shown colorful containers, a meal plan, and recipes. Once you click on “Yes! I want an easy solution for weight loss,” it takes you to the shopping cart where it prompts you to put in your credit card information. Ironically, it automatically chooses the express shipping option, which costs $12.95 on top of the $39.95 you are paying for plastic containers. This is just another sale among the many Beachbody offers to people looking to lose weight. There are no live options to talk to their customer service representatives, rather a chat service, sales line, and an FAQ section. This tells me right away that the company does not have the customer’s best interests in mind, and they are only looking to make a sale, instead of support customers in their weight loss journey.*
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Portion Fix Eating Program?
There have been no serious weight loss stories linked with the Portion Fix Eating Plan to date, which makes me think that the containers seem like somewhat of a gimmick. You are given seven containers, which are said to aid in portion control, but what makes them different from just buying the same sized Tupperware™ from any local retail store in your city? The idea behind them is that they are color coded to make meal prepping easier. For example: Veggies= Green, Fruit= Purple, Protein= Red, Good Carbs= Yellow, Healthy Fats= Blue, and Orange= Seeds and Dressing. Their portion sizes are: Purple 8 oz. Green 8 oz. Red 5 oz. Yellow 4 oz. and Blue 2 oz. which you can easily replicate at the store for a fraction of the cost.*
Is The Portion Fix Eating Plan Easy To Follow?
The overall concept is to make it easy for the customer to follow, hence leading to weight loss due to portion control. In reality, this is just another tool to help a person meal prep, which does not always lead to proper weight loss. With its expensive cost and no holders for the containers, it actually makes it harder to take meals on the go. Because this is a meal container system, there are no known side effects, except for the hassle to try and carry all of the containers with you during work and play. They do provide the customer with a meal book and recipe guide, but this only goes so far when someone needs to make an entire diet and lifestyle change.
While the idea is inventive and creative, it is most definitely overpriced and easy to imitate.* Beachbody, as a entity, has the tools one needs to lose weight, but there are many options to choose from in this regard. While I am solely looking at the Portion Fix Eating Plan – not the entire company – the idea overall is lacking. The plan itself has tools and tips on how to eat healthy, but you are not given a step-by-step diet plan to help you long term. Essentially, they are selling the Tupperware containers and throwing in a slim recipe book to make it look like you’re getting the whole package. Some people said that when they ordered the Tupperware off of Amazon, the program did not even come with a diet plan guide, which made it even more of a rip off. I would shy away from purchasing this product, as it is hyped up to be greater than it actually is.*
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.
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*Individual results will vary.