Beyond Diet Review

6.7 out of 10

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Beyond Diet Diet Consumer Experience Survey
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Beyond Diet by Live Smart Solutions LLC 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, with little to no effort to really educate you on the program itself.

I was extremely disappointed with the lack of customer service this company offers to its customers on the front end as well as on the back end when trying to return. There are a number of customers who are wanting to try to the Beyond Diet program, and find they do not want it anymore only to never be able to get their money back. There are more disappointed customers than happy ones, that is the overall consensus when looking through the Beyond Diet Plan.

Do Dieters Lose Weight On 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.

High Ya broke down the programs within the Beyond Diet. Many reviews claim on their website that they were being overcharged which does not come as a  surprise.

Trisha* said, “To join, it was $37 they added on $14.95 for a monthly fee for who knows what. It was attached to the bill which I could not take it off. After watching a 30 minute video telling me all these awesome things I would get for free, I decided to let them charge monthly fee. I figured I would call and have it removed if anything. Well after 20 attempts to contact them in every way possible, I have not heard back from anyone as of the writing of this review. Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend.” 

 Serrah Saradarian Baboujian* said, “So I joined Beyond Diet and realized it was another bad diet. But that’s not my complaint. After a month I saw them take more money from my account. So I started looking for a place to call to speak with someone. They make you wait forever, so that 5 minutes before they finish their shift they send your call to an answering machine. So day after day, I left messages but no one calls.” She went onto say that she left Isabel and e-mail, and obviously didn’t hear back from here. No one has answered her messages, and she just feels like she has been completely ripped off.

Is The Beyond Diet Easy To Follow?

I can’t justify 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. Overall this diet program has been said to overcharge customers, and continue to bill without their consent. To cancel any orders is going to be a fight, so be prepared to spend a lot of time and money on this program just to lose weight as well as get a refund when you are not satisfied.

*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.

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*Individual results will vary.

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  • Sandy Carpenter

    Same thing happened to me. No way did I sign up for that but I didn’t save a screen shot so , no proof😞

  • Sandy Carpenter

    Watch your credit card bill. I don’t think I signed up for $ 115 per month . Tricky, tricky

  • ariesoh77

    I signed up for the program over 4 years ago and paid the $40 or $50 bucks, whatever it was at the time for the basic membership. I did not get any extras. Since, I haven’t been charged a penny.

    When I first joined the program, I changed my lifestyle to only eat healthy, all natural/organic whole foods. I cut sugar, fried food and processed food out of my diet. My cholesterol went from bad to excellent in less then 3 months and I felt great. I had energy and was never sleepy during the day. I lost 20 lbs in a few months without working out at all. I followed the plan for about a year or so and ended up getting into a relationship with a man who did not eat healthy, I went back to eating badly, smoking and drinking soda. Needless to say I gained all the weight back and then some.

    Now that I’m tired of being overweight, I have gone back to the plan to eat healthy and also have started working out this time around since I need to lose about 50 lbs.

    I think beyond diet is a great resource, there is a lot of information and education on the site. Even if I don’t follow it 100% I still feel way better when I’m eating healthy and 5-6 times per day. This is not a diet, it’s a way of life and you can eat pretty much anything that’s healthy. If you are not a big fan of fruits or vegetables, try ORGANIC it makes such a huge difference in the taste.

  • Debbie Reed

    file a dispute with your card company if you can not get a refund or adjustment.

  • Michelle Jazenski Brad

    this company is an unethical Do NOT GIVE YOUR CC. THE PROGRAM IS WORTH A READ BUT IF YOU CLICK NO THANK YOU TO MAINTENANCE YOU COULD STILL GET CHARGED>IF YOU CALL THEY WILL NOT HELP AFTER inital 90.00 plus 40.00 I was charged for 15 months ( I did not read my bill total over 400.00 ) I did not know i was being charged I was never on the site after the first day and was denied a refund because I should have known better per the CS REP. ASKED FOR A MANGER no luck SCAM SCAM SCAM only after your money

  • We are glad to hear that the program works well for you and you are happy with the results, thank you for your feedback!

  • Suzi Hayward

    I joined Beyond Diet over 2 years ago. They charged me $40 up front for access to their website, there are specific things I can upgrade to, but as of yet….have not I have never had any problems with them billing my account for more money than they should but I think it is important to realize that some of the products recommended take you to a different site and are their affiliates. If you are over charged, it may be from that site…not Beyond Diet. This did happen to me; however, I returned the product and was given a full refund (fairly timely) I have found weight loss to be a great success using this program. I also want to address some concerns here, they are:

    1) The diet only works while on it and when you get off, you gain weight – this is true of any diet. A diet is just that, a diet. In any diet, if you go back to eating the way you were, you will gain weight! Beyond Diet is truly a lifestyle change.

    2) You lose the weight slowly – again, this is the way you are intended to lose weight. Losing weight fast just isn’t healthy.

    My number one complaint about Beyond Diet is that it is really common sense, we should know how to eat healthy and portion control……but for a one time fee of $40, I appreciate logging in and having it track my progress AND for the occasional reminder that we all need.

  • Carolyn Doss

    Deceptive Deceptive Deceptive!!!!!!!! Don’t give them your credit card number!!!!

    • consumerscompare

      Hi Carolyn, we are sorry you have not had a good experience with the program. Let us know if you were able to resolve the issues with them.

  • Ramona Janzegers Pippin

    I couldn’t stand trying to go through that video just to get to the point so I’m not interested from the start I just want the bottom line which I will not get joining this plan . dont have time to watch DVDs and read all that crap I have common sense I just want some good bottom-line advice and like you said, for free.

  • consumerscompare

    Dear Kimmi, thank you for sharing your experience with the Beyond Diet program. Congratulations on your weight loss success!

  • consumerscompare

    Dear Judi, you are very welcome. Let us know if you find a good diet program that works for you. We love to hear feedback on the different programs available.

  • Shawna

    I did this program a little over 6 months ago. Had a good success, maybe not as good as I expected but did lose 15 pounds in 2 months. Unfortunately gained that plus 5 back. It’s just not sustainable loss, at least wasn’t for me.

  • Dean in SF

    Lots of claims, very little substantiation. Oh, and she doesn’t know how to spell impostor.

    • Lynn DeLima

      0r wallet (wallett ugh)

  • Barbara Burke

    As someone who has, like most of us, tried many diets, supplements, etc. and failed I find beyond diet to be the best solution yet. I am losing weight with beyond diet, and I feel great. I am learning how to eat right, and there are dozens of recipes available. I’m not much into the motivational messages or tips, but I love the daily meal plans. I use them for guidance. The $50 you mentioned spending is far less than all the programs in the top 10. Who hasn’t put out over $250 plus to try to lose weight. I realize this program may not work for everyone, but it is perfect for me.

  • Kara Brown Guinn

    Ridiculous program and impossible to cancel because they do not answer their phone or respond to emails! I have to cancel my credit card and have one reissued to stop payment to this company. Buyer Beware!

    Their cancellation policy is below but they do not follow it!

    • John

      Agreed. Purchased product on 2/21/16 and have yet to receive any product. They don’t even have a record of my account, but had no problem billing my credit card. What a rip off.

  • Laura

    Beyond Diet is not working for me. I have completed 3 weeks on the Protein plan and I’m completely frustrated. My husband thinks I’ve been scammed. I’ve put so much effort in, reading the entire book/s, researching via the forums when I have questions, learning and purchasing the recommended foods and their classifications, etc., shopping several times a week (and spending twice as much as usually spend on groceries), documenting everything daily (food, exercise and health), testing recipes, and more. I have lost basically zero pounds – which is completely demotivating. Maybe it’s only designed to work for those with a lot of weight to lose? Not sure, but what I am sure of is Beyond Diet does not work for me. I have about 15-20 pounds to lose and testing this diet out has put me behind about 4 weeks. I’m pretty ticked off actually because of the time and resources wasted.

    • Amanda Steels

      That is how I feel too. I am glad I am not the only one. I have about 15 pounds to lose before mid March and was hoping this would be it. It really is not as healthy as I though it would be. Cheese, bread etc is allowed which I don’t think is a way to lose weight. Was hopeful though…

  • Jessica Loper

    I have seen so many adds from Beyond Diet, that I have decided to research a little more since it sounded like something different from all the other diets I have tried. Sadly, this looks more like a marketing tool to make you buy more stuff.

  • yi

    HI there,

    My husband just paid money to buy your program. But he is not happy the program after paid the money $120. I have tried to reached you. But you keep sending us back the same email and asked us to call a number which is not exist. It will be nice if you could someone could call us or please give us a online chat link. Because we need our money back. The program completely is not worthy the money. PLEASE CONTACT ME.

  • Lynnette

    Does anyone know what is the best way to contact them to get the refund?

  • Terri Biedebach

    $47 is just to access the site. All other books are a seperate cost.The advertising technique is shady I would not recommend this sort of business.

  • Melinda Carols

    What Beyond Diet does is simply explains the common knowledge of diet and exercise. I have tried many diets and jumped on this one thinking “well, this might be something completely new and might jump start my weight loss!”Wrong!!!! There was nothing in the book that I already did not know. Their newsletters are extremely annoying and so hyped up that I had to unsubscribe after just one week. Save your money and maybe go have a healthy lunch instead.

  • Brooke Mullner

    They have the most annoying adds and they are EVERYWHERE!!! I feel like if a company has to work this hard to get into people’s faces it might not have much to offer otherwise.


    Buyer Beware!!! I signed up for this “one time” charge of 47$ for a
    “lifetime” membership. It is actually is a yearly charge. Also they keep
    offering these stupid
    add-ons and when you try to click “decline
    offer” it still upgrades your order. Truly frustrating. So I ended up
    paying over $150 and had no response to my e-mails. Tried calling like
    at least 6 times before I got to someone. They refunded my money within a
    few days.

  • Melissa

    Besides some recipes it really doesn’t provide more information than I already knew. Yes, we all know do not eat crap but that is not as easy as that

  • Serrah Saradarian Baboujian

    How come no one answer my phone calls? What gives you the right to take money off my account without my permission… Shame on you

    • Michele Santos-Lewris

      Exactly!! They did the same thing to me and others. IT’S A SCAM!

  • ddc4289

    It is very punishing, and even though I’ve lost 12 pounds in two weeks, if you make a small mistake at the dinner table, the scale screams at you in the morning. Also you must exercise in conjunction with this or any other diet.

  • Babs Phillips

    This review is completely wrong and biased. I’ve been a member for a month and have never felt restricted or hungry, plus I never have cravings or desires to eat what I used to. We don’t eat according to our body type…that’s ridiculous and couldn’t be more incorrect…we eat according to our METABOLISM type. So until you actually learn what this is ACTUALLY about, you can’t give it such an incorrect review. We avoid sugar except for natural sugars (as in fruit) and processed foods, and we eat as much organically grown produce and grass fed, organic meats as possible as available in whatever area you live in. I dropped 8 pounds in 3 weeks just by getting away from the unhealthy, processed foods and by giving my body the nutrients it needs. This is NOT a diet…it’s a principle…give your body the nutrients it needs and it responds by losing weight and changing for the better. A lot of members say they can’t eat all the food their allowed…that it’s too much.

    • ricknick59

      Come back and talk to people after you have been on it for 8 months or so. As it is now you sound like one of those people that are easily brain washed! You believe in Elron Hubbard as well? Goose step to you morning meal? Sounds like you do!

      • Boosmom96

        Ricknick59 could you please explain why you trash the people who seem to like this plan, but offer no reason for your comments.

        • ricknick59

          Because she is trashing someone that didn’t like a diet plan and sounds like a cult member or a liberal. She has not been on the diet long enough to be making those comments. And why do I have to explain anything to you! Are you not smart enough to figure it out for yourself or are you another diet plan cult member?

          • Herb Montgomery

            Liberal?? You sound like an angry fat-butt there Rick……

          • ricknick59

            And you have to be some old fart with his head so far up his butt he needs an extra glass of prune juice in the morning just to pull it out in the morning for a breath of fresh air! Herb must be short for herbicide, explains the toxicness of your breath. Or do they just call you butt breath for short?

          • Herb Montgomery

            Thanks for making my case that you’re a bit angry there, Ricky. I’ve already had a brisk walk this morning; I’d suggest you do the same. Sounds as though you are a tad low on endorphins.

          • ricknick59

            If making your case is stating facts about you then you are welcome! Naw, just a bit fed up of morons! But don’t worry nature has a way of thinning you people out!

          • Herb Montgomery

            You should look up the words fact and slander; they have different meanings. You might also think about some medical help with your anger issues. The Beyond Diet seems a bit overpriced and over hyped for what you get, but that’s my opinion only. WW and a brisk daily walk has so far worked for me. YMMV

          • suzy Pick

            I think you are the moron Ricknick, or is rick the dick….

        • Connie Bunn

          I thought the same thing. What a Dick! Pun intended.

      • Maddy

        It’s L. Ron Hubbard.

        • ricknick59

          Not sure what you have been snorting but you do know that comet isn’t good for you! It will burn out what little is left of your brain! WAIT! Maybe you never really had a brain! That explains it. Never mind then!

    • PhillyGirl

      Do you work for the company?

    • Barbara Burke

      Thank you Babs; I feel the same way, and I don’t work for the company either. There is a plan out there for everyone, I hope, and this just happens to be the one that works for me. Glad it is working for you too.

  • Triedtrue

    Very disappointed in beyond diet. I thought I would have good information and diet choices that might help. What I got was looooooooooooong articles full of blather (longwinded but providing no helpful information) and a blizzard of emails with links to looooooooooooooooong articles full of blather and offers of over-priced food products. The diet plan itself is typical, outdated and uninspired. This website should be re-named “never gets beyond being just another diet.”

  • Joanna

    Would not provide a refund when I complained that I couldn’t get the foods they recommended.

    • Babs Phillips

      That’s not true, Joanna. They aren’t like that. I challenge your comment and don’t believe it’s true.

      • ricknick59

        How do you know? Were you there when she called? You sound just like a brain washed zombie! Did you buy swamp land in Florida as well and swear it was a great investment? Probed by aliens maybe? Because that is exactly how you sound!

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