Fitness Programs Review

Danette May Diet Review

“Eat, Drink, Shrink.” I have to admit, I think that’s a pretty clever title for a weight-loss book. So right off the bat, Danette May gets big ups from me for that. And if it works, well, even better.   But before we begin to learn more about Danette May and her popular weight-loss and exercise programs, I must say this: there’s no such thing as a “degree in pre-med,” as she claims to have. Pre-med is a course of study, not a degree—so for me, that’s a problem. And I cannot find the college or university where Danette May claims to have received “a degree in pre-med and nutrition.” [1]  That said, I don’t doubt she knows a lot about exercise, weight loss, and fitness in general. She describes herself as “America’s leading lifestyle expert.” Maybe she is. […]15
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Biggest Loser Diet Review

As the name implies, the diet parlays the wild success of the televisions show “The Biggest Loser” and has three versions to date of the diet. You can choose between three different versions from the first in 2005 to the second in 2009, or even go with the most recent version that was released in 2010. They are all similar in content and procedure but the latest version is specifically designed for six weeks. Each version will have tips and tricks used by past contestants of the show and will showcase a special food pyramid to follow. Additionally, there are some suggestions on how to get going with exercise as the diet promotes working out as part of […]4
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Insanity Diet Review

Insanity was created by fitness guru Shaun T. and was produced by Beach Body, a company that is known for their extreme workout series. Like many of the other Beach Body products, Insanity fits the bill and offers a high intensity workout routine six days per week coupled with a nutrition plan. Insanity contains nine different workouts and is broken up into two different one month intervals. The entire program is meant to last 60 days and if followed properly the results that are promised are out of this world. Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Insanity Diet? Insanity workouts are said to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. At six days per week dieters will certainly […]3
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Tummy Tuck Belt Review

The first question everyone wants answered is “Does the Tummy Tuck Belt work? Is the Tummy Tuck Belt Miracle Slimming System really a miracle?” You know what I’m talking about. The As Seen On TV product that people rave about. But does the Tummy Tuck Belt as seen on TV really work, or is it just another gimmick? Is this just another in a long line of weight loss promises broken? You know, just another way for weight loss snake oil salespeople to make a buck. Or in this case, lots of bucks.   I’m not going to lie; my favorite line on the homepage of the Tummy Tuck website is this one: “AMAZING! Results! Simply combine with the Tummy Tuck Diet and Exercise program and you’ll […]2
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LeBootCamp Diet Review

LeBootCamp Diet Program was created by Valerie Orsoni, who claims it’s the best diet and exercise program in France. The program pairs a custom exercise regimen and a specific eating plan that is responsible for what is said to be a 92% success rate. The LeBootCamp Diet Program starts off by offering participants a free fitness profile. The information that is ascertained by the diet profile is then used to help each participant figure out what has been causing their weight problems over the years and is also used to help a LeBootCamp Diet Program coach build a specific diet plan and exercise regimen. Ongoing online support is then given in order to help keep participants on track. […]1
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Yes! You Can Diet Review

The Yes! You Can Diet Plan claims that they are the one and only diet and nutritional plan to give you latin flavor. Created by Alejandro Chaban and his team in Miami Springs, FL in 2012 they promise the world and a lot more in their 4 components of the Yes! You Can Diet Program. To help people stay motivated they explain the components. It comes with four parts: Nutritional guidance, Emotional Health overview and suggestions, Movement to help shed more weight, and Supplements to speed up weight loss.* The product website claims that the program can be successful for people regardless of their age, gender, or medical conditions.* There are two different kits to choose from: the less expensive […]1
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dotFIT Diet Review

dotFIT is an online program that takes various aspects of weight loss into consideration in order to make a custom-tailored plan for each individual. Founded by Neal Spruce, dotFIT includes a plan of action for diet, exercise, and even has a full line of supplements. All current information that a participant has before starting the dotFIT program is taken into consideration. Once a diet plan is established, a food log is used to record what is eaten. Supplements and exercise routines are then recommended, and when put all together, the end result should be a leaner and much more fit individual.* Do Dieters Lose Weight On The dotFIT Diet? dotFIT is a custom diet and exercise program, so […]1
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Beachbody 21-Day Fix Review

The 21-Day Fix is a super hot and trendy diet. It has a huge social media following and is among the most searched diets on the Internet. [1] Created by National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified celeb trainer and bikini model Autumn Calabrese and marketed through Beachbody LLC out of Santa Monica, California, the 21-Day Fix is, simply stated, precise and restrictive portion control combined with daily robust exercise. Confined, like the name spells out, to a three-week period; after the 21 days, then what? The idea is it takes about three weeks to change a lifestyle habit, and the assumption is you’ll have been so successful and committed that after the 21 days are up, it’ll have become […]1
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Beachbody Insanity Workout Review

The Beachbody Insanity 60 day home transformation system is a workout that will be tougher than you ever imagined. If you want to get insanely fit, workout with founder Shaun T. for the ultimate body burn. He claims this is one of the toughest workout DVD’s ever created, so it could either intimidate you or interest you further. So what exactly is Insanity, and how much does it cost? Just for the Insanity Base kit, which will come with 10 DVD’s and a workout calendar, it will cost $150.00 with shipping. Each of the workout DVD’s is packed full of plyometric drills which will not require a gym. Insanity is best known for its intense workouts and its convenient at home style setting. Consisting […]1
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Oxycise Diet Review

Oxycise was developed by Jill Johnson, who claims it is possible to lose weight by breathing properly. Through a series of expansion and contraction exercises, Oxycise offers a way for people of all ages to lose weight. With the techniques taught on the Oxycise DVDs, Johnson contends that dieters will burn far more calories than with traditional exercising. Oxycise exercises can be done anywhere and at anytime, all without having to change personal lifestyle.* Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Oxycise Diet? There is some validity to what Oxycise offers. Whenever the body is breathing in the manner laid out with Oxycise, there will be tightening of the muscles and an improved flow of oxygen as a result. […]1
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Provida Diet Review

Provida Life Sciences Inc. is a company that is said to be dedicated to helping both men and women lose weight and keep it off. The company offers a variety of diet supplements, diet books, and even exercise programs on their website, and they claim to have something for everyone. Specific weight loss is said to depend on what a dieter is looking for, but Provida products are supposed to offer a well-rounded number of plans, and there are even gadgets and guides available for purchase that are supposed to aid in weight loss.* Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Provida Diet? Provida products are many, so weight loss for each individual dieter would really depend on the […]1
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Booty Maxx Review

Booty Maxx is a body-sculpting device available for purchase on both infomercials and websites like Amazon. It is best known for its “As Seen On TV” commercials, where you will see a woman standing on a board, holding a handle, kicking her leg to the side and behind with a resistance band attached to her ankle. Tekno Products, which produces this strength resistance product, offers a 30-day money back guarantee on their product if you are not satisfied with its effectiveness. Customer service: 844-519-7276 or [email protected] [1] Booty Maxx Claims Shapes & Lifts Your Booty* … 7 Simple Exercises Transform Your Booty From Flat To Fabulous* … Amazing Results … Multi Directional Resistance: Works a full range of […]0
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Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit Diet Review

The Fit2Fat2Fit Diet was developed by personal trainer Drew Manning. Manning wanted to know why many of his clients struggled with their weight loss success so he decided to put himself in their shoes. He did this by gaining 75 pounds in six months and then taking it off in another six. The Fit2Fat2Fit Diet book chronicles his journey and elaborates on the many lessons he learned along the way. The Fit2Fat2Fit Diet attempts to tackle weight loss from the perspective of those who have struggled with it their entire life. Manning covers such topics as how to beat cravings and how eating more meals each day makes for a faster overall metabolism. The Fit2Fat2Fit Diet also covers […]0
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Beachbody PiYo Workout Review

First of all, what is a PiYo workout? The Beachbody PiYo Workout is ultimately a combination of two famous exercises: pilates and yoga. It also includes a bit of cardio with how quickly you will be moving from one workout to the next. The workout comes from the large fitness company Beachbody, and they are a powerhouse in the industry to say the least. They have a variety of different exercises to choose from, ranging from easy to intense and for different lengths of time. On top of their at home and online fitness programs, they also offer different supplements to purchase to enhance your fitness experience. Do be mindful that some of these supplements tie you into an auto ship program where you will receive them and be billed monthly. […]0
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Rip 60 Diet Review

Rip 60 is a complete 60-day workout and nutrition program that is sold in several places online, and can also be found at some big box retail stores. The program utilizes rotating straps as the focal point of all the workouts, and says that this type of workout will make a participant have to execute perfect balance.* This in turn will help burn more calories and get the participant “ripped” all within 60 days. This is done with eight workouts and four bonus workouts, some with Jillian Michaels and some with Georges St. Pierre. All of the Rip 60 workouts are around an hour long, and those doing the program have to work out six days per week […]0
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Contour Sport Review

The Contour Sport is an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) device, consisting of conductive gel pad electrodes and the belt itself. It’s not really marketed as a weight-loss device; EMS devices rarely are, for one important reason—they don’t work with a layer of fat between skin and muscle. We’ll get into that in a bit. The Contour Sport is manufactured by Teksmart Fitness LLC—otherwise known as Contour Technology LLC—based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company has a Better Business Bureau file opened since 2008, but they have a D-minus rating because of a backorder situation with their replacement gel pads. [1] The Contour Sport is cleared for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class II medical device, meaning no prescription is needed, “for the purpose of strengthening, tightening, firming and recovering healthy muscles.” [2] The product sells solely on the company website for $199.80 plus $14.95 shipping, and is best known from its “As […]0
Biggest Loser Diet Review

Rockin’ Body Diet Review

Rockin’ Body is a complete diet and exercise program manufactured and sold by Beach Body. The Rockin’ Body program features fitness guru Shaun T, and focuses on using high energy dance moves with awesome music to burn fat and tone the body. The complete system is seven various workouts and also includes a nutrition guide, as well as charts and graphs to track progress. Rockin’ Body also comes with a 3-Day SlimDown. When followed properly, Rockin’ Body promises dieters will lose an unrealistic amount of weight in just three days.* Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Rockin’ Body Diet? Rockin’ Body is almost guaranteed to produce some weight loss, especially for those who do not regularly exercise. However, […]0
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21-Day Fix Review

The 21-Day Fix is a super hot and trendy diet. It has a huge social media following and is among the most searched diets on the Internet. [1] Created by National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified celeb trainer and bikini model Autumn Calabrese and marketed through Beachbody LLC out of Santa Monica, California, the 21-Day Fix is, simply stated, precise and restrictive portion control combined with daily robust exercise. Confined, like the name spells out, to a three-week period; after the 21 days, then what? The idea is it takes about three weeks to change a lifestyle habit, and the assumption is you’ll have been so successful and committed that after the 21 days are up, it’ll have become […]0
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The Flex Belt Diet Review

Having just reviewed Slendertone, checking out The Flex Belt was like déjà vu. Seeing Flex Belt claim it was the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) belt for direct consumer sales—the exact same claim as Slendertone—my radar went off. A quick dive into the Flex Belt website confirmed my suspicions : Slendertone makes the Flex Belt, but doesn’t sell it. It’s that simple. [1] Slendertone Distribution, Inc opened in 2006. It’s headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and has an A-minus rating from the Better Business Bureau (no reviews, 1 complaint not responded to). The Flex Belt distribution itself is out of Malibu, California, and their customer service contact is 855-353-9432. [2] [3] Like […]0
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Walk Away the Pounds Diet Review

The “Walk Away the Pounds” DVD's are exercises created by Leslie Sansone in 2006 that revolve around walking in the comfort of your own home. The Walk Away the Pounds DVD's are offered for sale, and have walks that are done inside that equate to walking one, two, or three miles outside. There are no restrictions as to diet with the Walk Away the Pounds, and there is a set amount of times a dieter has to use the DVDs. It simply offers a way for beginners to get into exercising without having to leave their house. Because this is a DVD program, and not an actual company with a customer service line, we were unable to test […]0