The Hormone Reset Diet Review

The Hormone Reset Diet was written by author Sara Gottfried, and the book was released to the public in March of 2015. Sara dives into the fact that weight loss has a lot to do with hormones, and many people fail to realize this initially when looking to get into dieting. She states that the seven major metabolic hormones are: Cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen. It is stated in the book that a slower metabolism leads to slower weight loss or causes weight gain, and the reason the metabolism slows is because your body is raising its hormone levels.* For a lot of women their weight gain can be attributed to their hormonal problems, and Sara tries her best to nip this problem in the bud. There are many different stories in the book, as well as eliminations which can be difficult for people to get through when reading a book like this.

There is no customer support number, but rather an e-mail to send any questions into on the website here. Sara is registered on the Better Business Bureau, and received quite a few complaints on the products and service that she is offering. See it here.

Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Hormone Reset Diet?

Many customers were disappointed to say the least in the book. The author is touted as a Harvard and MIT Grad with much knowledge, but readers found the book very shallow and not very informational when it came to their weight loss journey and hormone problems. Many customers said that this book was just like any other diet book with no real emphasis on the hormones, which was rather shocking to find out. Lastly, it has also been said to be a sales funnel to her other products in which she promotes in and out of the book. The reviews overall were not very good as a whole entity.

Natalie * said, “The book is good and contains all the basic information about hormones that is popular today. Separate from the quality of her book is the fact that she PAYS for positive promotions for her book using contests and financial incentives for the reviews she enjoys. She holds contests for the most positive reviews in exchange for prizes. This is unethical and literally, paying for good reviews.” Natalie went onto say that the beauty of the internet lies in the true reviews of the customers who actually liked the book, and thus will prove the authors work in the future. She shouldn't have to revert to silly games to promote her book in any way. Focus on the actual medicine of the words and advice you are giving not the brand of protein powder you are selling.

Disp573* said, “Book is confusing and hard to follow. First chapter: eliminate meat and alcohol, soon to see she is only talking about red meat. I've been a vegetarian for years and she is all over the place on the meat issue. Also, unclear about whether to follow each section for 3 days or 21. She mentions “nightshades” but never explains what those are.” They too went onto say that she promotes her own website for supplements and shakes, in which you will get bombed with e-mails and spam nonstop. This customer did order the protein shakes, and the supplements and has been waiting for 16 days and is not a happy customer.

K Molinari* said, “Unfortunately I am returning this book. My issues: 1) scattered writing (her thoughts seemed to just be jotted down without being organized in a cohesive manner for a “medical book”) 2) seemingly contradictory info (recommends no meat for 21 days but in menu samples includes meat!) 3) gives just one sample menu for each “avoid”. If I am NOT supposed to eat meat, fruit, sugar, grains (plus more) how can I truly eat well rounded meals?” She goes onto say that she would have loved to be given different examples of what she could make that would comply with the diet but was just confused in the end. She felt like this book was disappointing overall, and still wants to try and optimize her heath and learn more on how to eat better.

Is The Hormone Reset Diet Easy To Follow?

In the book there are seven different resets that are supposed to last for three days when in reality they last for a lot longer than that. The seven resets are: Meatless (Estrogen Reset) Sugar Free (Insulin Reset) Fruitless (Leptin Reset) Caffeine (Cortisol Reset) Grain Free (Thyroid Reset) Dairy Free (Growth Hormone Reset) Toxin Free (Testosterone Reset). While these are all great, they are simple eliminations for just a short while, and there are short explanations behind the basis of all the eliminations, which makes this read have some substance. Overall, the book has been said to be very ordinary and dull. There is nothing original about the content, which made the book hard to get through for some. On top of being just ordinary, there is no scientific research anywhere on her website as to why her diet really does balance out the hormones. It would be nice to see how and why she came up with the book before buying it, and trying to muddle through the writing.


This diet book had sparked hopes in many women around the nation due to their hormonal issues causing them unwanted weight gain. There is no social media outlets as a mean for support, but there is a customer store on the website. While the book has good intentions, the overall consensus from its customer base was less than impressive. The dull content, and ordinary meal plans were less than what people originally thought the book was going to be about. Lastly, the book has been said to be basic in forms of hormonal education, but it does not go above and beyond getting to the root cause of hormonal weight gain issues. While there were some success stories, there were also a lot of failure and disappointment stories which ring louder than the latter.

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

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