Marshall Stamper founded the Lindora Clinic in 1971, and the company is based out of Newport Beach, California. They are a clinic overall, not merely a diet pill website. With all of the sincerity the website offers to the customer at first glance, the amount of information and choices they throw at you is overwhelming. Anytime you read “medically supervised,” you can bet you are going to pay for it!* When you go on this website, get ready to spend a few hours picking and choosing what you would like to buy. With all of your options, you may spend upwards of $500-$1200.
The Lindora Clinic offers a variety of products such as protein bars, pills, DVD’s, CD’s, books, and more. There are so many options here, you would think their return policy would be friendly, but in fact, it is quite the opposite. They claim that all food and supplements have a NON-refund policy. The online program is also a solo program with little to no support if you are not in California.
The Lindora Clinic Support Line:
When I called into the Lindora support line I was immediately asked where I live because if I do not live in the areas where their programs are offered I am only able to use online programs. This is completely on your own, and I was told I needed to be strict with the food log, and being online daily.
The difference between living in near a clinic and being solely online is mind blowing. You will be medically supervised, supported, and tested whereas online does not offer any of it. This seems like a much more comforting way to go (when you are investing this much money), versus being on your own to record food diaries and having to read novels, monitor your own health and still stay ahead. Alone.
How Much Does Lindora Cost?
The Lindora Cost is as follows and can be chosen depending on your counseling and level of commitment:
- Online 6 Week Program which includes 1 booster shot per week and 10% discount on their products will be around –$70
- 6 Week Program which includes 1 weight loss program per year, 5 counseling visits, daily b12 injections, 10 % discount on their food and supplement products, 1 booster shot per week and 1 body contouring service per week – $150
- 6 Week Program which includes unlimited choice of weight loss programs, 5 counseling visits, daily b12 injections, 10 % discount on their food and supplement products, 1 booster shot per week and 1 body contouring service per week – $220
Keep in mind that the prices above are based on a YEARLY membership subscription. It is very clever to show prices per day without clearly stating that you will be paying for a whole 12 months, regardless if you use it or decide to stop. So, the all inclusive daily price of $5.31 will end up being 1,938.15 for a year of subscription. Lindora offered protein bars, shakes, daily planners are also sold separately at a rather pricey retail value even with the mere 10% discount.
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Lindora Diet?
I believe you have a better chance of losing weight if you are taking full advantage of the program, by living in Southern California. When you are on your own, the DVD’s and books are not going to be enough to help you lose the weight. Why even pay for that material, when there are so many free resources online today?
They have a multitude of articles on their website that have case studies from people who have gone through the Lindora Program. The one topic that prevails regarding their most successful clients are the people who “buy into” what the product and program had to offer. This could be true for ANY diet program out there. I was not that impressed overall with their clinical studies and scientific backing, as there was little to nothing in this area. They did not set themselves apart from everyone else.*
Is The Lindora Diet Easy To Follow?
The Diet Program is not easy to follow, as it requires medical supervision and/or the willpower to follow the diet alone.* This can seem like a daunting task when you have large amounts of weight to lose, in such a short time period. The Lindora Diet is meant to last 45 days, with three high protein snacks and three high protein meals per day. Once you get closer to the 45-day mark, you can incorporate a more normal eating regimen back into your routine. The program however, is not easy to follow, as it restricts many foods from your diet, such as starches, breads, and pastas. This is one of the reasons the patients have to be medically supervised when participating within this program. It can also be difficult because you have medical supervisors constantly looking over your shoulder, and you are paying a hefty price tag for their time. On the other side of the spectrum, if you do not live in Southern California, you are forced to do the program all by yourself, which can be equally as hard when you have a lot of weight to lose. In these days of the detox you may find yourself feeling drained with little to no energy, as well as take on headaches and cravings that are hard to curb. The program is most definitely not easy to follow for a number of reasons, one including the difficulty of the program as a whole both in the state of California and out.
The Lindora diet is not a diet as much as it is a clinic where people begin a weight loss program. It is pricey because there are many components to it. There are many diet plans on the market today that promise rapid weight loss. Every person has to be a savvy consumer, read the fine print, and consider what others are saying about the program. In the end, dieting is a matter of personal choice and one program may be great for some people while another works better.
The Lindora Clinic does not market any social media on their website, as they are more of a clinic than a brand. When searching them out on Facebook, they had a low number of likes as well as infrequent posts teamed up with no comments.
After taking a deeper look into Lindora program, it was clear to me that this is not for everyone. It targets one geographical location and caters only to that region. They have tried to expand, but really the program seems like it is more of a daunting task to follow alone. There are much more simple methods of losing weight out there that are not as expensive, and they are more conducive to a supported lifestyle.
Because it was originally created to have the patients be medically supervised at all times, it was meant for people who needed to lose a ton of weight in a hurry. This does not cater well with the general market. I would not waste your time or energy on this program.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can you buy the products besides Rite-Aid?
You can buy the products on the website, here
Have the daily shots been clinically proven to help one lose more weight than without? Could you lose weight with the “vitamin B”?
“Although vitamin injections have benefits, individuals can achieve successful weight loss without the use of vitamin injections. Vitamin injections are a common, but not a mandatory, part of the Lindora program.”