Omnitrition Diet Review

3.9 out of 10

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Jeff and Kim Johnson look like two aging Barbie dolls. The couple, who are in their early 40s and 50s, are purveyors of Omnitrition, a weight-loss supplement company. Their promotional Facebook page is plastered with photos of the two donning salmon-colored tans, on the beach and at dinner, usually featuring promotional captions about Omnitrition.

Omnitrition’s slogan is “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels!” They sell supplements that come in both liquid and capsule form that are intended to encourage weight loss. Their expansive roster of products varies greatly in price –  from a bottle of fiber capsules at $24.95 to the Omni Drop kit ringing in at $474. The Omni Drop Program, which has been called one of their most popular “programs,” is marketed to curb food cravings. The drops contain vitamin B, natural phosphate, magnesium phosphate, and HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, a natural hormone that is produced during pregnancy.

Are Omnitrition Products Legal?

Legally, HCG requires a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved it as a weight-loss supplement, and according to WebMD, the government agency has sent out warning letters to companies like Omnitrition that are marketing HGC as a weight-loss product. Promoters of HCG claim that the hormone can reset the body’s metabolism, thus putting your digestive system in overdrive, forcing it to shed pounds at lightning speeds. However, HCG carries a vast series of side effects including stomach and pelvic pain, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, and depression. For men, HGC can spin hormone levels out of whack and cause gynecomastia, or the enlarging of breast tissue. According to Drugs.com, young males are most susceptible to negative side effects.

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Yet, the use of HCG didn’t spring out of nowhere. In the 1950s, A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist, prescribed his obese patients HCG to suppress their hunger. He claimed that the hormone was only effective while on a daily 500-calorie diet. Although the FDA and the general medical community have deemed HCG as bogus, Omnitrition and other multilevel diet supplement programs are touting it as a miracle worker. Despite the studies and official warnings against HCG diets, its popularity continues to grow. Sport dietician Joy Dubost told Men’s Fitness that after 40 days of use dieters will develop immunity to the hormone, and will need to stop the supplements for six weeks in order for the body to recognize it again.

What is Omnitrition Diet and What are Health Concerns?

According to the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, adult males with active lifestyles should be consuming around 2,600 calories a day and for adult women that number is around 2,200. Omnitrition’s diet requires participants to eat less than 25 percent of those recommended amounts. At only 500 calories a day, Omnitrition dieters must follow a strict three-phase plan in order to drop the pounds. The first phase is called “The Loading”: a two-day period when participants have no limit to the food they consume. The Johnsons encourage fatty and sweet foods, claiming that, “you should be full the whole time you are up during this phase!” They caution that weight will be gained during this phase, approximately two to four pounds, but not to worry, that weight will glide right off in the second phase.

Phase two is the “low calorie intake” term, and the Johnsons estimate that this phase will last between 21 and 45 days. Dieters are allotted four ounces of both protein and vegetables (about half a cup each), and two pieces of fruit for lunch and dinner. Both breakfast and dairy are prohibited during phase two, although a small amount of fruit in the morning is permitted. Melba Toast is also an important menu item, and participants are allowed to only eat two slices of the thin crunchy bread a day.

The Johnsons insist that participants will lose between three and ten pounds on the first couple days of phase two. The regiment isn’t complete without taking 30-40 Omni Drops a day. This phase also calls for Omni 4 Liquid, an elusive looking bottle that could easily be confused as antifreeze. The Omni 4 Liquid contains 21 different ingredients at only an alleged 45 calories a serving. It’s chock full of vitamin B varieties, akin to the levels in a Red Bull that are bound to give someone that hyper and wired puppy feeling.

The third phase is called “Maintenance” and is 21 days long. Dieters are instructed to double their portions of protein and vegetables. In this final stage, the Johnsons say, “Goal of this Phase is to just maintain your weight loss!” Sounds easy, right? They encourage participants to gradually reintroduce dairy back into their meals and to weigh themselves every morning. They caution that putting on weight during this period will merit a “steak day,” which is a fast that’s broken at dinnertime with a hearty steak free of fixings other than salt. If hunger persists, an apple or tomato is permissible as a late-night snack. Only two steak days in a row are allowed a week, any more than that and Omnitrition believes that your metabolism will start to revert to its old, sluggish speed.

Once phase three is complete, the Johnsons encourage dieters to maintain phase three for 80 percent of their meals, and “eat and drink whatever you want” for the other 20 percent. Exercising isn’t recommended during any phase of Omnitrition.

In the case that Omnitrition’s diet program proves to be too treacherous of a challenge, all products are under a 30-day full money back policy. However, if the Independent Marketing Associate (distributors like the Johnsons) decide to back out, they’re not entitled to a refund. Omnitrition provides a lengthy and comprehensive handbook, however that’s the extent to their customer service. Associates were mainly interested in only talking about the product, any other queries usually remained unanswered.

Conclusion

Like all other Omnitrition salespeople, the Johnsons’ best form of advertisement is themselves. Their “before and after” photos loom on the top of their Facebook page: images of bloated and flabby bodies in bathing suits set next to ones of toned and trim physiques. They’re literal testaments to the power of Omnitrition. There is no training or certification required to break into the weight loss business. There are only scripts passed from one salesperson to the next, in hopes to convince one another that a pregnancy hormone and extreme calorie cutting is the key to weight loss. If losing weight is a top priority, Omnitrition is a mostly dangerous way to go about doing so. Doctor’s recommendation is to stick to exercise and healthy meals.

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

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  • Kim Gorman

    After doing some research myself WebMD gives this diet a very high review. This resource was recognized by my university as a credible resource. Just curious what is your credible resource? Because opinion is not credible.

  • Tara Lee

    The liquid vitamins are fantastic. Only use the HcG drops though in small increments. Also, Nite Life is a product most people who use it swear by. I like these products but they are very expensive.

  • consumerscompare

    We have also tried locating the ingredient list but were not able to do so without setting up an account.

  • consumerscompare

    Thank you for your comment. We were not able to find the ingredient list without setting up an account on Omnitrition Website. If you could share the ingredient list or a picture of the label we would be happy to include that in our review.
    Congratulations on your success, we are glad to hear you are having a positive experience with the Omnitrition products.

  • Anabel

    I am on the Omnitrition diet, day 14 and have lost 15.5 pounds. I am a very healthy person, no processed foods, organic diet, exercise 4x a week, etc etc. I have had a lot of trouble losing weight, however and this diet has been gold! HGB drips are homeopathic so there is no way they are dangerous. Homeopathic medicine has zero side effects as it is a substance diluted many times over. The other products are really smart. For example the Omni Night has aloe vera, amino acids, magnesium and melatonin to help sleep. One of the reasons I decided to do this diet is because I have a couple friends who did it and have kept the weight off after a year. The diet leads you through three phases, so after the 500 calorie per day, you do 3 weeks of 1200-1500 with no sugars and starches. This allows the body to adjust to higher calories without gaining weight. So, for what it’s worth, I have had a positive experience. I would imagine though, if someone has very unhealthy diet or imbalanced system, doing this one, which is essentially a fast, could be a shock, and cause too much change, too quickly putting stress on internal organs. I would only recommend this to someone who is in good health and eats well. Otherwise, it could be a bit painful. The weight drops off almost everyday which is great motivation, and I have only had hunger pangs twice. I am hungry a lot but simply drink water and then I feel fine.

  • Marie Deck

    I think I will stick to my slimfast diet that only replaces one meal (lunch), I have lost weight by following it and my exercising. Granted it is going slow but I am feeling great. I am also using ” fitbit flex” to monitor my exercising.

  • Shannon Anderson

    As a user and a distributor I can honestly say with any diet there will not be long term weight loss unless you change your way of life after the diet.
    If you get the right distributor you will get the answers and the help you need.
    After 2 years of internet searching and completely drowning myself in info, I am going back on them.
    I did what most do, WENT BACK TO EATING TRASH ALL THE TIME!
    Anyone wanna watch my journey I’m about to start, I’d love to add you.
    [email protected]

  • Hellen Duton

    There is a reason why HCG has been banned in the US. New research and studies are coming out to prove how harmful this type of “diet” can be. Google HCG scams and long time side effects. I promise that no one will ever want to do it.

    • HCG banned from the US? Please get your facts straight. I love my Omnitrition diet and would not change to another diet as this works. Where do you get your caloric information from…….eating two 4 oz pieces of chicken with celery, onions, garlic and tomatoes amounts to more than 500 calories. Then add an apple and an orange a day, maybe a couple of Melba toasts a day definitely gives you more than 500 calories.

    • Amy Owen

      us is money hungry! people that are over weight tend to spend more on meds and other products for weight loss that don’t have very much if any results… why would the pharmaceutical industry allow for something you can lose weight on so quickly and have good effects to your health… I’m spending less on thyroid pills, depression pills, high blood pressure pills, they are loosing out on money! THAT IS THE REASON HCG has been banned in the US … US IS ABOUT MONEY NOT FOR OUR BETTER HEALTH!!!!

  • GINA WOLF

    I AM ON OMNITRITION RIGHT NOW, I STARTED AT 350LBS, I AM DOWN 75LBS IN 83 DROPPING DAYS, I HAVE LEARNED TO EAT CLEAN AND HEALTHY AND THE SUPPLEMENTS I USE HAVE ONLY ENHANCED MY WEIGHT LOSS! I TOOK THIS TO MY DOCTOR AND HE GAVE ME THE 2 THUMBS UP!! UNLESS SOMEONE HAD AN UNDERLYING PROBLEM, I CANT IMAGINE ANYONE GETIING A HEART PROBLEM FROM HCG DROPS, iTS SOMETHING THAT IS ALREADY IN OUR BODIES, AND REALLY HELPS IN THE WEIGHT LOSS PROCESS, AFTER EATING CLEAN AND HEALTHY ON THIS PROGRAM I HAVE SINCE BEEN TAKEN OFF MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL MEDS. MY SISTER IS AT HER GOAL WEIGHT AND SHE STARTED AT 253, MY 75 YEAR OLD AUNT LOST 55LBS, AND FROM THIS CLEAN EATING PROGRAM AFTER YEARS OF HAVING PSORIASIS, MY AUNTS PSORIASIS IS GONE! HER HUSBAND WENT ON WITH HER AND LOST 28, THEY ARE LOVING LIFE!! I HAVE 2 MORE SISTERS ON THIS PROGRAM AND ONE HAS AN ENLARGED HEART, SHE IS DOING PHENOMINAL!! SHE IS OFF HER METFORMIN MEDICATION ALSO SINCE EATING WHAT WE SHOULD BE EATING FOR OUR BODIES!
    I F YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT [email protected]
    ALSO, IF YOU WORRY ABOUT MONEY FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HOW MUCH MONEY I WASTED ON ALL THE JUNK FOOD I USED TO EAT AND ALL THE CRAP I USED TO BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE!!
    THE GREAT THING IS,I MAKE THE SAME MEALS FOR MY FAMILY ONLY THEY GET THE POTATOES AND RICE IF THEY WANT IT

  • Mandi Lim

    This was the worst thing i even did to myself. Just like many others have reported my metabolism after using Omnitrition drops have slowed to like a zero. I truly cannot believe how slow my metabolism is now.

    • GINA WOLF

      I am on all the supplements except immune defense, they are fantastic, I feel better then ever, They have a product for energy and my metabolism is fantastic, and its all natural, Im sorry this didn’t work for you, this has been nothing but a fantastic journey for me and my family, we have a huge, great support system, during the last phase, you can incorporate your workout, my metabolism has totally increased since being on this program

  • Lori Greer

    My friend has some serious heart problems after taking these drops. She did lose weight following the program though. Would be cautious taking these supplements.

    • GINA WOLF

      Im wondering if she had an underlying problem? hcg affects the fat storages in your body, never heard of anyone getting heart problems, I tell everyone to take this program to their doctor, I took to mine and he approved everything, Hope your friend is doing better

  • Lisa Holleman

    I was a distributor with the company 20 years ago. I only stopped selling and taking the products because of family problems. The last meeting I went to was in Irvine, California in September 1995. I loved the products and the results I had with them. When I was a distributor there wasn’t a Phase 1, Phase 2 or Phase 3. I drank a tea, loved the shakes and always had my java in the morning. I became a distributor to get my products for free, there wasn’t an annual fee for distributors which just turned me off to rejoining. The products were awesome back then I can imagine they are better now.

  • Shannon Davis Pearson

    does anyone take cymbalta and this diet at the sametime. Im interested but im worried it will block my seritonin level

    • GINA WOLF

      I was on Celexa when I started this program, and I did great on it! again take it to your doctor, that is what I tell everyone, email me if you need more information!

  • Jerry Lee

    I have been on the diet for 12 days…2 days for phase one and 10 days for phase two (the weight loss phase). So far I have lost 20 lbs. My blood sugar has dropped from an average of 100-110 to 70-90. I have not changed any of my meds (type II diabetic). I have not experienced any hunger pains or irresistible urges. There has been some low energy days recently but nothing that I consider excessive. I am not looking forward to phase III – I hate counting calories! That is where I have failed before and I hope I can get through this time. Otherwise I have no problem recommending this diet.

    • Dara Castor Cartee

      Did you find that you were hungry at all and please be honest? I’m reading how the caloric intake is pretty drastic, around 500 calories a day so I’m just wondering.

  • Omniforlife

    Omnitrition International, Inc. is about health and wellness before weight loss. With any weight loss program or product you have to include other products that put your body at it’s optimum for results. We are not Doctors or Physicians so we can not make any medical or health claims…”it’s cures this or that”, as with anything results are different for EVERYONE and we advise you to consult with your doctor if you’re not sure about a product. If you take the time to ask questions that you’re burning to ask you’ll find no one is hiding anything. The website has all the current products, their benefits and ingredients.

  • skeptychicky

    When you go to an Omni meeting and distributors start talking, than say, “oh, I can’t say that” it seems a bit fishy to me. What exactly are they NOT supposed to mention? What should I NOT know about? And WHY??? So if anyone has taken any training, sold this stuff and not anymore, could you please give a lil info, please.

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