Venus Factor Diet Review

Created specifically for women, Venus Factor addresses weight loss in a unique approach that involves both diet and exercise. The program was developed by John Barban and lasts for 12 weeks.

According to Barban, it is the level of Leptin in women’s bodies that is directly responsible for their ability to lose weight.* However, because they typically try to diet like men these levels are often thrown off which means they are doing more harm than good. So, Barban created what he calls the Metabolic Over Ride (MOR), which he contends works so well that a cheat day is therefore allowed.

Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Venus Factor Diet?

Dieters using the Venus Factor program will likely lose weight if they can stick to the program. The program requires a good amount of extreme exercise and a diet plan that cannot be deviated from. Therefore, any dieter who expects long-term success will have to remain true to the Venus Factor.

Is The Venus Factor Diet Easy To Follow?

The Venus Factor is a digital product. That means that there are no hard cover books or DVDs sent to a dieter buying the program. Instead, everything is offered online. While some view that as an advantage in that they “get it now,” others might not like the fact that they have nothing physical to own.

In addition, the workouts that the Venus Factor requires can be very difficult. Those who are new to the world of fitness may struggle. The same goes for the restrictive diet. However, any straying from the formula will make results so-so at best, which could lead to quitting the program altogether.


The Venus Factor program is all over the internet these days. At a cost of just under $50 it does seem like there is a lot that is offered for the price. In fact, there are a number of websites that prominently promote the Venus Factor program.

However, when you look closely, you’ll see that the main website of the Venus Factor offers an affiliate program. So, that leads to the belief that much of the praise associated with these sites is due to the fact that they get money from Venus Factor when their visitors buy the system. As a matter of fact, they get a 75% commission.

While the diet may work to some degree for women, it still might not be worth buying. There are many other comprehensive programs on the market today that also offer guidance in both diet and fitness, but don’t rely on paying other websites to promote them.

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

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  • James Payne

    OK this type of thing pisses me off, WHY? Because this is called “negative advertising”. Negative advertising is where you take a great selling product and riding on the advertising efforts of others (because lots of people are looking for it in google) and give a negative review based on nothing in order to sell the product YOUR offering. Read the disclosure at the bottom of the page. Who wants to buy something from a slimeball marketer?

  • Cathryn Day

    It’s actually a very simple program..and isn’t actually strict at all..there’s a lot of leeway in what you can eat and even in the numbers. Following it exactly will obviously get the best results, but if you find it too difficult for whatever reason, even modifying a couple of the numbers will have an impact. (not really a program…just a reminder of what it takes to lose weight and keep it off.(Take in fewer calories than you burn). It’s not restrictive as to what you can eat, but you have to be mindful of a couple of numbers. As for the exercise…as with any exercise program, it gets easier as you become familiar with it etc…but the reality is you CAN use any fitness system you want in conjunction with the eating plan…you’ll still get results. (I did it for 6 weeks with good results, then life got in the way and I lost my motivation. Back to it now and it’s actually really nice to know that I can pick it up again at any time)

  • Lauren Remick Martone

    I am handicapped and for the next three to six months exercise is prohibited. Is Venus Factor my best best for losing weight?

  • Margaret L

    This is a complete diet, exercise and “immersion” system in which “they” expect you to sign up for digital downloads ($47), buy additional offers — three which come with the original $47 — although he says time and time again all it costs is $47 — PLUS a “free” trial for their immersion website, which thereafter is $100 (per month or year — not sure…). Plus DVDs of exercises you need to tone your body into exactly that beautiful, sexy size you always wanted to be, right? All the time saying, there’s no special diet — oh yeah, the cookbook is only $19.99 — etc. etc. etc. Once you click “order,” you have given them permission to go into hard-sell mode. It’s a complete system. I’m sure it works for the younger women. I’m not one of them. You can find the details of leptin resistance by going to any book website and searching “leptin resistance.” Oh, yeah, there’s also life “coaches” available, too! $$$$$$$

  • Betty

    This diet is not for me. I knew it the same day I ordered. That was a little over a week ago and I have sent 8 different emails asking for a refund. They will not honor their money back, no questions asked and within 48 hours refund. Definitely not a good business to deal with. Buyer beware

    • April K. Aretta Pritchett

      May I ask how you knew it wasn’t for you the moment you saw it? Was you expecting something different?

      • Margaret L

        May I ask, do you work for the company?

        • kbmomhope

          Margaret, I don’t work for the company either, and your reply to April K. was not helpful. Her question was valid. You complain about hard sell emails after ordering, but you really didn’t comment on the program itself and why you felt it didn’t meet your expectations.

          I am looking into the program and I do understand from their marketing materials and other articles/blogs/reviews on the web that it is totally digital information, that it does take commitment and work (no magic pills, just discipline and following the program), and that you do not have to purchase any additional things they try to sell you. It emphasizes that they don’t sell any special foods or meals, a la Medifast or Nutrisytem or Jenny Craig, but meal plans does indicate some sort of food restrictions. Obviously, if you could lose weight eating as you’ve always eaten, you wouldn’t be searching for a weight loss program – duh! Sorry for being sarcastic, but it is true.

          Yes, most of the information could be found by doing a lot of research on your own, but to me, my time is more valuable than the $47 to have a nice reference to guide me if I think the program seems sound. That’s why I was searching for negative comments/reviews of the program. Your review really doesn’t address the merits/negatives of the program itself, just a combination of things that were easily found out before purchasing and a warning about extras they may try to sell you that aren’t required for the basic program.

          • Margaret L

            You are not being sarcastic, ma’am, you are being critical — without the even the benefit of knowing me.

            The point is this: You sound like a person who would really like this program, so go for it!

            I thought it looked interesting, and I like the woman above in 2011 knew the moment I pressed “submit” and there were three or four offers behind the initial offer, that I had made a mistake…. Then began the battles to get my money back. I was ultimately successful (about 4 to 6 weeks later, why so long?)…. And only after filing a dispute with American Express, who did contact the company…

          • kbmomhope

            I’m glad to hear you did finally get your money back, Margaret. Can I ask again though why you thought it was a mistake? Does the exercise program look too intense? I ask that only because I myself have become very out of shape and I suffer from arthritis in my back, hips and knees that has of course gotten worse due to my gaining weight and I need to lose about 50 pounds. I know I need more exercise and will just have to deal with the pain for a while, but I also don’t want to injure myself in the process. So many of the programs out there (CrossFit, etc) look way too intense and could easily lead to injury. You look around the same age as me and I don’t know your fitness level, so I just wondered if that was the case or if it was more the recommended diet that you didn’t feel you could follow.

            I actually had lost the weight two years ago by eating very low carb, but was not able to maintain it, probably because my metabolism also has slowed down that much more combined with more hours seated at a desk for work. I have other questions as well that I haven’t seen addressed on any websites posted by users or sellers of the program, such as how it seems to cycle higher and lower carbs. I cannot eat a lot of carbs due to reactive hypoglycemia, but low carb alone is not letting me lose the weight.

          • desert28moon

            I went with Total Gym … love it!

          • desert28moon

            You still sound like you work for them….

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