Kylie Daniels

Kylie Daniels

My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Whole30 Diet Review

    Review overview Summary Whole30 is a program in which men and women of all ages follow a diet that is supposedly “wholesome” for a consecutive 30 days. ProsInexpensive ConsCreates intolerances Minimal direct customer support Eliminate several food groups at once Extensive amount of time Ratings in depth Effectiveness Scientific Backing Customer Reviews Customer Support Money […]

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    Written by Kylie Daniels

    Kylie Daniels

    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Oxycise! Diet Review

    Oxycise! is a diet program that claims that all it takes is following their breathing exercises to lose weight. Is controlling your breathing really the key to weight loss?

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    Review overview

    Summary

    Oxycise! is a breathing exercise program that claims to help you lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

    Pros

    • No Added Supplements
    • No Equipment Necessary
    • Several Testimonials

    Cons

    • Does Not Take Into Account Proper Nutrition
    • Glorified Stretching Guide
    • Actual Scientific Resources are Not Disclosed
    • Outdated Info

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    5.4 10 Average

    Oxycise! was created by a woman by the name of Jill Johnson. A woman that supposedly has a passion for assisting men and other women in their weight loss journeys, because she says she went through this very process herself. After several years of struggling with her weight fluctuation, keeping it off, and the various diet fads, she claims to have researched and developed the perfect solution. Unlike most diets, this program does not include any sort of supplements or intense workouts. Oxycise!, when it all comes down to it, is simply a breathing technique. If you are anything like me, you are probably extremely skeptical of this product. If it truly was as easy as following a certain breathing technique to make a life-changing alteration to your weight, why would the thousands upon thousands of weight loss products on the market even be a question?

    Oxycise! is a program that can be completely carried out for free in the comfort of your own home. According to the website, “Oxycise! is a simple, powerful diaphragmatic breathing technique combined with flexing and contracting of all muscle groups”. However, as we know everything has a price! In order to follow the “proper” breathing technique there is a set of DVD’s, Book, and a CD available for purchase for $39.95 (at an introductory discount), when usually it costs just under $60. The fact that this process is said to help you lose weight with something as natural and simplistic as oxygen, seems to good to be true.

    Oxycise! Claims

    There are several claims made by the founder, Jill Johnson, herself. The first claim made is “you will learn exactly what to do to reach a healthy weight and maintain it for life”. (Oxycise.com) The words “for life” are quite a promise. Considering the fact that this program is based on breathing techniques, is it worth a whole $60 to $90 dollars to learn how to supposedly breathe yourself skinny?

    Another claim made is that “the inches fall off steadily and healthily in only 15 minutes a day with the power of oxygen.”(Oxycise.com) This claim is one that I found astounding. The “inches fall off steadily” part of the claim is pretty interesting since chances are if you are already in great shape (as many of the athlete testimonials prove), inches will not just be falling off. Is it really so that if you only have 5 pounds to lose, this exercise will help you to achieve just that? Same goes for if you have 50 pounds to lose? Following the amount of weight lost, the time seems pretty quick. It claims you will see a difference by just taking part in these techniques for 15 minutes a day. These claims are both unrealistic, and not easy to believe.

    “With Oxycise! you can get in shape without changing the way you eat.”(Oxycise.com) Unlike the last two claims that may have seemed a little farfetched at first, this claim is most definitely faulty. It is common knowledge that nutrition most definitely plays a role in weight gain and even further, health. If these breathing techniques are all that they are said to be, they still cannot disregard that fact that the foods you consume affect your shape and health.

    Does Oxycise! Have Scientific Backing?

    Well, right off the bat there is a line repeated on the homepage of the company website that reads “fat oxidizes into carbon dioxide”, hence the name Oxycise! The oxidation process is a natural process that occurs through the simple act of breathing. In taking deeps breaths and controlling your muscles, the fat is said to be released from your body in the form of carbon dioxide. After making such a statement, I was curious as to the scientific research that was noted to give it support. It turns out that there are several explanations featured on the website in the FAQ sections and such. Further, there are links and scientific findings from different Universities to back the claims that can be found on the “articles” webpage. 

    Is Oxycise! Effective?

    At least this program has been around long enough to give us a sufficient amount of reviews and feedback. With positive feedback on the results of this product, it seems as though it may be effective to a certain extent. However, there were quite a few critical reviews about how outdated it was and that it was essentially a glorified yoga instruction. One even went to say she experienced gaining weight.

    “ …If you want the dvd for the stretches it is wonderful, I highly recommend it for the stretches alone. In the 2 weeks I did the breathing exercises with stretches my waist increased 1.5 inches and in everything else went up 1 inch. I wasn't feasting on food. I was shocked, I think it's just the breathing technique does not work for me. I'm doing the breathing properly. I was hoping to have a different Outcome.” –Amazon Customer

    Along with the critical reviews, there were positive reviews on the actual website itself. Whether they be for marketing use or honest testimonials, I do not want to fail to mention that they were indeed present.

    “… I started a challenge for January 2016 and we are 7 days in….I've lost 3″ and 2.4lbs in a week… “ –Cindy Hansen, Oxycise! Consumer

    Keep in mind that many of the reviews pertained to the breathing techniques and introductory guides, but did not necessarily take into account the importance of eating well. Although a relatively healthy diet is promoted, it is not “required” by this program. Taking long-term effects into consideration, nutrition is the ultimate foundation for your body. No matter how effective the breathing and muscle movements may be, a balanced diet is vital to success in both weight loss and health itself.

    What are Oxycise! Side Effects?

    Considering the fact that this is a completely natural process, there are not any noted side effects. Keep in mind that this is a program to be followed for 15 minutes a day and is meant to eventually just become a part of your daily routine. We all are well aware the importance of breathing and how important it is for all of our internal organs, tissues, and blood cells to receive oxygen. That being said, there is not much negative that comes with paying an extra 15 minutes of attention a day to your breathing. As long as you take deep breaths and do not cause a shortage, you should be not come across any damage. Although this is important, it does not mean that spending this chunk of money to learn breathing exercises is guaranteed to have you lose weight or even show you something you don’t already do. 

    Oxycise! Support

    Oxycise! offers a phone number- 1(800) OXYCISE- that can be reached at any point Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST. They provide you with a support address: [email protected], as well as a “Contact Us” form in which you can fill out your info and submit an inquiry.

    There is a newsletter, media room, creative outlet, ambassador program, and Facebook page for Oxycise! customers to interact with. This provides the individual with different platforms to share their experiences with the product and possibly inspire others in the community.

    In the case that you are not content with your purchase, you are entitled to a full refund. In order to receive the refund (not including shipping and handling costs), you must return the product within 30 days of making the purchase.

    Bottom Line

    Oxycise! Is a natural weight loss program in which fat is supposedly released in the form of carbon dioxide simply through the “proper” breathing techniques that are taught in this Oxycise! program. This program claims to provide you with guides and tools to train yourself to take deep breaths and activate the proper muscle function to burn fat and shed unwanted pounds. Overall, they do provide information about the product development, research and findings, effectiveness, and creating customer engagement through several avenues of support which is something that many products on the market fail to do. Keep in mind that although this program hits a lot of the spots, it fails to require a balanced diet and may just be a glorified series of yoga stretches that is essentially not worth paying all of that money for. If you are looking to be guaranteed weight loss and energy I would recommend that you instead seek a program that provides you with all of the aspects necessary for success including a balanced diet and exercise routine. 

    Review overview

    Summary

    Oxycise! is a breathing exercise program that claims to help you lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

    Pros

    • No Added Supplements
    • No Equipment Necessary
    • Several Testimonials

    Cons

    • Does Not Take Into Account Proper Nutrition
    • Glorified Stretching Guide
    • Actual Scientific Resources are Not Disclosed
    • Outdated Info

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    5.4 10 Average

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    1. “Oxycise! › Customer Reviews.” Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Oxycise! Web.
    2. “Oxycise! Health and Weight Loss Program.” Oxycise! Health and Weight Loss Program. Web.
    3. “Oxycise Lose Weight and Inches by Breathing.” Natural Health Techniques. Web.

     

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Skinny Bitch Review

    Do not get confused, Skinny Bitch is a vegan-biased book that raises awareness about the meat industry and the benefits of becoming a part of the vegan lifestyle. But does becoming a vegan make you lose weight?

    Review overview

    Summary

    Skinny Bitch is a diet book that aims to promote a vegan lifestyle and gives sassy advice as to how to achieve a skinny figure.

    Pros

    • Inexpensive book
    • Raises awareness about meat industry

    Cons

    • Vegan biased
    • Lack of Support
    • Not particularly a diet program
    • Offensive language
    • Hardly any scientific backing

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    1.7 10 Very bad!

    The Skinny Bitch Diet is a book that was written by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. Rory Freedman was a former modeling agent and Kim Barnouin was a former model herself. These two collaborated on a book, which later became a number of books regarding nutrition and health. This is not your usual rule-book and diet plan. Through the use of colorful language and girly sass, these two authors paint a vivid picture of the harms of the meat industry and persuade readers to live a vegan lifestyle. According to the author’s message, it takes living a vegan lifestyle to lose weight. Is veganism really the healthiest for you? Oftentimes vegans develop deficiencies in important nutrients such as Vitamin B12. When you cut out foods that naturally provide your body with the proper nutrients it is easy to struggle. We all are well aware, that there are several other ways to lose weight than just following a strict vegan diet.

    This conversational text is often mistaken as a diet book. Realistically this book goes more along the lines of a conversational book written to inform readers of the harm that they are facing when indulging in certain foods and a list of foods and products that should be avoided. If you think you can handle the vulgarity of the language and vegan promoting nutrition, this book is available for purchase starting at about $9.99 on tape to about $17.95 in a hardcover. However, if you are looking for a diet plan to follow, this is not it.

    Skinny Bitch Claims

    This book claims to be A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous” (Skinny Bitch cover). The issue with this book does not so much seem to be with the diet itself, but instead with the approach. As far as the “diet” and nutrition goes, the book pretty much just promotes a vegan diet. With a vulgar language twist, they ban eating meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, white flour, sugar, and artificial flavors. That being said your energy should come from complex carbohydrates like potatoes and whole-wheat pasta.

    If you are looking into a vegan diet and want some comedic relief (depending on how easily you get offended) then this might be worth the read, however if you are looking to make a change in lifestyle and lose weight this should definitely not be your go to. They offer some information about nutrition but there is no plan to follow for exercise or any other type of programs involved. Primarily this book makes negative claims about the way foods are processed and the harm in eating meat and supporting the meat industry. Sure, I can get behind that…

    Does Skinny Bitch Have Scientific Backing?

    There is not any scientific background when it comes to the authors of this book. They have personal experience to share and research that they cite throughout the book, but only unauthorized scientific credibility themselves.

    Kim Barnouin, one of the co-authors, attended a non-accredited Medical University by the name of Clayton College of Natural Health. This University has not been accredited therefore it is considered a “diploma mill” or school in which one pays a fee for a course and receives a diploma. In fact, Clayton was an online college that was closed down in 2010. So how exactly does this suffice as trustworthy nutritional background? It doesn’t.

    Throughout the book customers have mentioned that there are citations for research, but many were left out of the final bibliography. This actually was a major complaint amongst some of the readers. That being said, research is only considered credible when there are scientific peer reviewed articles or citations of the sort. If there is information being mentioned that is left out of the bibliography one has no choice but to believe that it was made up. We are looking for the facts, this is our body and future health that we are talking about. There is no room for hearsay and people trying to recruit you onto the vegan bandwagon.

    Is the Skinny Bitch Method Effective?

    Ultimately what this book is providing is all the reasons as to why one should be vegan. There are several differences in the ways our bodies process such foods and a plant-based diet (which is primarily what it means to be vegan) is much simpler and lower in calories, leading to alterations in digestion and in turn the possibility of shedding some pounds. Although this is definitely not always the case. Just because the foods allowed on the diet are primarily lower in fat, the caloric intake and portion sizes are what make the difference when it comes to the nutrition aspect of weight loss. The hard truth is that if you do not follow a strict meal plan or nutrition program, a solid transition to a vegan lifestyle will be nearly impossible. You would be surprised how prevalent dairy products are in normal everyday meals. Just to give you an example, butter is not considered a vegan product therefore it would be banned if you were following the lifestyle. Good luck going out to eat at a restaurant and them not cooking some part of your meal with butter. Obviously, for vegans that have committed themselves to this lifestyle for the sake of animals and other passionate reasons for years on end, they are well aware of the fact that they need to avoid such things. On the other hand someone like you that is unfamiliar is going to need a strict breakdown and program to follow to make the transition and avoid slip ups. In our case, we are looking for a concrete resolution to lose weight and keep it off and this book just does not provide any of the proper elements.

    Another issue with the effectiveness of this book is the approach. This book does not even necessarily promote the correlation between a vegan lifestyles and weight loss, but instead all the issues with consuming foods that do not fall under a vegan diet. So if it is not even guaranteed, what are we doing reading a book like this as a tool to kick-start our weight loss?

    What Are Skinny Bitch Diet Side Effects?

    Although this book should not be considered a diet, it does practically adhere to a vegan lifestyle. There are indeed unsaid side effects to adopting a vegan diet seeing as how it works similar to the elimination diet. This is the case for two reasons.

    The first being that there is a good chance you develop intolerance to such foods if you cut them out of your diet for a long period of time. The other reason is that it can be very difficult to take part in if you are not totally convinced that you do not want to consume meat or dairy products for a very long time. If you adopt these habits it normally has a short-term effect because you will crave the categories that you have eliminated and break the entire cycle. Without a breakdown of a nutritional program included? You will not even know where to turn to. This is an issue when it comes to making such a change. You need directions and options to follow. Believe me, we all are so motivated at the start of dieting and so eager to drop the pounds but that only lasts for so long until you need something to fall back on. The Skinny Bitch Diet text does not provide those tools for you.

    Skinny Bitch Support

    Since this is a book there is no customer support. There are no follow-up websites in which you can contact the authors directly for support. The only interaction we have with the authors can be found in personal interviews of the authors. There is not any consultations or contact information given to help you carry out your newly adopted lifestyle. However, there is a Facebook and Twitter for followers to find out info on what is latest in the Vegan world, etc.

    As far as money back guarantee and return policies, those vary depending on where you purchase the book.

    Bottom Line

    Skinny Bitch is a vegan-biased book that raises awareness about the meat industry and the benefits of becoming a part of the vegan lifestyle. This book is not intended to be a diet book or program for weight loss. It emphasizes the negatives of the meat industry and harms in consuming animal products, alcohol, etc. while pitching the benefits to only taking part in a plant based diet. One of the benefits that is mentioned is that you may lose some weight, but that is where the confusion lies. If you are concerned about weight loss and making a change to your eating and exercise habits, this is not even a diet program by any means. With primarily negative reviews, the sassy and vulgar language of the text is written as a book for comedic relief. This book aims to expose the meat industry and uses a hook like “skinny bitch” to draw readers in that are looking to shed some weight. At the end of the day, for most of us women this is a great way to get our attention. Who is not always looking for ways to lose a little extra? Smart on their part. That being said, for an actual diet that will have you feeling youthful, energized, balance emotions, and shed unwanted pounds of course, we suggest you look somewhere else.

    Resources

    1. Barrett, Stephen, M.D. “Clayton College of Natural Health: Be Wary of the School and Its Graduates.” Clayton College of Natural Health: Be Wary of the School and Its Graduates. N.p. n.d. Web.
    2. “Diet Review: Skinny Bitch.” Health.com. Web.
    3. “Skinny Bitch.” Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Skinny Bitch. Web.
    4. “Skinny Bitch.” Books on Google Play. Web.
    5. “The Skinny Bitch Diet.” Healthline. Web.
    6. “Skinny Bitch.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web.

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Slim4Life Diet Review

    Slim4Life is a weight loss program that claims to help you lose weight with their one-on-one phone consultations or in house check-ups. Is this just another one of those expensive programs that fools you with their claims?

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    Slim4Life is a diet program that claims to have been around for about 30 years now as it is said to have been created in 1979. Before taking a closer look at the development and history of this program, the website alone gives it away. Slim4life.com is extremely outdated. This is never enticing when seeking a new and improved approach to weight loss. Nowadays, there are so many diets, supplements, and programs on the market that there is no time to waste with the ones that are far from appealing. Slim4Life offers two types of weight loss programs. There is an on-site program as well as an at home program. The on-site program requires that you come in person to one of their Slim4Life centers to receive one-on-one guidance and supervision. Although, if you do not live near their locations in Kansas, Florida, Texas, or Missouri, you are out of luck and would have no choice but to do the at home program.

    The Slim4Life home program provides you with a food plan, Slim Snacks, a tape measure, and 4 weeks of over the phone consultations. They also offer 6 and 10 week programs for those that want to make a longer commitment. When purchasing individual items off of the site, they are shipped to you free of shipping charges, as long as you spend over $150, but are non-refundable (this may seem hard to do, but considering the at home program alone exceeds $250, spending that much is a given). What if you are unhappy with your program? This is way too expensive of a risk to take.  

    The price varies depending on your situation and what comes of your initial consultation. The price evaluation cannot be done over the phone, therefore if you do not live in the area you are stuck with purchasing a “home program” that is non-refundable and costs over $299 on sale that lasts a duration of 4 weeks. This general home package does not feature the “personal” plan they claim to construct for each Slim4Life client (looks to me like if you do not live in close proximity of the locations, you should just turn away now). The first over the phone consultation is when you will prompted to discuss medical history and get your personal touch added to the home program.

    Slim4Life Claims

    Slim4Life claims to assist their clients in losing “3 to 5 pounds a week (more or less)”. That being said, this guarantee that is repeatedly stated all over the website raises uncertainty with the “more or less” placed in parenthesis each time. Punctuation aside, there is hardly anything promising about this program. Depending on your goals, some may be looking to lose over 40 pounds while some may just be looking to drop 10. If you are stuck ordering an at home kit (because there are no locations near you) that only lasts 4 weeks, you are going to have to purchase it several times to attain your goal at a rate of 3 to 5 pounds per week. You will be spending about $600 over the course of two short months in non-refundable program purchases alone. What if it does not even work? What if you are falsely convinced it is working in the first month from natural loss of water weight and then it plateaus as you go on to week 5 and you are stuck?

    Although they pride themselves on providing you with a meal plan derived from foods you can get at the grocery store as well as out to eat, there are Slim4Life protein snacks and supplements that are obligatory as well. Sure, you may not be eating full meals made by Slim4Life, but there are still snacks and supplements that you are required to purchase from their company in order to achieve the so-called benefits the program claims to offer.

    Does Slim4Life Have Scientific Backing?

    There is no scientific backing or information disclosed on the website. There are several dietary supplements sold on the website, but no further scientific research or findings behind these supplements. Due to the fact that there is very limited information provided about the supplements, I highly recommended that you seek approval from your personal doctor prior to taking any of these supplements.  There is very little information on the development of the products in this program and how it came to be. There is no-telling whether or not the supplements were designed by healthcare professionals or even clinically proven to have an effect on your body in any way or not.

    There is not even proof that the consultants that answer the support lines and work in the Slim4Life centers have any nutritional credibility. Not to say it does not exist, but shame on them for not including such critical information about the program on their webpage. There are way too many questions left unanswered when it comes to this program…

    Is Slim4Life Effective?

    Truth is, regardless of strictly following this Slim4Life program or not, if you struggle with your weight and are looking to lose a significant amount, switching to a low calorie diet alone will most likely have you dropping pounds right off of the bat. It is inevitable that if your body is used to eating mass amounts of calories and you shock it with a transition to consuming several hundred less calories a day, it will definitely react in an abrupt way (this is when you lose water weight). Slim4Life claims that with the help of their food plans that cater to your individual diet and goals you will supposedly have a consistent weight loss journey for life. That being said, spending close to $300 dollars a month (minimum) to reap the benefits of a simple low calorie meal plan is incredibly unnecessary. Thus far I have discovered that their locations are difficult to access because they are limited, there is no set price (and is on the expensive side no matter what), and there is absolutely no scientific backing. With my discoveries in mind, I came across several negative customer reviews. For example one read as follows:

    “…I have received nothing from this company but a 20 min sales pitch and they are trying to keep over $500! I later learned that they have an F rating with the Better Business Bureau and have multiple other bad reviews. Wish I had looked that up before – hoping to help others avoid the same mistake. Very bad customer service and quite the scam.”- Unsatisfied Slim4Life Customer

    I would conclude that this program is not effective. There are a multitude of other sources out there that can help you with a meal plan and even better, exercise as well! It is important to remember that both nutrition and exercise are critical to positive and well-sustained results.

    What are Slim4Life Side Effects?

    There aren’t any specific side effects disclosed about the supplements or program at all. Just because they are not disclosed doesn’t necessarily guarantee that there are not any. I can almost guarantee just from just understanding the way this is set up that if your body is not used to consuming less than 1,500 calories a day, it will undergo some uneasiness at first. In turn resulting in fatigue and nausea because your body is used to receiving larger amounts of food and it will need to adjust to being held back. Other side effects to be aware of are in the dietary supplements you are consuming. Always be sure and consult a proper physician prior to incorporating new supplements into your daily routine. However, the lack of disclosed side effects on their part leads me to believe that these supplements do not have much to be wary of because they do not even work. Often times if a supplement prides itself on being safe or free of any side effects, it might as well be a placebo and is more times than not, useless.  

    Slim4Life Support

    For those clients that do not have access to the centers, there is a phone support line that can be reached at (816) 730-7546. The first time you call there is a free over the phone consultation. Every time thereafter, the client and the consultant are expected to talk three times a week during business hours as a part of purchasing the “home plan”. When I spoke with one of the representatives, they mentioned that the phone calls all go through a corporate portal and then are picked up by different individuals after that. I do not know about you, but I would rather stick to one consultant that I will be able to work with in achieving my goal rather than confiding in a new person for support each time.

    As for social media platforms, there is a Facebook page for Slim4Life Texas, but that is all that I came across. Overall, I am not impressed by the support in the least. I must warn you that upon calling for your first time, make sure and have questions ready if there is anything I have not answered for you in this review. There is an overwhelming sales pitch that they bombard you with as well as they attempt to take note of your medical history straight away. After that first free phone consultation they try and get you to start paying, so be aware of what you are getting into.

    Bottom Line

    Slim4Life is a diet program available for men, women, and children ages 10 and up. It boils down to a diet that basically consists of a low calorie food plan and numerous consultations to allegedly change your lifestyle and have you losing weight for life. The philosophy behind this program is that by following a guide that consists of foods you can buy at the grocery store or order out, dietary supplements, and other Slim4Life snacks you should be able to create new healthy habits. After researching this product, the lifestyle changes they aim to promote can easily be made without going through the hassle of purchasing a couple hundred dollars worth of guides and products that have no scientific evidence, no refunds, and no support. If you are looking to get rid of bloating, shed unwanted pounds, have a balanced diet, and overall healthy lifestyle, you should most definitely seek out another program.

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    1. “Slim4Life Weight Loss Kansas and Missouri – Home.” Slim4Life Weight Loss Kansas and Missouri – Home. Web.
    2. “Slim4Life.” Diet.com. Web.
    3. “Slim 4 Life.” Complaints and Reviews. USA Complaints, n.d. Web.

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    The Perfect Health Diet Review

    The Perfect Health Diet book claims that through years of research they were able to develop the exact diet that we must follow for supposedly the best health and weight loss. Is this book really supposed to provide the exact diet to fit each and every reader?

    The Perfect Health Diet Review

    Review overview

    Summary

    The Perfect Health Diet is a book that claims to provide you with a detailed discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of consuming certain foods and supposedly the proper diet to follow.

    Pros

    • Credible Authors
    • Affordable

    Cons

    • Very Similar to Paleo Diet
    • Negative Side Effects
    • No Money-Back Guarantee

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3.4 10 Bad

    The Perfect Health Diet is a book written by husband and wife, Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet. This couple has a qualified scientific background, their Ph.D.s, and a passion for diets and health. They began their research on the impacts of different food groups on diseases, immunity, and health. Their research covered everything from how we contract certain diseases to the potential health benefits obtained through the consumption of certain foods or lack thereof.

    This book is available for purchase online on several different websites. Amazon, being among the most popular of the sites, has the paperback version priced at $11.68 and the hardcover for $19.04. This reasonably priced guide was published in December of 2013. Ultimately, their goal in creating this Perfect Health Diet book was to give the reader tools to achieve optimal health, whether they suffer from disease or not.

    As far as the descriptive diet that they recommend, it is very similar to the well-known paleo diet. One of the minor differences is that in the Perfect Health Diet you are allowed to consume minimal simple starches such as white rice and potatoes, whereas starches are banned in the paleo diet. For those of you that are not familiar with the Paleolithic or “paleo” Diet, it is a restrictive diet in which starches, grains, legumes, sugars, and unhealthy fats (ex. vegetable oil) are not permitted.

    The Perfect Health Claims

    As printed on the front cover of the book, the Perfect Health Diet claims to teach you how to “Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat”. This claim seems plausible, seeing as how we should all be well aware of the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits for our well-being. However, after looking into the feedback from readers and the content of the book itself, their “way we are meant to eat” statement definitely does not apply to everyone. 

    Does The Perfect Health Have Scientific Backing?

    Considering both authors that collaborated to create this Perfect Health Diet are scientists as well, I would consider their research and findings to be sufficient forms of scientific backing. According to a customer review on Amazon, the information provided in the text was very credible.

    The Perfect Health Diet is an extremely well referenced and supported diet book. I have read maybe fifty health and nutrition books, many in the “low carb”, “paleo”, “traditional eating” and “whole foods” categories. This book is the best that I have read.”- Eckthelion, an Amazon Customer

    When research has been carried out for as long as 7 years, which the Jaminet’s claim to have spent on the research for this text, the evidence and conclusions made are usually considered to be true. Although, this is not necessarily always the case. According to a critical Amazon customer review, there were a few instances in the book in which the authors did not live up to their expectations in the least.

    Some of the misinformation is this book is almost unbelievable, given that both authors are ostensibly educated and have been researching diet extensively for years. “ –Cynthia L., an Amazon Customer

    Is The Perfect Health Effective?

    Although there is a pretty sufficient amount of scientific backing as to the diseases and the role of food discussed in the book, whether or not this diet is the “perfect” diet is still very much in question.

    What the recommended diet comes down to is one that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. While this may be healthy for some, it is definitely not healthy for absolutely all. Aside from the food groups fitting “perfect” for everyone (or not), the effectiveness is questionable when you consider how difficult it is for many to just jump right into a diet of this sort. Going in cold-turkey can sometimes be rallied and motivated, but it gets tough when the cravings begin to creep in and you attempt to live a lifestyle of only these food groups for long periods of time. That being said, as far as this program being effective for the reader to achieve what they really are aiming to is nowhere near guaranteed.

    What are The Perfect Health Side Effects?

    The negative side effects recorded had to do with people that tried re-introducing certain food groups after completely eliminating them from their diet. Even though this is not referred to as an elimination diet, it is important to keep your body balanced. The balance helps to ensure that the proper bacteria stays where it belongs and gives strength to your immune system. If you follow a restrictive diet for a few weeks and really cut back on food groups (especially carbohydrates), chances are the side effects are going to be rough.

    Whether you develop intolerance and are irritated by the foods from the point of eliminating them on, or you begin to notice a fluctuation in weight and energy levels, you will suffer.

    The Perfect Health Support

    The Perfect Health Diet website offers different ways for readers to stay involved and active in their commitment to the new lifestyle. One way is to sign up for the “Perfect Health Newsletter.” This newsletter is e-mailed to its recipients along with a complimentary e-book that is granted upon signing up for the newsletter.

    The Perfect Health Diet is present on several social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Besides contacting the Perfect Health representatives on social media, there are a few e-mails provided such as [email protected], as well as a few different places to post comments and concerns throughout the website.

    The next option they provide on their website is the “Perfect Health Retreat”. This retreat really drives home the support that this couple hopes to achieve in empowering their readers. They feature several videos of past customers that have attended this retreat along with their stories and experiences on the website. This is a retreat in which participants have the opportunity to really take all that they have gathered from the book to the next level. Attendees have the opportunity to further their knowledge in a daily educational program, proper cooking instruction classes, personal health coaching, movement classes three times a day, evening relaxation classes, and free time to enjoy the nearby ocean. Not sure how I feel about this, it seems like an interesting option and I have yet to see it offered with any of the other diet programs out there.

    Bottom Line

    The Perfect Health Diet is a book created to help inform individuals of supposedly the proper diet to achieve weight loss and optimal health. Although this diet seemed well-researched and credible upon first glance (seeing as how it was written by scientists with a passion for health and diets), it was not held in such a high regard after all. This is not to say that it is not ideal for some, but it is most definitely not the “perfect” option for all. There may have been some very qualified scientific research conducted in the making of this book, but as for the diet plan, it was just not fitting. If the book was geared towards diseases, foods, and immunity primarily then I may have had a different opinion. As far as a weight loss program, we suggest that you not spend your time reading this book and instead continue to look into other options that may be more fitting.

    Review overview

    Summary

    The Perfect Health Diet is a book that claims to provide you with a detailed discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of consuming certain foods and supposedly the proper diet to follow.

    Pros

    • Credible Authors
    • Affordable

    Cons

    • Very Similar to Paleo Diet
    • Negative Side Effects
    • No Money-Back Guarantee

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3.4 10 Bad

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    Resources

    1. “Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way… › Customer Reviews.” Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat. Web.
    2. “Perfect Health Diet – A Diet for Healing Chronic Disease, Restoring Youthful Vitality, and Achieving Long Life | Perfect Health Diet.” Perfect Health Diet. Web.

     

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    Kylie Daniels

    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Pritikin Principle Diet Review

    The Pritikin Principle Diet claims to have all the resources to assist you in weight loss from their expensive starter pack to an entire overnight facility. Will taking part in such a complex program be worth your time and money?

    Pritikin Principle Diet

    The Pritikin Principle Diet was created by Nathan Pritikin. According to his story, he traveled around the world to different cultures in which heart conditions were not so prevalent to gather his findings. This was supposedly sparked by his personal suffering from a heart attack when he was in his 40’s. He claims that by following a diet that is low in fat and protein, while high in fiber, people will not face such risks of heart disease.

    The Pritikin Principle Starter Pack is sold for $349.95 at a “special” price when supposedly the regular price is $100 dollars more.  This package consists of one 30 minute over the phone consultation, one week of frozen meals, a one-year online Pritikin membership, and a book. To put this into perspective, by simply following this frozen dinner meal plan and reading a book within a week you are not going to see the results you were hoping for. Therefore, $350 dollars is an extremely steep price for far from guaranteed results.  After a week, you will then only have access to your online membership. Once a member you have access to recipes, purchasing weeklong meal plans at a price of  $225, a weight loss tracker, and a patient portal. What makes this diet program anywhere worth that expensive price?

    This original diet was created a while back, around the year 1970. Since then, Nathan’s son has taken over and the diet has been altered. Although this diet was originally created in hopes of lowering chances of disease, it now claims to aid in weight loss. As time has passed and there have been numerous other studies on nutrition and how our body functions, this diet gets a rap for being old news and some of the original findings do not comply with the findings about healthy diets today.

    Pritikin Principle Claims

    Adapting to a lifestyle of eating foods that are low in fat and protein, while high in fiber can be quite a challenge. Not only to break habits, but on our energy levels as well. Now that the Pritikin Principle has loosened the reigns and allows nuts and seeds, the task is not as immense but still very difficult. So what makes it worth it?

    The Pritikin Principle claims to be one of the healthiest diets on the market. It is more so geared towards alleviating and preventing disease rather than the weight loss factor. When Nathan Pritikin originally created this diet, he claims his intentions were as follows.

    “All I’m to do is wipe out heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity” – (Nathan Pritikin, Founder).

    In developing this program what he intended to achieve, in turn is what the claims hold for those participating in the Pritikin Principle Diet. Specifically, claims include; reducing triglycerides, reducing bad cholesterol, chronic inflammation, weight loss, etc. Although this is what the goal may have been, in doing some further research it does not seem as though these claims are really met in this program.

    Does Pritikin Principle Have Scientific Backing?

    Following the several claims made, there is indeed some extent of scientific backing for each of these claims. This Pritikin Principle Diet has been featured in multiple medical journals and studied by many recognized research institutions. Some of these institutions include UCLA, Harvard, and Stanford.

    As part of the research, I found that some of the guidelines that this diet sets are actually faulty. For example, what we know about the importance of the proper fat in our diets from several studies that have been conducted in recent years. Nowadays, the “good fats” such as fatty omega 3’s found in salmon, and fats from avocados and nuts, are critical for proper brain function or feeling full for a sufficient period of time. Therefore the Pritikin Principle Diet that calls for a low fat diet is actually not the best for you.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. *Results may vary.

    Is Pritikin Principle Effective?

    The Pritikin Principle Diet has extended from a published book, into a diet program with frozen meals and online membership, and later into a full fledge center. The Pritikin longevity center claims to be a location in which you can enroll and stay at for a period of time and that is where they guarantee the most results. However, if you do not have the time or money to enroll in a full on stay at a diet location, the at home program is your only option. If you are thinking that reading a book within a week and eating the frozen meals they send you with this program is enough to reach the results that they claim, you may want to reconsider. What if you have any allergies to the only food options they send you? What if you don’t see any significant changes in the first week and are forced to spend another $225 to get the meal plan for the next week?  There are hardly any testimonials shown on the website, but in their defense they do provide scientific proof which does not make me automatically count out the effectiveness. 

    What are Pritikin Principle Side Effects?

    As science has improved over the years, since the original Pritikin Principle Diet was developed there are definite some faults with the strict diet. As far as eating healthy and exercise, if everything is done in proper balance, there should be minimal side effects.

    The issue lies with the lack of fats and protein that the diet calls for. With slight changes to the guidelines in recent years, there is more animal protein and fat allowed in the plan, but still needs to be reconsidered. The original diet excluded most fats and this can have a negative side effect on our brain functions and mental conditions such as depression. In today’s day and age there have been several discoveries made regarding the benefits of animal protein, general protein, and “good fats”. By limiting the intake of such nutrients our bodies may suffer the side effects rather than reap the benefits.

    Pritikin Principle Support

    The Pritikin Principle Diet is originally distributed in the form of a book. It takes a lot of self-discipline to achieve the benefits and follow the diet properly. The Pritikin Principle offers a newsletter, email form for inquiries, and phone number (888) 254-1462. These forms of support (besides the newsletter) are all geared towards making a reservation for a stay at their facility or inquiries regarding the in-house rehabilitation programs. However, they do not specify any one on one support for the at home program or membership besides the initial 30 minute consultation upon signing up. This leaves the consumer primarily on their own if one is not interested in going through with the full on overnight stay. That being said, there is also not any Money-Back Guarantee mentioned on the website. 

    Bottom Line

    The Pritikin Principle Diet was originally developed in the 70’s in the form of a book and has evolved into an at home weeklong program, online membership, or overnight stay program.  Ultimately, this diet is very involved and far more complex than just following the steps to make some changes and achieve optimal health and weight loss. Although there is a large amount of scientific backing for this diet, it is research that can be done on your own and may not necessarily require the full on $350 weeklong program or stay at the Pritikin facility that they promote. If you are looking to lose weight, keep it off, and start a new lifestyle I would suggest that you save the money and find a program that will no doubt give you what you are looking to achieve.

    Resources

    1. “Articles by CategorySuccess Stories.” Pritikin Weight Loss Resort. Web.
    2. “Pritikin Diet Revisited.” Body Soul. Web.
    3. “Scientifically Proven Results.” Pritikin Weight Loss Resort. Web.
    4. “What Foods Are Allowed When Starting the Pritikin Diet?” Live Healthy. Web.

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    Top 5 Natural Food Appetite Suppressants

    When your stomach seems like a bottomless pit and absolutely nothing seems to be filling you up, you can count on these foods to naturally suppress your appetite!

    Do you ever feel like you have been eating so much food and nothing seems to keep you full? That is very common when you eat foods that are poor for your body or are just lack the proper nutrients to send the messages to your brain that your body is no longer in need of consuming food. In order to avoid that situation I have a quick list of foods for you to  make as your “go-to” rather than eating way more than needed. 

    The List

    • Oatmeal 

    Oatmeal is first up on the list because naturally the amount of fiber that it contains works in a way that it keeps you full for hours after eating it. As long as you don’t doctor it up with a bunch of sugar or anything unhealthy, you will be amazed at how it starts of your day with a satisfied stomach and is the perfect breakfast food!

    • Apples 

    Apples are a fruit that are rich in fiber as well as pectin, which assist your body in knowing when it is full. The natural sweetness that comes from the glucose makes for a great sweet tooth killer, while the glucose itself will help to boost your energy!

    • Nuts 

    Nuts are not only a great snack to get you through that afternoon stretch, but they are a fantastic source of protein and fiber. Almonds and walnuts in particular may seem like they have a higher calorie count, but just a couple handfuls will get you the antioxidants, magnesium, and protein to hold you over for a while.

    • Salmon 

    Salmon is a great way to have a low calorie meal and reap several benefits at the same time. It is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is an important nutrient for your body (and is one of the only important ones that is not produced naturally and can only come from external factors). These nutrients in turn increase a hormone called leptin in your body, which is highly recognized for its ability to suppress your appetite.

    • Avocado 

    Avocados, similar to nuts, are a great source of good fats! According to a Loma Linda University study, “Researchers found that participants who added half of a fresh avocado to their lunch reported a significantly decreased desire to eat by 40 percent over a three-hour period”. That being said, this super food is not only delicious but a proven natural way to keep your appetite suppressed!

     Bottom Line

    A great rule of thumb to keep in mind when looking for foods that will naturally suppress your appetite is to find foods that are high in fiber! Also, do not think that you will eat these foods and instantly not feel hungry. Give your body at least a 30 minute window for everything to begin processing and sending the right messages, then you can be the judge of whether you are hungry for more or that your appetite has been suppressed as planned. 

    Resources:

    1. “Acute Effect of Oatmeal on Subjective Measures of Appetite and Satiety Compared to a Ready-to-eat Breakfast Cereal: A Randomized Crossover Trial.”National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web.
    2. Boyer, Jeanelle, and Rui Hai Liu. “Apple Phytochemicals and Their Health Benefits.” Nutrition Journal. BioMed Central Ltd., 12 May 2004. Web.
    3. “Foods for Your Eyes, Skin, Hair – Times of India.” The Times of India. N.p., 30 July 2012. Web.
    4. “New Research: Effects of Eating Half an Avocado with Lunch on Satiety and Desire to Eat between Meals.” EurekAlert! N.p., 8 Jan. 2014. Web.
    5. Rossi, Andrea, Yolanda Lombardo, and Jean-Marc Lacorte. “Dietary Fish Oil Positively Regulates Plasma Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Sucrose-fed, Insulin-resistant Rats.” American Journal of Physiology. N.p., 1 Aug. 2005. Web.

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    The Gabriel Method Review

    This method is a so-called holistic approach to weight loss. Although a correct mindset is important, is that all it takes?

    Review overview

    Summary

    The Gabriel Method allegedly is a holistic approach to weight loss that targets obtaining control over emotional, physical, and environmental aspects of your life.

    Pros

    • Hardly Any

    Cons

    • Very expensive consultation fees
    • No nutritional plan, huge drawback! (How can you make a change to the way your body looks if you do not have a guide on which foods to eat or not?)
    • No specified Money-Back Guarantee, Risky!

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3 10 Bad

    According to the Gabriel Method, it is an innovative approach to managing weight loss that was created by a man named Jon Gabriel. He suffered from obesity at one point in his life and underwent an overwhelmingly large change, leading him to lose over 220 pounds. He says that this change that he underwent was triggered emotionally and with a “holistic approach” such as the Gabriel Method, he overcame his obesity and lost weight. Jon proceeds to advertise this method of weight loss not as a “diet”, because he never participated in a “diet” when he lost his weight, rather a method that has to do with mentality. Getting a better grasp of what the Gabriel Method is all about, we see that he really emphasizes his own experience, but how successful is this method for others that want to lose weight as well? Does the Jon Gabriel method only work for Jon Gabriel?

    The Gabriel Method is available through books on the market, a Visualization app., DVD sets and programs, one-on-one consultations over Skype or by phone, supplements, and more. Do not let all of these avenues of access fool you. Although I’m sure he has a story to share, a book about an experience or how to think about events in your life is not going to be the driving force for a sufficient change in weight loss. It just does not work that way. Next, his visualization app is a step by step voice over of a visualization based on the theme of your choice, to supposedly calm your mind and body and get into a deep sleep that might just help you to lose weight too? Jon Gabriel believes that if you can properly control your mind and emotions your body will want to get skinnier on it’s own. In turn, not want to eat poor foods, will want to be active, speed up its metabolism, etc. It just takes the correct mindset. The rough truth is that no matter what, it takes action. The action includes the two most basic properties of proper eating and exercise habits. With the mindset and no provided action, you will not succeed.

    Much easier said than done, which I am sure if you are looking into weight loss programs, you can attest to it yourself. Sure, the proper mindset can do a lot for you in life, but at this point in your weight loss journey, you want the exact steps and guides to give you concrete results…

    The Gabriel Method Claims

    The Gabriel Method claims that through mind-body techniques and the release of stress, past traumatic experiences, and more one will be able to train the mind to visualize itself in the proper balanced and healthy manner and it will do all the work to get there on it’s own. This seems pretty simple and like a new approach, but working with thoughts and perspective can get extremely tricky. Sure, this may be one important aspect of weight loss is your mindset (as with anything) but it will not be the only thing necessary.

    In following the Gabriel Method he claims that you will train your mind and body to be successful in helping you achieve a healthy weight, stop dieting, and instead nourish your cells with the proper nutrients when needed, be healed emotionally and not look to fat for comfort and security, etc. That being said, if there is no nutrition plan included in this program how will one know what the right nutrients are for a balanced diet, etc.

    Making claims such as the ones listed above is very bold. Considering there are no hard facts other than the success story of Jon Gabriel himself, there is a lot of room for skepticism. In fact, after Jon lost all of this weight did he keep it off? Does he have to do these visualizations for the rest of his life to keep the weight off? Have clients been successful in losing weight? With these questions unanswered on the website, you would think to pick up the phone to ask questions, but they only give you a busy dial tone. Leaving you with going to their scientific backing and sources…oh wait there is no credibility.

    Does The Gabriel Method Have Scientific Backing?

    As far as scientific backing for this method, there is only one webpage allotted to “medical reviews”. Assigning this page as being “medical” rather than “scientific” was a smart move to save himself from false advertising. I mention this due to the fact that there are no peer-reviewed scientific journals or articles to prove as scientific backing for this program. These medical reviews are made by different types of doctors all with different backgrounds. You have a mixture of an eclectic group of M.D.s all the way to an herbalist. We all know medical professionals like M.D.s do not know about balanced diets and health the way a dietician or nutritionist is actually specialized in nutrition and weight loss. So why are we taking reviews from sources such as pediatricians (focused on children’s medicine) and plastic surgeons?

    Aside from the medical reviews, Jon Gabriel himself achieved his bachelor degree in economics. Which does not give him any credibility with a psychology background, since ultimately this weight loss program is mental, how are we so sure that he has proper knowledge?

    There have been plenty of studies done regarding emotions and eating habits. Although we are aware of these, there was no scientific or clinical proof provided on the website to serve as basis for this program. Therefore, there was not any scientific backing provided for this program.

    Is The Gabriel Method Effective in Weight Loss?

    The medical reviews did not give us scientific backing, and the testimonials follow in the same footsteps. It seems as though all of the success stories have a common theme. These men and women are obese and lose over 100 pounds after following the Gabriel method. This seems pretty shocking, but too good to be true. For example, a testimony made by a client named Amanda Pearson reads:

    “I lost 113 pounds (51 kilos) in about six months and I’ve kept it off now for over a year. Also my blood sugar levels went from a dangerously high 19 down to 6. I’m now within the normal range. They say I still have diabetes but I don’t think so.” –Amanda Pearson

    This customer says that this Gabriel Method helped her to lose all of the weight in such a short period of time and her doctors tell her she still suffers from diabetes, but she doesn’t think so. I do not know about you but it seems as though all of this focus on mindset has some of these clients straying away from facing the facts. At the end of the day when it comes to chronic conditions and illnesses, a change in mindset will not be the cure. One medical review written by an M.D. reads:

    “Your book is incredible: The only useful book on sustainable weight loss. I have recommended it to many of my patients. It is tremendously helpful and I think everyone should read it.” – Daphne Goldberg (M.D. and Member)

    These reviews are awesome, but ultimately it is going to take a lot more than changing your mindset. Of course having the right mindset is key in carrying out the actions necessary to lose weight, but just being aware will not make the difference. Without an informative nutrition guide you will not be able to tell your body which foods and which portions are necessary. Your mindset and body making changes on its own will not be able to do this by itself either. A program such as the Jon Gabriel Method is most likely not effective.

    What Are The Gabriel Method Side Effects?

    The most obvious negative side effect is that there is a high chance that this method just flat out does not work.

    Although the side effects are not explicitly printed on the products or website, we read about some in the customer feedback. A customer reviewed the book on Goodreads.com as the following:

    “Overall, there's a bit of good advice mixed in with a whole lot of non-sense. I'd say the book's chief value is in emphasizing that our bodies are more in control of themselves, and diets in the conventional sense don't work.”-Mackenzie

    It is not valid to discount all diets because it is scientifically proven that with a balanced meal plan and working out, one will lose weight. The interesting part is that those basic factors are not a part of this program at all. This is all about emotional triggers and solving the psychology behind holding onto fat. Take a moment to realize that reading a book may make you aware of certain issues or reasons as to why you are overweight, but to really break through those walls and mental blocks in takes expensive sessions of intense therapy. The body image issues and emotional experience recovery is not going to simply be healed in reading a few books. If it were that easy, there would not be an issue. The easiest first steps would be to follow proper eating habits, but this method does not even give you a guide for that, which leaves the success of this program to be very concerning.

    The Gabriel Method Support

     The Gabriel Method shows that they offer different forms of support, but in turn they are actually faulty. Normally if you will be purchasing a product you want to speak to representative for any concerns whether it be by phone number or email. They provide you with a phone number, -(844) 324-0123- but it just rings to a busy telephone signal every time you call. The Gabriel Method can be accessed on Facebook for a community and updated postings a new and improved blog, a Twitter platform, a free 30-day trial of membership for the online support group, and an FAQ page.

    Out of these options, people tend to rely on customer support groups and community environments in weight loss. The Facebook  and Twitter pages are primarily quotes and images posted by Jon. The membership fee is $39.95 a month to chat with other clients, which comes out to an expensive price, just short of $500 dollars a year. After no active telephone support, and a Facebook page just like any other health blogger, is it worth the risk?

    Bottom Line

    The Gabriel Method is marketed as a holistic approach to weight loss. Ultimately, holistic is an umbrella term that means an approach that is not strictly physical, but mental and social as well. The keywords being “as well”. Training your mind to make a habit of a certain mentality is helpful to achieving weight loss, but it is not the only thing needed. The food you eat, the exercise you do, etc. all play just as much of an important role in the process. Therefore, this holistic approach is not so “holistic” after all, if the only thing it says you need to have in the right place is your mind and disregards the other important factors. In fact, they do not even provide a nutrition guide or physical activity plan at all in this program. That being said, this program seems to have quite a bit of loose ends, and we would recommend that you look for a weight loss program elsewhere.

    Resources

    1. “The Gabriel Method.” Amazon.com. Web.
    2. “The Gabriel Method.” Goodreads. Web.
    3. “The Gabriel Method – How to Lose Weight without Dieting.” The Gabriel Method. Web.
    4. “What Medical Professionals Are Saying About the Gabriel Method .” The Gabriel Method. Web.

    Review overview

    Summary

    The Gabriel Method allegedly is a holistic approach to weight loss that targets obtaining control over emotional, physical, and environmental aspects of your life.

    Pros

    • Hardly Any

    Cons

    • Very expensive consultation fees
    • No nutritional plan, huge drawback! (How can you make a change to the way your body looks if you do not have a guide on which foods to eat or not?)
    • No specified Money-Back Guarantee, Risky!

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    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
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    Spring Break: Last Minute Tips to Looking Your Best

    Whether you yourself have your spring break coming around the corner or you will be taking your kiddos somewhere warm to catch some rays for a week, everyone wants to be looking their best.

    Whether you yourself have your spring break coming around the corner or you will be taking your kiddos somewhere warm to catch some rays for a week, everyone wants to be looking their best. Seeing as how we are in crunch time, there are certainly not going to be any drastic measures taken, but there are definitely a few things you can do! Why not try and shed that last bit of water weight and tone up prior to your vacay?

    Before informing you on those tips, we should give you some insight into what exactly water weight is and how it is retained. If you are told that drinking lots of water and staying hydrated is a major factor in weight loss, it is. But how do you prevent water retention and why does it occur?

    In the first few weeks of your weight loss journey, you will shed pounds at a much quicker rate than over the course of a longer period of time. People refer to this weight that is being lost as “water weight”. Water weight derives from water retention. It is bloatation that is much easier to rid your body of than the fat in the actual expanded fat cells themselves. Water retention occurs naturally in the glycogen of your liver and muscles. Glycogen is a carbohydrate that holds onto water, in fact about 4 grams of water are held in every gram of glycogen. When you start reducing your calorie intake and increasing your daily exercise, you increase the burning of carbs and glycogen is usually among the first to go. That being said, through the burning of these carbs you are losing water weight.

    With that in mind, there are several ways to reduce water retention. To lessen the amount of water retained in glycogens, you must really focus on your diet. Aside from watching what you eat, the best ways to rid them of your body is through exercise and hydration. In order to prevent it, there are specific precautions to take. There are a few types of food groups to steer clear from. Do your best to keep foods that are highly processed and high in sodium as well as refined carbohydrates and sugars out of your diet. Your cured meats and salty condiments are usually where the sodium is abundant, whereas pizza, pasta, and white sugars are the main sources of refined carbs and sugar. By avoiding these food groups, you are bound to reduce water retention. In fact, one of the major ways to reduce (as well as prevent) water retention is to keep hydrated and drink several glasses of water day. Aim for around 8!

    Now that we have a good idea of what water weight is and how to avoid it, keep that in mind as you are making conscious decisions over the next few weeks. Understand that bloating is completely temporary and is relatively controlled.

    Assuming that you will be doing your best to stay on track with your healthy and wholesome diet, along with hydration, and now bloating prevention, the next thing would be to tone up what you have created for yourself thus far. There are several ways to tone up in a short period of time. We are going to give you a relatively simple checklist to follow, as you may be a tad bit busier than usual as you prepare to take your spring break vacation.

    The Spring Break Checklist

    Cardio For 30 Minutes

    Whether it be going for a jog in the morning before you get your day started, or ending your busy day with a thirty minute long walk, be sure to incorporate at least thirty minutes of cardio or more into your day over the course of the next few weeks. Depending on what you are capable of as far as intensity, the workouts that really get your heart rate up will have you burning calories in no time. Not to mention toning those muscles in your legs, torso, and arms for a refined and tight look. A few examples of workouts to try would include boot-camp workouts, hot yoga, or spin class. These classes tend to go over thirty minutes long, but that is never frowned upon. Also, if you can find a workout that includes HIT (high interval training), which is the practice of short quick intense actions followed by slow, you will be in even better shape. No such thing as too much cardio when it comes to those last minute efforts to achieving the figure you want for your vacay!

    Go To Bed Earlier

    Make an effort to go to bed at least 30 minutes earlier than usual. You would be surprised how that extra 30 minutes of sleep can actually affect your figure. Often times when we have not had enough sleep, our cravings for sugar and foods that are not beneficial to our body come about. Not only will this have you spike your energy followed by exhaustion which will have you skipping out on the 30 minutes of cardio and other normal daily activity, it will speed up your metabolism. Another benefit to getting a full night’s rest (with an added 30 minutes if possible) is that it gives your body the opportunity to gain muscle. Often times your muscle is being built as you are asleep. Why would you want to skip out on any chance of extra muscle?

    Cut Out One More Thing

    A relatively wholesome diet may have you feeling like you are obtaining a healthy diet, but do your best to really cut back in the days approaching Spring Break. Cut out one more item that you have not been willing to give up thus far that may be adding a few extra calories that you do not need. Whether it be the “better” choice of dark chocolate as dessert or the chips with your lunch, this temporary holding back from one more food item will help rev up the toning and shaping of the body that you are aiming to achieve.

    Drink Coffee?

    Coffee is normally pretty controversial when it comes to dieting, weight loss, and health. That does not change the fact that many of us absolutely love enjoying a cup of coffee and some of us feeling as though we cannot function without it. Well coffee is actually said to help in your exercise plan if you drink it about 1 hour prior to your workout. This is a great way to energize your workout!

    Water Water Water!

    Although we have given you quite the low down on water, you can never have enough, so it must be included on this little checklist. Chug chug chug. Not only will it having you feeling more full so that you do not overeat, but it balances and hydrates your body keeping you energized, glowing, refreshed.

     

    Resources

    “Losing Water Weight vs. Losing Fat.” Popsugar. Web.

    “Water Weight Gain: What Is It & How to Avoid It – Discover Good Nutrition.”Discover Good Nutrition, Fitness & Beauty. 2013. Web.

    “Drop 5 Pounds in a Week.” Cosmopolitan. 2015. Web.

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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