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Beyond Diet Review

The bulk of the information is mere common sense, and did not satisfy...

Average

Review overview

Summary

Beyond Diet is a weight loss program founded in 2008 by Isabel De Los Rios.

Pros

  • Patients lose weight on the program if followed
  • No dangerous substances used
  • Encourages healthy eating habits

Cons

  • Waste of money
  • Doesn’t promote exercise
  • The money back guarantee is not a guarantee
  • Expensive with the demand of organic produce

Ratings in depth

  • Effectiveness
  • Scientific Backing
  • Customer Reviews
  • Customer Support
  • Money Back Guarantee
4.3 10 Average

The Beyond Diet company focuses on educating people on what they should and shouldn’t eat based on their body type. While it seems like a great kick starter for some, it is rather common sense to eat the correct foods regardless of your body type. There is a $47.00 charge involved in getting set up with the Beyond Diet community, and then you are pressured to get the add ons (detox book, recipes etc.). Based on our connection to information online, I would not spend money on information that is already available to you free of charge. To top it all off, there have been absolute horror stories about current customers trying to cancel their subscription to the program, and being unable to do so thus creating unwanted monthly charges on their credit cards.

Beyond Diet Claims

Beyond Diet offers a 60-day money back guarantee, with a twist. They claim that “In addition, Beyond Diet reserves the right to refuse a refund to anyone reasonably suspected by Beyond Diet to have previously taken advantage of Beyond Diet’s 60 Day Money Back Guarantee on more than one occasion.” This happens more than you would think, and the tone in many upset customer's voices are nearly frantic when they are trying to get a hold of the company to stop charging their credit cards.

Regarding their subscription, the Subscription fees after the initial purchase are non-refundable. All subscriptions are set to process every 30 days by default. The customer may cancel, but it has to be at least 24 hours before the next billing cycle.

In their health disclaimer they say,” We are not medical professionals and nothing on this website should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.”

Also stated about their spotty third parties, and manufacturing, “If a product or service is new, you understand that it may not have been available for purchase long enough to provide an accurate results history.”

The health disclaimer has not been updated since 2010.

Beyond Diet Scientific Backing

Isabel De Los Rios claims to be a certified nutritionist, and fitness expert for over 15 years. Regarding scientific backing from actual doctors, we have yet to find them on the website. They do not provide the potential customer any knowledge scientifically to why their program is said to work by the professionals. The basis of the method is simple; you will only lose weight if you change your bad eating habits to healthier eating habits. There is still science involved in creating a comprehensive program for people to truly lose weight, and they fail to provide that information to the potential customer. Current customers are spending nearly $50 dollars for motivational messages, tips, and recipes when they are right at your fingertips for free on many different websites throughout the internet.

Is Beyond Diet Effective?

There have been multiple reviews on the web saying that this program does work, if you follow it strictly (like anything). The founder herself claims that she only cooks with organic food, and recommends that all of her clients do as well. This can get expensive for some, but the quality is definitely proven to be better for individuals all around. This is an elimination food program, which teaches people to cut out foods that are not good for them. I do not see why you wouldn’t lose weight, with or without using the Beyond Diet program.

What does not make sense to me, is the nonexistence of promoting exercise in this program. This is a staple to becoming healthier, and it is not highlighted or promoted at all. Maybe it will come in the future of their product, but they do not have it now. There are more complaints about the customer service, than praises about the effectiveness of the program which is a real problem for many different reasons.

Does Beyond Diet Have Side Effects?

Due to the elimination process of taking away unhealthy foods such as refined sugar, breads, and soy, some customers have reported withdrawal symptoms. This includes feeling shaky, irritable, and nauseous. There have been no serious medical side effects reported. More or less, the side effects that are not actual physical side effects are pure frustration in the recurring billing of your credit card, that makes people feel like they have lost control on the program. This in and of itself is not a great perk when trying to lose honest weight with a somewhat dishonest company.

What Is Beyond Diet Support Like?

The Beyond Diet's social media following is over 1 million on Facebook which is impressive, but then again many companies pay for fabricated likes and followers so it may not be that impressive after all. What is also not impressive is the lack of activity from the followers. The phone lines were closed when I called in the first time, so I had to call in another day. The customer service representative answered my call, and read directly from a script in a monotone voice. I was simply trying to ask a few questions, and when I asked them I could tell he looked up the answers from a script, and did not truly care about the customer (me) on the other end of the phone.

The $47.00 charge is a one-time fee for getting onto the portal, but once you get signed in there are hidden fees. Some of those fees include a $15.00 monthly newsletter charge, and a $77.00 charge to get physical books outside of the online portal. The hidden fees add up, and when reviewing the website, you are not told about the charges up front without asking. Once you give the company your credit card, it will be extremely hard to get those charges to stop occurring on a monthly basis, so just beware of that upfront.

The Bottom Line

Overall the Beyond Diet just seems like a complete headache when it is all said and done. There have been reports of numerous customers who were unsatisfied with the book, and how vague it was. The bulk of the information is mere common sense, and did not satisfy. Finally, the lack of recipes the main book provided was a huge let down to 99% of the readers. Their message is rather simple, eat healthy, eliminate processed foods/sugar, and buy organic. You do not need to sign up for a monthly subscription for this information. Please save yourself the headache from The Beyond Diet program and do not fall into their credit card trap.

According to WebMD there is no need to drastically change your diet or starve yourself  in order to lose weight, simply follow logical guidelines like:

  • Eat more vegetables, fiber will help improve digestion
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and feel fuller. Sometimes we confuse hunger with thirst
  • Stay busy. When the cravings hit and it generally hits you when you are bored or anxious, take a walk, organize your closet or find any other activity to keep your mind occupied with anything but food
  • Eat often. The more often you eat the less likely for you to the stay of hunger when anything looks amazing and you just want to get as much of it as possible. By eating often you will also ensure that your metabolism does not shut down and keeps running smoothly to burn as many calories as possible
  • Eat seated at the table. Bad habits like eating while watching TV or playing video games should never be practices. Be mindful of what and how much you eat.

Review overview

Summary

Beyond Diet is a weight loss program founded in 2008 by Isabel De Los Rios.

Pros

  • Patients lose weight on the program if followed
  • No dangerous substances used
  • Encourages healthy eating habits

Cons

  • Waste of money
  • Doesn’t promote exercise
  • The money back guarantee is not a guarantee
  • Expensive with the demand of organic produce

Ratings in depth

  • Effectiveness
  • Scientific Backing
  • Customer Reviews
  • Customer Support
  • Money Back Guarantee
4.3 10 Average

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*Individual results will vary.

Information on this website is not to replace the advise of the doctor, but rather for general education purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be considered as medical advice. Aways consult your doctor before starting any diet or taking any dietary supplements.

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Written by Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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