16 Mar 2008 - kaelah of california, us writes:
As I looked at all of the reviews.... I was astonished. One person claimed that you can replace dairy with broccoli because broccoli has the nutrients you need. The funny part on that, is that studies show if you drink 3 glasses of non fat milk a day your waist can get smaller. ANY diet that takes out a single food group, or if it makes you eat a lot of one food group, is unhealthy. The food pyramid isn't there just to bore people. It's there because that's what our bodies NEED. You need to have 3 servings of fruit a day. Yes it has sugar but it also has nutrients that you need. By the way, a headache is NOT the sign of a detox. A headache is the sign that your body is starving its self and beginning to eat its own tissues. If you think your doing a detox, you will see the results in the toilet 3 times a day. This mainstream health hazard of a diet is not healthy. Sure, you can go ahead and do it. But in the long run if you eat like that, your going to seriously kill yourself. Your body needs protein, whole wheat carbs, fruit, nonfat or low fat dairy products, vegetables, as well as fat. Yes, your body NEEDS to eat fat. It's required to carry nutrients through the body. I used to see these commercials and think maybe I wanted to use it. But after seeing the claims of these people and seeing what the plan actually has in it, I've realized that it's a health hazard. Maybe you do want to lose weight. So stop eating that greasy pizza! Trade in processed "enriched" white carbohydrates for healthy whole wheat carbs. Exercise a few times a week, and eat 5 or 6 small meals a day to increase metabolism. This diet in the short run can help you lose weight. But, it can also hurt your body because it deprives you of things your body needs in order to function. What does that mean? Years will disappear and you'll not live very long with your hollow deprived body.
29 Feb 2008 - Kelly of OH, US writes:
This product works. Simple as that. Lost 30 lbs in 8 weeks. People who say things like "this is too hard" or "i dont have enough time" or "the food is boring" or "too much reading" or "you NEED salt & dairy!" obviously are just throwing out excuses for why THEY couldnt stick it out - and it all boils down to the amount of willpower you have vs the amount of commonplace American apathy you have. Why do you think Americans in general are overweight? Specifically, why do you think YOU are overweight? Because eating unhealthy food is EASIER. That's it. This program is based on TRULY healthy practices. Its only negative is that it is associated with being a fad infomercial diet. This, in reality, is a "whole foods" eating program. That means that you dont eat foods that are processed in a factory. you dont eat foods that had all sorts of un-pronounceable additives mixed in. You eat what grows out of the ground, or meat from lean animals. THIS is how people were intended to eat! How can you argue that eating WHOLE FOODS isnt a healthy eating program!? And let's get this straight (and ask ANY doctor or dietician)MILK IS FOR COWS!!!! It is produced by cows for the purpose of FATTENING UP baby cows. This is why people feed milk to babies - it helps them put on some weight. Grown people only think they "need" dairy because that's what society has pumped into their brains for decades. The only good things about milk are calcium and vitamin D. And you can get WAY more calcium from veggies (which, by the way contain NO fat) and the only reason milk has Vitamin D is because the production companies stick it in there! It's "fortified" with Vitamin D, it doesnt occur naturally in milk. You can get this from other sources like supplements or sunlight! And the human body doesnt process the "fortified" vitamin D in milk all that well anyhow. Most foods contain some naturally occuring sodium and this is PLENTY for what your body requires. Added salt (found in nearly all processed foods) is REALLY TRULY BAD for you. And if you take the time to learn (or already know how) to cook well, you can come up with amazingly good-tasting food on this plan. Excuses like "i dont have enough time to eat all the meals - this is impossible for anyone with a life!" is just that - an excuse. You might as well write in your review "i'd rather be fat than too busy. I'd rather not take the extra time and effort to make myself healthy." This program works for anyone who is smart, and serious about becoming healthy.
20 Feb 2008 - Jeffrey of Florida, USA writes:
This program is complete magic. For first time since I can remember my abs are beginning to peak through my (shrinking) stomach. Not even when I was in highschool could I see my abs. It discourages me a little when reading other people's reviews about this product-talking about how it's a starvation diet where you can't eat dairy or salt, or it takes too much effort to do, or one review even wrote that there was too much reading. I think the people who wrote these comments are blaming their laziness or lack of dedication on the program itself. 6WBMO is designed to re-teach you how to eat and do so correctly. Like achieving anything in life, It does take an amount of effort and some sacrifice. But at the same time I found it to be very interesting and even fun learning about how food works and reacts in the body. I feel really powerful and in control when I eat now, knowing how what I am putting in my mouth is going to react. It does restrict dairy and sodium during the diet itself (until your target weight and body shape is reached. This could be the six weeks or longer depending on your goals. Mine took nine weeks to get 43 pounds) But once you achieve your target- there is a whole section on how to maintain your success and it is during this time dairy and sodium and even alcohol are re-introduce. Obviously not in heaping amounts but you can and will eat cheese or drink milk again. I have even cheated big time. A few times during the program I've ordered the burger and fries or gone out for a few drinks and I still was able to maintain the program. In fact my cheating was even more motivation to get back on track. The point I am trying to make is, out of all the weight loss infomercials that are full of hot air on TV, this one works and relatively fast as well. Not only do you get to eat a lot but there is also a lot variety and creativity in what you eat. There is no magic wand that'll let you eat high fat and high calorie foods at every meal and keep you skinny and great looking with not excercise. The program is a definite lifestyle change. And I found it dificult at first but once I got into it, it became rather easy. Beside the very informative and well presented work book that comes with the diet there is support forum and recipes on the website and a costumer service line to call. To people who claim there lives are too busy to do this I'd say they should examine their priorities. What is more important than your health mental and physical. Good luck to everyone who does it. I def recomend it.
5 Feb 2008 - Laura of Texas, USA writes:
The 6 Week Body Makeover will do what it says it will do... but thats about where the pros end. It is annoying to have to carry food around with you all day long... and when they say that the food is "delicious"... well that is a huge stretch even if you are a really good cook. Most of the stuff you have to eat is bland, bland, bland. It will work if you really try and stick to it... I mean it is only 6 weeks but seriously... the food is boring enough to make you want to cry.
2 Feb 2008 - Linda of Minnesota, USA writes:
I found this diet to be well worth the price, because it clearly spells out all the pieces of a lifestyle change needed to lose weight. I loved all the reading/video material I got; haven't ever found this much good information in one place that helps me assess my own personal weight loss plan. It really motivated me. One of the biggest surprises to me was that I should be eating more (and regularly) to lose weight. I had only been eating once or twice a day, not losing weight. When I started eating 5 times a day, I was always full and the inches started melting. In the last 8 months, I've only lost 10 pounds, by the scale. But I dropped 3 dress sizes and am now wearing size-4 clothes I hadn't worn in a few years. I get compliments on my snappy new look all the time.
1 Feb 2008 - Julie of Washington, USA writes:
I had tried this program before but my success was not too good. I then got serious, read it completely and gave it another try. This program works if you follow it. I have low blood pressure and the diet can be adjusted for that. Low blood sugar is also addressed. If you really are serious and dont try to wing it without reading the program, it really does work!
29 Jan 2008 - Amanda of Pennsylvania, USA writes:
I have been using the 6 week body makeover since August of 2007 and I have lost 40 lbs!!! This is the only eating plan that actually works!! It teaches you how to eat properly and cut out all the "bad" foods. Yes, it was hard in the beginning, but I wanted to be and feel healthier. Other diets/programs that I tried worked, but didn't teach me how to eat properly. The 6 week body makeover is truly a Godsend!!! If you really want to get healthy and learn how to eat, then this is for you!!
15 Jan 2008 - catie of North Carolina, USA writes:
I started this program 4 weeks ago and it does actually work. The quiz really put into perspective my weight issues and set me up on a plan. However, I don't think I'm going to be able to follow through after 6 weeks. I have low blood sugar issues and still feel dizzy sometimes. I have lost 25 pounds on the program, but I'm going to  next week to learn how to actually eat healthy for the rest of my life. The verdict? If you have 20-40 pounds to lose, or need some toning, then this program is perfect. 6 weeks of discipline on this program will get you to your goal. If you want something longer than that, then check out something else. It gets too tedious and too restrictive. I feel too guilty to go out to eat for fear there may be hidden salts or fats in the food, and (this sounds bad) but I found myself in a staring contest with my husband's pound cake this afternoon...I laughed it off, but that made me realize I need a change. Not really worth the $120 I spent after all.
8 Jan 2008 - Jamie of South Carolina, USA writes:
I tried this product about 8 months after haveing a baby and thought I was going to pass out by the third day. I followed it to a T for 3 days and then quite because it was like starving. Also you have to eat so much protein, it seems more like the protein diet because you can't even have carbs NONE unless plain oatmeal only if you are going to exercise, which I had 2 of the days and exercised. This diet is not for the weak, you have to be very very disciplined to do this. But if you can I can see how it would work. I am a very picky eater so most everything I could eat I did not like, or did not want to eat 5 or 6 times a day like greens for breakfast or only egg whites. I would not recommend wasting money on this becuase it basically tells you some of the same stuff that a book from a book store could tell you. Wish you the best.
30 Dec 2007 - Dina of Virginia, USA writes:
I tried everything and thought all hope was lost when I saw this infomercial and decided to give this a try. This program taught me the correct way to eat - to avoid all the heavily processed, refined foods out there. This program taught me that it is better to eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than two big ones. There is a some food prep - because the idea is to eat foods that are not processed and loaded with preservatives, yes, there will be some time spent in the kitchen. This can be an adjustment for most anybody, but if I can do it anyone can do it. I'm a single mother, I work full-time, go to school full-time, commute 80 miles round trip every day, but I can handle the food prep. I do all of mine either Saturday or Sunday so I just grab and go through out the work week. As far as abstaining from salt, dairy , sugars, etc. - that's the stuff that makes us unhealthy in the first place! Your taste buds will adjust and your body will detox. My detox occurred the second day that I was on the program - I had a headache. Beyond that, I had more energy and was hardly tempted to eat off program because I was always eating. Also, dairy is not the only source of calcium. Actually, a cup of broccoli, which is on program, has more calcium than a glass of milk. Also, no lactose intolerance issues! The exercise portion of the program is a piece of cake. Sure, the program calls for 4-5 cardio sessions, but you're walking! How hard is that! If you're ready to stop making excuses and be realistic, then this program is for you!! Not to mention, losing 75 lbs. in 6 months ain't too shabby either!
29 Nov 2007 - Linda of North Carolina, USA writes:
I lost 20 lbs. in 3 months by using this basic diet and didn't even do any of the exercises. It is strict, but if you really read all of the information, you'll see how you can "tweak" it for your situation. I added larger portions of allowed carbs and also salt since I have low blood pressure. The biggest change for me was eliminating dairy and wheat which cured me of ongoing intestinal problems as well! I recommend it heartily.
25 Nov 2007 - Cianna of Ohio, USA writes:
I have been on this plan for 4 weeks now and have lost 25 pounds. To correct some mis-information, this is NOT a no salt, no fat, no sugar diet. This is a no ADDED salt, ADDED fat or ADDED sugar plan. You get to eat meat, potatoes, veggies, most foods. The catch is not to add extra salt, or deep fry, or add sugar to everything. I don't know how our culture turned into the sugar culture, but everything has added salt or added sugar - even Thanksgiving turkeys. Celery is on the plan, but you are cautioned that too much of it could slow down weight loss. Essential fatty acids, Omega 3, are allowed, (as are salmon and flax seeds) so you're not missing any valuable nutrients, in fact, you'll be eating way more nutritious food than you probably ever had. If you read the manual, there is a section for people with special needs/conditions, so it takes into consideration that not everybody's bodies are the same. I must also mention that I love the support groups on their online forums. If you are thinking of buying this, but aren't sure, just go to the provida web site and read the forums, ask questions if you like. You can also review some of the delicious recipies that are posted there. The question is, would you rather eat that piece of cheesecake, or would you rather lose weight.
24 Nov 2007 - DC of Florida, USA writes:
I tried this program 6 years ago and still go back to it once in awhile. But it's hard to stick to something permanently that deprives you of salt, sugar and fat and limits you to only a couple kinds of protein, but it DOES work! It kick starts your metabolism and cleanses out your system. By tweaking I mean to add fats, sugar and salt in moderation. Try it!
20 Nov 2007 - Ronita of New Mexico, USA writes:
A very bad diet plan. No salt or fat which the body needs. I gained extra weight after I quit , weight that I never had. This was very expensive and I personally think it is a dangerous diet. I had to  to take off all the weight I gained after going off Provida. My body felt starved for nutrition on their plan. It is a deprivation diet. Should be called Depriva not Provida. Stick with .
21 Oct 2007 - Traskers of New York, USA writes:
It takes about half an hour just to wade through all the paperwork and figure out your body type and food plan. I am not convinced that the food plans designed for each body type are all that different, you would lose weight on any of them. However, you really need some will power for this very strict plan. (even celery should be avoided because it has too much sodium). I gave it a shot and lost about 13 lbs in six weeks. I gave up because it became too tedious. I finally tossed all of his materials and made my own meal plan card and list of what I could eat. It was based on his plan, but streamlined (no level A, B and C for the vegetables). Go ahead and give the plan a try, but you may want to modify it to a more user-friendly version.
13 Oct 2007 - Kazee of Ohio, USA writes:
I used the 6 week body make over. I stuck to the plan and in 6 weeks I had lost 55 pounds. It was a struggle as it is very strict, no salt, no sugar, no taste. I got burned out on chicken and turkey. After the 6 weeks, I tweaked the menu and still kept the weight off. It's all about committing yourself to the plan. It takes a lot of dedication and self control to accomplish the goals.
5 Oct 2007 - Karen of Virginia, USA writes:
I saw this infomercial, researched internet reviews and figured with the 6 week money back guarantee, what did I have to lose? For starters, 11 lbs in the first week alone! 26lbs in the first 6 weeks! I have been on the program for 11 weeks, and I am down 41 lbs. I have 59 lbs more to go, but I know I can do it. I have been heavy my whole life. Never have I lost weight like this before. It is a healthy eating plan (my doctor approved it) and there are no pills. I am not saying that it is EASY to follow-- it is a very strict diet. However, it is worth it for me to lose this weight. It is such a well-balanced plan that it wouldn't hurt for anyone to follow it (adding more food if for those no weight to lose.) This is real. You won't regret buying this one.
24 Sep 2007 - Ken of Arizona, USA writes:
My wife bought this package and within 3 weeks she had lost 15 lbs! Once I have yet to start the program but after seeing my wife’s results I know I will shed the lbs also. There are tons of food options but you will have to make some sacrifices. No soda and VERY little salt. But there are lots of options for flavoring your food and in all reality every quality diet will eliminate these things. With minimal exercise and a constant food supply of healthy foods from the list (I looked at what I would be eating every day and its more that I eat now, just much better food) I have told everyone who will listen, this product worked for my wife, fast, and hopefully it will work for everyone who try’s it!. Good luck!
12 Sep 2007 - Rachel of California, USA writes:
I have been on the 6wbmo for 4.5 weeks and have lost 16 lbs. I began at 181, and am now at 165. I am 5'8 and in college, and have always been overweight. No diet (and I have tried EVERYTHING) has ever given me such fast results with minimal discomfort. Sure, I cant use the salt shaker or eat "convenience" food, but you know what, I am on my way to looking great in a bikini! At first all of the information is a little overwhelming, but after a few days eating and meal planning became effortless. The online forum has really made the difference for me, the people you meet there are so inspiring and everyone supports eachother! If you follow this plan perfectly, then you will lose weight, it is as simple as that. But, if you are not ready or willing to give up the lifestyle that made you fat, then do not expect this product to work.
2 Sep 2007 - Maggie of Arizona, USA writes:
This Product is great. Of course the first week, I had a major headache but after that I had an extreme amount of energy. Im 19 and have overweight all my life and the first time I tried this I only did for 5 weeks and lost 25 lbs. I was so greatful for this product that I am starting again tomorrow.