Note: This is a review. Click here to visit The 6 Week Body Makeover Site.
The 6 Week Body Makeover Diet is the brainchild of Michael Thurmond, a fitness expert and part of the Extreme Makeover television series (as a member of the “Extreme Team”). This program is unusual in that it emphasizes both exercise and diet.
Also fairly unusual is the fact that this diet involves no special meals, drinks or supplements. Instead it involves a process of learning your own reaction to certain foods, then combining them in your diet so that your unique metabolism burns more fat. This together with the exercise program which is included is supposed to ‘make over’ your body to achieve the desired result in 6 weeks.
In case you haven’t seen it, this program is a big-time infomercial (I like to watch television late at night). When you purchase their package, at about $170 dollars, you will receive makeover kit. Included in the kit are several items including: a starting-up video, a body ‘blueprinting’ kit, exercise bands & training video, custom eating & body shaping plans, a guide for dining out, a ‘Living Lean’ program & audio cassette, and a recipe guide/menu planner.
What Can I Eat?
Well, after you fill out a questionnaire, you will be given the foods you are allowed to eat. In general, you know that there are no vitamins, supplements, powders, pills or drinks included in this diet. You can plan on real food that is low in sodium and a ton of whole foods; fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Absolutely no dairy is allowed and you must drink a lot of water. There is also an online recipe exchange available, where participants can download recipes and make or share suggestions. Your food choices will focus on what you like.
- Exercise is included in your package.
- Has informative website.
- This program is fairly expensive.
- Does not appear to come with a money-back guarantee.
- You can find some negative reviews posted online.
I feel like a complete body makeover realistically takes more than 6 weeks. In addition, the program seems a little expensive to me. It is a fairly rigid way to eat and many people will not be able to stay on it for six weeks. Also, I am not a fan of infomercials. However, if you have the willpower, you will drop weight on this diet. I just think there are better ways to do it.
The 6 Week Body Makeover does not get my recommendation…