My eDiets Review
If you've read my anti crash diet page, you know I am not a fan of traditional dieting. However, I must say that eDiets caught my attention one day.
Let me start off by saying that I believe it's best to first speak to your doctor and try to lose weight on your own.
However, some people need a little coaching or perhaps they operate best with a more structured plan to help them lose weight and stay focused. If this is you, then you may benefit from a program like eDiets.
I wish we could get away from the word "diet", but I understand why they use it. It's a recognizable buzz word that the public has grown accustomed to and it gets their attention. When people see "diet" they know it means weight loss.
However, we really should just be focusing on moving away from that word and just adopting "new eating habits". So despite their name, "eDiets", they really do focus on changing your eating lifestyle permanently.
Instead of having you count points like the Weight Watchers system or starving yourself like some of the other diets, eDiets teaches you how to eat right for the rest of your life so you keep the weight off.
What's even better is that they understand that different people need different kinds of eating and fitness plans. I get emails all the time from people asking what they should be eating.
I'm no fitness trainer or dietician and I do admit that the information on this site is very general. That's mainly because it's very hard to speak to everyone's needs at once.
I try to cover the bases by providing information that everyone can use despite their individual battles. However, in some cases people still need one on one attention.
That's the great thing about eDiets. Since they are in the business of helping people lose weight, they take the time to understand each individual and they tailor each weight loss plan to fit every person.
eDiets understands that everyone's body, metabolism, age, etc. are different. What works well for someone may not work as well for another based upon their body characteristics, health, goals, etc.
They also provide great information on setting realistic goals for yourself. I can't tell you how many emails I get from people trying to lose 20 pounds in a month or less. That's not realistic, nor is it healthy.
eDiets doesn't try to give you false hope or make you think you can lose the weight overnight. Remember, slow and steady weight loss means solid, long-term effects if you continue to eat healthy and exercise.
eDiets Gets Great Reviews From Epinions.com
Now, I've never used eDiets but I can point you to a place where tons of people have. I don't know if you've ever heard of epinions.com, but I visit their frequently when I want to get an honest opinion about a product or service.
From acne solutions to mp3 players, they have reviews on almost everything you can think of.
The nice thing about Epinions is that the reviews come from unbiased, everyday people like you and me. They aren't written by people who are paid to say one thing or another. They are honest reviews.
What astonished me about eDiets was that almost every review was positive! I had never seen anything like it. Of course there are some negatives but that goes with any service. Although I do encourage you to investigate the negative comments as well before you sign up.
Before you join, be sure you read the terms and conditions and understand everything in the fine print. Ask their staff questions if something is not clear.
Remember, even though they want to help you lose weight, they are also out to make their own profits as well. So be sure you are clear on everything you're signing up for.
Also, I hope that when you've reached your weight loss goals at eDiets, you continue to eat healthy and don't go back to your old habits.
Joining programs like this will give you ideas for healthy meals and snacks that you can continue to use even after you complete the program.
The point is to keep up that healthy eating lifestyle and reward yourself with your favorite treats from time to time without going overboard.
Don't look at eDiets as a temporary dieting program that will help you lose the 35 pounds for summer. Look at it as a way to help you lose weight and gain knowledge about how to eat healthy for the rest of your life.
Once you've met your weight loss goals (even if you cancel your membership), you should continue to eat those meals you've learned how to prepare and never go back to your old habits.
Remember yo-yo dieting is what gets your metabolism in trouble. Each time your weight goes back up and then back down you're slowing your fat burning machine.
If it always seems that you gain the weight back faster, that's because you have! Your metabolism is being crippled by the yo-yo effect.