Much like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, Lindora is a company that, through clinics and online program, provides permanent weight loss solutions.
The Lindora company has been in business since 1971 and has a large number of weight loss centers throughout Southern California. Their emphasis is on weight control, and judging from the pictures of past customers, they have been successful in helping users lose large amounts of weight (100lbs or more in many cases).The Lindora website is extremely complicated, having many sections and sub-sections, making it very hard to navigate. However, it does provide information on all areas of the company including their philosophy, company history, clinic locations and of course, the programs offered. Apart from being so complicated the site is very professional and straightforward and does not resort to making exaggerated claims regarding the diet.
Lindora – Product Description
Lindora is suitable for men, women and children and as mentioned, focuses on sustained, long-term weight loss. The company offers a 10-week program through its Californian clinics, or a customized online program for those not living in the vicinity. The diet is designed to help the user lose approximately 10% of their body weight in 10 weeks, or 2-5lbs per week, a fairly safe amount of loss.
The actual Lindora online program is very comprehensive and is offered in a number of different packages, depending on the individual’s weight loss needs and budget. The diet is based on a high protein/ low carbohydrate plan, much like the Atkins plan but not so extreme. By subscribing to the online program, users receive daily menus and meal plans, action plans, fitness and exercise advice, online food logs and access to the Lindora community forums. Extra services and products are offered such as one-on-one coaching with a Lindora nurse practitioner, food replacement products (protein shakes, bars and puddings), and vitamins and dietary supplements.
The cost for the 10 week online program only is $99.00. For a consumer using 6 coaching sessions, the meal replacements and vitamins, the cost would be approximately $345.00.
- Lindora has been in business since 1971 and has helped many achieve their weight loss goals
- The diet plan does not exclude any major food groups
- The diet is suitable for the whole family
- The website offers fun and informative health quizzes
- The amount of weight loss expected is within the medically recommended amounts
- The online program can be totally customized to fit the user’s budget
- The program offers personal, professional support
- The website offers articles on fitness, diet and healthy living
Lindora – Drawbacks
- The Lindora website is very complicated to use
- The cost of the program, if using all the services, can be expensive
- The website gives no examples of the types of meals recommended on the plan
Lindora – The Bottom Line
For a company that has been around so long, there is very little information to be found on independent dieting and weight loss sites on the internet, and Lindora has certainly not achieved the success of a similar company such as Jenny Craig. However, for anyone seeking a sensible, healthy and long term approach to weight loss, the Lindora program would be a good option.
The prospective customer should be aware that the cost of all the services can add up very quickly and even the basic online plan is still far more expensive than many others on the market. It may be a wiser to start by purchasing the Lindora Weight Loss Starter Kit, which costs $39.95 and includes a diet plan book, weight loss CD and healthy cooking DVD.