Beyond Diet is one of the largest online health and nutrition programs today. It was founded by two friends, Isabel De Los Rios and Jeff Siegel. Isabel De Los Rios is a certified nutritionist and a certified exercise specialist while Jeff handled the marketing and advertising of Beyond Diet.
Beyond Diet offers a comprehensive gluten-free diet program and helps people achieve their ideal body weights through healthy recipes, personalized meal plans, shopping lists, and a strong support system.
Beyond Diet is 100% accessible online via beyonddiet.com Beyond Diet is also accessible via mobile devices. There is also a book, Beyond Diet: The Complete Guide.
How does it work?
Beyond Diet is like other diet programs wherein you are only allowed to eat different types of food under a particular food group based on your body type. That is why the first step in the Beyond Diet program is to identify what your body type is. A person is given a series of questions to answer to ascertain this.
After the body type is determined, the second step is to introduce you to the types of food that will work best in helping you lose weight. This also includes identifying the types of food that you need to give up in order to realize the full potential of Beyond Diet in making you lose weight.
Third step, you will be given different recommendations related to your diet, such as exercise regimens, food portions, and other ways to regulate your weight based on your body type and structure.
Essentially, Beyond Diet is easy to follow. It even claims that people with busy lifestyles can commit to Beyond Diet and see its intended results.
A good feature of this program is it eases a person into their dietary changes. However, since certain food groups will be permanently cut out from your diet, this aspect might be too difficult for people to swallow – literally and figuratively.
And as we all know, cravings are often the reasons why diet programs fail in other people. Unless you have the will power and the discipline to continue, Beyond Diet might be hard to commit to on a long-term basis.
The Breakdown of Beyond Diet
Beyond Diet offers a variety of diet programs with Beyond Diet Monthly as the most common and popular offering.
This diet program includes the following:
- Fat-burning recipes
- Meal plans
- Shopping lists
- Expert Coaching
- And a community of support
You will be given fat-burning recipes, which you need to follow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beyond Diet offers recipes for smoothies, salads, salad dressings, and even dessert!
Easy-to-follow meal plans will be provided to you either on a daily basis or for a full month already. Your choice! If you want to take it one step at a time or if you want to plan your meals for the whole 30 days of the month, it’s your call.
Shopping lists, which include the brands and types of organic food that you should buy and eat given your body type, will be provided as well. Shopping lists can be printed out or simply accessed on a mobile device.
Beyond Diet has ten certified support coaches who will guide you throughout your Beyond Diet journey. They will provide you with advice, answers, and feedback to keep you strong and motivated every step of the way. They are online 24/7 as well.
Tools, such as metabolism test and blood sugar tracker, are just some of the tools that can be used in order to overcome hurdles along the weight loss journey.
And lastly, the program is composed of the support community. As of date, Beyond Diet has over 500,000 members. These members do not only make up Beyond Diet’s support community, but also certified support coaches, and even Isabel De Los Rios herself.
Aside from Beyond Diet Monthly, other programs at Beyond Diet include Beyond Diet Blood Sugar (specifically designed for diabetics) and Beyond Diet Super Cleanse (designed for people who are looking into long-term clean eating).
Dieting by restricting food groups according to body type has long been a debate among nutritionists. Opponents are likely to argue that everyone should eat anything regardless of their body type provided that the portions are controlled and these are burned through exercise.
Another source of contention about Beyond Diet is its call for 100% organic food. Although there are benefits to eating organic food, it can be expensive and inconvenient as these are not readily available. If specialty stores are not near your location or if supermarkets require you to order organic produce in advance, you might find this aspect of Beyond Diet hard to commit to.
And lastly, if you noticed, there are hardly any recommendations for exercise, which we all know is the make or break of any diet program.