speaking as someone who has spent a lifetime trying to lose weight and being afraid of food, I can’t begin to explain what a difference you and your program have made to my life. I started 11 months ago at 301 pounds and this morning I’m THRILLED to say I just joined the 199 club!! Can’t stop crying, but I wanted to send you a message to tell you the news. God bless you!
RA (NY) (Lost 102 pounds)
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…I’m 155 pounds this morning… a total of 85 pounds lost so far… I haven’t been this weight since my first child was born 31 years ago…
Just one problem – how am I going to pay for all the new clothes I need? (Just joking!)
When I joined your weight loss plan nine months ago, I was confused and bitter about lots of different things in my life – especially my weight. I won’t list all these things – the list would be too long!! – but I can say that with your help I can now see some light at the end of the tunnel. Your motivation advice especially has been a huge help. Anyway, I am now 60 pounds lighter and my husband can’t stop telling me how different I am and how much better I look!! This alone has made a big, big difference to my life and I wanted to say how thankful I am. You don’t know how much happier I am and what a difference you have made to me. Bless You!
I thought a lot about the advice you gave me last month (about being clear what I wanted) and I feel SO much better. Looking back, after losing the 100 pounds, I got real confused, (especially with that other problem I mentioned) so your comments really hit the spot. I’m not far off the current weight loss record for your program, but right now all I’m focused on is my next 10 pounds. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It means a great deal to me. Where would I be without you. God bless you.
Joining your weight loss program was the best $20 we ever spent, I have lost 50 pounds and my wife has lost 100 pounds. Everyone wants to know what diet we’re on. My wife has even been asked a couple of times if she has had gastric bypass. We are quick to tell them, just order your program, follow it, and exercise. We feel better, look younger, and have a lot more energy. So, thank you for helping make it so easy. I have attached before and after pic’s of my wife.
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful web site. I recently completed a 10 week diet sponsored by my work place. With the help of your low carb diet I was able to lose 24 pounds over the 10 week period…. Once again, thanks, I have never felt so wonderful and I think your customer service is awesome.
Shelley B (NY)
I checked the scale this morning and I am down to 202 pounds from 242! I am ELATED!!! I cannot believe I have lost 40 pounds! And I couldn’t have done it without your help! I am getting closer and closer to my goal!!!
Just a note to let you know that my husband just had his cholesterol rechecked. It dropped from 279 to 208. We have been following your weight loss diet carefully since mid-June. I have passed your website to several friends. Thank you so much!
Renee (New Jersey)
I joined your diet 2 years ago, but quit after a couple of weeks because I got sick. Then I tried again (thanks to my Mom) and just achieved my first big goal – 50 pounds down – another 60 to go! I didn’t contact you so far, because I was too focused, but tomorrow I’m going to celebrate with my husband (8 years married) and I wanted to let you know how good it feels. Thankyou so much.
I am soooo excited! This morning the scales say 120 pounds… my lowest weight ever!! That’s 41 pounds in less than 5 months! I tried calling my boyfriend but he was out so I had to send you this message. Yipee for me!
Fay (North Carolina)
Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your vegetarian diet program. Have tried adjusting numerous other calorie-control diets to fit my vegetarianism and always ended up frustrated and not a lot healthier. The thing that’s so good about your program is that it is realistic and really easy to follow. I’ve lost 18 pounds so far by combining the principles of your program with a lot more exercise and it never feels like deprivation. So cheers – keep up the good work.
I can’t remember when I first heard about your program and subscribed to it, but in the past year I have been able to lose about 80 pounds using your eating plan as a guide. My start point was almost 230 (I’m just under 5’4″) and I’m currently about 145-150. I threw my scale out since I could not trust myself to use it only once a week and it was the single best thing I could have done. I get weighed at the doctor’s office every three months and that’s enough. Clothes are the best barometer anyway… Your eating plan is great, thank you so much!!!
Lisa W (Mass)
Thank you so much for the response. So far I’ve lost 50 pounds, but I still need to lose about 50 more. I used to live in the UK and weight was never a problem because I walked to the shops or down the high street. Now, however, I live in my car. I really wish I was in a more sane place where I could park my car forever, but I am in the Midwest where everything is sprawling. Thanks again for your kind words of encouragement. I really think you have the best value for money in the diet industry!
Dawn M (Midwest)
My husband and I started your diet in May, 2003, and set as our goal to lose 40 pounds each by the end of 2003. On December 31, 2003, I had lost 41 pounds, and my husband had lost 50 pounds! We are now down to 148 and 170, respectively, and look and feel great! Your diet was so simple — the fast food alternatives really helped us (especially Subway), because we both work and it’s hard for us to prepare lunches. In retrospect, I think what is especially good about your diet plan is that we were able to start each day by eating a satisfying breakfast — this got us through the mornings without being hungry or snacking. Breakfast is my favorite meal on your plan. We are now trying to maintain our new weights. What we have been doing so far is basically staying on the diet, but once or twice a week eating a heartier, higher calorie meal. It seems to be working ok. Thank you for putting together such an easier, workable diet plan!
Suzanne R (Illinois)
I’m delighted to tell you that I followed your advice on how to lose weight and have lost 50 pounds since mid-June (from 172 to 121)…
Karen H (NY)
I’m very thankful and impressed with your quick response. Just to let you know, of all the ‘diet programs’ that I have seen yours is the closest, if not the actual, to the kind of food that I like to eat! Here in America they say ‘ediets’ is the best on the web — but I’ve got news for ‘they’ (them) — it’s the Diet Plan. Thanks for being you – you are simply unique!
LaSheall (New Jersey)
My husband has lost 55 lbs using your “diet” and has kept it off for over a year. I am a little slower and have lost 20 lbs and still have 20 to go! Thank you for putting this out on the internet!
Gina Gt (Florida)
I just wanted to tell you your recipes are great! I did not believe I could lose weight and eat potatoes….its true I can I have learned to like fat free or low fat topping options and the potatoe fills me up at dinner so much that I don’t even want dessert. I look forward to trying all of your recipes this year! Why didn’t I listen to you a year ago?
In 3 and one half months I have lost 40 lbs. and am extremely pleased. This is the easiest diet I have ever been on!!
Your web site is terrific and I’m so pleased to have surfed across it by accident. The first time I logged on, I read EVERY page with enthusiasm and fascination that a ‘diet’ could be so easy to follow with creatively varied menu plans. No person could ever be bored with the selection of great food options. Congratulations, I hope many more people join the lifestyle success. Regards and thanks from a very happy customer.
Annette S (Australia)
…as for the diet, it’s progressing fairly well. Over a 6-week period, I’ve lost 17 lbs. and have 12 lbs. more to go to reach my goal. My husband has lost 20 lbs. and is about half way to reaching his goal. What I feel really good about is that I’m finally fitting into the clothes I last wore before I got pregnant with my 3rd child (about 3 ½ years ago) – I’ve lost many inches off my waist, hips and butt, and have gone down from a size 11/12 to a 5/6. My son just received his First Holy Communion last weekend, and I was absolutely thrilled when I fit into the same 5/6 dress I wore for my daughter’s First Communion 4 years ago – I received tons of compliments. Regards,
Andrea D (Canada)
I am seriously overweight and have been unable to stick to any diet for more than a few hours. I’ve tried them all – Atkins, Zone, Fit for Life, Weight Watchers, Diet Doctor, Jenny Craig, Slimfast, cabbage soup, fasting … nothing compares to your programme… Your motivational messages have really struck a chord with me – it’s the language I’ve been looking for my whole adult life, so thank you from the bottom of my heart… quite frankly none of your food tastes like “diet food”. Even one of my daughters (the 5 year old) who normally won’t even look at a dinnertime meal has fallen in love with your recipes. Last night – for the first time in her young life – she wanted SECONDS!!! Can you believe it? Thank you again for your vast knowledge and your wonderful diet, and for your genuine compassion for people who are trying to lose weight. It’s the winning combination I’ve been searching for and at age 37 I assure you I’ve been searching for a long time…”B.C.” I call the period of time before I joined your programme!! In my calendar that means “Before Collins”. I was overweight in the years B.C. I had no control in the years B.C. I felt like a food failure in the years B.C. I was a binge eater in the years B.C. But that’s all changing!!
Maria C. (New Zealand)
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you! I’m 43 years old and by regular USA standards, I’m considered “obese” (5ft/2in, 164 pounds (based on my last checkup). Honestly, I don’t know how much weight I lost in the last week and half. I just know that I feel GREAT! My stomach issues have gone away and I’m sleeping better. I have noticed that my tight size 14 pants are fitting much better. Although I’ve been walking on a regular basis, my energy level has increased allowing me to walk faster (2 miles versus 1.25 miles in the same time). Best of all, my husband has started working out with me. I know that I’m committed to this weight lost and I just want to thank you in advance. I’m learning how to read labels and portion control (I actually measure everything that I put in my mouth and have cut my fat content). I love this diet! It’s so easy to follow!!!! It makes sense and your tips actually help me stay in control! Thanks again,
Sandra G (Illinois)
I’d like to compliment your organization on an excellent diet plan, easy to follow, SENSIBLE, lots of variety … with the only collection of recipes that I consistently enjoy … I have thousands of recipes and yours are simply the BEST!!! I find it much easier to be on this diet and also cook for my husband (who has heart disease)… hard to do on other diets. Before I was always making two dinnertime meals. Thanks for simplifying our lives! It has been very well spent money. We’re looking trimmer already. Let us know if you publish a cook book.
Deborah P (Pennsylvania)
Published Testimonials From UK Members That Have Appeared in British National Newspapers
The best weight loss diet I’ve ever tried and – believe me – I tried them all! I’ve lost 112 pounds, I’m more confident and I feel fantastic. After years of putting up with being fat, I can now start living life to the full.
I dressed in leggings, men’s large T-shirts and maternity clothes. I hated going shopping: nothing fitted. I had to do something, so I did. I tried diet and I’ve lost 70 pounds and I feel great!
Since I started diet I’ve managed to lose 77 pounds. My life has changed dramatically in so many ways. My confidence is at an all time high and, best of all, I can fit into any clothes I want. I never get hungry or bored with what I eat as there is a huge variety of foods to choose from.
Since starting diet, I’ve lost 56 pounds. I feel more energetic, more confident and I can buy the clothes I like. I wear brighter colors than before and love going out now. I strongly recommend this diet – you can eat lots and still lose weight!
I am a new person since I went on diet! When I started I was 230 pounds. Now, proudly, I can say I am 174 pounds and I feel great! I recommend this diet to anyone who wants to lose weight.
Weight loss is easy on diet. There’s no pain! I’ve lost 50 pounds and I can’t believe how easy it’s been.
Thanks to weight loss diet, I’ve thrown away all my indigestion tablets.
I used to feel so tired. Then my doctor recommended diet. Now, my weight is down, (21 pounds) I’m eating more, I’ve got lots more energy and I feel great.
diet isn’t really like a diet. It’s just lots of ordinary food. Before I went on it, I was overweight, overtired, my blood pressure was up and I had breathing problems. Now, I’m nearly 30 pounds lighter, my blood pressure is fine and so is my breathing.
diet helps you to lose weight without regaining it. Two years ago I lost 40 pounds and I’m still 40 pounds lighter and I feel great!
Since I started following diet, I’ve lost more than 40 pounds, I’m eating lots of good food, I’m enjoying regular exercise and I feel great.
I lost over 60 pounds on diet. For me it means being able to buy a size 14 pair of denim jeans instead of XXL tracksuit bottoms!
…I became a member of your weight loss program last January (2002) and was successful in losing about 50 pounds during 2002 (yes!)…
Because of my erratic lifestyle and various other pressures, my weight got worse and worse. I was tired and suffered from constant indigestion. (I was taking indigestion tablets after every meal!) Now, thanks to diet my weight has gone down by 56 pounds, my indigestion has disappeared completely and I feel much livelier. I’m beginning to believe that I can get rid of my weight problem for good.
Since my husband started diet 10 weeks ago, he has lost 28 pounds and his cholesterol levels have dropped dramatically. I can’t believe it and neither can he!’
Betty (Describing her husband Tom, aged 48, who lost 28 pounds accompanied by a significant drop in cholesterol levels)