Nothing wrong with Yoplait in general (it is a personal preference). I eat at least one every day as a snack (with almonds mixed in) as part of a normal balanced food plan (and have lost almost 79lbs in 2 1/2 years). But basing a whole diet around any yogurt does sound like a fad to me. Along with any diet that does that type of thing.
7/11/11 1:40 P
All I can tell you is that I tried it and it worked. I haven't been able to break my 150 lbs plateau in 3 months and this did it (it gets discouraging when you get stuck and you end up gaining). Yes, its true that is a fad diet, but some times we need something that kickstart us. I plan to keep eating healthy and excercising and in the end I know that that's what works in the long term (which I had been doing for 2 months and still wasn't loosing). Yes, they're promoting their products, but you have to admit that they're not starving you and that their recommendations are healthy foods. What I liked is that they tell you exactly what to eat and how much of it. Therefore, its easy to follow and stick to. I think its a good idea if you want something to help you get started that gives you results right away.
Thanks for the replies! Glad I chose to not bother with it :)
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5/16/11 7:40 P
CEDARBARK1, you're right! I wouldn't eat Yoplait if they sent me a year's supply for free. YUCK! When I choose yogurt, it's always Fage plain and it's delicious. I feel good knowing that I'm eating something natural and that it's part of a balanced nutritional program.
I agree with the others in that it's just a way to make you buy the product. Stick with spark and eat yogurt as you would like. I would never base an eating plan around it.
Just keep going...
5/16/11 10:19 A
I would group this in with the likes of the "Special K Diet" --- any food company that creates and promotes a 'diet plan' is really only interested in one thing: getting people to buy more of their products! It's not necessary to tie yourself to one brand name or product; like others have said, if you are eating well-balanced meals and snacks then you can have great success.
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996 5/16/11 6:45 A
Yes, and Yoplait isn't even true yogurt. Read the additives on the label. You can do better for yourself.
Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.
Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)
Their FAQ says this diet is, "A reduced-calorie dietary pattern that is rich in lean protein with 30-40 minutes of daily walking." The reduced calorie total is 1200, which is the minimum amount recommended in any weight loss program. Well, eating 1200 calories per day of a healthy, balanced nutritional program which includes all of the food groups and adding exercise (which should also include weight lifting), will achieve the same results and be far more maintainable than a "fad diet."
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