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.
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.
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.
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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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Yes, and Yoplait isn't even true yogurt. Read the additives on the label. You can do better for yourself.
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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