It's SparkPeople plus Skype conferences, basically. I think it would probably be excellent for people who don't know anything about nutrition or weight loss and want to pay for someone else to guide them rather than take the time to learn all the info themselves. If you have lots of money and self discipline but very little time, it would be a perfectly sensible option.
But it doesn't really sound like that's the case for you. If you really have been keeping your calories in range and exercising, consistently, then I don't know how this will help you. They're just going to tell you to do what you already have been doing. And notice that their average client loses half a pound a week. You were losing more than that on your own.
Tell us a little more about what's happening with you. You said you lost 6 pounds in 2 months but they came right back. Do you mean that literally? Did you drop 6, then have them come back in the space of a week, just now?
Because if that's what happened, there might not be a problem. A woman's weight fluctuates with her hormonal cycle. Do you happen to have weight measurements from exactly 28 and/or 56 days ago? You might be able to see a pattern if you look at your weight at specific points in your personal month. It's not at all unusual for a woman's weight to jump 2-7 pounds, then drop rapidly over the next two weeks, level out, and then jump again. It's frustrating, but we can't judge the success of a weight control program until we've been on it CONSISTENTLY for at least 56 days, and 84 is better.
You're the only one who knows how you feel about paying for something versus doing it yourself. It's your choice, and you should do what feels right to you without worrying about what anyone else thinks.
Just do be aware of the program's data. It's not a miracle cure and doesn't pretend to be. Their average client loses 19 pounds at a rate of 1/2 lb per month. That means losing 19 lbs on the cheapest plan will cost you over $1300, and it will be around $2700 for the most expensive. It doesn't look like it's a scam, though, because they're not promising ridiculous things; they say you'll lose at a perfectly reasonable rate, the way most people do if they stick to a reasonable program. They just lead you through that reasonable program. You're the only one who can decide if that's what you need and if it's worth the price.
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