Fad or For Real? The Skinny Switch Diet

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Skinny Switch DietThe infomercials are so convincing that I have my wallet out right now, and I might send Rob Nevins $5.95 or maybe $595, I'm not sure which. But yes, I do want to flip my Skinny Switch!

But what is the Skinny Switch Diet? Do I need to switch from real sugar to Splenda? Or maybe he wants me to switch from a double cheese Angus burger to, like, steamed cod. Maybe I should switch from lying on the couch to lifting the couch.

Despite the name, upon further inspection, it doesn't seem like Rob Nevins wants me to switch much of anything. He says we can lose weight eating our regular foods with our families. He says we do not have to exercise. He says every third day I can eat whatever I want. And I say, Taco Bell, I shall not forsake, thee.

Kind of sounds like a scam to me.

Here's the deal on the Skinny Switch Diet from Reviewboard Magazine:

  1. You eat foods that you make from recipes on their website.
  2. Every 3 days you get to load up. That means you eat a meal you can't live without--in my case, chips, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. But someone else might need a slice of pizza or their favorite Chinese delivery.
  3. The infomercial says you don't have to exercise, but the website asks for 30 minutes a day of walking.

Here's what it will cost you: about $150 bucks to 6 months of access to their website, and then there is a special for 6 months more. Also, I wondered just who Rob Nevins was. According to his website, he's a former high school wrestler turned "America's Fat Loss Guru," and he's helped 40,000 people lose weight.

I'm always looking for a new, solid and good diet plan. Who knows? Maybe this is it. But I'm skeptical. So are moms across the CafeMom site who've been buzzing about Skinny Switch. In the CafeMom Newcomers Club, Isaiah431 said, "That's what this diet is... Eating your regular foods with family, no buying anything special or different. it's just about scheduling your meals and combinations, and having treat days. Seems pretty easy, just doesn't seem like it would work..."

What do you think about the Skinny Switch Diet? Do you have your own favorite diet plan? (Hey, The Cookie Diet has a nice name.)


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peppe... peppermintmocha

Sounds like a load of crap to me. You will always have to work to lose weight. Always. Eat less processed foods. Exercise.

two_g... two_girls

I agree, save your money or send me the $$ and I'll send you something in return...hmmm, let me think, I must have something I could send you that could convince you this is real!!  ;)

nonmember avatar mspar1

I disagree with these 2 comments-
Even weight watchers will tell you to lose weight you need to eat! Otherwise, you are atarving your body of energy and when u do eat your food gets stored so your body can ccess it for energy.......

nonmember avatar MimicSan

Well these types always promote open door policies and such. I am sure you could simply call him and get a more personal feel, maybe he will focus attention and you can be in his next commercial never know.

Took me all of 5 minutes to find his number it's listed so it's not private info or anything.

(561) 840-0699 give him a call and see what happens I guess, good luck to ya.

nonmember avatar diet loss

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nonmember avatar Sharon

I have watched this "Sinny Switch" informercial a few times and I've been tempted to purchase this product, but something keeps telling me that if you just eat right and excersise regularly you will lose weight and feel healthy. Don't fall victim of scams on television or on the internet.

nonmember avatar hopeful

Awh, I was ready & motivated. Guess I'll stick to the elliptical & pilates & forget about a magical fix for these extra 20 lbs I been lugging around.

emoki3 emoki3

Just for a point of reference, I have tried the cookie diet and, although I lost 20 pounds on it, it wasn't sustainable.  They didn't really teach you anything and I really got bored with the cookies.  I have seen the infomercail for the Skinny Switch Diet, but I'll stick to what I am doing now.  Jenny Craig seems to work best for me.

nonmember avatar Kath

Weight Watchers is the way to go, y'all! My best friend got pregnant and gave me all her information to see if I'd like it...she'd lost 45 lbs. when she gave it to me--I lost 125 pounds!! That was in 2003...and IT'S STILL LOST! =) Wanna know why? It's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE, not a diet. All you do is count points, according to your weight, you get a certain number of points each day...If I want ice cream...I EAT IT--and not just on the third day. Never went to a meeting. Never joined...I just decided I wasn't buying another bigger size--and I've been on a MILLION "diets"...when ya WANT TO, you'll DO IT. And, here's something: Take a piece of paper and a magic marker and write this in big letters and put in on the fridge, or ANYWHERE you spend a lot of time: NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS SKINNY FEELS!! Believe me...I was 180 lbs in 5th grade...I've always been fat. C'MON, Y'ALL!! If the Supersize, extra mayo, extra cheese and the regular soda Queen can...YOU CAN! Good Luck!!

PEACE

auror... aurorabunny

I hate ALL this kind of crap.  "You can lose weight still eating your fatty food!" is just a flat out lie and people need to wake up and realize it.  Follow their methods and you might lose weight for a while, but you'll gain it back.  Plus you won't be healthy.  Eating lean meants (or no meat!), fruits, veggies, whole grains, natural foods, etc is the only GOOD way to lose weight, keep it off, and be healthy!  Not what lazy people want to hear but the TRUTH!

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