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discouraged
11-29-2011, 12:07 AM
Today I watched Dr.. Phil, and he introduced this new diet craze, and I think he said he even endorses it? They don't tell you very much about the eating part, mostly about the exercise, and the 3 dvd's of exercise. It is supposedly designed just for women, and it claims you can lose 30 lbs. by the "Holidays". It says you will lose the weight fast, and keep it off. It supposedly walks you through every step of the way, what to eat, and not eat. The gals ofcourse are all young, I am in my 50's. Has anyone tried this, or is it too new??? I would like to lose 50 lbs. for sure, for health reasons ofcourse, and my own self esteem. I hate myself right now..........:?:


superduper
11-29-2011, 12:46 AM
I so agree I would love to know more about the diet part of it. What can I eat? They showed soup and a shake I would hope there is some real food in there as well. I emailed the customer service part of their site to ask if they allow you to eat meat as well as the calories set for the diet, I'll let you know if I hear back.

It sure looked good but I do have my doubts :dizzy:

Thighs Be Gone
11-29-2011, 04:20 AM
I am with you....looked more like a plug by Dr. Phil to help out these three ladies than a lifestyle change that could truly help someone the rest of their life..it seemed like it focused on exercise moves rather than on diet...also, did the show ever mention if ANY of those ladies had EVER been overweight? I get angry when I see the 30 pounds in 30 days thing..not my experience and from being on 3FC the last few years, that isnt the experience of most here


yoyoma
11-29-2011, 08:28 AM
To the OP -- First of all, :hug:

It sounds like you are very unhappy and hoping for some new magic thing.

But have you browsed the inspiring 3FC success stories? Many successes here are built on old-fashioned calorie counting, often with add-ons that make the approach work better for each individual. Some folks focus their diets on whole foods or low carb or just plan cc ("eat whatever you want" as long as it's within range).

There are other dimensions to consider as well... support groups (like TOPS, OA or WW in addition to 3FC), behavioral modification (Beck), convenience (prepackaged plans).

My point is, you should probably not be swayed by what marketers are trying to sell you in TV/radio/magazine/website ads, and instead look at the wealth of experience folks here at 3FC have had. Find folks with a similar story to yours and maybe try their approach. If that doesn't work, try something else, but you will be upping your odds of success if you see what has worked for other people instead of buying the latest fad.

I truly wish you the best of luck.

ennay
11-29-2011, 11:04 AM
I am with you....looked more like a plug by Dr. Phil to help out these three ladies than a lifestyle change that could truly help someone the rest of their life..it seemed like it focused on exercise moves rather than on diet...also, did the show ever mention if ANY of those ladies had EVER been overweight? I get angry when I see the 30 pounds in 30 days thing..not my experience and from being on 3FC the last few years, that isnt the experience of most here

I'm guessing the diet was very low cal to put up those kind of numbers with that amount of exercise. The amount of exercise was not much and was touted as being "doable for anyone". Since they focused on exercise on the show yesterday, my guess is the entire deal is about the diet (not going to give away the good stuff for FREE).

"No decisions" sounds like it is a "eat exactly this, without diverting from this you have to eat THIS today and THAT tomorrow and if you dont have exactly that well then you cant blame us if you dont get spectacular results"

To the OP...it is VERY new. I did some research on it yesterday and NOBODY has reviewed it. There are a couple of websites that usually review and give the nutshell summary (being careful not to get sued for giving TOO much info) on every diet out there and they had no mention of it at all.

As a woman I was kind of insulted by the repeated statements that other workouts were just too complex for my fluffy pink brain and body.

Rosinante
11-29-2011, 03:52 PM
I googled it to death but couldn't find much on it. (Not that I'm unhappy with my Dukan, I just like reading up about diets)
The website gives away absolutely nothing about content, until you stump up the cash. I don't like that.

lildevil2222
11-30-2011, 11:00 AM
I happen to be a huge fan of Dr. Phil, as a social worker it is refreshing to see a show that doesn't claim to preform '30 minute miracles'! (plus I love to throw some of his catch phrases at my children and watch em squirm, lol) I watched most of his show on the P.I.N.K method (as a mom of 3 I don't have time to watch all of anything anymore, lol) My understanding of the program is that there are 3 phases to the workout portion and each builds on the one before. I think the reason the show focused on the first phase being doable is because, lets face it, when you are very overweight many of the workout videos are in fact undoable to a degree!! Phase one provides a strengthening base (a strong core) to then move on to phase 2 to which is designed to build definition and tone before moving on to phase 3 which increases the intensity of the workout in order to avoid plateau. My understanding of the nutritional aspect of the program is that with the exception of phase 2? (maybe phase three, I can't remember) when there is apparantly some type of stew that is incorporated, you may choose from many different types of foods (specifically whole foods) to serve a variety of dietary needs like vegan and lactose intolerance using recipes provided. The website does say that the program is designed for those in 'normal health' not for diabetes etc without consulting a doctor. Don't know for sure firsthand yet because I literally JUST ordered it, but there is also a 30 day money back guarantee which I fully intend to use if it turns out that the program requires following a exact meal plan, 2 of my children have special dietary needs and at this point I know myself well enough to know that I don't have the willpower to eat broccoli and carrots while serving burgers and pasta (my 2 favorite foods!). :carrot: Will let you know when it arrives (4 - 9 days) what the nutritional part entails:D I am actually excited to get started! Haven't felt this ready in years!

TheCuriosity
11-30-2011, 11:55 AM
Looking it up on WHOIS, they have their info on privacy which makes me super suspicious. No offence to true newbies, but the number of people with only one post in this thread makes me think the PINK Method marketers are going all out to try to build a chatter on the interwebs by creating fake profiles (like that Rocket company does for their language programs...though they have evolved to creating fake review sites and blogs too in order to promote their sub-par product)


ETA: From the legal mumbo jumbo on their site:
NO MEDICAL OR PERSONAL ADVICE
This Web Site, its Content (including any information provided by users) is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, health, financial, legal, or other advice. We are not in the business of providing professional medical or health care advice.

And later...
If you link to this Web Site you may link only to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise pre-approved in writing by us. The link to this Web Site must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with our names or any of our other intellectual property

I would link directly to it, but sadly my post count is still too low. :(


ETA2: Also the lawyer behind the incorporation has been on Dr Phil a few times as part of his legal panel. I'm starting to wonder if Dr Phil himself is braving the weightloss market again even after his lawsuit fail in 2006.

lildevil2222
11-30-2011, 01:09 PM
I assure you I am no marketer, we all have to start somewhere on this site. which I found by actually googling pink method btw. I hope that I am simply misunderstanding what you meant by the comment about 1-posters because I take that to mean that because I am excited about trying to get back into shape and I admit to being a dr. phil fan and this just so happened to be the thread that introduced me to 3fc that I must not be on the up n up...:?:

TheCuriosity
11-30-2011, 01:39 PM
Yeah I am not talking about you specifically necessarily, it just seemed rather curious with so many in one thread pushing it. Hence why I said I meant no offence to "true newbies".

I've been admin at boards in the past that when this pattern happens, it was 100% a marketing thing (as per where the one time posters all having IPs that pointed to the same place which happen to be where the item being sold was) I'm obviously no admin here and just a newbie myself, but I am still very suspicious of anything tooted at the 'new best thing' and charge an arm and a leg for it when all the info is available for free.

So sorry if I scared you. I am not a sample of the typical person here (everyone seems really nice and motivating, I am a little rough around the edges.) But Dr Phil has a history with bad products. Google "Settlement reached on Dr. Phil diet plan" and it should be the first link.

Michelle101670
12-04-2011, 06:29 PM
This was on "The Doctors" too. I agree, the women were all young and not near as overweight as I am. I know I have to start somewhere, but let's face it, I'm not going to, nor do I want to look like those ladies.

It's just another marketing thing in my eyes. One that I will not be participating in. I've bought into Atkins, Oprah's stuff, and so on...nothing worked long term. That is until I did what was right for me....until I got lazy!

vbudafly8j7
12-05-2011, 02:03 AM
I've never posted on here...but I found this site when trying to research the PINK method myself. I want you all to know that I myself did not purchase this, but my best friend did and made me a journal. I was in the process of buying a new car, and she was texting me asking me if I want to do it, and I just hurried and texted back, "ya" and she gave me a journal later that night. So anyways, that was Friday. So, here I am on reset day # 2 lol. I currently weigh 163, and hope to get down to 133 eventually. Oh man, I have done every fad diet, and used to lose 18 lbs in three days for a pageant or modeling convention. So here I am now, being very skeptical, but supporting my friend and her cute lil PINK journal she helped me make. So far the "Pink" DRINK is very good, the one with strawberries, and the videos look awesome. I did DO insanity, and these videos are way more mellow. The first girl in the video seems like a REAL woman, and reminds me of me, like what I can achieve realistically. So anyways, I am trying it myself, just because I LOVE my best friend. I guess I have nothing to lose but weight, especially since shes so kind. But I feel good day # 2 (no working out yet) but went to the gym with my husband. So anyways...i can tell ya'll a lil about it if you want. I did south beach for 4 months and lost 50lbs, kept it off since 2009, and gained 13 lbs.....so my official goal is not 150 but 133. So no rush, but I guess if you stick to anything with good eating and exercise you will lose. This cute PINK method just seems more mellow, and real women with encouraging journal info, recipes, and guides. So I am in, and maybe I will buy my own soon..lol;)

vbudafly8j7
12-05-2011, 02:29 AM
I wasn't sure I was an official newbie til I had to make an account. In 2005 I was on a thread doing atkins, and it was soo much fun, I thought this was the same thing, but oh well opps, so I am a newbie...lol I am not a hoaxie seller just googles PINk and found this thread, but I understand marketing scams. I honestly prob wont be on here a lot this week because I have finals for college. So here are some quick reviews for some questions I seen posted..or curiosities:
Price: So so I guess...I didnt pay yet, but think it was like 70 for my friend
Accounts: They provide online accounts for buyers of the product, to have chats, info, and more recipes or something on their site.
Journal: 1 jounral/book with a pink ribbon thingy with a daily schedule book. The journal clearly explains correct veggies, fruits, meats,recipes, blender drinks, seasonings, phases, and dates.
The videos: I think there are 4 or 5. There are three women teaching and one woman is like the scientist who explains stuff.
There is a phase called reset which lasts a certain amount of days according to your weight and height. So mine is 10 days. During these days you do not have to do the videos. So during these reset days you need to eat low carbs, (don't need lots of carbs if not working out) and a pink drink for breakfast. And lean meats and lots of veggies. (I think i am good with this because of southbeach experience)
Age? I guess it depends on mobility. The workouts seem a little easy to me, but only because I was doing insanity before my wedding this year. There are girls demonstrating exercises with light weights and without. May be a little fast paced for those who struggle with posture or bad pains. But those who are even unable to dance, do yoga, or what not, could pick up moves and sets, because you would reuse videos and get the hang of it.
FAD? Maybe? and yes to those who own: P90 X, Insanity, atkins books, southbeach books, lemon diet info, Hollywood diet, Jillian DvD's, etc. (me lol). If there is a way you can create yourself a schedule of eating correct and watching ur old videos than do so. But for some reason I am doing this with my friend to be nice, and why not? Its not hurting my wallet yet, and seems more maintainable then my crazy insanity stuff lol.
THe top reason I lost 50 lbs on Southbeach is because I was dedicated to the bone, and didn't eat a cookie for 3 months lol. But I do want a cookie in like a month, so I am hopping I can have one with this, lol...so anyways..I hope it answers some questions. I am not saying it is a miracle, or even going to work....but I will try my best to update anyone if they want, I cannot believe how new it is..I think since like NOV 28th...thats the day it aired?when I googled it

Daimere
12-05-2011, 03:32 AM
What is the Pink drink?

JOLINA
12-05-2011, 05:51 AM
New diets pop up like mushrooms in the rain this time of year.
:rain:

After Jauary 1st there will be sooo many people starting new diets for the New year.
New diet plans are out there trying to get a head start on the January rush.
You'll see them being touted on most weight loss forums now.

If I lost 30 pounds in 30 days I would get saggy, baggy skin. I don't want to end up with bat wings looking like a flying squirrel, or with 2 little shriveled up prunes in a AAA bra. I have been losing just 1 pound/week just to avoid saggy skin. So far I have been successful.

And I count my calories. It is the only way that works for me. I have dropped over 50 pounds slowly over the last year, and have changed my eating habits along the way, so that I can maintain my weight loss for life.

Journal: I enter my calories into a daily log on LoseIt.com. It's a free website anyone can join.

Accounts: I come to 3fatchicks.com for support. And that is also free and most helpful to me.

Price: And counting my calories is also a free and a time-tested way of losing weight.

Videos: I can get all sorts of free videos on YouTube and thrift stores related to weight loss.

Fad?: Calorie Counting isn't a fad. It has been around for decades now.

And I am not denied any foods on my diet. I just count them into my daily log.
:smug:

DezziePS
12-05-2011, 09:11 AM
Jolina- your post cracked me up and I totally agree with everything you said in it!

I don't mean to be a bummer, and if this PINK thing has some good exercise videos and recipes to go with it, maybe it is a great plan, I just think it's a much simpler equation than we all want it to be. You CAN lose weight fast with calorie counting. There are a LOT of people on these boards who have lost 100 lbs in about a year. But when I have a strict "Eat this for breakfast, eat this for lunch, eat this for dinner" diet, I can't stick with it for whatever reason (be it will power or just being in a situation where my diet food is not available) and I feel like I've failed. With calorie counting, even if the only thing that is available to me is chocolate cake, I can still eat some and make room for it in my calorie budget for the day and be on plan.

vbudafly8j7
12-05-2011, 11:23 PM
Ya the post cracked me up too, using the same format as my lil review, trying to be a smart butt. But oh well...I was just saying I have been the queen of fad diets myself, even joking about myself. I was just answering questions for those who were curious...so it was a quick silly review. Like I said...I didn't pay for it...I have a free lil calorie counter too called myfitness pal or even a calculater, turning labels around. So ya, I agree with EVERYONE...you can TOTALLY lose weight without buying these products, I was simply letting people know because of how new it was. So to answer another question that someone asked..a Pink drink is 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup almond or coconut milk, and 1 scoop of whey protein. There are like 3 pink shakes..another one is made with spinach, beets and another liquid (i think almond milk? or coconut again)...so it pretty much replaces breakfast during the reset...and eventually you will have the pink drink after workouts when they begin. Take care all...hope there's not much to make fun of... Im trying to lose weight too....

DezziePS
12-05-2011, 11:58 PM
vbudafly- I didn't think she was making fun of you! I just thought it was funny when she said she didn't want to lose weight too fast and have her boobs end up like two shriveled prunes! I think it's great that you're helping everyone get info that they wanted. :)

vbudafly8j7
12-06-2011, 02:21 AM
thank you. I have just felt crappy lately, and am so excited to just get this last weight off. I know with my crazy little self I need some strictness....you should have seen me on my birthday weekend....I had lost like 10lbs well maybe 8ish lol..and I wanted to celebrate with my husband..and he drove me to crackerbarrel and wow..that was a mistake...so guilt and weekend vacation kept on going...that was Oct 8-10th, lol so from there til this past month I have felt gross...because I have been eating out more than ever. So anyways...sorry for any grumpiness..I just need support too....trying something ELSE new lol...but even if this didn't work like my friend imagines, I am in the "IN" game no matter what..and I feel great these past 3 days....been strict...but feel good...and know this determination is like my first big, "Lets do this attitude." I guess this attitude always comes to me when I am not working to.."lose weight for my bday, or for a date, blah blah," so now I have nothing to lose for but my health, self, good feeling, and feeling better taking off my shirt infront of my own husband...cause my insecurity is pathetic...so now I already feel better this day 3..woot woot;) I hope and pray we all reach our goals and even go beyond. What kind of exercise you gals doing? I found some cool videos (some oldies)..like streaming ones.. hooked my hdmi cord...from my laptop to t.v.on netflix...so I thought that was cool. Anyways...take care;)

Daimere
12-06-2011, 10:00 AM
another one is made with spinach, beets and another liquid (i think almond milk? or coconut again)
That reminds me of green smoothies!

Suzanne 3FC
12-06-2011, 12:34 PM
I've not seen the plan and I didn't see them on TV. But by looking at their website, it looks pretty sound! I like that they let you know how important exercise is and don't just promise quick weight loss that's "easy". They also seem to have a sound and nutritious diet plan that stresses the importance of vegetables, and they have options for vegans as well. The pink drinks sound exactly like what has been going in my blender for years :T I don't see any references to wacky supplements or bogus pills on their website which is a rarity today in the world of diet gimmicks.

My only question would be about their exercise plan. I haven't seen the workout, but the quick clip of phase 1 makes it appear that the plan was designed for overweight people but may not be suitable for the obese or very obese. I'd like to know if they have multiple people in the videos with one offering easier moves for those that are not ready for the faster moves yet or that may need to avoid impact or may be dangerous for their knees and ankles.

I had prepared myself to cringe before checking the price but I think $68 sounds fair for 4 exercise DVDs and a 240 page book.

socialworkerangela
12-06-2011, 07:05 PM
Another breand newbie here. I too found it by googling the pink method for reviews and found this site. At first I was excited to find this website. But then reading what people said on this thread (and I too felt that the post was snarky about the review because it wasn't conventional) and the tone I was skeptical but then I decided it could just be me and maybe I just had a bad day and just not feeling happy to see things for what they are. SO I am hoping this site isn't a my diet is better then yours.

With that said for those that do want some more info go to youtube and put in pink method VIP this awesome lady is doing it and reviewing it. The website as she shows looks really awesome and is included in the price of the package. NO extra fees for it. I have tried everything even (gasp) gastric bypass and due to many excuses have even failed at that. I need something to get me back to what gastric bypass taught me ... mainly how to eat right (to me sadly it is not like riding a bike) and to not have the freedom in eating because I can't calorie count. I just simply make poor choices and I am hoping this will get me back on track and with a help with some cycle behavioral work i can be successful.

Thank you for letting me have this long post and I do look forward at the chance to meet some supportive people.

Suzanne 3FC
12-06-2011, 09:31 PM
Welcome newbies! We look forward to hearing about your experiences with this product.

Good luck!

Kasey87
12-07-2011, 12:54 AM
I saw this on Dr Phil too and it looked like a cool program, not necessary for weight loss of course but something to get you motivated.

Just browsing around the website and it might be worth buying just for the recipes! There are some pics under the "Media" tab. (not a PINK marketer here! lol) the pasta looks soo good and the fake sushi rolls are so cute too.

Anyone whose got the program- how are the other recipes in the book? I'm always looking for new, interesting stuff to make and these look super healthy and lots of veggies too.

Good luck to all you guys!

bayahibe17
12-07-2011, 01:30 AM
Ok i also am new but actually have cime to this website many many times to get new recipes excetra and now i just wanted to say something small, i just bought the pink method and really wanted to buy it mainly for the recipes ect. And was hoping that once i paid they would give me instant acces to the wesite so i can start while i was waiting, so far i have nothing in my email except thanks for my money :( not very good start, i only was interested to try cause yoy can track everything online and ut sounded real good, but now that i have paid; where is this website. It doesnt seem very organized for helping people more just taking the money and now i have to wait :( anyway i will be glad to share what i get with the rest of you and like another has stated earlier, 30 day money back, so i am aiming slow or high im.not sure but i want to loose 10 pounds in 30 days or at least feel like i did...but just one more thing for all the sceptics, i m going to stay beleiving that if you want something to work it will, so i am going to be true to myself for the next 30 days to see if i see improvement...

redreine
12-07-2011, 04:45 PM
For those taking offense to the "newbie bashing" post (which it wasn't AT ALL), you must understand a few things.

First, this kind of thing happens very frequently. People marketing their new "product" go on a forum such as this, pretend to be people who need the product/bought and loved it, thus scamming other members on the forum into buying it.

Next, the most obvious way is when they post about their product, then all of a sudden a bunch of other brand new members pop up talking about it as well.

Granted, it seems that you ladies seem genuine and not out to market a product, but surely you can see why anyone would wonder if that wasn't what was going on, right? I mean, this is a brand new thread and in this one thread alone we have already 5 (I believe) newbies.

Please ladies. This forum has a reputation for being very welcoming and we all keep a sense of friendship around here. Let's not bicker. :)

ajowens
12-08-2011, 12:57 AM
I have been a member with 3 fc for a long time and I feel comfortable with the basis of most of the diets on here but pink feels different to me.

The core of it is high protien and fiber.

I am 178 and my estimated caloric intake will be 1550. that's more than I have allotted myself in the past.

The first 14 days (for me) consists of primarily a south beachnlike diet with limmited starches. Then i can introduce more quinoa and brown rice back in. It's not as strict as sb. Lots of fruit in your morning smoothy.

The thing that makes this different for me is the workouts. I have done diets with 30ds or other videos but this is a complete program. Three DVDs are 3 levels and it come with many bonus workouts like abs, yoga, palates and more.

So far from my research and day 1 this has serious potential. I am only half way into the journal but I get he just of it.

I would love to start a forum for others using it to support each other.

Amanda

ajowens
12-08-2011, 01:03 AM
I forgot to add that the workouts include cardio, weight wring training for toning and a lot of using you own weight to build stregth in the first phase. You work out every day and it says to set aside 30-60 minutes for the workouts. It also stresses the need to eat all of your calories so that you have the proper fuel. I like this....

Let's see after 1 week of working out. Hopefully I come back and still like it.

Salley
12-08-2011, 07:09 PM
I purchased the program, and decided it's not a good fit for me, so am looking forward to a refund.

The food is healthy. There are many, many people who have started the program (it's only a few days old) and complain of severe headaches and constant hunger. Some of the people are losing weight already on the beginning phase of the diet, the Reset, which is too low in calories to exercise during (900-1200). Exercise starts in the second phase, and calories are upped (1200-1400). The beginning exercise is supposed to be 20 minutes long, and help you work up to the more strenuous exercise. I find it unrealistic.

Several of the claims on "Dr. Phil" have no solid foundation. There is no vegan option, and they are scrambling to write another chapter for vegans available online. The website they promised for support from their experts and other dieters is a chaotic hodgepodge. I'll be surprised if anyone "loses 30 pounds by the holidays", in less than a month!

The attraction to many seems to be that it's new, and all these people get to start it together while it's fresh. A lot of the people there say they like to try every new diet that comes along to ease the boredom of their last diet, and introduce new motivation.

I'm sticking with counting calories (for all the reasons Jolina mentioned), continuing the physical ativity that works for me, and promise myself not to get get distracted by the next shiney, new diet!

I think this diet might work well for people under 40 who are overweight, but not obese.

Suzanne 3FC
12-08-2011, 07:51 PM
Salley, thank you for the review! May I ask a couple of questions?

You said the program begins at 900-1200 calories. Are the calorie levels the same for everyone, or are they based on beginning weight? For example, someone beginning a diet at 350lb should consume considerably more calories than that, and decrease gradually as needed.

I noticed ajowens said she gets 1550 calories and she weighs 180lb. Do you increase after so many days? How long does Phase 1 last? Are there different programs to choose from?

Do you give up caffeine? If so, that could explain the headaches though they should pass within a week or two. The hunger is worrisome, as a balanced diet filled with the right foods shouldn't leave you that hungry. A little hunger is fine, but there are a lot of foods that are high volume and low calorie that should help.

I wonder how long the program was tested before it went to market. :chin:

Suzanne 3FC
12-08-2011, 07:57 PM
For those taking offense to the "newbie bashing" post (which it wasn't AT ALL), you must understand a few things.

First, this kind of thing happens very frequently...



Thank you for explaining this to everyone, you nailed it perfectly! Unfortunately this has been a big problem for us over the years and our forum isn't unique to this type of marketing. I do agree with you that the newbies in this thread seem to be genuine. When I google the pink method, we have very high search results so we're probably going to get more new members curious about this diet.

I greatly appreciate the members sharing their unbiased reviews to help everyone see both the pros and the cons of this plan. :)

Shellye
12-08-2011, 08:42 PM
I have a friend who just purchased it and was disappointed to find out she had to "diet" for 14 days first and lose 10-15lbs before she is to begin working out with the DVD's. For those 14 days are a strict diet of no whole grains etc. I watched the Dr. Phil show with her that day but I don't remember them saying people had to diet before they start working out. Did anyone else hear that or did I miss it at some point.

agoin1
12-08-2011, 09:14 PM
I ordered the program, because I have been counting calories and going to a Zumba class for about 6 weeks. I have lost around 33 pounds so far, but it has started to get really hard for me to stick to it. Thanksgiving really messed me up. I thought if I tried something new it might help. I haven't gotten the program yet. I decided to order because I posted on the woman who created its website and she wrote me back within a few hours and answered my question. She seems really genuinely nice, but I have emailed them 3 times because I have never gotten access into the VIP portion of the website. I have gotten no response at all. I am just really frustrated.

redreine
12-08-2011, 09:25 PM
Absolutely, Suzanne.

This is a great site and I am constantly making recommendations to people I know to come here, and the last thing I want is for someone to feel bashed or shunned.

Weight loss is a hard journey, and 3fc is the most wonderful tool. I would never want to take that away from anyone.

For all the newbies:
:hug:

If this doesn't work for you, please don't give up. Research the site, find something you can stick with, and get to that healthy weight. We are ALL here for you, through thick and thin. ;)

Salley
12-08-2011, 09:26 PM
Salley, thank you for the review! May I ask a couple of questions?

You said the program begins at 900-1200 calories. Are the calorie levels the same for everyone, or are they based on beginning weight? For example, someone beginning a diet at 350lb should consume considerably more calories than that, and decrease gradually as needed.

I noticed ajowens said she gets 1550 calories and she weighs 180lb. Do you increase after so many days? How long does Phase 1 last? Are there different programs to choose from?
The calories are the same for everyone, but they are not counting calories. There is a very specific menu that must be followed throughout the 9 week program.

The first phase (Reset) offers the least calories, mainly because no added fat (olive oil) is allowed, and the protein is more limited than later on. Those with the highest weight:height ratio are on the Reset for a longer time period, but no one stays on Reset past two weeks. You're supposed to lose between 5 and 10 pounds during this time, and then move to the second phase. Then a tablespoon of olive oil is added per day, along with an extra portion of protein. This is a streamlined version of the diet! They also differentiate between "slow" and "fast" fruits, related to their glycemic index. Only slow fruits are allowed during Reset.

There aren't different programs to choose from, but you get to pick your protein: turkey, lean beef, salmon, beans, or quinoa (for example).

The greater number of calories happens after the Reset, when the exercise begins, in order to fuel the extra activity. This comes in the form of adding "fast" fruits, olive oil, and little extra protein.

Do you give up caffeine? If so, that could explain the headaches though they should pass within a week or two.
Caffeine is cut *way* back (only green tea during Reset; later 1 cup of coffee is allowed daily). And *all* processed foods are eliminated, along with any kind of sweetener (diet or full) except for stevia, and I bet there is some withdrawal there, too. I also expect people may be getting dehydrated. It's unfortunate there is no mention that withdrawal is likely to happen, and how to deal with it. I'm already eat similarly to the program, so wouldn't expect those problems, but I do occasionally eat cake!

The hunger is worrisome, as a balanced diet filled with the right foods shouldn't leave you that hungry. A little hunger is fine, but there are a lot of foods that are high volume and low calorie that should help.
It is, and there is speculation that it's not "real" hunger. People are allowed to eat an unlimited amount of raw carrots, green pepper, and celery.

I wonder how long the program was tested before it went to market. :chin:
According to one person on the site (Joy Morris), she was one of the original beta testers for the program, and started the program in the very beginning, only six months ago. She was/is a professional physical trainer, and lost 10 pounds in six months, "but would like to lose more". She said she was one of the people offering a testimonial on The Doctors. She obvious couldn't have had much to lose in the first place. This didn't instill much confidence in me as to any history or track record with "real" people.

It's rumored on the site, that the wife of the producer (and relative of Dr. Phil) for both TV shows the PINK Method debuted (Dr. Phil/The Doctors) was/is a client of the creator of the PINK Method.

They have been overwhelmed with orders since the appearance on these two shows. When I first logged on to their website after ordering my kit (Nov. 28), there were 1000 members. By the next day, there were 7000. I don't know how many now, the counter seems to have disappeared! (I think I saw 10,000 somewhere.) With everyone asking questions, it's not possible for the "experts" to answer them and give the support they promised on the TV shows. The site itself was poorly developed, and offers information for many other diet plans unrelated to the PINK method, but it's difficult to decipher which is what!

The support forums are virtuously useless in the chaos (not organized like 3FatChicks, and most any other forum on the Web), so they've moved over to using FaceBook. I haven't visited them on FaceBook, as I already figured I had better stick with what was already working for me, and avoid their confusion.

If you like the mass excitement of belonging to a new club, being in on something from the beginning, and enjoy this as entertainment, it may be worth the $75 or so. I think these are the only added benefits than what you can find elsewhere for free.

Suzanne 3FC
12-09-2011, 12:25 AM
According to one person on the site (Joy Morris), she was one of the original beta testers for the program, and started the program in the very beginning, only six months ago. She was/is a professional physical trainer, and lost 10 pounds in six months, "but would like to lose more". She said she was one of the people offering a testimonial on The Doctors. She obvious couldn't have had much to lose in the first place. This didn't instill much confidence in me as to any history or track record with "real" people.


If that's the case then I'm really disappointed to hear that :( A diet program should be tested for 2 years, IMO, before going to market. They should include a large group of participants with varying amounts of weight to lose including the very obese. Then the true test is maintaining the weight loss for one year. Only THEN should the product be marketed. Losing weight is only the beginning of the weight loss journey. If this began just 6 months ago, there's is no real success story to be told yet. Realistically, it's still in testing.

agoin1
12-09-2011, 11:07 AM
The creator Cynthia has said that this is the diet she has used on her clients for years, but she has just now written the program out. I ordered it,so I will let you know how it goes. From what I have heard from other people the first part of the diet is similar to others being really low carb at first. It reminds me off the Take off part of LA weight loss, just no Take Off juice or even the first part of South Beach.

Salley
12-09-2011, 01:18 PM
If that's the case then I'm really disappointed to hear that :( A diet program should be tested for 2 years, IMO, before going to market. They should include a large group of participants with varying amounts of weight to lose including the very obese. Then the true test is maintaining the weight loss for one year. Only THEN should the product be marketed. Losing weight is only the beginning of the weight loss journey. If this began just 6 months ago, there's is no real success story to be told yet. Realistically, it's still in testing.
I agree, and brought this up on the PINK "forum". However, most of the people posting on the site don't value scientific testing. In fact, they were quite articulate in explaining they value anything new that can reignite their motivation to lose. For a good number of people, the PINK Method is just the next diet in line of a long string, and they don't expect it to be the last. Some say they get bored, and can't wait for the next best thing. They have basically said the $70+ was worth all the excitement and hullaballoo. I think these are valid reasons to explore the PINK Method, if that's what floats your boat.

Personally, I don't want to ride those waves. I want to learn how to live day-to-day without my diet taking center stage, and still be healthy. I'm still finding my way with that! But I see nothing wrong for people who experience joy from those waves.

Then there are others who will not listen to anything they perceive as negative about the program. They take it personally, or as a personal attack against the creator of the PINK Method. They excuse all the problems, and accuse people who express their frustrations of being unrealistic and impatient, and request they leave the forum unless they're willing to "go along". They react as though there is a character flaw in the people who take issue with the problems.

The website and PINK Community are what is supposed to set this "designed just for women only" program apart from any other. The problems with the website are too great to overlook, IMO. I would suggest, if this is important to you, to wait until PINK 2.0 to join!

agoin1
12-09-2011, 01:26 PM
I have not gotten into PINK VIP yet, so I am not sure what that aspect of the program is. I like that fact that Cynthia wrote me back on fb asking if I had gotten taken care of yet. I didn't choose to do it because it was new. I was more interested in the exercise portion of it and needing a new diet because I am struggling with my calories and need more structure. I do like the fact that Cynthia seems so happy to help but I can't comment really on the diet or exercise yet, since my package comes today.

Salley
12-09-2011, 03:40 PM
I was more interested in the exercise portion of it and needing a new diet because I am struggling with my calories and need more structure.
It may be a good fit for you. It can be nice to have a diet and exercise schedule to follow. There are a lot people happy with their loss of pounds so far.

I hear Facebook is working much better for the community portion, and helping to ease the confusion in the VIP website, but I haven't looked into it myself. The creator of the program is also having "video chats" to answer the onslaught of questions. There are a few "back doors" to the VIP Access Website, so be aware ahead of time that information and posts you make there are really public.

agoin1
12-09-2011, 11:00 PM
I hope I end up liking it after investing the money into it. I still have yet to get access to VIP, so I have no idea what it is like. I am really frustrated.

Salley
12-10-2011, 09:55 AM
The good news is there's a 30-day money back guarantee. :)

Information provided by the VIP site is misleading as it pulls content from another site (exercise dot com). I don't know what the relationship between the PINK people and their host site is, but they've been *very* careful in wording the difficulties! There are problems the ground up with the site. The host site is also fairly new. The oldest posts date to about ten months ago, and show up in the PINK VIP area. The PINK posts also show up in the rest of the site, which is accessible to the public on the web.

You *will* be able to access a daily menu, but it won't contain any of the substitution choices, or the recipes for the menu.

There are diet tools (calorie and exercise trackers) whose functionality is suspect. For example, the calorie tracker gives everyone an arbitrary amount of daily calories to consume, without even entering your weight, height, or gender stats! The caloric amount suggested is way beyond the 900+ contained in the menu; this continues to cause mass confusion. In reality, all calories counts are supposed to be ignored.

I regretted my purchase when I realized this program couldn't live up to its claims for me. I don't know how long it will take for them to return my money, as they are still inundated with filling orders. But I think I've learned to be a little more patient after this!

You still might be pleased with what you get, especially if their "expert" support is of no consequence to you (It was to me!), you can live with the restrictions (not me!), and can keep up with the exercise videos (I can't; my personal trainer customizes each workout for my fat old bod!). If not, you can get your money back, and will have learned a little more about what you like and don't like.

(BTW, if anyone is looking for reasonable personal training, check your local colleges. My sessions cost about $13 each, and are taught by phys-ed/nutrition majors students. They're being trained to work with all body types, ages, and physical conditions.)

agoin1
12-10-2011, 06:08 PM
I read through the PINK Method journal last night. I am supposed to be on the Reset part for 14 days, which puts me being on it right over Christmas. I am going to try and get through Reset and start the first week of exercises and see how it goes, if I dont like it I am going to return it since it will be within the 30 days. I have no looked at the exercise videos yet.

np1230
12-11-2011, 10:15 AM
I have tried slimquick, hydroxycut, fasting and low calorie diet and none of them worked. What has been working for me has been calorie counting which I started October 16. I still ate normal foods but in a moderation. Since October I have lost 15 lbs and for the first time in over 10 years I saw 149 on the scale.

Salley
12-12-2011, 02:53 PM
I read through the PINK Method journal last night. I am supposed to be on the Reset part for 14 days, which puts me being on it right over Christmas. I am going to try and get through Reset and start the first week of exercises and see how it goes, if I dont like it I am going to return it since it will be within the 30 days. I have no looked at the exercise videos yet.
Agoin1, what do you think so far?

ringmaster
12-12-2011, 06:23 PM
is that the same Basheerah that's in Jillian Micheal's workout DVDs?

ajowens
12-13-2011, 06:44 PM
Several of the claims on "Dr. Phil" have no solid foundation. There is no vegan option, and they are scrambling to write another chapter for vegans available online. The website they promised for support from their experts and other dieters is a chaotic hodgepodge. I'll be surprised if anyone "loses 30 pounds by the holidays", in less than a month!

I had to write the lady who started pink to get this:
http://exercise-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/pink-method/PINKMethod_Chapter_11_PlantBasedPINK.pdf

Thats the vegetarian and vegan diet. She is vegan.

ajowens
12-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Hi Suzanne! Its been about forever!

14 day reset: You start with a protein/fruit/(soy, coconut or almond) milk shake in the am. There are lots of additions or variants including greek yogurt. Then unlimited veggies (cooked or raw) through out the day with veggies and 4oz protein for lunch and for dinner. You can determine how many calories you eat based on how much you choose to eat.

As a (mostly) vegetarian, I added a little bit of brown rice or quinoa to my diet (high in protein)

After the restart you up your cals by 200-500 cals and add in more starch and fruits. Its still a very pure diet. They do this so that you have the energy to work out. After 3 weeks on that you up it all again and work out much longer.

Do you give up caffeine?: No but no soda. Coffee and tea. but most soda drinkers are suffering because they did not replace the soda with other caffeine.

I have been hungry but more like an overeater hunger than a "I am not getting enough food" hunger. 90oz of water a day helps with hunger as well.

I wonder how long the program was tested before it went to market: I would be curious to know this as well but there are lots of success stories from long before I ever saw it on tv so I am assuming its been there... just now coming to the public eye.
:chin:

As for me... I cheated on Saturday and had to get back on board. I struggle with eating that much meat. I was super happy when she posted the veggie version. I can eat some meat but not as much as most normal people.

I am only down 3 lbs for the week and for the reset phase it should be a bit more than that. I am fine with that. Here is to 8 more days before I get to work out... whooo hooo!!

Mellieus
12-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Today I watched Dr.. Phil, and he introduced this new diet craze, and I think he said he even endorses it? They don't tell you very much about the eating part, mostly about the exercise, and the 3 dvd's of exercise. It is supposedly designed just for women, and it claims you can lose 30 lbs. by the "Holidays". It says you will lose the weight fast, and keep it off. It supposedly walks you through every step of the way, what to eat, and not eat. The gals ofcourse are all young, I am in my 50's. Has anyone tried this, or is it too new??? I would like to lose 50 lbs. for sure, for health reasons ofcourse, and my own self esteem. I hate myself right now..........:?:

Hey all, I just got my PINK method set last week. I read through the book before I did anything in case I wanted to return it, but I do agree with the material inside of it. I can highlight some of it for you, but I think you need to read the entire book first and judge it yourself.
-First off, there is NO CALORIE COUNTING!
-I really like the book because it is like a journal that you fill out every day (takes only a couple of minutes). It gives you sample menus to eat EVERY day and record your measurements and weight loss.
-There is a chart that shows you how long you need to stay in each stage based on your weight (I'm 213 now, so I'm going to be on this for a while)
-The first stage is a reset for your body where you start the morning with a pink drink (3 to choose from). I like the one with coconut milk (or almond or hemp milk), strawberries and whey protein. For lunch you have 1 serving (size of your palm) of a light protein (there is a lot to choose from such as beef, chicken, greek yogurt, beans, etc) and as many low cal veggies as you want (Over 30 to choose from a list). You do the same thing for dinner but you can choose different foods. You do this for up to 14 days depending on your starting weight. I am currently on day 2 and have lost 2 pounds :) during this stage you are not exercising yet, fyi
-After the reset you start the primary where you introduce more foods from the list and slow carbs and this is where you start exercising too.
-Between each stage you go back to the reset for 4 days and then on to the next stage. I cant really remember the rest right now since I am still in the PINK reset stage.
-The thing I like about the diet is: you have more foods to choose from, you arent counting calories all the time, the workbook is cool, and its a plan for life, meaning after you reach your goal you know what types of foods to eat and YES you need to keep exercising or you will get lazy and fat again like me.
-I tried the HCG diet and I lost over 50 lbs, but because I didnt keep exercising afterwards, I didnt keep it off and I gained it all back plus 20 pounds. I think this will work better for me because it requires that I exercise often like I used to before I got fat (I gained 90 lbs during my pregnancy) and I am really looking forward to it.
-I looked at the videos and they have easier or modified versions for people who are just starting. If you want, I can keep you ladies updated with my progress :) Wish me luck!

Kasey87
12-16-2011, 04:11 PM
ajowens- thanks for posting the plant based version!

Mellieus- i'd love to hear your updates!

The diet itself seems like mostly low-carb. I haven't purchased the program but I'm going to follow the diet and do my own exercise program in conjunction with the recipes I've seen around the internet. I haven't tried the Pink drinks either so maybe I'm on the wrong thread?? lol

good luck with this ladies, looking forward to see how you all like the program :)

notfatforlong254
12-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a 'newbie' here and don't know what i'm doing, LOL! I started the Pink Method on December13th weighing 195 pounds...today i weigh 188 pounds:) So far so good! I'm still in Reset Phase for 14 days...can't wait to start Phase1. I am not hungry at all and neither tired...:carrot: I'm usually a VERY slow loser, so i was quite pleasantly surprised.:carrot:

I am so happy to meet all of you, and look forward to getting to know you better. Now i will go explore this board and try to get more aquainted with it as too!!

Wishing good luck to all on this weight loss journey!

mwallace29
12-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Hi, I have the P.I.N.K Program and so far I like it. It give a lot of 'self' monitoring. You journal etc :)

There is a Vegan program which was in the original book but not specifically laid out so she wrote it into a chapter for those that could not figure out they did not have to eat meat and there were plenty of other options on the list.

Not sure why Dr. Phil is getting a bad rap on this...his was not the only show it was on.

Could you do this on your own...yep...but I am a very visual person and love the book and it is cute too. I just decided to spend the money because I just needed something different, fresh and motivating.

The Reset is the most restrictive and not really "Low Carb" You have fruit etc.

The workouts are not 'easy' or really beginner level.

Meat and Poultry (2 servings /day)
Beef (Lean Cuts Only)
Canadian Bacon
Chicken Breast (no skin)
Chicken Thighs (no skin)
Cornish Game Hen (no skin)
Eggs (1 Egg or 4 Egg Whites)
Lamb
Pork Chops/Loin
Turkey Breast (no skin)
Turkey, Ground – Lean

Fish and Shellfish
Tuna
Sardines (packed in water, mustard, tomato)
Almost all Fish
Shrimp
Lobster
Scallops
Salmon

Dairy Proteins
NF Greek Yogurt (6 OZ)
LF Cottage Cheese (1/2 Cup)
Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Coconut Milk, Hemp Milk (1 Cup)

Plant Based Proteins - HELLO...PLANT BASED Proteins if you don't want to eat meat!
Beans and Legumes (1/2 Cup)
Brown Rice (1/2 Cup)
Quinoa (1/2 Cup)
Hemp Powder
Nuts
Pea Protein Powder
Seeds
Tempeh
Tofu (organic only)

Low Calorie Veggies – Unlimited

Tomato Juice
Spaghetti Sauce (no sugar)

Use Veggie Spray
2 T Low Calorie Dressing (less than 80 calories/tablespoon)
Reduced Fat Mayo – up t 2T daily (less than 50 calories/tablespoon)
Spices and Other
Apple Cider Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
All Spices
Raw Soy Sauce
Braggs Amino
Stevia

(She said the recipes are just a guideline ~ adjust to your liking but stay within the basic blueprint)

Smoothies (you can sub different fruits/powders) Right now I am using Whey Protein Powder and Almond Milk for all and adding 3T Hemp Seeds)
#1
1 C Almond, Coconut, Hemp or Rice Milk (under 100 cals/cup)
1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder (Hemp, Natural Whey, Pea – no Soy)
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries (or whatever berries you want)

#2
1 C Coconut Water (under 100 cals/cup)
1 Scoop (2 T) Hemp Powder (Hemp, Natural Whey, Pea – no Soy)
12 Frozen Strawberries (or whatever berries you want)
1 Raw Carrot
1 Handful Raw Spinach (I am using Kale this week)
Small Raw Beet
1 Medjool Date (not in mine J)

#3
1 C Coconut Milk or Almond Milk (under 100 cals/cup)
1 Scoop (2 T) Hemp Powder (Hemp, Natural Whey, Pea – no Soy)
10 Frozen Strawberries (or whatever berries you want)
1 Banana
1 Handful Raw Spinach (I am using Kale)
Small Raw Beet
Lime Juiced
Liquid Stevia (if needed) - I don't add

mwallace29
12-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Oh...and I learned today...I really do not like Hemp Powder :) I put hemp seeds in my smoothies and always have...but no powder for me. I will stick with natural whey!

...I believe a person needs to educate themselves on any plan you choose to do. There are hundreds of them...Atkins, South Beach, Lean for Life, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig....and oh so many more. I don't think anyone needs to be judgmental of any plan someone chooses to do.

Pick what works for you and run with it. I liked PINK because it is more about the exercise. The food plan promotes natural, organic, unprocessed foods. No Crap. I think it is easy because I can pick a few foods of the lists and make any recipe I want...if you don't want to be creative....follow the sample menus. Simple as that. No calorie counting and no Crap....easy. I keep hearing 900 - 1200 cals...simply not true. It depends one what you eat and what you choose for snacks etc based on your hunger. I was very happy to have the RESET phase just to get my **** together and regroup myself and get used to eating really healthy foods again. Then add some good carbs in Phase 1 and do some good workouts.

As far as the VIP site...it stinks but there is some good info. There are a couple of great facebook pages starting up...I think many sites like 3fatchicks would add a section if it was requested....why not. What kills me is the people that claim the program does this or says that and they don't even own the book...or worse yet...they own it but never read the dam thing and they just start posting answers to questions like they wrote the program themselves. LEARN IT - DO IT and then you can comment, answer questions and toud to be the pro!

We all are after one goal...be healthy and live life.

notfatforlong254
12-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Oh...and I learned today...I really do not like Hemp Powder :) I put hemp seeds in my smoothies and always have...but no powder for me. I will stick with natural whey!

...I believe a person needs to educate themselves on any plan you choose to do. There are hundreds of them...Atkins, South Beach, Lean for Life, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig....and oh so many more. I don't think anyone needs to be judgmental of any plan someone chooses to do.

Pick what works for you and run with it. I liked PINK because it is more about the exercise. The food plan promotes natural, organic, unprocessed foods. No Crap. I think it is easy because I can pick a few foods of the lists and make any recipe I want...if you don't want to be creative....follow the sample menus. Simple as that. No calorie counting and no Crap....easy. I keep hearing 900 - 1200 cals...simply not true. It depends one what you eat and what you choose for snacks etc based on your hunger. I was very happy to have the RESET phase just to get my **** together and regroup myself and get used to eating really healthy foods again. Then add some good carbs in Phase 1 and do some good workouts.

As far as the VIP site...it stinks but there is some good info. There are a couple of great facebook pages starting up...I think many sites like 3fatchicks would add a section if it was requested....why not. What kills me is the people that claim the program does this or says that and they don't even own the book...or worse yet...they own it but never read the dam thing and they just start posting answers to questions like they wrote the program themselves. LEARN IT - DO IT and then you can comment, answer questions and toud to be the pro!

We all are after one goal...be healthy and live life.


Ditto Mary...love what you said! Thank you for the food visual. I just finished my last meal for the day (Tilapia, Spinach, Broccoli). Also, i didn't know we could eat fruit while doing Reset? Still feeling pretty good:) Ok, off to bed to get ready for tomorrow! Meant to say in my earlier post, i now weigh 189 pounds now, not 188. Also, forgot to signoff with my name, lol!

Cindy

mwallace29
12-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Ditto Mary...love what you said! Thank you for the food visual. I just finished my last meal for the day (Tilapia, Spinach, Broccoli). Also, i didn't know we could eat fruit while doing Reset? Still feeling pretty good:) Ok, off to bed to get ready for tomorrow! Meant to say in my earlier post, i now weigh 189 pounds now, not 188. Also, forgot to signoff with my name, lol!

Cindy

Only in your smoothie for Reset :) But you don't have to just do strawberries. You can do a variety.

I had a couple of days I went up and down. I suppose I should not weigh daily, but I always have and I don't let an up day get to me unless it is going up and up and up :D

Your dinner sounds great! I made baked turkey cutlets and I roasted a mix of carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, red peppers. I threw a couple of baby potatoes in there for my husband. Served it with a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar. It was yummy!

I eat mainly raw veggies during the day but for dinner it seems like the roasted or cooked veggies are much more satisfying. Maybe because it is so cold here. :)

:)

vbudafly8j7
12-20-2011, 12:52 AM
Hi Ladies. So here I am on day 18. I believe I have done well so far with PINK. I really enjoy the workouts. One question that I have that my friend and I have asked on the VIP site, no answer....but why is there cheese restrictions throughout the plan. I have been doing pretty well so far, but sure miss cheese. Also, I asked on this site, but not sure in that group if anyone responded...but why do you weigh yourself everyday? IT seems to me that I would get discouraged so fast if I did that. I am so scared of the scale I do not know how to express this over typing. I know I have lost 2 1/2 inches in my waist, 2 in inmy arms, 1-2 in my thighs, and I do feel so much lighter, but I am scared to weigh so often. I was just wondering if people do it for keeping themselves accountable or what. Anywho, I know I've lost at least 5 lbs, and am weighing tom night. I get so excited for my PINK drink everyday after my workout. Well, hope all is going good for you ladies no matter what your doing. Hey...at least we are all ahead of the game, and choosing a life style healthy change;) God Bless!

vbudafly8j7
12-20-2011, 12:53 AM
by the way, I love having soups, the light ones with low sodium and chicken and veggies. And in phase one you can have the soup with brown rice, its soooo good;)

mwallace29
12-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Not sure on the Cheese thing...

But, on her webcast she stressed this is your base blueprint and you need to make it work for you. We buy RF or LF Cheese for my husband, I guess I would not hesitate to use a little if I felt like it. I also allow myself a glass of red wine once in awhile. (Not on the reset phase I wouldn't)

I look at this is my lifestyle and this is how I will eat forever ~ I better like it :)

Iodine62
12-20-2011, 10:55 AM
I'm looking forward to getting my P.I.N.K Method. My Christmas gift to myself. I'm 62 and weigh 238 - lots to lose. I have decided that I must commit to getting healthy or die. The reason I chose this method is of course Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz shows. I do believe that you have to incorporate exercise with diet. I'm been in TOPS for at least 2 years and while I see others lose weight, it has become a social thing for me. I have made lots of new friends that I love and that's the only reason I go there, to see the girls. Um, my husband says, $6 a month for dues, $26 for yearly membership and lunch every Monday. Hm, that must cost you about $1,500 a year (LOL) and no weight loss. Time to re-evaluate. I think the hardest part of any diet is making the commitment to do it. I am determined to do this. :carrot: Wish me luck in 2012. I have a lot to lose and am looking forward to getting healthy!

carolr3639
12-20-2011, 01:23 PM
You can do it. I, too, am 62 and have lost down from 195 to 150 but it has taken awhile. I stick to intuitive eating, between hunger and satisfaction. I eat much less than I used to. For example a happy meal instead of a big and tasty meal.

notfatforlong254
12-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Only in your smoothie for Reset :) But you don't have to just do strawberries. You can do a variety.

I had a couple of days I went up and down. I suppose I should not weigh daily, but I always have and I don't let an up day get to me unless it is going up and up and up :D

Your dinner sounds great! I made baked turkey cutlets and I roasted a mix of carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, red peppers. I threw a couple of baby potatoes in there for my husband. Served it with a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar. It was yummy!

I eat mainly raw veggies during the day but for dinner it seems like the roasted or cooked veggies are much more satisfying. Maybe because it is so cold here. :)

:)

Thanks so much Mary! I went to the grocery today after my dental ordeal(teeth cleaning) and got some blackberries, rasberries, and blueberries for a little variety with the smoothies. Also got Jillian's Chocolate Whey this time. This is my 8th day on Reset...can't wait to get out of it, lol! Gosh, looks like you had a great dinner tooo:) ttyl!

Cindy

notfatforlong254
12-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Hi Ladies. So here I am on day 18. I believe I have done well so far with PINK. I really enjoy the workouts. One question that I have that my friend and I have asked on the VIP site, no answer....but why is there cheese restrictions throughout the plan. I have been doing pretty well so far, but sure miss cheese. Also, I asked on this site, but not sure in that group if anyone responded...but why do you weigh yourself everyday? IT seems to me that I would get discouraged so fast if I did that. I am so scared of the scale I do not know how to express this over typing. I know I have lost 2 1/2 inches in my waist, 2 in inmy arms, 1-2 in my thighs, and I do feel so much lighter, but I am scared to weigh so often. I was just wondering if people do it for keeping themselves accountable or what. Anywho, I know I've lost at least 5 lbs, and am weighing tom night. I get so excited for my PINK drink everyday after my workout. Well, hope all is going good for you ladies no matter what your doing. Hey...at least we are all ahead of the game, and choosing a life style healthy change;) God Bless!

Hey vbudafly...nice to meet you! I'm jealous, lol!...WOW, day 18:carrot: Keep up the good work!

Hmmm, i don't about the cheese thing either. I do know you can have low fat cottage cheese tho. I wonder about the weighing thing too. Like you, i also get VERY discouraged if the scale hasn't moved in the direction i'd like:(....so i usually weigh once a week. ttyl!

Cindy

notfatforlong254
12-20-2011, 05:56 PM
I'm looking forward to getting my P.I.N.K Method. My Christmas gift to myself. I'm 62 and weigh 238 - lots to lose. I have decided that I must commit to getting healthy or die. The reason I chose this method is of course Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz shows. I do believe that you have to incorporate exercise with diet. I'm been in TOPS for at least 2 years and while I see others lose weight, it has become a social thing for me. I have made lots of new friends that I love and that's the only reason I go there, to see the girls. Um, my husband says, $6 a month for dues, $26 for yearly membership and lunch every Monday. Hm, that must cost you about $1,500 a year (LOL) and no weight loss. Time to re-evaluate. I think the hardest part of any diet is making the commitment to do it. I am determined to do this. :carrot: Wish me luck in 2012. I have a lot to lose and am looking forward to getting healthy!

Hi Iodine!..good to meet you. Oh, i love Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz. I learned about this diet from the Dr. Phil show. So far, i am loving it:) I'm still in Reset Phase (8th day today). It's always nice to have something new and refreshing to look forward to. I think you've picked a pretty good Xmas present to yourself;) I like the way it gives you a simple blueprint to 'everything' you have to do. I'm really not an exercise fan, but somehow i'm really excited about this!! You will do GREAT:carrot: ttyl!

Cindy

notfatforlong254
12-20-2011, 06:04 PM
You can do it. I, too, am 62 and have lost down from 195 to 150 but it has taken awhile. I stick to intuitive eating, between hunger and satisfaction. I eat much less than I used to. For example a happy meal instead of a big and tasty meal.

Hi Carolr! YOU have done sooooo well...hope i can follow in your footsteps:) I guess i get to anxious sometimes to see immediate results...i'm working on that!! Nice to meet you. Are you on any maintenence program? ttyl!

Cindy

mwallace29
12-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Carolr...that is awesome! Good for you!

mwallace29
12-20-2011, 08:35 PM
One thing to keep in mind is Phase 1 starts out with about 35 minutes of exercise and works up from there. I would think you should work through them at your own pace and work up.

KARDIO + YOGA CORE
STRENGTH PUSH + ABS
STRENGTH PULL + LOWER BODY
KARDIO + YOGA CORE
STRENGTH PUSH + ABS
KARDIO + YOGA CORE

mwallace29
12-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Today was an easy menu for me....and very filling which was a good thing.

B~smoothie 1
L~Spinach, Turkey, Radish, Cukes and Balsamic
D~my version of chili. :) 1/4 C Beans, 2 OZ Ground Turkey Cooked, Chopped Tomato and Chili Seasoning. REALLY good and filling.
S~Veggies and NF Plain Greek Yogurt

Water, Black Coffee (I have 2 cups in the morning...plan says 1), Green Tea, lemon Water.

Some People that don't like black coffee are putting a dash of unsweetened Almond Milk in their coffee.....which I though was interesting.

Thighs Be Gone
12-20-2011, 10:40 PM
WOW! Way to many "newbies" touting this plan for me to take it seriously. I completely was NOT impressed w/Dr. Phil's excerpt on it and even less so now. Things like this REALLY irk me.

Hold out everybody and purchase nothing now. I am sure the "set" will be coming to a garage sale near you soon!

Thighs Be Gone
12-20-2011, 10:51 PM
You know, when I first saw the show air a month or so ago I thought Dr. Phil was giving a personal plug to his friends. Now, I am absolutely CERTAIN of it. The show re-aired today just four weeks later. Of course, we are right on top of the New Year--a time when everyone and their Momma's dog decides they are going to lose weight.

Again, ORDER NOTHING LADIES. The answers are right here and they are free!! So is walking, hiking, running, etc. If this PINK method really offers some BIG BANG, we will all know it shortly. We don't need to spend a bunch of money on a magical box of answers.

vbudafly8j7
12-21-2011, 03:39 AM
Ya Cindy this is difficult, but I am really happy Ive been following through. Today I had to add the kardio video with push and I was pretty pooped. I havent been too good at being creative in my food quite yet, but now that college is done and my school job is on break, I can come up with some better meal choices. In 2009 I lost 50 lbs, and kept most of it off till this summer after I got married. So, here I am again, loosing a little at a time, but with these videos they aren't as difficult as insanity....so I look forward to doing them. I also grew up dancing 6 days a week, so this whole schedule thing is really making me stay accountable. My goofy friend still weighs herself everyday, and said something about not working out at night because of the PINK shake. Well, I can only workout around 10 at night, when my boys are sleeping, so I have my shake late. Any suggestions, eek I still haven't made it to the gym to weigh in...but I did clean house and make some healthy crazy mask to make my face/skin glow. (Ive been taking more vitamins and stuff since my mom is staying with me, she has tons of organic and natural stuff, its like a health food store in my house lately, fooorrr reals) So ya, Im staying strong, and so proud that I haven't been stuffing my face and feel no longer feel controlled by food. I really do feel a release of ''food burden'' and am proud I am actually workingout more....yay! I am excited to go back to my ZUMBA classes too. Anywho...take care....And "Daaaaah" to all those talking about PINK being the 'NEW' thing, we all know this, and ya trust me, its going to be all over the TV especially in January, so at least us who are on here are ahead of them, and those who are just in it for the 'fad' more than likely wont be looking to post on here where there are wise women from all different backgrounds and lifestyle changes! So GOOO EVERYONE....NO MATTER WHAT "METHOD" YOU CHOOSE! WOOT WOOT WE ARE LOSING BEFORE JAN 1ST! even if it's one pound lol..WORK IT LADIES!!!

vbudafly8j7
12-21-2011, 03:47 AM
MWALLACE I have two cups of coffee too, lol I have to have my coffee lol....I LOVE COFFEEEEEE!!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR YUMMY DINNER PLAN...SOUNDS SOOO GOOD..IM GUNNA MAKE THAT!! IM SO PROUD OF YOU CINDY...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU...YOU DESERVE THAT GIFT.... hey and don;t get discouraged by any of the videos, man Im always taking breaks....Im 27 and wiegh 157 (last I checked)..lol so Im always pausing and drinking my water....breathing super hard during the jumping jacks...eeeek! lol "I used to be a dance and cheerleader....ha ha ha" I feel like a terd....but Im gettin stronger the last 2 days!!! (my triceps especially)

mwallace29
12-21-2011, 09:48 AM
You know, when I first saw the show air a month or so ago I thought Dr. Phil was giving a personal plug to his friends. Now, I am absolutely CERTAIN of it. The show re-aired today just four weeks later. Of course, we are right on top of the New Year--a time when everyone and their Momma's dog decides they are going to lose weight.

Again, ORDER NOTHING LADIES. The answers are right here and they are free!! So is walking, hiking, running, etc. If this PINK method really offers some BIG BANG, we will all know it shortly. We don't need to spend a bunch of money on a magical box of answers.

ya - it has been on THE DOCTORS a couple of times too so I am pretty sure they are all in cahoots.

mwallace29
12-21-2011, 10:54 AM
I have been a 'smoothie' for breakfast person for a long time. But I had gotten away from it. I LOVE them. I add hemp seeds to mine. I always had a hard time eating breakfast...just not hungry in the morning so I would either skip it or eat to too late. Smoothies have proven to be a good option for me.

I would like to try some different protein powders to pack in the most nutrition...no soy, no hemp powder (yuck) so I may try the pea powder and keep searching for the perfect whey.

Any suggestions would be welcomed!!

notfatforlong254
12-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Ya Cindy this is difficult, but I am really happy Ive been following through. Today I had to add the kardio video with push and I was pretty pooped. I havent been too good at being creative in my food quite yet, but now that college is done and my school job is on break, I can come up with some better meal choices. In 2009 I lost 50 lbs, and kept most of it off till this summer after I got married. So, here I am again, loosing a little at a time, but with these videos they aren't as difficult as insanity....so I look forward to doing them. I also grew up dancing 6 days a week, so this whole schedule thing is really making me stay accountable. My goofy friend still weighs herself everyday, and said something about not working out at night because of the PINK shake. Well, I can only workout around 10 at night, when my boys are sleeping, so I have my shake late. Any suggestions, eek I still haven't made it to the gym to weigh in...but I did clean house and make some healthy crazy mask to make my face/skin glow. (Ive been taking more vitamins and stuff since my mom is staying with me, she has tons of organic and natural stuff, its like a health food store in my house lately, fooorrr reals) So ya, Im staying strong, and so proud that I haven't been stuffing my face and feel no longer feel controlled by food. I really do feel a release of ''food burden'' and am proud I am actually workingout more....yay! I am excited to go back to my ZUMBA classes too. Anywho...take care....And "Daaaaah" to all those talking about PINK being the 'NEW' thing, we all know this, and ya trust me, its going to be all over the TV especially in January, so at least us who are on here are ahead of them, and those who are just in it for the 'fad' more than likely wont be looking to post on here where there are wise women from all different backgrounds and lifestyle changes! So GOOO EVERYONE....NO MATTER WHAT "METHOD" YOU CHOOSE! WOOT WOOT WE ARE LOSING BEFORE JAN 1ST! even if it's one pound lol..WORK IT LADIES!!!


I commend you for staying 'strong' and 'persevering' through it ALL:) WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!! Ditto to the response back about Pink being the NEW thing. Like you said, we are already making PROGRESS:carrot: Hey, congrat's on your marriage! ttyl!

Cindy

notfatforlong254
12-21-2011, 01:41 PM
MWALLACE I have two cups of coffee too, lol I have to have my coffee lol....I LOVE COFFEEEEEE!!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR YUMMY DINNER PLAN...SOUNDS SOOO GOOD..IM GUNNA MAKE THAT!! IM SO PROUD OF YOU CINDY...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU...YOU DESERVE THAT GIFT.... hey and don;t get discouraged by any of the videos, man Im always taking breaks....Im 27 and wiegh 157 (last I checked)..lol so Im always pausing and drinking my water....breathing super hard during the jumping jacks...eeeek! lol "I used to be a dance and cheerleader....ha ha ha" I feel like a terd....but Im gettin stronger the last 2 days!!! (my triceps especially)

Hey Mary and Vbudafly...i have done something i KNOW i shouldn't be doing, BUT, i'm still losing doing it...here goes...i LUVVVVVVVV my coffee too, gotta have'it, but CANNOT drink it black...sooooo i have been putting a few drops of half & half in it, not even a tablespoon. I DID try what someone or Cynthia had suggested about putting the Coconut milk in there, but did not like it one bit:( just thought i'd be honest:)...go ahead y'all, fuss at me, LOL! ttyl!

Cindy

mwallace29
12-21-2011, 01:53 PM
LOL Ciindy! I think you will be fine! We gotta live too!

I have a small glass of red wine once in awhile and it has not affected me at all either. (I sure miss my several glasses a day though. :D)

Ruthxxx
12-21-2011, 03:18 PM
This has turned into quite a discussion group. How about joining the PINK Group in Weightloss Support? Here's teh link. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/248387-looking-start-p-i-n-k-method-support-group.html#post4143907.

I'll close this thread.