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Old 03-12-2006, 11:29 AM   #1  
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Default Michael Thurmonds Body Makeover

Have anyone tried this? It costs about $140 for the kit and supposively constructs to your specific needs. The kit lets you choose your body type in each area of your body--and will tell you what you can eat for that area and a small easy workout plan.

The plan predicts dramatic results, and doing so by eating as much as you want, and working out less? My mother wanted to try this diet (shes still 300+) and my husband is a little bit worried about paying that kind of money if its going to be harmful-- so Im just trying to do a little research. Its one this reading peoples testimonials than reading a forum--which is a much more reliable source (in my opinion). :P
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:16 AM   #2  
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There are many threads about this:

Check out that one, or do a thread search- there are many different opinions.
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:22 AM   #3  
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I tried this plan and for my body type it told me that I must eat mostly greens and turkey, even for my snacks! I got bored fast. But not all body types are like mine. I believe it will work if you stick to it, I just couldn't.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:59 PM   #4  
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Luna~ I lost 30 lbs with this plan and kept it off till I had some p[ersonnal problems. so I don't cook so much anymore and switched to Nutrisystem. But I did find this plan worked very well and I am using some of his techniques still. good luck with your decision!
PS~ I still listen to his tapes and read my "black book" as they call it. Michael is a very motivated person!!
Why not go and try out there is much to read there.
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:03 PM   #5  
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I have been on the 6WBMO since February 10th. For me it is the best eating plan I have ever been on. I borrowed the kit from my sister who found it too restrictive - which it is. For me it taught me how my body responds to certain foods and what works best. I am a type A which is the slowest metabolism and is the most restrictive of all of the body types. My body processes certain foods fast and other foods slow. So using only the foods that keep my metabolism moving has worked wonders. I have also realized just how out of control most portion sizes are. I eat 6 times a day so I am not starving or anything but my portions are definitely smaller. I have had continuous weight loss every week since I have been following the plan - some weeks better than others.

To give you an idea of how I am doing see my siggy. If you have any questions I will try and answer as best I can - I am no expert by any means. If you want that you can visit the forums at provida (I don't think i can link to it but do a google search and you will find all the answers you need).

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Old 04-14-2006, 10:52 AM   #6  
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I did this last year. I only lasted 10 weeks because it was driving me nuts. Seriously. I was focused too much on what to eat and when to eat, it was all I could think about. Then with it being so restrictive, it was getting really hard. I know some people who can do this and be fine, but for me it wasn't something I could do forever. The good news was that I lost 27 lbs in that 10 weeks.

I did gain back 20 lbs in the following 6 months. Now I'm following my own made up plan (based off of 3 different ones with one being 6WBM). I've been doing that since January 10th and have lost 26 lbs with a month of being in a plateau. I'm actually doing better now size wise then last year.

It's a good program if you can handle it. I do think there are some great tips, but there are also some things I don't agree with at all as well.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:49 PM   #7  
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I used the 6WBMO in 2005 and lost 35 pounds in that 6 weeks. I went from 185 to 150, an 18 to a 12, and I managed to keep it off. Last year I broke my ankle very badly and in the wheelchair bound depression I gained it all back and then some. So, I know that following the program works.

That said, these are the pros and cons from my own experience, and how I've adopted these changes back into my life:

Pro: The diet is very balanced, and very healthy.Everything is very black and white, if you follow it you will lose weight. Con: For most people they aren't going to follow the exercise regimen, or they won't stay POP (perfectly on plan). So they gain it back. There are a lot of people who go back to it again and again. Yo-yo dieting is very hard on your body. Now: I have a balanced and healthy diet, and I eat several times a day. I allow myself an occasional soda or pastry, but I've learned to pack my meals for the day, so when I allow myself a treat that's really what it is, and all I need it to be. I would have learned the same things in a really good nutrition class.

Pro: A great support website, very active and current. You can always find someone to buddy with. Amazing, genuine people with a lot of inspiration to offer. Con: They take accountability so stringently that a lot of people just stop posting. There are 'boot camps' and challenges if you'd like to participate, and I know a lot of people can go the long haul with that, but I'm not one of those. Even starting my own threads I eventually feel that I can't post honestly because I will be accused of leading someone away from a POP day, or offering advice that isn't 'on plan'. There are many who are fiercely protective of the 6WBMO. If you post a remark that doesn't jibe with them, the responses can be almost cultist. Now: I browse profiles and pictures for inspiration, and read and post where I feel comfortable. I avoid getting too entwined with anyone. I avoid group type challenge threads, and just do my own thing. It's not ideally what I'd like, which is what led me here in the hopes I might find a support community more suited to me.

Pro: A great recipe exchange. I learned to find and prepare whole, natural, healthy foods, and cook without salt, milk, & butter. And I like it! Cons: That was hard. I have precious little free time, don't love cooking, and was raised on salt & butter. So for me, the food was bland for a long time. I almost gave up, and I imagine a lot of people do give up for this reason. Now: I take recipes from anywhere and adapt them to my way of cooking. My husband has lost so much weight and looks so good that people at his work have asked me to go into business cooking for them and packing their meals. Too bad I still don't love cooking. I read labels, I know my ingredients, and buy as close to nature as possible. I spend one day a week cooking in bulk so I have less excuses to reach for unhealthy alternatives.

Pro: I learned which exercises target the parts of your body that I want to change. Con: I didn't actually make time to do them very often. Now: I know that good muscle tone is key to improved motivation and energy levels. I don't do all the exercises recommended by MT, but I did go and find exercises that target the desired areas, THAT I ENJOY DOING. Anyone can find them on the internet. I have a treadmill but I prefer to clip on my shuffle and dance like a crazy person until I could drop. I do yoga. I use exercise time as my me time, and I don't guilt trip myself for having me time. I know now that I can't take care of anyone else if I don't take care of myself.

Pro: It works. Con: It is pretty restrictive and very scheduled. I am not a scheduled kind of person, so of course, eventually I dropped off of the 'path'. Now: I learned a great deal from this plan, and I apply some of that to how I live now. It works for me and I know it will continue to work for me because it is how I live, not a diet.

In my opinion, one has to be ready to make a change in the way he or she lives. And I do believe that anyone, of any weight, with any goal can do it. You have to educate yourself and apply the effort. If you adopt healthy choices and habits into your life and allow them to become your nature, then over time you will see your body evolve and your health improve. Find what you will enjoy doing, and never stop researching for yourself and learning.

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #8  
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I'm new here. A co-worker lost 24 pounds on the 6 WBMO program and looks great! My friend made copies of some of the binder, but they do not copy well. I am too poor to afford to buy this program and I would like to know if anyone is gracious enough to send me copies of body type B.

I would very much appreciate it. I am 5 foot even and 200 pounds. I would like to lose at least 40 pounds.

Thanks and good luck!
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