eDiets - A
Modern Way To Lose Weight?
Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about eDiets
, a new online weight
loss site that seems to have helped a lot of people. You may even have
seen it advertised on TV. I’ve been asked by more than a few people what I think of it.
After having gone to their site and reviewed their materials here are
First of all,
let’s start with what I DIDN’T
The first thing is that it uses the word and concept of DIET and
Dieting. If you’ve read my free
you know that I hate the whole concept of dieting. I
even hate the word itself. The reason for this is that the
whole idea of dieting is to temporarily make massive changes to your
eating habits. What happens to most people though is that when they get
close to their “goal” weight most people abandon
the diet (usually because they hate it) and go back to their old eating
habits. This is the main reason why most diets fail. You wind up losing
the weight only to gain it back later with a vengeance. This is why I
hate the concept of dieting and am so opposed to it. I wish they had
called their site something else, but there you go.
In my opinion f you really want to lose weight the formula is 2/3
proper eating and 1/3 exercise. This is why eDiets doesn’t
just include eating plans, it also includes various exercise routines
as well. If you’ve spent anytime on my site at all you know
that I’m in favor of Natural Exercise, meaning exercising
with your own bodyweight in various ways, just like the animals do in
nature. Some of the exercises offered here make use of weights
and other devices. This really is just a difference in philosophy but I
prefer the exercises on my site to most of what is offered here. Doing
100 Hindu Squats or performing Hill Sprints will burn calories more
effectively that most of the exercises offered here.
Now, with those points out of the way let’s deal with some of
The GOOD Stuff
Customized Food Plans
eDiets offers customized meals plans focused on the foods you actually
like to eat. Everything from simple, quick snacks to gourmet meals.
Most of the recipes even have video’s showing you how to
prepare the food. If you like cooking (like I do) these
video’s can make cooking fun. It’s almost like
being in a cooking class!
Meal Delivery Offered
However, maybe you either don’t like, or simply
don’t have to time, to cook. In this case eDiets even has the
option of home delivery. The way this works is that their own personal
chefs will prepare meals based on your eating plan and deliver them
right to your door. They will be put your prepared meals in a cooler so
you don’t even have to be home when the food arrives.
Although this option does cost more money it saves you a lot of time.
Note this option is only available in the United States at this time.
Support and Encouragement
This might be one of the best features of this site that I saw. When you
are starting on your journey to a healthier you, it’s tough
to do it all on your own. Doing it WITH other people who are walking
the same path can be a huge help. Towards this end eDiets has a
powerful support ecosystem that is quite impressive. The site contains
over 80 support forums on topics like motivation, nutrition support and
advice for new members. It is easy to meet new people online who can
support you and help you. What’s more, one
on one support with registered dietitians over the phone is offered if you wish. This
feature alone might cost you hundreds of dollars if you were to do it
on your own.
All in all, I was pretty impressed with all of the resources that
eDiets has pulled together under one roof. If you can afford it the
meal delivery option is fantastic and the one on one phone consultation
is a great value. My only caution would be to not fall into the
‘Diet Trap’. If you start eating healthy and begin
losing weight, don’t go back to your old ways! If eating the
healthy recipes listed on the eDiets site works for you, keep doing it!
Your longterm goal (really, your life style goal) has to be to change
your eating habits forever. If you take that approach, eDiets can
definitely help you and is worth checking out.