The Fat Loss Factor
So, what is the Fat Loss Factor and how can it help you?
Well, it is one of the hottest diet programs in the country and was developed by
Dr. Charles Livingston – or just Dr. Charles D.C.
He is a board certified chiropractic physician
Certified wellness practitioner
Certified advanced nutritionist
The purpose of the program is to help people lose weight and rid the
body of toxins in the process.
My first instinct was that this course is written by someone who is well qualified
and who walks the walk. All you have to do is look at pictures of Dr. Charles and you know that he is no arm-chair
expert. This guy is fit.
Wait! Before you read the review, why not take some time
to find out what the program is all about. It's all here in this video...
So, without further ado, here is my take on the Fat Loss
Buying the course
Buying the course was fairly straightforward and there were no snags. I purchased
it through Clickbank and was able to download the main manual, as well as several support manuals, within a matter
of minutes. When you sign up and pay, you choose a user name and password for the member's area and the material is
downloaded from there.
During the checkout phase, you are given the opportunity to purchase some add-ons
if you wish. I believe there were 3 additional offers that I had to decline before I could access the stuff I
bought. This seems to be par for the course these days when buying specialized online courses. Everyone seems to
have up-sells. Don't get me wrong, the additional material certainly seems worth it, especially after the
discounts, but this is a review of the core material – an evaluation of the course on it's own.
So, what did I get?
Well, the download consisted of 20
PDF's and one small program called Foo Joo.
I also received a hard copy of the course in the mail a few weeks later. This data
dvd contained all the material I got online plus 4 Brain Synchronization
Audios that covered:
Here are the exact files I received from the download area:
4 exercises meant to be completed in 15 minutes. A 15 minute diversion, if you
will. Each exercise has a link to an online video that shows the proper technique.
Same as previous, except 4 new exercises.
Same as previous, except 4 new exercises.
Same as previous, except 4 new exercises.
Same as previous, except 4 new exercises.
This is the main manual and consists of 141 pages.
There is a ton of information packed into this ebook. In fact, it's one of the
most comprehensive guides that I've read on dieting, nutrition, and wellness.
A few highlights:
What are toxins? How do we absorb them
into our body? How do we get rid of them?
How our body adapts quickly and what we
can do about changing things up for maximum results.
How the liver functions and how
important it is to weight loss (lots of information here that really ended up being a light-bulb moment for
The master cleanse system. How long?
What to drink (includes recipes).
The raw foods diet. Talks about acidic
and alkaline foods and the effect they have on your body. Contains a huge chart of acidic and alkaline foods.
You'll learn a lot about what foods to eat and those to stay away from. Tons of information here and the
author delves deep into why a lot of what we think is healthy really isn't. For example, I learned something
about breakfast that really changed the way I eat during the day.
Discussions on carbs (simple and
complex), fibre (insoluble and soluble), proteins, and fats (good and bad).
15 Foods for maximum weight
15 Foods for guaranteed weight
Smoothies for weight loss.
3 Axioms for success.
How food companies fatten you up and
make you sick.
Structured eating. One of the
foundations of the Fat Loss Factor program is structured eating. This is based on a cheat day, calorie
bombardment, intermittent fasting, and exercise. I know, an unlikely combination, but one that will increase
fat burning hormones to transform your body into a fat burning machine. The reason for this is something that
is hard wired into us and dates back to a time where our ancestors were hunter/gatherers and famine was a real
threat. I lost 11lbs without too much effort following this technique. More on that in a bit.
A little known fact about breakfast,
exercise and fat burning. I believe this was instrumental to my own weight loss success.
Lemon water, cayenne pepper, fasting,
structured eating, and low blood sugar.
Three weight loss plans to choose from.
Steady weight loss, quick weight loss, turbo weight loss. Includes charts.
Advanced 48 hour fast
Washing fat away with water
Supplements – recommended supplements
for efficient weight loss.
Exercise – Tons of information on
exercises. Fat burning routines, high intensity interval training, ultimate fat blaster, belly fat
Stress and weight gain – how stress
causes weight gain and ways to counter its effect. Includes Yoga, Tai-Chi, and Pilates exercises for
No Breathe, No Life – how breathing is
so important to weight loss and general well being.
Getting a good night's sleep
10 Makeover Tips
Belly Fat Tips
Binge Eating/Emotional Cravings/Portion
Tools for a Fat Loss Factor
Fat Loss Factor Home gym
As the name implies, the quick start guide is meant to get you going in the
shortest time possible. This is the very first thing you should be looking at once you have all the downloads on
your hard drive. It is not simply a re-hash of the main manual. Lots of good information here that isn't in the
main book - as well as many worksheets and logs that will help you keep track of your progress and reach your
Master Cleanse - The master cleanse is discussed in detail in this ebook
and is full of great information, even if you aren't going to include that in your program at the
I personally did not do it and cannot comment on it - just my own preference. If
you have any reservations about starting a master cleanse, seek proper medical advice from your doctor.
The good news? Even though I did not do the cleanse, I still lost weight without
This was one of my favourite books in the whole course. It starts out by talking
about raw foods and implementing a raw food diet. It then gives you 40 quick and easy recipes that you can use
during your raw diet. It covers everything from appetizers to main dishes, to dessert, and breakfast. I also loved
the section on smoothies.
The diet I chose consisted of one week of raw eating and I was not disappointed by
the variety of foods and the delicious recipes found here.
If you want to follow the program step by step, you can begin here. This book
contains an entire month of meals that are healthy, low in calories, and delicious. Simply use this meal plan and
start losing weight – simple. The only caveat is that you are going to be spending a lot on ingredients until you
are stocked up – at least that's how it was for me.
30 days of meals for month number 2
30 days of meals for month number 3
This is the Fat Loss Factor Daily Food and Exercise Log. You can't keep track if
you don't record it! Well designed sheets that you can print out.
This ebook starts out talking about organic foods in some detail. Good reading for
healthy eating. The rest of the book (47 pages) is filled with organic food recipes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner,
snacks, and smoothies!
This is an ebook (twenty pages) written by Mike Geary, fitness/diet guru, and
renown author of the world famous, The Truth About Six Pack Abs course. Take everything
he says to heart, because when it comes to this stuff, he wrote the book (so to speak).
I have to admit, this was an unexpected treat.
A very easy and informative read, you'll learn about what foods add to your flab
and which one's kill fat. This may turn your world upside down, because what you may have considered healthy
eating, is actually adding inches to your waistline.
A worksheet on goal setting.
A cornucopia of foods that you can buy that conform to the fat loss factor
guidelines. Much of this is organic and covers carbs, proteins, fats, condiments, and so forth. Everything you need
is here. I used this list to do the structured diet portion and it was easy to find things to eat that I enjoyed.
Lots of choice!
A worksheet that allows you to record your measurements during the 12
Beginner exercises – this is where you start when it comes to implementing an
exercise regime. Basic exercises with a mix of machine and body weight. Each contains a link to a short video of a
Same as above, but more advanced.
Same as above, but the most advanced.
All are in PDF format, except for the FooJoo program. This little piece of
software contains over 90 restaurants and helps you choose healthy by listing things like carbs, calories, fat,
fibre, and protein for everything on their menu.
The one thing that makes this program
great is the quality of information. After you go through everything, you just may have a new outlook on
losing weight and general health. There were many topics discussed that were completely new to me and I feel
that I have a much better understanding of what causes my own weight gain and how easy it is to counter using
The amount of information you get is
almost overwhelming. And that is a good thing. The one gripe I have about some courses is that they skimp on
information. This course is not like that. You get many hundreds of pages of quality information and
everything is kept within it's own ebook. That means that the main ebook is not going to be an unwieldy 500
pages (it is already 141 pages). Information is more easily accessible this way. If I need information on a
certain topic, it is either in the main book or one of the other 19 manuals.
Top notch support. Their support people
are quick, knowledgeable, and friendly. If something is a little unclear, or you just have a question, their
support team takes care of you.
The program is not straight forward. I
talk more about this in the section below on my own experience with the system. In short, I think they could
have done a better job organizing the information so that there is a more clear-cut path. That is not to take
away from the quality of the information you get. As far as the information and tools go, it is top
This program is big on organic and that
is going to cost you a lot more. Hey, organic is pricy and not all of us can afford it.
The program is big on supplements, and
that is going to cost you. I am not a big supplement person. I am sure they are beneficial, but I don't know
if they are completely necessary. This is simply my own opinion. Having said that, my own attempt at this diet
could have been more serious and dedicated and I may have discovered that supplements were, in fact,
necessary – so I don't want to be too quick to judge. See my experience below.
The program mentions many exercise
routines that require a gym membership or some good home equipment – although, there are alternatives
available if you are resourceful. I personally did not have a gym membership and all I did was use body weight
exercises to get by – the end result for me was positive.
I was not impressed by the hard copy disk
that was mailed to my home. It is essentially just a copy of everything you get online, plus some relaxing,
subliminal audio tracks called Brain Synchronization Audios. According to the description on the box, they
contain suggestions and affirmations to optimize your weight loss. The music was relaxing enough, but I could
barely hear the voice in the background and the mixture proved to be more irritating, than relaxing. This is
just my experience, maybe I just didn't get it or I had something technical going on.
As with most of these course, you are
going to be sold to during and after your purchase. I am listing this as a negative as I find
it bothersome. I am not saying that the extras they are trying to sell you are not worth it (they are),
but it is a bit excessive. The worst part is the emails that you are going to receive once you buy and you are
a member. Each day, you are going to get an email with some really great information, but it is almost always
part of a bigger package that the author owns, or at least gets commission on. I hesitate to cancel that email
subscription because I don't want to miss out on the really great stuff he gives away. The price of good, free
information I suppose.
My own results
Using the fat loss factor program, I was personally able to lose about 11lbs.
While this may not sound like much, I am not that big and I only needed to lose a little to get down to my ideal
weight. I accomplished this within 12 weeks without breaking a sweat (and I even cheated many times). I simply
followed the directions in the main book and fine tuned the meals to my liking using the grocery list, the flf
recipes book, and recipes from the 30 days of meals ebooks. I feel that this weight is going to stay off and isn't
just a temporary thing.
Was it easy to follow? Not really. Here's why:
After you read through everything, you may be left wondering where to go next.
Where do you start? What do you eat? When do you eat? When do you exercise? At least this is how it was for me –
but I eventually figured it out. Re-reading the quick start guide and the section on structured eating helped. If
you keep in mind that this is not a paint-by-numbers diet plan, and you aren't just blindly following some
schedule, then you are good to go. Actually, that's a positive because you have the freedom to structure your own
meals, exercises, etc as long as you remain within the guidelines of the program. In other words, you should be
eating from the list of foods in the program and implementing the exercises that are recommended.
You start by choosing a weight loss program. You are given three choices: Steady
weight loss, quick weight loss and turbo weight loss. I talked about these in the description of the fat loss
factor main ebook above. Next, read the section on Structured Eating in the main ebook very carefully. This
contains everything you need.
For the structured eating part, you can go to the 90 Days of Fat Burning Meal
Plans that is contained in the 3 ebooks, or you can choose from the grocery list and make your own
Just a note on the 90 day meal plan. While it is full of healthy, nutritious meals
(each meal/recipe having it's own breakdown of numbers at the end – calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc) , it
may not be for everyone. First of all, you are certainly going to have to buy a lot of ingredients. I found that I
had very little of what was required and it would have cost a small fortune to get stocked up. Maybe it's just me.
Does the average person have all this stuff? Somehow I doubt it. The good news is that once you have the
ingredients, you can use them on many recipes.
I chose the quick weight loss chart/calendar (though I could have selected the
steady weight loss program too) and for the structured eating part, my foods came from the 90 day meal plan (3
ebooks – 1 for every month) and the grocery list.
For the first week, I was on a raw food diet. Then a structured eating plan for 3
weeks. As there are only 4 weeks on the chart, I repeated the whole chart for the next month and the month
Except for the raw food week, I had a cheat day and a fasting day each
The one thing that I am going to admit is that I cheated a few times and ate out
at restaurants, indulged in the odd pizza and beer night at home and fell off the wagon more than once. After the
first month, for example, I went off the diet for a full 4 days while visiting friends. However, rather than give
up completely, I simply continued with the diet as though nothing had happened. I did not start over.
Even then, I was still able to lose over 11 pounds. Not too bad at all. I'm very
happy about that!
I imagine that if I were to have strictly followed the plan, the weight loss would
have been perhaps double or triple that. Well, not really triple because I don't have that much weight to
During this time, I did 30 minutes of exercise a day using the techniques in the
program. Medium intensity – nothing crazy.
Again, that is how I did mine, you may want to change yours up to suit your
tastes, your weight, and your abilities.
At the end of the program, I lost almost 12 lbs (a pound a week) and I didn't
really feel like I had dieted at all.
I chose some meals from the 3 ebooks, but I also made my own meals using
ingredients I got from the grocery list and the raw foods list.
Simply using some of the recipes and foods recommended in the course, and having a
greater understanding of how my body reacts to food, I was able to lose that last, stubborn 10 pounds or so. I was
fairly impressed by that.
I appreciated the fact that I didn't really have to count calories as long as I
stuck to the food/recipes in the course and the serving sizes were reasonable.
The information in this program really makes for some good reading and it taught
me a thing or two about how our bodies work in relation to food. Even though I have a fair amount of experience
with diets, I really learned some valuable information here. The most notable for me is how important a role the
If you know what makes you fat and what causes the body to burn fat, then you are
way ahead of the game. This knowledge means that you can make choices that will work with you and not
The bottom line?
You will lose weight fairly easily if you
implement this diet. And you will do it without feeling like you are starving all the time. Well, maybe with the
exception of the weekly fast, but you are asleep for most of it.
I am giving this program 3.5 Stars, because
of the negative aspects I mentioned above. Is it still worth buying? Yes, as long as you don't mind figuring things
out, as I found it unorganized. Once you find your way, the quality of the information and the
effectiveness of the diet really does make up for these shortcomings.
I have experienced first hand the result of implementing this diet and would
recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight and keep it off.
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