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Report: #1358990

Complaint Review: The Shepherd's Diet - Internet

  • Submitted: Tue, February 28, 2017
  • Updated: Tue, February 28, 2017
  • Reported By: Dora — Roseburg Oregon USA
  • The Shepherd's Diet

    Internet
    USA

The Shepherd's Diet or TSD Purports to be "new" "Christian/Bible-based" diet Internet

*Consumer Comment: It Works For Me

*Consumer Comment: Defense of The Shepherd's Diet

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As a veteran dieter, I've pretty much seen it all.  But, when I found The Shepherd's Diet/TSD, I was extremely hopeful. 

The very long intro video explained how through scripture and great study, Kristina Wilds had found a new infallible way to lose weight based on the Bible.  I bought the program with excited hope and immediately read all the material.  Imagine my saddened surprise to find that TSD was simply the Atkin's diet repackaged.  That very same day, I wrote to TSD and requested a refund (which is guaranteed in the first 60 days).  Though I was promised a response in 24 hours, 3 days later I was directed to another video that was intended to dispel the idea that TSD was the same as Atkins.  What Kristina Wilds explained in the video was there were 3 ways her diet was totally different than Atkin's: 

  1. Atkin's was not intended for long-term, lifetime use
  2. Atkin's didn't recommend the use of Ketostix to check your progress
  3. Atkin's didn't steer you away from Omega 6 fats as opposed to healthier Omega 3's

As I stated, I am a veteran dieter and I have in my own library 2 of Dr. [continued below]....

..... Atkin's books.  I promptly copied the pages in the books that showed #1 - 20 pages in Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution, dedicated to "Lifetime management"; #2 - 10 page references in the original Dr. Atkin's Diet Revolution regarding the purpose and use of Ketostix.  #3 was not addressed by Dr. Atkin's specifically.

I created a pdf file of the above scanned information from these two books, still requesting my refund.  I have been repeatedly been ignored and redirected.  I informed customer service that I would be filing this report if my refund was denied, so here we are.

I hope this helps even just one person from not being taken as I was by this "Christian" diet scam.

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#1 Consumer Comment

It Works For Me

AUTHOR: Gary - (United States)

I have been using the Shepherd's Diet for 6 weeks and have had good results.  I have followed the diet to the best of my ability, and had NO sugar, NO bread/chips/crackers etc and carbs only as allowed in the diet.  To date I have lost 25 pounds without any excersise, only changing my diet! People are noticing the changes in my appearance, but I'm far from done.  I feel better too.  My insides just FEEL better.  It's hard to explain.  My wife is also doing this diet together with me.  She has lost weight and inches and is experiencing good results.  I'm sorry the person complaining had what they felt was a bad experience - I wanted to say what a good experience my wife and I are having and how thankful I am for this program.  I've tried others before - but this is the easiest to do and with the fastest results.  Please try it and keep to the plan.  Give it a chance.  It works!

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#2 Consumer Comment

Defense of The Shepherd's Diet

AUTHOR: Eleanor - (USA)

I believe it is true that The Shepherd's Diet is similar to the Atkins and the South Beach diets, but there are differences, too.  All of them are keto diets - low carb - so that your system can start burning fats instead of carbs.  In my experience, The Shepherd's Diet advocates eating a lot more fat than the others, i.e, high fat, moderate protein, and low carb. 

The main difference and the main advantage for The Shepherd's Diet is that it is a Christian, Biblically based diet so that there is a spiritual/emotional component.  Their Facebook page is a good support group of people who have the same beliefs who can encourage and pray for the other members. 

I have been on the diet for 3 weeks and lost 6 pounds.  There are other Facebook members who have reported losing weight over various periods of time.

I would recommend the diet to anyone who is looking for a Christian support group in losing weight. 

I do not see The Shepherd's Diet as a scam, altlhough I wish they would not use some of the selling tactics that other sales groups use online. I paid $47 for the plan which I could download, but also ordered the book for $10 extra.  There were other books offered, but I did not purchase these at this time.  There is a membership of $7.95 a month as well, but I did not join that either.

I believe that The Shepherd's Diet will refund payment in 60 days for someone who is not satified with it, but I have not had experience with this.

 

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