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testimonials below were unsolicited.)
I have a question for you. I am doing well on the
diet. I have lost eight pounds so far. I had a week
where I just couldn't do it, but I got my diet buddy
the next day and she got me right back on track. I
have had a few times when I am standing that I feel
light headed and feel like I am going to faint. I am
exercising three times a week now for 35-40 at a
gym. Other than that I am feeling healthier and I
don't crave the really bad foods anymore (I never
thought that would happen). Also, what is your
opinion on the 100 calorie pack snacks. Are they ok
and how often? Thanks for your time. K. C.
I am stuck
and I have been eating poorly on the weekends.
I am trying to get myself back on track and
would love to have some suggestions from you!
Thank you for emailing me!
P.S. I love this program. I am so glad I
started this plan. I never thought I could lose
20 lbs. and now I feel I can lose any amount I
want. Thank you again. S.B.
you for getting in touch with me about
this. The first couple of weeks have been
hard to acclimate to the designed meal plan,
but I feel that this week I've really hit my
stride with following through on my meal
plans. I also have started working out
again which gives me the motivation. I
would appreciate any tips you have that make
it easier to stick to this plan. Overall I
have been losing since I started. The
increases in weight have happened the last
two weekends I think due to the fact that I
have consumed alcohol and eaten more carbs
than I normally do when I'm following the
meal plan. The exciting thing about the
meal plan, exchange system, and this service
in general is that it has made me much more
aware of the amount of each food group that
I've been taking in. I've also noted how
when I don't follow the general guidelines
then my weight will go up. From here on out
I am much more focused on sticking to the
plan (even on the weekends). Your support
is greatly appreciated and again, any tips
you may have to keep my willpower and
motivation up would be greatly appreciated.
J.C. Also wrote:
Thank you so much for your quick reply.
It was very helpful and informative.
Have a great day!
Would you please cancel my acct? Thank
you. I have enjoyed using the
program and will continue what I
learned. L B.
Wow, that was quick. Thank you so much.
I am all ready to start tomorrow and
have my meal plan for the rest of the
week set up based on the foods I have in
the house that fit with the choices. I
can't wait to go shopping next week so I
can work on next week's meal plan!
started your program today and I'm very
excited! My friend (S.W., Name Removed)
recommended your site to me years ago and I
joined but never followed thru, now I'm 25
pounds heavier! Not Fun! Anyway, I was
wondering, should I be taking a multi
vitamin, calcium, omega supplements??? ...
Thank you, C. B.
C.B also wrote...
so much! I'm doing really well, I will do a
Women's Multi Vitamin. I have been following
the plan and I feel great, I'm not starving and
I feel like I'm getting the foods that are
important. I haven't had any regular soda since
I started (big for me, I used to drink a lot of
it!) and I'm not really into the Diet Coke
thing, so I've been drinking water with lemon.
I would like
to do another 6 months. I really enjoy the
Thank you so much for your email answering my
questions - You explained everything so clearly
for me and cleared up all my questions!! I
really appreciate it!
also found the tab to click on to send you food
and snacks to consider to add to my Plan A
Meal. Neat thing!! I love the Plan A Meal - it
gives me what I need - structure with
flexibility. It does not get better than that!!
I am off the blood pressure medicine and now only
take (edited for privacy). Blood pressure is normal.
Have thin bones - so take ((edited for privacy)) for
that - have arthritis in my hip which makes walking
alone outside difficult - My doctor wants me on a
walking program. I must finish getting this weight
off in the event I may or may not need hip
replacement. That will be a last resort!! I keep
coming back here because this is the best thing
there is - and I don't do well alone without
guidance and support. I signed up for 6 months this
time - so I can not worry about having to renew for
awhile - and can be here for maintenance.
Thank you very much for the added diet plans and
your attention to my concerns. It is very much
I'm very happy to give you feedback. I used
your services 6 years ago and was very happy
to shed 15 pounds. Now, my weight has crept
up again and here I am! I tried to do it on
my own, and was trying to remember the
"exchanges", but 6 years is a long time. I
was happy to be able to find you still
on-line and with an updated level of
service. I look forward to shedding another
15 pounds quickly and easily.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply and
especially your kindness and understanding of my
question. It may seem like a small, "it's my job"
kinda thing but when I know that I signed on to a
weight loss program that said it had a real
dietician to help with support I thought " o.k.
don't expect too much for $9.99 a month". You
exceeded my small expectations. I really liked that
you emphasized how bodies change with age (you had
to take the time to research me). Thank you for
taking the time to do that for me.
I am soooo glad I found you! I never knew planning
and eating the many choices of meals could be fun.
Easter weekend I was at 271 Lbs. After starting your
plan, I am now at 263Lbs within 7 days. I know I
shouldn't get too excited yet, because the day of
the Plateau will come and lower or dampen my
spirits. But until that time, I will enjoy losing
the Lbs. Until now, eating was very boring for me. I
was eating all the wrong foods to rid myself of
boredom and that was part of my problem for gaining
SAME CLIENT LATER IN THE PROGRAM...
NOTE: I have not increased my calorie intake while
introducing weight training back into my program. My
weight loss has slowed down some because of weight
training, but I?m getting into clothes I have not
worn in 4 to 5 years and people are taking notice
wanting to know my secret.
... I wanted to thank you program so much. I have
lost 15 pounds. I have to tell you when I first
started I skeptical for several reasons. First I,
like everyone else had tried every single imaginable
diet and NONE worked. I am sure you have heard this
story so many times. Plus I could tell every time I
went off of one of the FAD diets my body paid for
it. I felt tired and unhealthy. When I first tried
your program I thought a pound a week, please, this
is so slow because the FAD diets always promise (and
sometimes deliver) fast weight loss. But of course
you put it right back on. I started your program and
I did well for a 2 weeks, then I went back to my old
habits for 2 weeks. Finally, starting to see the
weight coming on again, I went right back on it.
And, I have been on it for about 12 weeks now. I
used the chart religiously I crossed out something
every time I ate. I carried it in my purse so I
wouldn't forget. And, it started working. I feel so
good. I still have about 10 pounds to go, but I know
I can do it, just as long as I stick to the program.
I think the key for me was snacking. I had a yogurt
every afternoon just before my hunger urge kicked
in. My weakness was dinner time, when I got home
from work. So by eating something before this
curtailed the hunger. I also had a piece of low fat
string cheese and nuts to offset any hunger. I loved
you program. Please feel free to put my compliments
on your web page.
Please Cancel my Account. thanks for the help I have
lost 20lbs and lowered my cholesterol.
I just found the "Right-on Tracker" that is going to
be so helpful for me. I've been adding specific
items on the calendar of what I eat each day...
I haven't been using my
Right-On-Tracker recently but am satisfied with my
results and was wondering what kind of maintenance
diet I should now be on to maintain a weight of 120
pounds? Thank you for all your help.
This will work just fine for me. I can prepare my
own fat free pudding with skim milk and I can add a
slice of cheese just as easily. Thanks for
explaining it to me. Also, I discovered following
the plan yesterday my blood sugar remained stable!
It was the first day I used your plan, and that was
the first time my sugar remained stable all day
since I was diagnosed two months ago.
I am now getting a message that it looks like I need
some help and to contact you. Do I? I weighed myself
this morning and am now at 234. I realize that's
heavy, but it IS 10lbs lighter than when I started
less than three weeks ago. I AM finding this system
easier to stick to because it allows for so much
choice. Next step will be to gradually cut down on
the fats and oils I use in cooking. What do you
Hi! Things are going well with the eating plan. I
like it because it's very flexible and teaches me
how to know what I am eating as well as how much I
am eating. In a way, I feel like it gives me a lot
of "freedom" to choose. I have a question about the
pounds I should lose per week. I lost 5 pounds in
the first week. I know one loses more the first week
because of water weight, so that is okay. But I
noticed this morning that I am down a pound from
yesterday. Should I be losing weight so quickly? I
guess I am only concerned because I have heard it is
best to lose only 1-2 lbs a week and if I lose more
it may be tougher to maintain. I'm not sure if
that's accurate or not, but I just thought I would
I (name removed in respect of client's privacy)
would like to cancel my 3 months membership with
personal diet. Thank for the support and good start
on my diet.
Thank you so much for all your precious answers to
my numerous questions. They were really helpful!...
This morning I wanted to go to my diet plan and
Hotmail (bless them) removed it from my in box
because I have had it there for more than 10 days.
Is it possible to ask you to change my e-mail
address (name removed in respect of client's
privacy) to (ditto) I am having nothing but trouble
with XXXmail and I have now lost everything I have
entered on this program. I am very pleased to say I
am losing 2 pounds a week and want the exact program
back and I can't trust XXXmail. Also I am still
waiting for a pal to compare notes with...
Thank you very much for your clear & quick reply.
One of the reasons that I picked your particular
plan was because I wanted someone "in the know" who
could answer questions if I had them & you certainly
have. I really appreciate it.
I really want to thank you for all your help. I
have lost over 69 pounds so far, over a seven month
period. I have also lost over 7 inches from my
waist. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful I
feel since these changes. I've tried many other
diets but none has even come close to the success
I've had over the past seven months from following
your recommendations and from what I've learned
using the Personal Diet. I would love to thank you
in person but realize how many others you have had
that have expressed similar request after they have
succeeded on your diets. I really feel like I'm on
my way now and just thought others should know how
wonderful you and your program are." "I have gotten
truly expert advice from the Personal Dietitian
staff (esp. Carolyn) as well as quick responses to
all my questions. I had no idea just how much
difference a diet professional could make and have
been truly satisfied with the whole program- from
the cost and value of the program, to the support,
and my outcome I couldn't have asked for more than
I've received for my money. While I no longer need
to continue my membership program I know I can
always rely on my Personal Diet, and I'll assure you
the membership program (including Carolyn's diet)
are what's called for. I really owe you and all the
Personal Dietitian Staff my sincerest thanks.
Thanks so much,
Hello, Please help, as I've
lost my login information and would like to review
my diet again. My email address is (name removed in
respect of client's privacy)and my name is JF. I
lost about 10 pounds at first but I'm on a plateau.
I'm hoping that if I try to stick to the diet better
I will start to lose extra poundage.
I thank you for the help that you've provided these
last four months. I've lost a total of 35 pounds...
I'm not where I want to be yet, but I feel like I'm
really on my way! I'll keep using the plan you sent
me and my dr. will make any necessary adjustments if
and when I need them.
Later J.P. wrote:
So, yes, I'm sure the exercise helped, but I know
the eating plan was the big difference. I was just
NEVER hungry! I always tried to save a fruit or
yogurt for mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Spreading
out some of the exchanges instead of just eating
three meals a day was great. With your plan, I knew
just what I could do to have a healthier diet and
I've been trying to lose the
same 20 pounds for the last ten years. I know quite
a bit about nutrition and knew what I needed to do,
but life kept getting in the way of my efforts. I
ate pretty well, but didn't have much control over
my portions because I eat out a lot. What my
Personal Diet Plan did for me was give me the focus
and structure I lacked to make it happen. I didn't
realize it would be so easy once I got started! I'm
already half way to my goal and it's been very
motivating. It gave me control over portions and I
didn't even have to change my habits all that much.
I really like the flexibility, I knew I needed a
plan where I could make my own choices and not have
to go crazy trying to stick to one of those
regimented meal plans. Thanks for giving me a plan I
could stick with!
Thanks for taking care of the problem so QUICKLY! I
find the information you send extremely valuable
(and interesting) and I will very likely continue my
subscription. (My biggest problem is controlling the
portions and eating at night. From you, I am
learning WHAT to eat. Now I need to learn when NOT
Set me up for the minimum 3 months. I went from 238
to 185. The 4 miles a day didn't hurt, but
nutritional information was great.
I've been receiving your messages, but didn't feel
like I needed additional support. I think I'm doing
okay, just need to stick to the guidelines and
follow the advice/tips that are provided in the
weekly focus. I misplaced my tracker sheets while we
were on vacation, but was able to follow the plan,
so I feel good about that. I even lost weight while
on vacation.... now I need to get more exercise. Can
you give me more hours in a day to do everything I
need to accomplish??? Thanks for the help and offers
of support. I will use them if/when I feel the need.
Hello, The diet plan is
working extremely well for me. As a new mom, I
really wanted to loose those extra pounds, but
safely since I am breastfeeding. I started on Jan.
1and have lost 12 pounds (written 2 months after she
started) , and can now fit into most of my clothes
again! My son is now 3 months old and keeping me
very busy. The thing that helped me most is what to
eat and the portions. I now make sure I get enough
fruits and veggies a day, which I think has helped
me loose the weight. I really appreciate the plan
you made. I plan on sticking to it....I guess once I
reach my desired goal I can maintain by increasing
the bread, fat area, correct?
Thanks again. I really
appreciate the time and effort put into my plan.
Wow! Such great help, and you answer so quickly. I
had another plan that was so rote it didn't take
into account a lot of things that I considered
important. And I didn't have options like on this
one, which I need because when I eat out it is
usually on the spur of the moment. Being Realtors,
my husband and I never know whether we will be home
in time to cook. I had a problem with almost every
meal on the other plan. I have started an exercise
program encouraged by my doctor ( I will be walking
or swimming for 45 minutes at least 5 days a week).
I'm now on my way and feeling enthusiastic. Thanks
P.S. This eating program is wonderful. I've
completely changed my eating habits in only 2 weeks
and I don't even crave some of the unhealthy foods
that I used to!
Hi, I would like to cancel my account. I have
reached the desired weight I have wanted to reach
for a long time. I can also say that my eating
habits have changed considerably. I have actually
recommended this site to all my friends and family
and they are willing to give a try.
Thank you so much!
I am unable to keep the monthly payments at this
time, so I unfortunately need to cancel. I am very
happy with all the information I received from your
site, the meal plans, etc. and they are and will
continue to be very helpful to me for the rest of my
life. Thank you for your support, expertise and
educational material which I enjoyed and learned so
much from. I hope to come back at a later time.
Please feel free to send me the cancellation
confirmation at this email address or at (email
removed to respect client's privacy)
Thank you again,
Thank you for your suggestions. I have lost 14 lbs,
so far. Please cancel my subscription, as I do not
need it any further. Thanks!!
I started your program on March 2 2004, and lost
6lbs the first week, which was a very big surprise.
I am on my second week and very encouraged. I
realize I will not continue to lose at this rate,
but I have stepped up the exercise to lose a little
quicker than the 1 1/2 per wk for the calorie
intake. I find the diet contains enough food that I
can stick with it. I am looking forward to trying
some of your great looking recipes. I am writing to
let you know my new e-mail address, also I am not
receiving the weekly focus.
Carolyn, I was thrilled to come home and find my
diet! Wow! Its incredible!! Looks like you did an
excellent job. I have already recommended the site
to my dad and sister. Thank you for all your hard
work on it. I have one teeny question....I am an
admitted chocolate addict...peanut m&ms, regular
m&ms, kisses basically. How would I count a regular
(is there such a thing) size serving of those? They
are a daily happening that I will one day give up. I
just want to say you have a wonderful site and I am
I'd like to cancel ongoing support at this time. I
feel that I have my diet well in hand and am
exercising regularly. Personal Dietician is a very
good plan and I recommend it whenever the
opportunity arises. Thank you for everything!
Hi. I just wanted to give you my new e-mail address
so I don't miss my weekly focus. It's: (email
removed for member's privacy) Thanks for the help!
It's working, I have lost 15 pounds!
I received my personal diet and was very happy with
all of the information. I really did not expect that
detailed of a plan, and was quite impressed.
... I have started in February and thanks to you and
YMCA I've lost 25 pounds. I'm still working hard ,
exercising and trying to eat healthy food. Now I
know that it will be very easy for me to work
together with my body ...
I think your website is fantastic! I am so thrilled
about finally getting the sort of individual
attention in regards to my weight problem, that I
have been looking for for 6 years! Getting to a
weekly meeting is almost impossible for me and so
being able to turn on my computer when my kids are
all in bed at night, and getting the sort of
information I want is wonderful!
Thanks for your site. It is truly wonderful. My
cholesterol is up to 244 and I've got to get it
lower. I have a re-check in 7 weeks. They've also
started a walking / running club at my school where
I teach. I'm going out there twice a week with the
kids! I can usually do a mile each time. I really
think this plan is 'do-able'. Hard to find meal
plans like that.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Carolyn I just know
this is going to work for me thank you
I took the test that scores you in weight-loss
related areas, and I wanted some advice. I have met
with a dietician many times in order to get me to
lose some weight and lower cholesterol and trigs. I
am very happy so far with A Personal Dietician, it
is I'd say, the same as what the dietician said but
laid out for me to see, rather than me hearing it
all in the Dr's office and going home with mind
reeling. However, I know the major problem with me
is having faith, and sticking with it. I have tried
so many different diets and the weight doesn't come
off. I am not even a yo-yo dieter, I tend to always
stay the same. So, I have little faith the weight
will come off, and so the problem of not sticking
with it arises. Can you give me some help with this?
I am glad there are so many resources here, it's
very hard to have a half hour even with the best
dietician and then not have any help until you
return for the next visit! Thanks for your help.
Critical Step in Any Successful Diet is to Identify
Your Diet Challenges First"
Carolyn Classick-Kohn,MS,RD, PersonalDiets chief
dietitian and cofounder
An Expert's Diet & the Expert
Help you need makes the difference!
I wanted to thank you for this plan, I have finally
found a way of eating that I can stick with that's
healthy. I am almost to my desired weight and I was
wondering if you could send me the maintenance
eating plan for a weight of 150 pounds.
Hi. I wanted to let you know that I am losing weight
easier than ever before on my new eating plan. I
have lost 16 pounds without any feelings of hunger.
This is great! Where did you come from? (When my
daughter was a little girl, my dad would ask her
that, and she would always answer- Heaven.) So far
(just printed everything out, quite successfully --
I was holding my breath) this looks fantastic. Comes
at just the right moment in my life, too. Thanks.
I'll study everything carefully and start getting
Again, thanks for all your attention to me and my
problems. I have lost 15 pounds, so that is
progress. I have a personal trainer, so don't worry
about me, I'm doing okay. I have gotten a LOT of
help from reading the Personal Dietitian
I have been very pleased with A-PersonalDietitian. I
lost 12 pounds within the first couple of months and
have had no trouble keeping it off. This is the
first diet that I have ever tried that actually
works and that allows me to be in complete control
of my weight. I like the flexible and personalized
nature of the diet and the fact that the diet
provides me with the knowledge to understand what
types of food I should eat and why. In the end, it
has turned out not to be just about losing weight,
but about being healthy and feeling good.
Hi! I've been using my diet
plan for about 7 weeks now and have lost about 13
pounds! I'm so excited! It's a good, healthy plan
for me and I feel I can keep working it. One
question - how do I know when I'll have to have a
new food plan developed? In other words, will I stop
losing weight on this plan at some point? I only
weigh myself once every few weeks because I need to
go the doctor's office to do so as my scale doesn't
go up to my weight. Thanks for your help and a great
I've lost 10 lbs. Your recommendations and
guidelines were very easy to follow! However, I
don't find many frozen entrees with food exchanges.
Typically, I only find weight watchers point system.
Do you have a system that converts their point
systems to your food exchange? (YES-we do!)
Overall, I can't believe that it has been so easy!.
I remember feeling discouraged (impatience) once or
However, I have the following questions!
1) How long after losing weight is my weight
2) Should I try to lose an additional five lbs (I'm
not planning on returning to my old eating patterns,
but I want to be on the safe side) or go on a
maintenance diet? If you recommend a maintenance
diet, please provide one.
3) Please explain why I can eat more on a
maintenance diet and still maintain my weight.
4) In my eating recommendations, you indicated that
my diet was compared to a diet that is 25-30% fat,
18-20% protein, and 50% carbohydrate. (How did my
previous diet rate in these areas?)
5) Additionally, from reading your assessment of my
prior diet, it is really hard to tell where I was
having the most difficulties. Was it in the
carbohydrate area? Or was it portion control in
general? (I don't want to repeat the same mistakes)
6) I believe I have one more month on this plan. Can
I try transfer my month to my husband? He's very
impressed with my success!
7) In general, I feel that the American diet sucks!
As consumers, what can we do to encourage the food
industry to prepare more health foods. Health
conscious people have to work so hard!
Just want to let you know that I've been very
successful on this diet plan. I think I've finally
found the one that works for me!
Hi, my name is (name removed
for member privacy) and I've been a member of your
weekly focus program since 10/26/02. I've been
following your plan/guidelines for about 30 weeks
now, and am very happy to report that I've lost 38
pounds! I really enjoy your weekly e-mail
newsletters, but I'm missing about "six" e-mails...
Thanks you thank you so much! I never thought a diet
would have such an impact. I have lost 2 inches
around my waistline, my pants (once very tight- to
the point that they hurt my back) now fit loose and
fit very comfortably around my waist. Thanks to your
diet and program I look and feel great. I haven't
been this healthy and light since I was in my 20's -
really. After we had our child I just stopped
exercising, started snacking and eating more and
somehow my weight just got away from me. The diet
and meal plan have been very flexible and the meal
plan has been so convenient enough that I have been
able to tailor it into something I truly could live
with - as you say. The diet really made the
difference for me and I really appreciated the
weekly support and emails you've sent. To be honest
I was worried about your program at first. I had
previously paid to the nose at ediets.com as well as
joining some other free online diets. Having joined
these other programs I almost didn't join yours but
because I saw that my diet would be designed by an
individual I thought I'd give it myself one last
chance. I'm sure glad I did!
I only have 3 pounds to go now to obtain my goal.
This has been so much easier than any diet I've ever
done. It's always difficult to diet but thanks to
your personal considerations and assistance it has
made all the difference for me. I look forward to
receiving the free maintenance diet. Do I get that
through you or can I just sign up in the members
Thank you for all your help. I look forward to
getting my maintenance diet and getting my increased
calorie level- just kidding!
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