The Favorite Food Diet
Supposedly causes weight loss by balancing gut bacteria.
The author looks real at least
Based on 'scientific research' that does NOT exist
Doctored scientific press release and passed it off as 'scientific research'
Based on scientific claim that is not backed by evidence
Author may be a paid actor, no verifiable info about her
Will the Favorite Food Diet by Chrissie Mitchell help you lose weight as claimed? Well from what I can see, this program is nothing but a well thought out scam based on fake, doctored scientific study … and you should keep your distance from it! In this review I’m going to expose this product for what it really is: A highly deceptive scam based on a ‘scientific study’ that does NOT exist! Oh, I got evidence to back up what I’m saying so sit back, put on your reading glasses, and let’s begin, shall we?
The Favorite Food Diet was created in January 2017. It claims to possess a ‘secret ingredient’ that will enable you to easily lose weight no matter what you eat. According to Mitchell, this ‘diet breakthrough’ of hers ‘treats the root cause of obesity’ and has helped ‘27,293 people’ lose at least 20 pounds while eating all the foods they desire. She goes on to claim that her diet program helped her lose 88 pounds in four months.
We’ll come back to this later but first, who is Chrissie Mitchell?
Who is Chrissie Mitchell?
Chrissie Mitchell calls herself a 42-year old mom of three who isn’t a ‘doctor’, ‘nutritionist’ or ‘a guest lecturer at Yale University.’ Instead, she’s ‘you’, a ‘real woman’ who, like every other woman, struggled with losing baby fat, binge eating, fitting into clothes, and trying every diet out there without success.
However, from what I can see, she seems to be a professional bodybuilder…but I couldn’t find any info about the ‘Bodybuilder’s Daily’ magazine she was supposedly featured in. On top of that, I couldn’t find her on any social media platform but from the info on her website, I think she resides somewhere in California.
The bottom line is, she looks like a real person (or a paid actor) but clearly, she’s far from qualified to give dietary advice to people seeking to lose weight.
Backstory of Favorite Food Diet
Chrissie tells us this touching story of how she caught her husband Jerry glaring at photos of skinny, ‘scantily clad girls on Instagram’, and after confronting him about it and him lying that he ‘clicked the wrong link’, she suddenly realized that her weight has started becoming a strain to their intimacy. What followed was body insecurity issues and several failed attempts to stick to a diet, but with reassurance from her loving husband, they both began studying ‘everything the library had to offer…’
Finally they stumbled on a long forum post that detailed how to incorporate desserts and junk food into a diet with ‘a few tweaks’ which, instead of worsening the results, will actually make the diet ‘twice as effective.’ The author of that post also talked about a ‘secret ingredient’ that you need to take first before eating, which ‘speeds up the fat burning even more.’ Armed with this information, Chrissie’s husband Jerry sets to work and soon comes up with ‘a breakthrough for every man and woman who has ever battled with a diet and lost …’
A milkshake serving containing the ‘secret ingredient’ was the so-called ‘breakthrough’, and just three days later, Chrissie had already started seeing results (lost 1 pound) and four months later, she has lost 88 pounds. All thanks to that wonder milkshake. And all that time, she didn’t give up any of her favorite foods.
That’s the Favorite Food Diet for y’all. Incredible, isn’t it?
Well there is a huge problem with this diet program, and that’s what I’m going to talk about in the next section. So what is it?
The Scientific Basis of the Favorite Food Diet Makes NO Sense
Chrissie claims that the long forum post mentioned in the backstory above was ‘backed by hard science.’ But throughout the presentation, she failed to provide a single citation of a peer-reviewed scientific paper to back up her claims.
It gets weirder from there: In the video presentation, a man Chrissie refers to as her husband Jerry tells us the exact scientific study that the Favorite Food Diet is based on. According to him, the study was done by ‘the Advanced Nutritional Science department’ of the University of Cambridge, England. I went to the university’s website and searched, but I couldn’t find this department listed on their map. In fact, Jerry showed the page of the Anatomy department in the video while telling us about this Advanced Nutritional Science department.
To complicate matters, Jerry informs us that the title of the study is called ‘The effects of gut ecology on weight loss.’ Again, since he didn’t provide any citations, I tried searching for the study both on the web and at Cambridge uni’s website … and came out empty-handed. Thankfully though, Jerry provided a screenshot of the said study in the video, which you can see below. But there is a big problem. Take a look:
As you can see, the title of the study does not match the tagline or the rest of the article below it. This article is clearly talking about how Clostridium difficile, a type of bacteria, has emerged to cause diseases in humans, NOT weight loss. Clearly something is fishy here, don’t you think? Well, using clues from the screenshot, I did some more digging … and you won’t believe what I uncovered!
The Science Behind Favorite Food Diet Does NOT Exist, Chrissie and Hubby Doctored Scientific Study
After hours of painstaking searching, I discovered that the research Chrissie’s husband cited was NOT conducted by Cambridge University, but by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in conjunction with The Sanger Institute and Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Most importantly, here is the link to the article featured in the video. Now do you understand why they failed to provide any citations to back up their claims?
This finding alone just proves that Chrissie is lying about her program. The Favorite Food Diet is nothing more than another junk food cookbook marketed under the guise of a weight loss program. This level of deception is shocking indeed, but I’m not surprised!
Because this finding alone, I have no choice but to declare that The Favorite Food Diet is a scam. Stay away from it!
Besides, there are a few more problems with this program:
At first glance, it looks like the testimonials featured in the Favorite Food Diet are real since the videos looked genuine and the before-after photos are not found anywhere else on the web. However, on further digging I discovered that the very first testimonial featured in the video is a stock photo from iStock.com and Getty Images.
Now add this to the doctored ‘science’ behind this program…and you are looking at a scam!
There is NO Evidence That Probiotics Help Obese People Lose Weight
According to the scammers behind the Favorite Food Diet, ‘researchers’ found that people who lost or maintained their desired weight regardless of their diet have a ‘probiotic strain’ that is missing in people struggling to lose weight. So apparently, the ‘secret ingredient’ of this program is this missing ‘probiotic strain’, which Jerry added to the miracle milkshake he served Chrissie. Of course, they failed to provide any link to the research but this time, they have an excuse. ‘Unfortunately, the study was abandoned when the lead scientist died …’
Anyway, fact is, there is NO evidence linking probiotics (good bacteria that live in your digestive system) to weight loss in obese people. From the Mayo Clinic:
Eating foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut that contain probiotics – a type of “good” bacteria – or taking a probiotics supplement have been credited with health benefits. Although more research is needed, there is some evidence that probiotics might improve gut health.
To date, however, the only studies that have shown convincing results that changing the composition of gut bacteria (sometimes called the gut microbiome) affects weight have been performed using germ-free mice. In humans, on the other hand, the data are murky when it comes to the role of probiotics in helping with weight loss.
An analysis of the results of published research studies that have investigated probiotics and weight loss revealed no clear answers. In part, that’s because the research methods varied widely among those studies, and they included a range of different probiotics.
Taking a probiotic supplement also may improve the health of your gut microbiome, but it’s unclear what role those supplements play in weight loss. The most reliable way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, so you’re burning more calories that you’re consuming. If you have questions about the diet and exercise that’s right for you, talk with your health care provider.
There you have it.
Final Conclusion: DON’T Buy The Favorite Food Diet. It is A SCAM!
Blacklisted Website: FaveFoodDiet.com
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Alternatives to The Favorite Food Diet
Rather than wasting your money and time on The Favorite Food Diet scam, here are weight loss programs you can try instead:
1. Eat Stop Eat.
This is a weight loss program by Brad Pilon. It is a very famous program that has stood the test of time. Eat Stop Eat is all about how to lose weight and gain muscle by doing the correct form of intermittent fasting. One thing I like about this program is that there is no diet restrictions. You get to eat whatever you want on non-fasting days. Get the program now (also available in paperback at Amazon) or read my review for more details.
2. Trim Down Club.
This is a lifestyle-based program that will help you lose weight using a combination of your favorite foods. You get to choose your own menu, customize your plan, meet new people with similar goals as yourself and have all your questions answered by nutritionists and dietitians for free. All these and more you’ll get starting at just $1.99 for the first month. Join the program or read my review for more details.
All these programs are genuine and have been proven to work. Also, they will honor their refund policy without hassles, unlike what you’ll face with scams like the Favorite Food Diet.
You can check out my Whitelist for more weight loss programs and products you can try if these three don’t meet your needs.
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