The Smoothie Diet$37
Author identity and qualifications6.0/10
Scientific basis of program4.0/10
Presentation of program7.0/10
- Author is real
- Testimonials are not stock or stolen photos
- Presence of moneyback guarantee
- You'll lose weight with the program
- Little information about the author
- Highly restrictive
- Lacks calories and nutrients
- Risk of rebound weight gain is high
- Highly unsustainable
Is the Smoothie Diet by Drew Sgoutas worth your time and money? In this review, you’ll find out all you need to know about this product, who created it, and why it may or may not be right for you. So let’s begin!
The Smoothie Diet has been around for years now. It is a 21-day program which as the name suggests, will help you lose weight using smoothies. According to Drew, his program contains ‘delicious, easy-to-prepare’ smoothie recipes which will lead to ‘rapid weight loss, increased energy and incredible health.’ He even claims that his smoothies can replace your normal daily meals.
Now before we go any further, let’s find out who Drew really is, shall we?
Who is Drew Sgoutas?
Drew Sgoutas says that he’s a ‘certified Health Coach and nutrition expert’ with years of experience. Apart from that, there is no other information about him other than his claim that he’s a certified member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), an organization that is ‘dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies.’
Drew Sgoutas is nowhere to be found on major social media platforms. However, the Smoothie Diet has official pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Bottom line? Drew Sgoutas is clearly not a dietitian and we don’t really know his academic background. We know very little about his qualifications too.
How The Smoothie Diet Works
The Smoothie Diet is all about replacing some of your meals with their smoothies. This program contains ‘over’ 36 smoothie recipes.
In the book, Sgoutas recommends eating normally only one day a week, then prepare and take any of the smoothies recipes twice a day for the rest of the week. The Smoothie Diet also has recommendations on what types of food you should eat on the day you’re not having any smoothies. These foods in question range from ‘whole food’ recipes and snacks low in sugar and high in fibre.
As for the smoothies, most of them are made from fruits and vegetables, while others have proteins and healthy fats. However, these smoothies are very low in the aforementioned nutrients. To combat this, Sgoutas suggests eating at least 50g of protein daily.
To get you started, The Smoothie Diet comes with what Sgoutas calls ‘the 3-day Smoothie Detox.’ This ‘detox’, Sgoutas says, will clear your body of the ‘cobwebs’ and ‘get your body ready for optimal results.’ The program also includes a shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need to prepare the recommended meals and smoothies, and a ‘Quick start Guide’ to get you started immediately without having to read the whole book.
Now to the big question.
Do Smoothie Diets Work?
There is no question that you’ll definitely lose weight with smoothie diets. This is because smoothies are generally very low in calories and so your body will be placed on a calorie deficit. However, smoothies are generally deficient in many nutrients needed for normal body function (like proteins) and unusually high in others (like vitamins). This creates numerous problems for whoever remains on a smoothie-based diet for long, ultimately ending in starvation and rebound weight gain.
Another issue is that smoothies contain calories that is lower than the recommended daily calorie intake for weight loss (1500 calories). According to VeryWell Fit, the smoothie recipes of the Smoothie Diet falls short of this recommended calorie target despite the author himself advocating it. This means that many people on this diet will find it difficult to not overeat in order to make up for it.
Bottom line? You will lose weight on a smoothie diet, but you’ll find it difficult keeping off the lost weight once you switch to normal foods.
How Much Does it Cost?
The Smoothie Diet program costs $37. With this, you’ll get the following bonuses
- 3-Day Smoothie Detox
- Quick Start Guide
The Smoothie Diet comes with a ’60-Day Moneyback guarantee.’ This is actually the mandatory refund policy of the retailer Clickbank. So rest assured that you’ll get your money back if you contact Clickbank directly for your refund within 60 days of purchase.
Pros of The Smoothie Diet
- The author seems not be a paid actor
- Featured testimonials look genuine and are not stock or stolen photos
- You’ll lose weight with this program since it’s very low in calories
- Presence of moneyback guarantee
Cons of The Smoothie Diet
1. Highly Restrictive
The Smoothie Diet is one of the most restrictive weight loss programs I’ve ever seen. First, you’re only allowed one full meal in just one day of the week … and you must have nothing else but smoothies for the rest of the week. This is highly restrictive and flies in the face of all the available scientific evidence for weight loss. Not even programs based on intermittent fasting or keto are this restrictive.
2. Lacks in Calories and Nutrients
The Smoothie Diet is based on smoothies which have high amounts of vitamins and fiber while lacking in other essential nutrients, especially protein. On top of that, they lack the adequate calorie amount recommended for weight loss (less than 1500 calories) which means that your body will not be getting the balanced nutrients it needs. This means that you’ll end up losing not just fat, but muscle mass since your body is starving. That one full meal you’re allowed to have a week will not be enough to remedy this issue.
3. Does NOT Detoxify your Body Despite Claim
Drew Sgoutas includes in his Smoothie Diet program what he calls ‘the 3-Day Detox.’ According to him, this ‘detox’ will clear your body of all the ‘cobwebs’ and prepare it for seamless weight loss.
Well the truth is, there is no such thing as a ‘detox’ diet. The body generally detoxifies itself through the healthy liver and the kidneys, and you don’t need an external diet for them to do their job. All your body needs is a normal balanced diet to detoxify itself. So what The Smoothie Diet is calling ‘detox’ will do nothing to detoxify your body.
4. Risk of Rebound Weight Gain is High
Due to the highly restrictive nature of The Smoothie Diet and it’s general lack of nutrients and calories, there is a high possibility that once you get off the diet, you will overeat in order to make up for all the deficits. Basically, you’ll struggle with keeping off the lost weight once you switch to your normal eating schedule.
5. Highly Unsustainable
Again, due to the highly restrictive nature of this program and its nutrient deficiencies, there’s no way you can remain on this diet for long. In fact, I don’t think that many people will complete the 21 days of the program. I expect a high dropout rate.
Final Conclusion: You May Try The Smoothie Diet, but NOT Recommended by Contra Health Scam
In summary, The Smoothie Diet by Drew Sgoutas will lead to weight loss. However, it is highly restrictive, lacks nutrients, highly unsustainable, and the possibility of rebound weight gain is high. For this reason, I’ll not be recommending this program. However, feel free to use the program if you disagree.
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