Herbal Magic Diet Review | 4/5 | MyFit

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What is it?

Herbal Magic, a weight loss and nutrition program which covers over 350 centers across Canada, supplies herbal supplements and weight loss management services. What makes this program special is that the supplements and the programs are researched several times and it is formulated by healthcare experts and evaluated by nutritional experts. The Herbal Magic Diet is a very popular weight loss destination but lets examine what type of offer they are providing and if it could really work as well as they say it does and if it is worth the premium cost.

About

Herbal Magic, the Canadian based weight loss and Management Company, which specializes in programs to help the people who are looking for weight loss. In addition to the Weight Loss program, Herbal Magic also supplies a variety of products.

Basics

A scientific advisory team which includes: A naturopathic doctor, nutritionist,  etc creates a personalized weight loss plan. They will monitor your progress.

Nutrition Goal

The goal of the meal plan is:

  • 2 proteins,
  • 2 starches,
  • 2 fruits,
  • 2 fats,
  • 1 dairy and
  • 3 vegetables.

The supplements should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before the meal.

Cost

Joining fee is around $1000. After joining, you have to pay around $250 for herbal supplements every month.

Supplements

The main product is CLA capsules, which have proven to be successful for reducing abdominal fat. This capsules block the enzymes, which allows the fat droplets in to the fat cells. This cause shrinking of cells and the results the weight loss.

Note: You can purchase these from any supplement store for around 30 dollars for 100 capsules.

The supplements of Herbal Magic are classified into four categories. They are:

(1) Weight Management

(2) Health and Energy

(3) Specific Therapy

(4) Vitamins and Minerals

Herbal Magic supplements claims to include only purest and freshest ingredients that are certified for its purity and effectiveness. Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD), a division of Health Canada, does the certification. Herbal Magic provides an extraordinary customer service, natural products and nutritional education. By adopting Herbal Magic Diet the clients attains the goal of weight loss with safe, efficient and natural manner.

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Daily Menu Plan

Here, some portions of the Herbal magic diet are following:

Proteins 2 Servings per day

Vegetables 3 Servings per day

Fruits 2 Servings per day

Starches 2 Servings per day

Fats 2 Servings per day

Dairy 1 Servings per day

Proteins 1 Serving

Beef Lean 4OZ

Cottage Cheese 1% 1 cup

Egg substitute 1/2 cup

eggs whole 2 large

egg whites 4 large

Fish 5 OZ

Game e 4 OZ

Lamb 4 OZ

Liver (beef, calf, chicken ) 4 OZ

Pork 4 OZ

Chicken Dark Meat 4 OZ

Chicken White Meat 5 OZ

Veal 4 OZ

Restricted Protein List Choose a total of 4 items from this list each week

Crab meat 4 OZ

Deli Slices (Fat Free) 6 Slices

Salmon (Canned) 4 OZ

Tuna (Canned -water packed) 4 OZ

Starches 1 Serving

Cereals

1 oatmeal instead 1 packet

All Bran 1/2 cup

Cheerios 1/2 cup

corn flakes 1/2 cup

Rice Krispies 1/2 cup

Special K 1/2 cup

Breads

Brown or rye 1 slice

Diet Bread 2 slices Hollywood or weight watchers

Flat bread plain 2 slices

Misc

rice cooked white, wild brown 1/4 cup

Tortilla 6” round 1

Pita 1/2 regular

Potato 1 small

pasta cooked 1/2 cup

Fruits 1 Serving

Apple 1 Small

Apricots 1/2 cup

Banana 1/2 medium

Blueberries 1/2 cup

Cantaloupes 1/2 cup

Cherries 1 Cup

Grapes 1 Cup

Kiwi 1 Small

Nectarine 1 Small

orange 1 Medium

Peach 1 Small

pear 1 medium

pineapple 1/2 cup

plums 2 small

raspberries 1 cup

strawberries 1 cup

watermelon 1 cup

Vegetables 1 Serving

Broccoli 1 cup

Cauliflower 1 cup

Celery 1 cup

Cucumber 1 cup

egg plant 1 cup

Lettuce 1 cup

Mushrooms 1 cup

Peppers 1 cup

Spinach 1 cup

Tomato 1 cup

Zucchini 1 cup

you can mix the vegetables from the list to equal a cup.

Dairy 1 Serving

Cheese 1 oz

cottage cheese 1% 1/2 cup

cream cheese ultra low fat 1 tbsp

milk 1% or skim 1 cup

Yogurt fat free plain or fruits 6 oz

Fats 1 Serving

margarine 1 tsp

olive oil 1 tsp

Salad Dressing Fat free 2 Tbsp

The daily plan of Herbal Diet plan includes herbal supplementation, weigh-in sessions and personal consultations, three times a week.

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Diabetes

Individuals having type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus suggests the nutritional plan that concentrates mainly on low glycemic foods, protein sources, good fats, vegetables and fruits. This nutritional plan happens with appropriate and natural supplementation. Improving diet plans and losing weight strengthen insulin tolerance.

Offerings

(1) One-on-one counseling

(2) Dieters may eat regular grocery store food and are not required to order specialty foods or foods manufactured by a particular company

(3) Weight-loss maintenance guidance after the dieter is successful in losing the weight to create and foster wellness

(4) One-on-one counseling and individualized plans

(5) Specialized plans for youth over 10 yrs. old and diabetics

(6) Grocery store foods and supplement support

MyFit Conclusion

This plan is excellent for people looking for their hand to be held during the weight loss process. This solution is not the cheapest so to get the most out of it, please try to learn as much as you can from these experts and once you are ‘off’ their plan try to find other healthy alternatives. Also focus your strength training routine around a good muscle building circuit training workout. This will help build some muscle mass for when you stop using supplements.

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20 Comments »

  1. Haley007zz February 23, 2012 at 2:02 am -

    I am a herbal Magic Client. I am losing the weight and getting healthy. I am enjoying it and being held accountable for my ups and downs. I am getting more ideas of the foods to eat and how to incorporate them into my life. I was never a veggi person and now I actually enjoy them. I am one less med for high blood preasure and doing just fine. I am proud of this accomplishment !! 🙂

    • Rod Ferris February 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm -

       No offense Haley, but you do sound like you work for Herbal Magic.  How much did this program cost for you and host much weight did you lose? Have you kept it off?

  2. Jade S March 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm -

    Does this work? Is it bad for you??

    • laura July 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm -

      How much does the program cost???

      • Makuplady August 8, 2012 at 1:03 am -

        In one blog I read, for someone to have lost 50 pounds and then gained it all back, estimated it to be $150 per pound.

      • isayso August 10, 2012 at 12:23 am -

        A lot of money. Read my reply to Jade S.

        • Yvonne Reed August 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm -

          I did HM and lost 50 pounds, unfortuntley I didn’t stop there, but they pushed me to loose more, I have 20 pounds till goal. Since then I have regained 20 pounds and I have been struggling ever since to loose the weight. Is there an alternative product that would be simular to the HM products?

          • Rod Ferris August 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm -

            Hey, why don’t you try a lifestyle diet like the abs diet? Its much more effective at keeping the weight off.

    • isayso August 10, 2012 at 12:28 am -

      It’s actually a really good program because it is the exact same support you would get from your doctor or homeopath specialist. The only difference is you’re eating very controlled so if you were to total the calories your taking in each day you’ll see that it’s very minimal. Almost unhealthy. But that’s where the pills come in, I guess. You eat all your food groups & your own food. You’re encouraged to eat home cooked meals so you control the fat & other stuff you need to keep an eye on. I did no exercises & worked sitting most of the time & still lost the weight but I’m telling you, it’s the low calorie intake. So, there really is no secret. I certainly would not sign up with HM again because I paid so much money to do what I already knew I had to do. But yes, it does work.

  3. Ashley March 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm -

    IM FAT .

  4. Rena April 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm -

    I have been going to Herbal Magic for 3 months now, and have lost 30 lbs… half-way to my goal weight!  I am very happy with the support, and have never once experience an ‘upsale’ by the staff.  I do need my hand held… at least for now.  I have had previous success dieting on my own, and with weight watchers…. but eventually have gained the weight back.  The real test will not be measurable until about 2 years after I reach my goal weight…. if I can make it that far, then I will be able to confidently say that my eating habits, lifestyle and mind set have truly changed to that of a ‘skinny person’.  If you can afford Herbal Magic, I recommend it.  

    • isayso August 10, 2012 at 12:38 am -

      Key words, “If you can afford Herbal Magic”. When I did HM I had two jobs & lived at home & had my own car. My motivation came from all the money I was paying to see results. I also did 3 month membership at an equally expensive but equally effective gym. After I lost the weight (I never did the maintenance part), I joined Curves. That gym is amazing. It’s so easy & it’s only 30 minutes & you never get bored. Price though, is starting from $50 a month. That’s just as expensive as a fancy annual gym membership. But that was my incentive & it worked.

    • Amron October 3, 2012 at 11:04 am -

      My name is Norma and I have been doing HM for 2.5 weeks. I find when I get weighed in and am up say 5oz. they are hard on me and really go over my eating journal like I am doing something wrong. It makes me feel so bad and is discourages me. Do you have any tips? I find I am getting bored with foods already and craving fat! My email is norma_boughnerminiaci@rogers.com. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  5. Makeuplady July 22, 2012 at 3:44 am -

    Its good at making your wallet thin.

  6. sandiva September 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm -

    I joined herbal magic in the fall of. 2009 and went from 205 lbs to 165 in 4 months unfortunately I guit at that timd and now after 3 years have gained it back ….good news today I am joining again and this time will stay for the maintenance and stabilization part ….it does work and I don’t want to gain it back again!

  7. Pauline December 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm -

    I too am a Herbal Magic Client and yes it is expensive however my daughter & I signed up at the same time so we got a deal. I’m 3 to 5 lbs away from my goal & I love the ladies at the place I go to. They are fabulous!! Also am I the only one that noticed how much I don’t spend on groceries & junk food anymore? The cost worked out in the wash. I actually think I’m ahead financially! Except for now I spend more $ on clothes because I can’t fit my old clothes anymore!! Woo Hoo!! Nice problem to have!!

  8. Abby May 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm -

    I saw Herbal Magic on CBC’s Marketplace….they did a hidden camera interview pretending to want to join. some of the girls they asked about the pills said “all I know is you are suppose to take them, I’m not sure exactly what they are suppose to do.” These girls were about 18 years old and you could tell they were just there for the job NOT in helping clients. They work on commission when selling the pills. Marketplace had the pills analyzed and the lab found out that the pills really do nothing for you….they are like vitamins they do NOT help you losing weight. They confronted the President at head office about this and he said they do what we say they do and then he turned them away. Here is the link to that story: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/2010/02/questioning-the-magic-at-herbal-magic.html

  9. valerie July 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm -

    very time consuming and difficult to follow

  10. Disappointed June 8, 2014 at 1:07 am -

    So I have been a member of Herbal Magic for the last 2.5 years. Lost my weight and have managed to keep it off within 5 pounds. I am on the maintenance program however they closed my Centre on Kingston Rd without any communication at all. I found out when I went to the centre by a sign on the door saying we have closed this centre and your next closest centre is in the Beaches another 8 km away. This is too far and with the minimum hours that they are open it is virtually impossible for me to get there by the time they close. I have called twice to speak to someone and twice I have been told that a supervisor will call me back within 24 hours well it has been a total of 3 weeks and I am still waiting for that phone call. Not reliable at all!