I cannot recommend this program because I just don't think you get value for money. If you have tried dieting other ways and done your research you will already have seen variations of the recipes elsewhere. They are basic and bland at times. Examples- breakfast banana smoothie recipe, minestrone soup, boiled egg with Vegemite soldiers, steamed fish with Asian vegetables, ham and salad wrap...get my drift??? Many meals are high in carbs with extensive use of bread, wraps, crackers - which is contrary to current diet advice and leaves you hungry. also, access to the recipes and videos disappear when your time is up so you can never refer back to what you paid for. There are better programs out there than this one.
Free weight loss info available readily online/Unnecesary expense?
Looked at the 12wbt website. Unable to access even "sample my recipes". All information was locked (ooohhhh, its soooo secretive) and without signing up and paying membership there was no good will or incentives to encourage/stimulate joining. There is so much "free" weight loss information online, there does not appear the need to be a real need, albeit maybe a psychological one (i.e. this one will work - it must be better so if I join I will lose weight this time because its a hidden secret), to join and pay for information that you can pr...obably already freely access or obtain from your doctor/medical facility. Unfortunately weight loss will come from hard work, self control, medical help and a mind set to achieve the same. Sadly, weight loss will just not come from "joining" the 12wbt.
You will get results if your are honest
This program is easy to follow, the food is sustainable for the whole family and can be slightly modified for the other family members. For the comments i have read that you should get access to videos after completing the 12wks or the ridiculous comment that after 5 rounds and spending all that money you walk away with nothing, come on and be realistic. After a 12 month gym membership do they give you dvd workouts to take home? NO this gives you shopping lists, meal plans and a choice of workouts for about $16 a week. I consider that to be a ...bargain and a lot cheaper than a gym membership or a personal dietician and that's what Michelle Bridges gives you. You can print as many recipes as you like and the workouts. This is about being accountable for yourself.
Long term disappointment
I have done 5 rounds of 12wbt, yes I lost weight. I loved the workout videos as they fitted in with my life. My disappointment comes from paying $1000.00 over the 5 seasons and not getting any incentives. I would of liked to have been able to access the videos after each round or at least have full access to videos after a certain amount of rounds. It's a lot of money to pay in the long run. I have also put all the weight back on due to losing focus as can't access videos unless you sign up again. Yes you can purchase videos but they are not the same workouts.
I did not lose any weight because I found it difficult to follow the programme. Am coming to the end of my 12 wks . In all fairness there's good help there but no help to navigate through the maze . Still don't know how to get to the shopping list or exercise videos in spite of taking a day off Frm work just to do that. Would have been excellent if there was someone to call and ask how to do the programme.
I've lost 33kgs in 10 months but I became obsessed
Losing weight was easy on this program, everything was at my disposal - meal plans, recipes, shopping list, exercise plans, support, motivational guidance, intuitive website - it is all fabulous and really was super easy for me to lose weight and improve my fitness.
I lost 14kgs in the first 12 weeks and continued on the program for the next 7 months losing 33kgs in total and getting to a healthy weight.
I found it difficult to stop losing weight even after increasing my calorie intake. I still pay for the program because I love the conve...nience of meal plans, the recipes are delicious and the exercise videos are great. I have increased my calorie intake to the highest available and my weight has stabilised. I'd love some additional videos for people returning to the program or those like me trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have a tendency to become obsessed with things so I took the program very seriously which enabled me to achieve my goal but also caused problems with my health including a knee injury due to over training. My advice to people is that it's a great program and makes losing weight really easy if you are motivated to lose weight for the right reasons. Don't become obsessed with it, rest when your body needs it and take the weight loss slowly.
Did this with my wife about 3.5-4 years ago - now have a 3-year-old!
My wife and I did this together when we lived in Brisbane. It was definitely tough work but it was really fun doing it together and it stripped the fat off fast! Probably because I'm a bloke and I was eating the 1200 calories set for women - I lost 15+KG in the 12 week program - I was a little too skinny after it, and I have since then put it all back on! But the great thing about it, is the fact that I now know what I need to do to lose weight if I need to.
We were both the fittest we'd been since meeting and the result was she ended up pregnant which I believe is a lot to do with our health and the fact we had looked after our bodies better than ever before!
- Verified customer
I have done multiple rounds of 12WBT and it is life changing, if you follow the program! For anyone saying that they followed it 100% and didn't lose any weight, well, they are lying to themselves about that 100%. I used to be that person saying that I really eat well and workout all of the time, but nothing happens. Then, I met Michelle Bridges and she taught me that I was making tons of excuses. Once I owned up and followed the plan (weighing, measuring, counting everything), I looked and felt amazing. I do the program now because it keeps me...honest and on track. My family eats the meals along with me and, while I may add extra seasoning (not salt) here and there, we have plenty of tasty options to choose from. There are pages and pages of recipes to try. Workout options: gym, gym classes, home, workout video at home... And, you work to your own level. People who don't get what they want out of this program are not ready to be honest with themselves about what is holding them back. Change is tough, but so is being overweight, unhealthy, and immobile! Time to sign up for the March round!
Tasty food but didn't lose any weight
Did 12WBT for 9 weeks then gave up. My wife and I followed it perfectly and never cheated. Did every workout with maximum effort. A lot of time is spent on food prep and things can get expensive when 2 are following the diet. The food was delicious and I would make many of the recipes again. However I found the prescribed portions to be a bit big and we were force feeding ourselves sometimes. After nine weeks we had both put on about half a kilo so just gave up. Later I moved on to low carb and lost 7 kilos in a month.
Changed my life!!!!!!!!
amazing!!! its the most sustainable lifestyle change programme available out there. I lost 20kgs. I finished the 12WBT program 1 1/2 months ago but im still losing. It would make more sense if they gave members life long access to the program rather than making u pay over and over again fr something you've already done, Highly recommend it to everyone
I've been to weigh watchers, and tried countless things and the only way out for me was to do a lot of exercise (easy or hard) whenever I got the chance. I started using foot power instead of the car whenever possible, parked a few bus stops back from normal, run/walked as much as I could on the weekends (I'm not a runner - I just ran until I couldn't then I'd walk for a bit). A key thing was diet. Despite eating well I just wasn't losing weight. Then I came across a scientifically researched book about fasting. It's comprehensively documented ...and peer reviewed so it's accurate and proven. I'm on this at present and so far I've adapted well and feel hundreds of times better than I used to. Combined with some exercise I've been steadily losing weight without being a failure.. plus it's very cheap!
Food a bit tasteless
I already attend a gym and have a trainer so I have only used the meal plan. Meals are fairly tasteless as they have no salt. Taste much better with some salt added. Meals are also quite small. Unlike weight watchers, there are no"free" foods so if you are still hungry, tough! It is fairly cheap, however, at $200 for 12 weeks of meal and exercise plans.
Started 12WBT in mid Jan this year (2015) and have lost 22kg. My whole mindset towards food has now changed permanently and feeling great! The meals are delicious on 12WBT and the exercise plans are very easy to fit into your lifestyle. Thinking about joining?,don't think about it any longer...sign up today!
Changed my life
I don't usually write reviews but I remembered how much research I did into the 12WBT before I started it and I thought I would pass on my experience to others doing the same.
I did a beginners round for weight loss, and I couldn't recommend it more. It taught me invaluable skills and knowledge to do with my health and fitness, and now that the 12 weeks is over I'm still using them and am healthier than ever.
Like most things, it is what you make it, and if you're not willing to push yourself you won't get the results. But if you're committe...
I found the programme helpful. It introduced me to new ways of looking at my fitness levels and introduced many exercises that should be done on a regular basis. The food choices were interesting and some of the combinations I am still using today. I am not signing up for the next level because while I consider I have paid for the programme you are locked out upon completion so if like me you are not satisfied with your final fitness test you cannot then restart at the same level without dipping into your pocket once again.
I will stick to MyFitnessPal . Free and the support from the forums is awesome. Great ideas and group challenges. Dynamic.
Like others I may put the money saved into something for me.
Awesome programme and very structured. It is also a very flexible programme where you can customise your meal plan and change your exercise plan to suit where you want to train. Everything is given to you it is so easy to follow including your weekly shopping list. Love this programme that I have signed up for another round. The members and crew are very supportive and help you along your journey. I just love this programme. I started last round at the intermediate level and am now doing the advanced level and then will be looking at doing the ...lean and strong programme after this round. I have tried other plans but this one is the best one out there with great information and support and well worth the money. The support team are always there to answer your questions. All you have to do is email them and they answer your questions within 24 hrs. Get on to the forums and post to other members and you will find them extremely positive and helpful. Give it a try. Yes it may not be for everyone but it's what you make it and if you are prepared to stick to the programme you will get results.
The best thing I have ever done!
This program is fantastic. At a cost of $200 you receive 7 days a week (breakfast, lunch, dinner) meal plan that includes recipes for all snacks, exercise plans (which you can do at the gym, at home or outdoors), mindset videos (videos from michelle bridges herself which helps rid of all those bad habits!) and wonderful support from other 12WBT members, and support crew on a number of online forums. If you stick to this program, IT WORKS! I have lost 7 kg (a total of 11 kg over my weight loss journey) with the 12WBT program and am now signing up for a second round. If you are motivated and organised and looking to lose weight this is the program for you. If you're thinking about joining this program- DO IT. You'll be so glad that you did.
Questions & Answers
What are the forums like now? I did the program a few years ago but forums were quiet. Im 57 now will it suit me. I have some fitness already
I am an avid gym girl and now with this dreaded virus my gym is closed. Hard to keep motivated. I walk every day 3/4 Klms do think your program would work for me?
I did it 3x had great results
Great exercise plans cater to all and good diets
Overall great program
But you need to be self motivated
As from my experience they never get back to any questions I had no customer support
Any of the times I’d been in it
But would do it again if the support was better
Hi Anne, I was also a gym goer and already quite fit when I did the 12wbt and I got great results. This will definitely motivate you to keep up your fitness. Perfect timing during this time. I still use her recipes and have keep up exercises. I have all her dvds and have been using them during this time of isolation. I would totally recommend this program especially now.
How effective 12WBT is and how it help people
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