The Prism Diet
The Prism Diet , 06-12-2009 10:57 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Hello everyone!

Has anyone heard of The Prism Diet? From my understanding it's a low carb diet with a christian perspective. I've considered joining at church for extra in person support but, if it isn't low carb - I won't even bother.

Thanks!

~Danielle

"Never eat more than you can lift."
--Miss Piggy
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-12-2009 11:11 PM


Senior Low-Carber


It is not low-carb is low-cal. I refused to sign the committment thing because I felt it was unscriptural. They do use udo's oil tho and I think Jimmy had/will have an interview with the dr. I didnt like it at all!!! i think its 1200 cals. and of course counting cals its low-fat.
IMHO
Karen
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 01:19 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Now I'm curious what was on the commitment thing.

Thanks for the information. I read on the net that it was low carb:

"The Prism weight loss program is a 24-week plan divided into four phases, each lasting six weeks. There are three ways to do the program: attend weekly meetings at established local groups or create your own group with help from the experts at the company, buy the Prism program and follow it on your own, or join the correspondence system, which allows you to be in touch with a consultant via phone or e-mail. When you join the program, you only do so for a six-week plan, after which you can keep enrolling until you reach your goals."

~Danielle

"Never eat more than you can lift."
--Miss Piggy
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 09:18 AM


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Thanks for the information. I read on the net that it was low carb:

"The Prism weight loss program is a 24-week plan divided into four phases, each lasting six weeks. There are three ways to do the program: attend weekly meetings at established local groups or create your own group with help from the experts at the company, buy the Prism program and follow it on your own, or join the correspondence system, which allows you to be in touch with a consultant via phone or e-mail. When you join the program, you only do so for a six-week plan, after which you can keep enrolling until you reach your goals."
Well ... it must be low carb to deserve the derision slung at it on this review! prismdiet.html

According to: http://www.idiet4u.com/diets/prismdiet.html it's modeled on Atkins and involves Induction level carbs and "no whites".

If you can get a "real life" support group with Atkins I think that could be helpful!
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 11:21 AM


Senior Low-Carber


no whites yes, but I sure didn't see it was modeled on Atkins. And Danielle the commitment thing was a "contract" you signed with them that you swore to do this or that or not do this or that. Not letting your yes be yes or no be no. I have a friend who still has the curriculum and Monday or so I will see if she will let me look it over again or ask her what it is foodwise if you want me to. But I definitely was not impressed
Karen
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 11:38 AM


Senior Low-Carber


Well I just read the blurb on prism that lowcarbcheater put up. Man I sure dont remember that!!! It does restrict fats tho I do remember that for sure. except udo's oil. wow, my mind must be somewhere else. thats scary , but it sure seemed different to me. I do know you cant fry anything.
I agree with lowcarbcheater to find a real life support group and then there is always here altho you may feel you want bodies instead of screen. LOL
Good luck and if you decide to do it and then decide its not right dont be afraid to ditch it
Karen
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 11:51 AM


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Karen
Great advice. I understand why so many of these weight loss programs don't divulge too much info, but we need to be able to ditch a bad idea if we run into one. Kinda like I tossed that oopsie bread I made the other day.



This place is AWESOME, but it sure would be nice to find a kindred spirit in real life every now and then. I don't know ANY low-carbers in real life and have to ignore the "it's so unhealthy" crowd any time I'm asked how I've lost the weight. At least the hubby is over his "when are you going to eat normally again" kick. I think he's finally realized that some version of this IS normal for me!
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 12:05 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Wouldnt it be nice to find such a group. Even if i went to the diabetic group they would all say i could have more carbs that what i eat would be to low!!! I have thot of starting a group. There has to be more in this town. we have atkins products that disappear from the shelves so someone out there is eating at least lower carb.
Danielle let us know what you are going to do!!
Karen
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 01:20 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Danielle let us know what you are going to do!!
Karen
There is a diabetes meetup group by me that seems mostly low carbers but, they don't show up for anything! Uuughhh - LOL.

~Danielle

"Never eat more than you can lift."
--Miss Piggy
RE: The Prism Diet , 06-13-2009 01:29 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Thanks for the information. It does present itself as a low carb diet but, I only see "no white flour/sugar/junk" on any reviews by people vs. websites. I did read that chase freedom blurb but, they dog anything other than what they are promoting to make money. I have nothing against making money but, what they promoted differs and these site promote it as the most popular diet. bull dinky!

I just thought that this group starting at a local church would be a chance to meet people in person and the christian perspective intrigued me. It's a church I just started visiting - I'm looking for a home church. I really am not looking for a diet but rather the local support. I love all of you here - don't get me wrong but, knowing a few locally at a church, I'm considering, would have been nice. However, I won't bother if it the same old low fat count calorie poop. I know that is not right for me. I also don't want to feel like I'm at an OA meting. Although I think food can be addicting, I think it's a physical thing as much as can be mental. I really hate feeling like "everything is in your head.: If that were true - low carb wouldn't work - IMO.

Any information you can get Karen would be interesting - thanks! Don't go out of your way though. So far, it's a bust for me.

HUGS

~Danielle

"Never eat more than you can lift."
--Miss Piggy