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I joined Herbal Magic and feel like a fool. It cost me over $1,000.00 to join plus over $300.00 a month to keep taking the supplements that are mandatory. Expensive huh? I found food options very restricted. The program is portion control to sum it all up with many many pills to pop. If I asked a question the answer I got was always another pill another dollar. I have lost 30 pounds but would never recommend Herbal Magic to friends or family. I felt that they sucked me in at a vunerable time of my life and they knew they had me the moment I walked in, what a fool I was. A person can follow the Canada Food Guide and supplement their diet with a herb from the grocery store for appetite control (you can find the same herbs there that are in their product) and lose just the same and keep your hard earned money. Even better instead of taking pills try increasing activity (which they do not even mention) will work the same. AGAIN, I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND YOU DO WHAT I DID unless you have over $2,000.00 to throw away. I'd rather take that $2,000.00 and reward myself with a vacation for the hard WORK that I DID, not them.

If you've had a bad experience with Herbal Magic or any other expensive program please don't keep quiet because if someone would have told me exactly what it was all about I would have never joined Herbal Magic



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Sally
Newbie
1 Posts
4/5/2009 9:04:37 AM
I agree 100% the same thing for me it cost me over $1000 and they keep pushing pills at you. Are you having heart burns,constipation ,lack of energy they have a pill for everything.I would never recommend it . My cousin did the same got sucked into it. As soon as you stop doing the pills its over.


carrie
Newbie
1 Posts
3/11/2009 5:50:03 PM
Hey. Thanks for this post! I was thinking about going to check out Herbal Magic tomorrow (sucked in by the commercial). I only need to lose about 15 pounds, and can do that myself for free! Thanks for saving me money and time! All those diet chains are a scam.
Cheers.
Carrie from Burford


briceybaby
Newbie
1 Posts
1/27/2009 12:24:47 AM
Anyone claiming to have been "duped" by a dieting scheme really does not deserve the help that any diet program can give you. Some people find that being guided to a healthy lifestyle change is a good thing. Anyone willing to diet is looking for help and no diet program is going to be free. If you knew everything about eating healthy, you wouldn't have joined.
I am 25 years old and have lost over 30 pounds on Herbal Magic and have maintained it. The reason for that is that they did what they said they were going to...guided me in the right direction. I lost some weight, learned some new recipes and was encouraged to start exercising and making healthier choices. It was an expensive program, but it worked and the friendly staff are always there if I need them. They counseled me into being a healthier, more active person. Herbal Magic is worth every single penny. What is more important to you than your health!?


scheema
Newbie
1 Posts
1/22/2009 8:53:42 PM
WARNING FOR HERBAL MAGIC:

THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST DIET OUT THERE....DIETS DON'T WORK....LIFESTYLE CHANGES DO.

I WAS 19 WHEN I STARTED HERBAL MAGIC AND LOST ABOUT 65LBS! I LOST IT WITHIN 6 MONTHS, BUT I LOST ALL MY FRIENDS IN DOING SO. IT IS SUCH A STRICT DIET IT HAS NO ROOM TO GO OUT AND EAT EVER. THE MINUTE YOU EAT WHAT YOU CAN'T YOUR WEIGHT IS UP....EVEN WITH THE PILLS.

THE PILLS ARE $60 A WEEK, PLUS $30 AND ANOTHER $25 OR SO FOR THE PILLS AND THOSE ARE PURCHASED 1 TIME A MONTH.

AT FIRST I FELT GREAT CUZ I WAS THINNER, BUT NOT LONG AFTER I STARTED HAVING HORRIBLE NAUSEA AND DIZZY SPELLS @ ANYTIME OF THE DAY. HOT SWEATS ALOT.

NOW, 8 YEARS LATER. I STILL FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THIS DIET.

I HAD A HORRIBLE MISCARRIAGE I BLAME THIS FOR.

DURING THE DIET, I DEVELOPED BREATHING TROUBLES AND HEART PAINS THAT I STILL GET.

THERE IS A LADY WHO HAS BEEN ON HER DEATH BED AT A LONDON HOSPITAL FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS NOW (GOOGLE TO SEE HER NAME) AND HER HUSBAND SUED HERBAL MAGIC FOR THIS. THERE TESTS AND DOCTORS ALL AGREED THAT HERBAL MAGIC IS TO BLAME FOR THIS. THEY SUED FOR $15MILL, BUT SETTLED IT OUT OF COURT FOR $3MILL. WHY WOULD HERBAL MAGIC AGREE TO THIS IF THEY WERE INNOCENT?

MY DOCTOR BLAMES THEM TOO FOR ME BEING SO YOUNG AND HAVING SO MANY ISSUES....

AFTER LOSING THE WEIGHT, I BECAME SO OBSESSED WITH THE PILLS, I GOT A JOB THERE JUST FOR THE DISCOUNT. ONCE I WORKED THERE AND HEARD THE INSIDE STORIES, I STARTED FEELING GUILTY SELLING THE TOOO EXPENSIVE PRODUCT, WHEN I KNEW THE EFFECTS OF IT.

I LEFT SUDDENLY AND THEY REFUSED TO GIVE ME MY LAST PAYCHEQUE AND EVEN MY T4!!!

THE OWNERS OF THE ONES IN LONDON ALSO OWN ALL OF THE BRAMPTON ONES AND SOME OTHER ONES TOO....IT'S A HUSBAND AND WIFE AND THEY ARE SOOOO MONEY HUNGRY!

PLEASEEE DON'T TOUCH THIS PRODUCT....LET THEM GO BANKRUPT


justcory
Newbie
2 Posts
10/15/2008 7:45:22 AM
I always worked out and ate sensibly but now in my early fifties it is getting so much harder to maintain my weight. After losing all motivation I quit going to the gym ( oh , all of those hours the gym ate up and the $$$$) and ate what I wanted to....consequently, I put on weight. I finally decided to do something about it and joined HerbalMagic.....Wow, the weight is coming off very easily I must say. Yes, it's expensive, but on a list of priorities ( your health) it's not. It's cheaper than Dr Bernstein!!! I did find the portions a little on the scanty side but the supplements stave off hunger.
Anway, I;m on my way to feeling more energetic and looking so much better.
I would recommend this to anybody.


justcory
Newbie
2 Posts
10/15/2008 7:45:22 AM
I always worked out and ate sensibly but now in my early fifties it is getting so much harder to maintain my weight. After losing all motivation I quit going to the gym ( oh , all of those hours the gym ate up and the $$$$) and ate what I wanted to....consequently, I put on weight. I finally decided to do something about it and joined HerbalMagic.....Wow, the weight is coming off very easily I must say. Yes, it's expensive, but on a list of priorities ( your health) it's not. It's cheaper than Dr Bernstein!!! I did find the portions a little on the scanty side but the supplements stave off hunger.
Anway, I;m on my way to feeling more energetic and looking so much better.
I would recommend this to anybody.


andrea
Newbie
1 Posts
9/9/2008 12:27:28 PM
Yes sticking to the Canada Food guide will help you stay trim but if it was that easy then why are we all overweight???? The Herbal Magic program is very expensive and I felt sick when I handed over my credit card but I've got to say...The one on one mentoring and the weight loss is so worth it. After you pay for your first year, you get the second year for free. This second year is just eating normally with no pills. It is strickly to make sure that you truly GET IT!! Many diets fail because you go back to your bad habits. Herbal Magis goal is to change thopse habits into a life time routine. As for the food portions and being hungry?? The portions are right from the Canada Food Guide and that is the amount we are all suppose to eat anyways. The reason the food guide doesn't work is because we all eat 2-3 times more than we should because we have no idea what a propper food portion is. Herbal Magic is an expensive way to lose weight and if you can do it on your own...all the power to you. But if we could all do it on our own then why would we choose to be overweight?? Herbal Magic teaches us how to lose weight and keep it off and yes it's expensive but it is much safer then all the diet pills many women pop hoping for results they never see. If you are truly serious about weight loss and have the money...Herbal Magic is the answer because you will drop the weight and get that figure back...I'm doing it and I love it.


ajd121
Newbie
1 Posts
9/5/2008 2:21:25 PM

The other day a topic came up on another message board were I usually post about Dieting and Weight Loss. I decided to share my story, which is that I am a 22 year old College student who on January 1st of this Year Weighed 392 lbs. Since then with help of others I have managed to lose over 160 lbs. I now weigh just 229 lbs. A few posters on the board were inspired by my story and have asked me to help them with their own weight problems. So I offered up my email and the response was so good that I decided to share it with others, So I decided to go around and offer my help to anyone who would like a support system and are ready to tackle their weight loss, whether you need to lose over 100 lbs like I did or just a stubborn 10-15 lbs. I know I could not have achieved my weight loss without the help of others so that is why I am trying to pay it forward by helping other people out. If you would like to contact me with any questions you might have you could do so at Anthony@Isabodychamp.com Thank You

Check out my before and after pictures ajd121.isagenix.com


kitkat
Newbie
1 Posts
8/26/2008 8:57:06 AM
I've been on that program since Dec 07. At first, I lost 20 lbs within the first couple months, but having said that, I had to cut out my social life in return. Once I started going out again, I started to put my weight back on. I was taking at least 6 pills per meal! I also had to keep paying for "additional weight loss weeks" which I thought was BS since I paid so much money to join and so much for the supplements!

I am going to quit this program!


Callah
Stage 1 Fit
18 Posts
8/21/2008 8:11:11 PM
I have never taken Herbal magic but I
always tell people if you want to lose
weight, eat healthy foods, fruits and
vegetables and exercise. I have lost
weight by just walking, I did not need
any pills or to be on any diet. I make
it a lifestyle to eat healthy foods and
walk. The more you move the more weight
you loose because our body are meant to
move

Calla

http://www.weightlossafter.com


Personal Trainer
Moderator
8/20/2008 12:04:48 PM
Check out the Herbal Magic Diet Plan here


GuerillaGirl
Newbie
2 Posts
8/10/2008 8:35:17 AM
I've tried almost every possible weight loss scheme around. When I went into the Herbal Magic store, it was pressure, pressure, pressure. I actually just wanted to try one of their products that someone had recommended. I couldn't get that without a hold indoctrination and buying the program.

I agree with the other commenter - eating healthy and moving your body through space under your own power is FREE and WORKS. You just have to kick yourself in the @$$ and do it!


kam
Newbie
1 Posts
7/26/2008 12:25:28 PM
How do you cancel HM under the consumer protection act?


caroline_647
Newbie
1 Posts
7/23/2008 11:58:47 AM
I have to agree that that 2,000.00$ and go on holidays you do not need them to loose your weight. I worked for Herbal Magic and i know how it works. You can buy the same supplement at GNC for Half price,and will last you more than one week. They play with your emotion so you can buy !!!


police
Newbie
1 Posts
7/17/2008 12:29:46 PM
I joined Herbal Magic just recently and I started off at 157 lbs looking to get to 123 lbs. Now I have tried the gym...the extra working out but could never understand why i was not losing weight! Now i joined yes for $1000 plus suppliments but they are offering me a grrrrreat incentive of a life log membership. And no not to spend money but so I feel as if I have someone to always lean on if need be. I had two family memebers be very successful together on Herbal Magic and they are finished maintenance and do not spend another cent. The Herbal Magic girls are definatel never pushy with added product but they do carry products for colds, multi vitamins PMS symptom and who knows what else but they are available to me and only ever suggested. So I strongly disagree with what your stament may be. You may have not followed program and are unhappy and feel to blame them but honest to God I had tried everything and the motivation and direction is great direction to take after I am completed my program. I just look at everything in life so much clearer now because i dont worry about my weight and I am only at 12 lbs lost so far. I can just imagine how I will feel when I hit my goal. And one more thing..they are more than supportive, every lb I lose is a celebration and I feel great about mysel!!
I would suggest Herbal Magic to anyone that has suffered from a weight issue. Even though you don't know me all I can say is that it would be one of the best choices you make in your life and the last one when it comes to weight loss!!!


smac2009
Newbie
1 Posts
7/9/2008 1:43:02 PM
This program is amazing! You are able to go in 5-6 times per week and see daily results. I lost 10 in my 1st week -- very cool.

The portions are not restrictive. For example, a typical lunch:

1. 1.5 cup of salad with low fat dressing
2. A 4-5 once of chicken
3. 1/4 cup of brown ric
4. 1.5 cup of fruit salad

plus drink lots of water.

Plus in the pm you can have a snack such as a protein bar.

How can anyone call this restrictive. If they think that -- then no wonder they need to lose weight.

Its true -- cost around 1000 to join then 200-250 per month. But i would be spending the $$$ on crappy beer or eating out. So this program may end up breaking even. And you can;t put a price on health.

The trouble with doing it your self is long term - you will quit - most people do. If you work with a team - then you will succeed. Its like learning Karate. if you go to a DOJO and work with a team - you will learn as opposed to reading a book and trying it your self.

If you are serious about WL - then look into HM - and keep an open mind. Good luck!!


saa
Newbie
2 Posts
6/22/2008 9:48:59 AM
What's with all this diet hoopla?

1. Eat what you're suppose to, in the portions you're suppose to.

2. Get some exercise.

What does this cost? Why it's FREE! not only that but it's probably the healthiest choice as well.
Rocket science eh?


hesus
Apprentice
7 Posts
6/21/2008 5:40:18 PM
I've lost over 30lbs in a little over 3 months. Do you want to know my earth shattering secret? I'VE STOPPED STUFFING MY BIG FAT MOUTH WITH CRAP AND STARTED EXERCISING! Take your body weight in pounds and times it by ten. That is the amount of calories you want to eat in a day. Track your calories using a free site (like fitday.com). You want a split of 40/40/20. That is you want 40% of your calories to come from protein, 40% to come from fats, and 20% to come from carbs. There. Simple as pie.


fitnessguru
Newbie
1 Posts
6/1/2008 12:57:44 AM
It's because the staff are on commission. We are told to sell the items, and push for what corporate, or our specific owners are wanting to sell--for instance if it is going to go bad soon, its probably on sale. We were even told to "fake" measurements to keep people motivated. Always inch down. The weight loss program works because it creates a calorie deficit. The herbs--well they might be effective, but mostly help keep your energy up while you're dieting. Staff are told that if you get overweight, that we need to go on the program. We are told to be nice, but still behind the scenes, its not so pretty.

It's really quite an interesting company. There are telephone scripts, and "miss you" letters.

If you need one on one support, herbal provides a good sense of accountability--but definitely at a cost, and the hassle of pushy sales.

If you want to lose weight; there are definitely better options out there for you. Regular exercise--as cliche as that sounds, and healthy dieting both result in the caloric deficit that is necessary for weight loss.


KimC
Newbie
1 Posts
5/30/2008 12:31:08 PM
I'm sorry some of you have had a horrible experience with HM. I'm in the Marysville, Michigan location which is the only location left in the US. I've lost about 65 lbs on program, 90 pounds total because I lost 25 on my own before starting program. It's taken me a little longer because I didn't remain on program, I went through several personal issues.

I love the program. I had about 110 lbs to lose when I started... and yes it was going to cost a lot, but thankfully the owner of this facility gave me a good deal and took payments so I could budget it.

The products are pricey, however I think they are cheaper for the US store than they are for the Canada's locations. I only pay $44.50 for 2000s... and if I buy 2... they are $40.50 each. Chrom is $14.95. I also get Maxefa for $21.75. I take CLA and Celluloss and 4000s too.

My biggest thing about this is having to be held accountable for what I eat and put in my body... having to come in 3 days a week with a filled out diary... having to do all of that helps me stay on track. The one on one support I get... is something that has really helped me too.

THere are so many diet programs out there... but one must realize a magic pill does not exist... and the only way to lose weight and keep it off is to change the lifestyle... not the diet that you live.

So I'm sorry that some of you have had a difficult time with this program...

But I can honestly say thank God for this program.. .because it practically saved my life.

I'm mainly talking about US in this statement... but if it was so easy to be healthy and keep weight down and keep weight loss off... then my country wouldn't be primarily obese.


lee
Newbie
1 Posts
5/29/2008 7:33:39 PM
How do I go about quiting Herbal magic?
Pleas let me know; Im going on to my third month and it feels like my money is getting sucked out of me. I have not baught any add on's thank god. I thought that I was the only one that felt that way.















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