Can the “6 Week Body Makeover” Really Make You “Slim in 6?”

Henry‘s Rating: 1.5 / 5.0


Michael Thurmond’s 6 Week Body Makeover claims you will lose up to 30 pounds and makeover your entire body in 6 weeks…

How will you accomplish this? Well, first you take a metabolism quiz, find out your body type, and then follow a meal plan designed for your body type. Also included are various support materials…

The Claim

The Problem

By eating right for your type and only working out 15-18 minutes 2 times a week, you will lose up to 30 pounds in 6 weeks…Somehow it is eating “wrong” for your type that is the source of all of your weight loss problems. The research in support of losing weight based on eating for your, “food type” is less than solid.Even more important, the idea that you can only workout two times a week for only 15-18 minutes and lose this amount of weight simply defies all logic.


The 6 Week Body Makeover Eating Plan…

The fact that you have an eating plan and recipes is great. However, although there are schools of thought that say different body types metabolize food differently, it is most likely the reason for anyone’s success on the program is based the fact that his plans for all types involve eating less calories than your taking in.

On a positive note, lots of diet plans do not come with recipes, so this is a nice detail. And eating right for your type might make you feel better and allow you to stick to a plan a little easier.

The Real Problem: The Workout Claims…

-He claims that because the workouts are “targeted” that just 15-18 minutes, twice a week, is all it takes to begin to reshape all your problems areas.

By doing only those body sculpting exercises that are right for you, you can stop killing yourself in the gym, start working out less, and get the results that you desire.

Grrr. I smell a cat…er, a rat.

I am sorry to be the one to tell you this, but if you are thirty pounds overweight and you want to get in shape, working out for 15 minutes twice a week will not get you to where you want to go. Not in 6 weeks. Not in 16.

So What Can You Do to Lose Weight Fast?

You must workout thirty minutes per day, minimum, and you must add cardio to your daily ‘diet’ of exercise. Weight training is both great and necessary, but it will not do it all. If you are overweight, you must get moving-any cardiovascular exercise will do the trick, at first. I suggest you save your money and invest in a good pair of running shoes and some hand weights. But either way, eating healthy and working out are the only ways to get that better body in 6 weeks.

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  1. Hello, I have been reading the comments up here bc I wanted to know if the 6wbm really works. I dont have much money so when I invest in something I need to know Im getting my monies worth. Anyway, I think that for sure im gonna try it. I need to lose well over a 100lbs. I will be in a wedding in May and I have a major birthday party that is being thrown for me just 2 weeks before the wedding! So i need to lose some weight real soon. I dont need to be at goal for these events but I at least want to be on my way. Thx everyone for the reviews it really let me know that 6wbm is the way to go!

  2. Got to say that the 6 week program worked for me. I was 90 pounds over the limit when I ordered it. I really liked the idea that you ate real food, got rid of the salt and oils and used herbs and worked out. The education of how your body works in regards to the fuel you put in it really helped me understand easily what to eat. I am now 90 pounds lighter and feel great, it really started a new life for me. 3 years later still eating on the plan and being active has kept it off.

  3. This program helped me to loose baby weight and not to gain too much when I became hypothyroid.I bought 6 days Makeover book for around $20, it has enough info to do long term weight loss.I love this program, it works

  4. 6WBM actually works, but it is very restrictive and it isn’t for everyone. It also requires aerobic/cardio of 45-60 minutes 5 days a week, for optimum results. So really, to get the full benefit, you do have to exercise a good amount.

  5. 6 week body makeover IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. they charged me over $220 for products that did NOT work and refused to refund me within their “money back guarantee” period.

    • Why in the world did you pay that much money for it? I paid $120 + tax and that is with it being 5 payments of $19.95. It does actually work. You have to be disciplined to use it as with any weight loss program. It will not work for lazy people. I started it and had to get used to preparing all of my meals. Once I got into the groove of that, I lost 14lbs the first week and was surprised because I had tried everything. Of course I did not exercise that first week because I wanted to get the feel for it first. However once I started exercising in unison with eating the meals correctly I lost so many inches along with weight. Try it again and put some work into it. You will be pleased at what you accomplish.


  7. I want to add that the SWBM DOES WORK! I purchased the product in 2009. I will always see the informercial at night for months, and I then decided to buy the product. I was amazed that it allows you to found out your particular body type then, eat the food designed for your body type. Also, you are required, only if you want to see results, to workout at least 4x weekly and also do the body sculpting routines in your package. Michael Thurmonds never said to only workout 15-18 minutes and 2x a week. You must do cardio exercises and the body sculpting routine together. Believe me, when you get use to not adding additional salt and oils with your food, you will truly see a difference in your body. I know this plan works, I tried it, and you must be sincere to follow the plan exactly-only if you want to see results! In last-THIS PLAN DOES WORK, IF YOU WORK IT.


  8. I bought the 6WBMO several years ago and lost weight with it. It really does work if you follow it completely…their exact motto is POP (perfectly on plan). Which is very difficult in everyday life. Lots of pre-planning so you don’t miss a meal and fall off the plan. Even condiments…lots of sodium and sugar in those and there are recipes to make your own. Very hard to eat out…they have a book you get for this but it’s very hard to resist certain things when you are out to eat! I can tell you it has taught me how to eat right, watch my portions and enjoy the taste of food without adding alot of salt and sugar to them. The specific workout they mention in this review is great, but the plan also encourages cardio in addition to the workouts, so you are “working out” more than just twice a week. I think their point is you don’t have to go to the gym and work out parts of your body that don’t need working on. Whenever I follow the paln….I lose weight. I felt like my investment into the plan was worth it and they also have a great website with more recipes and forums for questions, support and guidance.

  9. I did the 6WBMO for less than a week, when I started throwing up blood. My doctor said that it was due to the diet that this happened. I did lose 10lbs in 4 days. I was happy about that until my doctor told me that was unhealthy also.

  10. IT WORKS!!! Very difficult and you have to really work at it, preparing meals etc but I felt great and lost 30lbs in 6 weeks. I went on to lose 50lbs total and then fell off the wagon! Gained it all back after an accident and am now trying to get started on it again.
    It is a great weight loss program with lots of support. Reviewing it now it is basically cut out all preservatives and salt. Home cook all your food and limit your portions. Really makes sense? I use their recipes and can cook great meals and the family dont know anything is missing! I felt so much better also.
    It is a hard one to get into let me warn you but so worth the time.

  11. I lost 27 lbs. in 6-weeks with only cutting the lawn twice (it may have needed it more) and no other exercise. I have a sedentary office job. I wasn’t hungry. In fact, I ate well. The idea is to get your metabolism in high gear and keep it going. That way you want/need to eat, but you’re eating right. It’s a lifestyle change. *I modified the program slightly so that I would keep on it. I may not have lost as fast as I could, but keeping on the program meant that “in the long run” I did lose the weight. The goal was to keep your metabolism going. Too strenuous exercise could shut down your metab, just as too much salt, to much sugar, etc.

  12. The 6wbm does work. I’m never hungry. In fact. I have trouble eating all the food and I’m a big guy. 6’1 and and played sports all my life. I have done the 6wbm before. I went from 267 to 205 in about 12 weeks. walking for cardio does wonders to accelerate your weight loss. I have also done the insanity workouts for the 9 weeks of that program. That works to, but it was hard on my knees. Definitely the 6wbm works. This is my second time on it.

  13. i was on the six week body make over for a month and i lots 32 lbs at first i was skeptic but it does work the first week alone i lost 11 lbs most of it was water weight but then i started noticing my arm were smaller i lost 3 inches around my waist several on my legs and arms and chest the six week body makeover if done right can change your life honestly

  14. It worked for me I lost 33 pounds in 6 weeks, which I have kept off for a year. It is just basic nutrition that we refuse to use in our daily lives. Little salt, oil, sugar…drink plenty of water and exersize. Chicken not steak, fruits and veggies. Just plain old nutrition in a big fancy box with a big price tag that encourages you to stay on track lest you just blew $220!

  15. Several years ago I tried Michael Thurmans Six Week Body Makeover, and it really does work! Along with the body sculpting, you do need to do power walking every day. He claims even if you do nothing but follow the diet, you will lose weight. To eat healthy is expensive, and takes time. It’s easier if you do this with a coworker or buddy for support. What I liked was you can make it as easy as you want (food choice wise), you don’t ‘count calories’ or ‘points’ or weigh your food. There were times when I didn’t want to eat all the food. Eating six times a day is not very convenient, but it did work. I really missed the fresh fruit limitations, especially during the summer months. I believe I lost 25lbs in six weeks. It’s not the weight, but the lost inches that impressed me most.

  16. Wow, what alot of comments people have had on the 6 week body makeover. I was really considering ordering it but I see some negative comments people overpaid and had no way to get there money back.
    This is alarming to me and now I am really not too sure about this.

  17. I know for a fact it works. I lost 18 pounds in the first week just by following the meal plan and exercise. I did nothing extra!

  18. I ordered this back in college (10 years ago) and was then only 15 lbs away from my scale military weight. 10 years later I have a 21 month old and am trying to get back on the bandwagon. I started off exactly 100 pounds over and am now about 85 lbs away from my goal (not scale) by pulling out my old Thurmond Kit. The principles remain the same, and so far I have I have lost weight, don’t feel deprived and in fact, am looking forward to staying on this until my goal is reached. I do try to walk anywhere from 4-6 days a week and I cover at least 4 miles (route I mapped out by my house – 1 time around is 2 miles). Everyone keeps talking about how they plan to out their meals (true), but there are the “gourmet” type meals and then the simpler ones. For convenience I usually eat boiled egg whites as my protein, make sure I keep fruit cups (in their own juice), bananas (for carb), and frozen veggies I can throw in the microwave handy. Those are the only items I need (on my plan for my body type) if I really want a quick, no fuss, easy on the go day. Those items take me from breakfast to dinner. Often though, I may precook a meal and have something different for lunch/dinner. It can be a bit motonous but I can change it on the weekends when I have time. The point is, the program is as easy as you need it to be. Consistency, however is key. The more you follow the guidelines, the quicker the weight loss. I never thought I ate a lot of salt but my left foot and ankle has a tendency to swell. On this program, my foot goes back to looking as flat and regular as my right. I just feel good overall. And I get on the scale about once or twice a week because seeing the numbers move down encourages me to continue.

  19. I was 221 pounds and in 6 weeks I got down to 194lbs. I can’t believe that people are on here saying that they didn’t lose weight. It is not easy but it gives great results. I even changed things up sometimes ant still lost weight. Not sure what the other people are doing but this lifestyle change works and gives incredible results. Lots of prep work involved with the food but your reasons to stay with it have to be stronger then your reasons for wanting to quit. Stay strong and I will work. All about will power.


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