What Real People Say About Anne Collins Weight Loss Program
Note: Here are just a tiny few of the tens of thousands of email messages and comments I’ve received from Members of my weight loss diet program. To preserve privacy, some identifying names have been changed.
“I’m writing to thank you for your wonderful weight loss program and your unbelievably caring support… I’ve lost 62 pounds but much more important – I’ve regained all my confidence…..You have literally changed my life… As I write this, my eyes are filling up with tears. How can I thank you?…” Louise B.
Joining your weight loss program was the best $20 we ever spent, I have lost 50 pounds and my wife has lost 100 pounds! Everyone wants to know what diet we’re on. My wife has even been asked a couple of times if she has had gastric bypass. We are quick to tell them, just order your program, follow it, and exercise. We feel better, look younger, and have a lot more energy! So, thank you for helping make it so easy. I have attached before and after pic’s of my wife (Aug 2003-July 2004).
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful web site. I recently completed a 10 week diet sponsored by my work place. With the help of your low carb diet I was able to lose 24 pounds over the 10 week period…. Once again, thanks, I have never felt so wonderful and I think your customer service is awesome.
Shelley B (NY)
Just wanted to say – from the bottom of my heart – your diet is simply awesome… Great value, unbelievable support… no other Internet diet program I’ve ever tried comes close… you are so unbelievably REAL!!!
…my doctor called me personally at work to tell me that I won’t have to take cholesterol meds. My LDL was 164. It is now 104! I really feel like my body is ready to let go of the fat and maybe it won’t be so hard from now on. Thanks Anne for not letting me give up!
I had a cholesterol screening yesterday at Fred Meyer pharmacy. Blood is from a finger poke vs. a blood draw but the technician said accuracy is within a few points. Since starting the cholesterol lowering diet 11 weeks ago: total cholesterol, down 39 points to 197; triglicerides, down 28; HDL (good cholesterol), about the same; LDL (bad cholesterol), down 29 points with a total cholesterol/HDL ratio of 3.8 instead of 4.14. I’m delighted with my progress…
I would like to thank you for your motivational tips and diet solutions! I am a 28yr old male hispanic, 5ft 4in. In two months, my weight and body stats have changed from 139 pounds, 20 percent body fat, 34 inch waist – to 125 pounds, 13 percent body fat, and 31 inch waist. My activity level has remained constant: lightly active (1-2 hours at the gym a week weightlifting, light running)…
Well, this is my fourth week on the low glycemic diet and I lost 4 pounds this week. That’s a total of 12 pounds and I actually feel better. I went to the doctor last week and she reduced my insulin dosages, which is terrific…
MV (New York)
Just a quick update for you. As of today, July 22, I am down 90 pounds to 180. I have not been this lean since I was 18 years old. I will be 51 in 9 days!
I am about 5 foot 9, and was weighing 182 pounds. My doctor had just told me that the constant pain in my low back was arthritis and that losing weight would be important to minimizing the effects of the disease over time. Last Friday… he was stunned to look at my chart and see that I now weigh 150 pounds! He applauded my effort. Thank you for your diet.
I have been on the low glycemic diet for high blood glucose readings. I have lost from 176#’s to 168#’s this morning, so I feel like it has been successful. Thank you so much! This has been to only place I have been able to get a menu plan with enough detail that I could follow it without spending a massive amount of time planning…
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Today, I reached my long term goal of losing 30 pounds!!!!!!!!.. I’m so excited and so thrilled. Tomorrow is my 17th wedding anniversary. My husband, is taking me out to dinner to our favorite inn… (first time I’m eating out since beginning my diet — I already checked out your eating out pages and will be very careful). Anyway, I had a black semi-formal dress in my closet that I haven’t been able to wear. In fact, the tags are still on the dress. Well, today is fits — beautifully. I’m going to wear it tomorrow. Thanks, Anne, for your lessons on healthful eating, and most of all, your encouragement. I intend to stay on the diet as I hope to lose a little more weight, but also because the diet has really become a new way of eating, a habit for everyday life. God bless you!
Cheryl (New Jersey)
I went for a fitness assessment when I started your weight loss program and then was reassessed last week, after 6 weeks. The chap doing the test redid all measurements twice and then called in another one to check.
If you count the loss off my thighs & calves, I’ve lost 15 inches in 6 weeks! That is despite exercising 5 or 6 days a week. Having started off in a very snug 14 (UK size), I’m now in a loose 12.
Just wanted you to know that I’ve continued to enjoy tremendous success with the weight loss program. When I first purchased your diet back in January of this year, I weighed 151.5 pounds (which was a bit much for my 5’4″ frame). I was very uncomfortable closing my size 12 pants and skirts and needed to either lose weight or start accepting the concept of wearing size 14. I arbitrarily set a goal of 125 pounds and to do it by my birthday on June 4th. By my birthday, I had dropped to 133 pounds and was astonished to realize that I really didn’t need to lose any more weight. I looked fabulous, that I was fitting into my old size 8s and 10s, the 10s were comfortably loose, the 8s a bit tight but certainly presentable. I’m now at 131 pounds; officially 20 lbs lighter than when I started. My cholesterol dropped 78 points, and my doctor is no longer threatening to make me start taking drugs to reduce it. I’m happily maintaining my current weight and having no trouble with that. I have no need to lose any more. I can now occasionally treat myself to fattier foods (like pizza or ice cream or a little extra butter on my bread) without worrying that I’ll never look good or be healthy again….Thanks again for having been there. It really helped.
I signed up today and feel compelled to write to you after having read a number of your very fine weight loss motivational articles. They run contrary to the ‘good girl/bad girl’ stuff that I have been punishing myself with all these years. They are direct and powerful in their brevity, but they also communicate a sense of love and forgiveness. I know it may sound amazing, but I never realized until now the huge part that ‘attitude’ plays in the success or failure to lose weight.
Anne – You Are Wonderful!
My name is Michelle and I’m in the USA. I just started your weight loss program this week (first week of the rest of my life)! I haven’t run into any problems yet, but I’ve taken precautions (healthy snacks in my cubby at work!). I wanted to tell you that you have absolutely opened my eyes. I’ve done diet pills, fasting, Atkins, the different commercial diets, and nothing worked because I always felt deprived. When I found your diet, I almost passed it up, but I started to read everything you said and it made perfect sense. Then I became a member, and was almost in awe because I identified everything you said about that wicked cycle of feeling desperate, then dieting for a few weeks, then the hopelessness, the binge, and back to square one. I’ve always had a weight problem, when I was 12 I weighted in at 180lbs. The thinnest I’ve ever been in my 26 years is 150lbs, that was when I was 19 and had just stopped about 9 months of phentermine. Now, I’m about 240lbs and 5ft 6in (was 260lbs in 8/03), and haven’t been about to get past the 200 mark. But after reading I realized I’m the one who wants to lose 60lbs in 4 months. I will not do that ever again. I’d rather lose 100lbs in one year than 30 in a month to just regain it back and some. Your tips are fantastic! I’ve never read anything more truthful (the truth DOES hurt!); I feel enlightened! I will make sure to keep you posted on my progress; I’m so excited, more than I’ve ever been before because I know that this is it. I can do this. It feels good and healthy and I’m not starving!!
I started your plan just over a week ago, weight last Tuesday was 236 pounds. This morning was a shock, my weight today is 210 pounds!!! This is a terrific flying start! So I shall raise my glass to you tonight! Cheers!
Just a note to say how much I appreciate your advice. I’m soon to be 58 and at 5’4″ have managed to lose almost 20 lbs since last July when my doctor told me my triglycerides were over 780 and cholesterol was 280 also (sugar was up around that to). At that time I weighed in at 206 lbs (so now I’m 186). I’ve still got a long way to go figuring I’ll be happy around 150. I was hungry a lot in the beginning but now I eat more but just watching for low or no fat, no salt and low sugar food. I appreciate your no spam email and best of all your free support. I think you’re a real life saver (I know I’m a walking heart attack if I didn’t stop my old lifestyle) so thank you again.
I wanted to email you last week but didn’t get a chance. I have lost 10 lbs. as a result of finding your plan and following it. I have been on this for almost 2 and a half months and I am sure if I hadn’t found it I would have gained another 10 or at least been the same weight. I am happy to have lost 10 (even tho most people who have dieted that long would have lost 20 lbs.)and I am thankful, so thankful to have found your plan and I am determined to continue on. I am happy with your plan because it allows me the flexibility that I am not depriving myself of bread and other things. Some “diets” I have heard of do not even allow a person to have fruit. I have made it through Thanksgiving and am looking forward to more success after the new year. I will let you know then. Happy Holidays and thank you so much!!!
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Losing so much weight over the last year, and particularly over the last 5 months since I’ve started your weight loss plan has done more for stabilizing my mood than the 15 anti-depressants I’ve been on over the last 20 years. If only someone had told me sooner that my mood would stabilize so much if I just exercised and ate better. I wonder what those years would have been like.
I checked the scale this morning and I am down to 202 pounds from 242! I am ELATED!!! I cannot believe I have lost 40 pounds! And I couldn’t have done it without your help! I am getting closer and closer to my goal!!!
Just a note to let you know that my husband just had his cholesterol rechecked. It dropped from 279 to 208. We have been following your weight loss diet carefully since mid-June. I have passed your website to several friends. Thank you so much!
Renee (New Jersey)
When I joined your weight loss plan nine months ago, I was confused and bitter about lots of different things in my life – especially my weight. I won’t list all these things – the list would be too long!! – but I can say that with your help I can now see some light at the end of the tunnel. Your motivation advice especially has been a huge help. Anyway, I am now 60 pounds lighter and my husband can’t stop telling me how different I am and how much better I look!! This alone has made a big, big difference to my life and I wanted to say how thankful I am. You don’t know how much happier I am and what a difference you have made to me. Bless You!
I joined your diet 2 years ago, but quit after a couple of weeks because I got sick. Then I tried again (thanks to my Mom) and just achieved my first big goal – 50 pounds down – another 60 to go! I didn’t contact you so far, because I was too focused, but tomorrow I’m going to celebrate with my husband (8 years married) and I wanted to let you know how good it feels. Thankyou so much.
I am soooo excited! This morning the scales say 120 pounds… my lowest weight ever!! That’s 41 pounds in less than 5 months! I tried calling my boyfriend but he was out so I had to send you this message. Yipee for me!
Fay (North Carolina)
Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your vegetarian diet program. Have tried adjusting numerous other calorie-control diets to fit my vegetarianism and always ended up frustrated and not a lot healthier. The thing that’s so good about your program is that it is realistic and really easy to follow. I’ve lost 18 pounds so far by combining the principles of your program with a lot more exercise and it never feels like deprivation. So cheers – keep up the good work.
… I have printed out all of your diet plans. I think they are all wonderful. I have lost 22 pounds so far…. Thank you very much, you’re wonderful.
Your advice is wonderful, as always. It’s still working and going well. I don’t even really feel like I am on a diet. I am actually enjoying this AND I’ve lost 15 pounds. Will let you know the outcome.
Diane (New Hampshire)
I can’t remember when I first heard about your program and subscribed to it, but in the past year I have been able to lose about 80 pounds using your eating plan as a guide. My start point was almost 230 (I’m just under 5’4″) and I’m currently about 145-150. I threw my scale out since I could not trust myself to use it only once a week and it was the single best thing I could have done. I get weighed at the doctor’s office every three months and that’s enough. Clothes are the best barometer anyway… Your eating plan is great, thank you so much!!!
Lisa W (Mass)
I became a member of your weight loss program last January (2002) and was successful in losing about 50 pounds during 2002 (yea!)
Thank you so much for the response. So far I’ve lost 50 pounds, but I still need to lose about 50 more. I used to live in the UK and weight was never a problem because I walked to the shops or down the high street. Now, however, I live in my car. I really wish I was in a more sane place where I could park my car forever, but I am in the Midwest where everything is sprawling. Thanks again for your kind words of encouragement. I really think you have the best value for money in the diet industry!
Dawn M (Midwest)
My husband and I started your diet in May, 2003, and set as our goal to lose 40 pounds each by the end of 2003. On December 31, 2003, I had lost 41 pounds, and my husband had lost 50 pounds! We are now down to 148 and 170, respectively, and look and feel great! Your diet was so simple — the fast food alternatives really helped us (especially Subway), because we both work and it’s hard for us to prepare lunches. In retrospect, I think what is especially good about your diet plan is that we were able to start each day by eating a satisfying breakfast — this got us through the mornings without being hungry or snacking. Breakfast is my favorite meal on your plan. We are now trying to maintain our new weights. What we have been doing so far is basically staying on the diet, but once or twice a week eating a heartier, higher calorie meal. It seems to be working ok. Thank you for putting together such an easier, workable diet plan!
Suzanne R (Illinois)
I’m delighted to tell you that I followed your advice on how to lose weight and have lost 50 pounds since mid-June (from 172 to 121)…
Karen H (NY)
I am so excited about this diet program! I have been doing it for 9 days and I thought I would write just to say that I love the super easy recipes! I have tried all kind of diets before, but one of the main reasons why I couldn’t stick with them was the complicated food recipes or expensive products that I would have to buy! With this diet, I can try different recipes at home and they are delicious – and not expensive! I have lost 10 lbs! Wow, I can’t believe myself! I know that I won’t keep loosing weight at that rate much longer, but I am excited anyway! Thank you!
I’m very thankful and impressed with your quick response. Just to let you know, of all the ‘diet programs’ that I have seen yours is the closest, if not the actual, to the kind of food that I like to eat! Here in America they say ‘E-diets’ is the best on the web — but I’ve got news for ‘they’ (them) — it’s the Anne Collins Diet Plan. Thanks for being you – you are simply unique!
LaSheall (New Jersey)
Thank you very much for the advice and motivation!!! Your website came highly recommended and has been the best purchase I’ve ever made for a diet!
My husband has lost 55lbs using your “diet” and has kept it off for over a year. I am a little slower and have lost 20lbs and still have 20 to go! Thank you for putting this out on the internet!
Gina Gt (Florida)
I just wanted to tell you your recipes are great! I did not believe I could lose weight and eat potatoes….its true I can I have learned to like fat free or low fat topping options and the potatoe fills me up at dinner so much that I don’t even want dessert. I look forward to trying all of your recipes this year! Why didn’t I listen to you a year ago?
Thank you VERY much for the help. Your site is very impressive, but what really, REALLY impresses me is your customer service. It is – quite simply – amazing compared to anything else I’ve experienced online, and I have experienced more than my fair share. Anyway – again, thanks – I’m sure I will be back with more questions as I plug along.
Ann R (Wisconsin)
In 3 and one half months I have lost 40 lbs. and am extremely pleased. This is the easiest diet I have ever been on!!