The problem with most diets or weight loss programs is that they are too scientific because you need to plan your meals with military precision and weigh everything to the last gram.
Who has time for that. Plus, most diets are based on theories that sound like out from a science fiction movie, which makes it difficult to achieve your weight loss goals.
That’s why even the best weight loss programs do work for a while but not forever, simply because they are not practical or sustainable, setting you up for weight rebounds and failures.
I too was over weight through my life, always having to keep in check my calories and watching every bite.
Results would come and go and I could never find a way to reach my ideal body weight and maintain it. I’d try a diet, even workout, then get some results only to bounce back to my old self once more.
I found that the most difficult part of losing weight is actually the maintenance part. Not that losing weight is easy at all to begin with, but I found that it pales comparing to keeping your desired body weight down once you get there.
Now, let me tell you how the Cinderella Solution is completely different from any diet that I’d tried before. Not only is it dead simple and practical to follow, it is also sustainable and easy to stick to.
If you’re running out of motivation, read my complete review of the Cinderella Solution.
Who Is It For?
This diet plan is ideal for women who have already tried losing weight the traditional way before without success, that is counting calories and eating salads with boiled rice, ladies who may have lost some weight to begin with but then quickly regained it.
It’s a program designed for women fed up with tedious calorie counting and difficult meal plans that have to be followed religiously. What happens in real life is that such a systematic approach turns people off whatever diet they are on and eventually quit.
However, the Cinderella Solution provides a new method for losing weight that allows you to achieve your fat loss goals in a natural and simpler way. It’s a method that draws inspiration from the diet habits of countries such as Spain or Japan, where people exhibit leaner bodies without a care for calorie counting.
This program is suitable for women who want to try a healthy and easy-to-stick-to way to lose weight, without the negative effects associated with temporary diets and yo-yo-like weight rebounds.
What Is The Cinderella Solution?
The Cinderella Solution is a women-only weight loss system designed around a simple and practical flavor-paring method that removes the need for calorie counting. The program was created for all women in mind without age restriction, from late 20’s all the way up to 60’s and mature age, to help them through their weight loss journey, and the program is re-doable as needed.
The Cinderella Solution is a digital program and offers several eBook manuals and video tutorials, all available through a download with no home delivery required. The nutrition and exercise plans were designed to restore to optimal levels the all important hormones insulin, cortisol and estrogen, and boost metabolism to more youthful times.
How Does The Cinderella Solution Diet Work?
The Cinderella Solution is loosely based on a flavor pairing strategy first trialed in the Japanese Shokuiku nutritional program, which was implemented precisely to help people lose weight and maintain their ideal bodyweight through life without the rebounds associated with regular diet plans.
The mix-and-match food combinations are a tested method for burning fat in a natural way without a care about counting calories, making it a tastier and more enjoyable weight loss experience than complicated calorie-based diets.
Women who are worried about the long term practicality of a diet and want an enjoyable blueprint to lose weight that can be repeated in cycles as required will find this program attractive.
How Long Does It Last?
The diet program lasts for 28 days and is divided into two 14-day phases, the “Ignite” and “Launch” phases, but it can be repeated as required until your targeted body weight is reached.
The two phases work in a slightly different way: in the Ignite phase you are supposed to eat 3 daily meals, while in the Launch phase you’ll be eating 4 daily meals.
Both phases include 14 different meal plans for each day of each phase, no room for guesswork, including bonus recipes to spice up and vary the standard meal plans.
Very thoughtfully, the author has also included nutrition options for vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians, lacto and ovo in all combinations.
The Cinderella Solution may be simple in its method, but nothing is left to change for its implementation, as it offers a clear step by step meal planning blueprint that tells you what to eat for each and every meal of the plan for 28 days.
Workouts are totally optional and consist of 8 to 20-minute gentle movement sequences designed to work for the female metabolism, which can be done at home with your own body weight and simple gear such as light dumbbells, no home gym or membership required.
What Makes The Cinderella Solution Unique?
The Cinderella Solution started off from the observation by Carly Donovan that people from certain countries seem to display lower levels of body weight and less obesity problems despite eating starchy foods and drinking wine or indulging in any other desirable food.
Countries like Spain or Japan, where they eat fats and carbs or drink wine but whose inhabitants display healthy low body weight and impressive longevity.
The reason for this apparent contradiction is in the way the Spanish, Japanese or other people eat their foods, mixing them in one meal in the right combinations, without a care about calories but the feel of satiety and satisfaction.
As a result, the Cinderella Solution system uses a flavor paring strategy to achieve your weight loss goals, using the right foods combined in the right way to increase the feeling of satiety BEFORE you have a chance of over eating, so that you feel satiated for longer with no cravings and no bingeing thereafter.
The Flavor Pairing Strategy
In the program, foods are divided into four basic groups:
- Prime Proteins
- Power Carbs
- Royal Fats
- Angel Carbs
The meal plans give you suggestions for the daily meals, but you can design your own custom meal based on your preference. From each of the four groups you have a long list of foods to pick from, which makes the program flexible and suitable for all palates.
The two-step fat loss flavor pairing strategy described in the program is designed to revitalize the female metabolism, while burning fat and offsetting the ill effects of modern diet and life style on insulin, cortisol and estrogen levels.
The Shokuiku Origins
As said before, the flavor pairing described in the program borrows from the Shokuiku nutritional policy, which was backed by the Japanese government since 2005 and was responsible for the remarkable health, low body weight and longevity of the Japanese population.
Specifically, flavor-pairing rituals were drawn out to turn simple foods into winning combinations that satiate without making you over eat, creating a metabolic and hormonal balance within.
But while Japan is the country that gave this food paring rituals a name, other countries too follow similar food combination guidelines, like Spain, where people regularly drink wine as well.
Specifically, the Cinderella Solution uses 4 of the 11 Shokuiku flavor pairing rituals that Carly came across, those best suited and most effective to help you lose weight.
One such ritual is the evening “Fat-Flush Tea” designed to help you lose weight as you sleep, or few dessert spices that trick insulin into using sugars for energy rather than fat storage.
One of the most effective food paring strategies described in the program is the carb-pairing: by combining different carbs together (without proteins) you can target some of the most embarrassing female problem areas like “muffin top”, “back-fat” and “cottage-cheese thighs”.This combination resets insulin, cortisol and estrogen to healthy levels, promoting fat loss, revitalizing the female metabolism, and burning fat while offsetting the ill effects of modern diet and life style.
Review Of The Workouts
While not compulsory, the program offers a gentle workout protocol for women designed to be done at home with just a pair of dumbbells and a little space.
These are mild sequences of moves that gently coax your body into greater fitness, boosting fat loss and improving muscle tone without the strain of high intensity workouts designed for men.
The workouts are supported by a new 60-video tutorial online library that you can access from your smartphone or PC through the Movement Sequencing Guide workout manual, which you can also download for safe-keeping, so you do not need to go streaming every time.
Workout frequency is flexible depending on your goals and amount of weight to lose, but each session typically lasts from 8 to 20 minutes and is as mild as it can get, no macho straining required.
These routines are designed around the female metabolism and structured in sequences, as the name suggests, that is flowing from one specific exercise to the next. The manual recommends one cycle every other day for beginners and up to 2 cycles daily, three days in a row for the more experienced, followed by a rest day.There are fifteen workouts in the program, each one containing 6 to 10 exercises, while each exercise is clearly demonstrated in the video library with the correct number of repetitions or time frame.
You can access the the Cinderella Solution Video Library on an online page directly from the Movement Sequencing Guide, each video showing how to perform the exercise correctly and, if you need to watch them again in future, you can also download them in your device in mp4 format to save you time from streaming again or if you don’t want internet connection.
About Carly Donovan
Carly Donovan is a nutrition specialist from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She has been in the weight loss business for the last 10 years and has built a reputation of success with women’s fat loss goals, as you can see from her Spreaker account.
Being herself formerly over weight, she has experienced all the ups and downs of weight rebounds and limited results through traditional calorie-counting diets, until she created her own flavor-paring strategy. You can find out more about Carly on her Instagram account.
The Cinderella Solution is a digital program comprising several PDF eBook manuals and online videos that you can access through a download. The basic package comes always with a 60-day money back guarantee, but you can also opt in to have access to the author and 24-hour customer support team for en extra fee. Here is a breakdown:
Cinderella Solution PDF Main Manual
The old 76-page eBook manual has been expanded to 93 pages. It contains improved information on weight loss hormones and female metabolism. The theory part of the plan with lists of foods and food combos taken from healthy countries where being over weight is less of an issue.
Quick Start Guide
The old 17-page booklet has been expanded to 52 pages. This is a much richer guide to help you start implementing the system right away without going through all the theory first, which you can always read later. This new Quick Start Guide includes all of the recipes you need.
The Movement Sequencing Guide
The optional workout part of the program, a 30-page manual with exercises to be done in a specific order, each exercise described with a link to its relative video tutorial for better grasping. No need for gym memberships or home gyms: a pair of dumbbell and a yoga mat will do the job.
Food Lover’s Recipe Playbook
The old manual was a 98-page manual describing the very same foods and meal plans the author used for her own 84 lbs weight loss as well as extra bonus recipes. The new Food Lover’s Recipe guide is an improved version of the previous nutrition manual with extra recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a 22-page dessert recipe manual. Note this is an extra, the standard Quick Start Guide included in the program already includes all the recipes you need.
Workout Video Library
Connected to the Movement Sequencing Guide through an online page, these exercise video tutorials have been increased from 50 to 60.
The New Cinderella Solution Accelerator
This is probably the best of the new components of the updated Cinderella Solution, which is being offered for free. This is the distillation of the most successful and fastest weight loss case-studies of the Cinderella Solution program and it reveals the steps these ladies followed to achieve their results.
The idea behind this new component is to offer new customers the same blueprint that these successful women followed in order to achieve the same results, fast. All these ladies did something that gave their metabolisms a boost in the first 3 weeks of the program, leading to consistent results.
The Cinderella Solution Accelerator is basically a short-cut, or a Master Plan, to the most effective way to use the Cinderella Solution guidelines, particularly in regard to the first 3 weeks. This new addition to the program uses the most effective and easy ways to prepare meals, effectively speeding up the the way to a new, slimmer and lighter body.
The new Cinderella Solution Accelerator package is free and included in the program, and it includes:
- The 21-day Kick-Start Nutrition Guide
- The Accelerator Main Manual
- The Accelerator Movement Sequencing Book
The Movement Sequencing Book is particularly useful for women who also want to workout as part of an effective weight loss strategy. They are not compulsory, but these 8-minute home workouts are designed specifically for women who want to lose weight faster than simply by following the nutritional guidelines.
However, while not compulsory, these sequences are recommended by the author as gentle routines to faster results.