4.9
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Retrofit

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Retrofit is a weight loss program that incorporates behavior coaching and personalized attention from experienced health experts including registered dietitians and exercise physiologists. Retrofit weight loss plans emphasize the importance of mindset and adoption of healthier lifestyle habits as part of a weight loss process that yields lasting results. Unlike fad diets and other weight loss programs, Retrofit aims to make this the last time you lose weight.

Choose from several plans with varying features to best fit your lifestyle and personality. There's no food deprivation or calorie counting with Retrofit - we show you exactly how to make small lifestyle changes that have a big effect on the way you look and feel. Gain back your confidence, and more importantly, your health!

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4.9

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to manage (4)
  • Weight loss (4)
  • No side effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Maintaining weight (3)
  • Weight loss (3)
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Retrofit is a program for healthy living.

Retrofit keeps me accountable for maintaining my weight loss and healthy lifestyle. By logging my food and exercise I can stay on track because I see my progress. The wellness experts have taught me...Read complete review

Retrofit keeps me accountable for maintaining my weight loss and healthy lifestyle. By logging my food and exercise I can stay on track because I see my progress. The wellness experts have taught me good nutritional habits, diverse exercise regimens and ways to change my behavior so I make better choices. They are always there to support me, encourage me and offer suggestions. The lines of communication are always open. I feel like someone is watching over me on this journey to a healthier and more balanced life. Thanks for all your help and support. I would highly recommend Retrofit to anyone who wants a sustainable way to achieve life-long health.

Effectiveness
100 percent

Side Effects
Better manageability of my health.

Ease of Use
With my dashboard I can easily see my inputs and access my message center. Helps to stay right on track with my goals.

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5.0

Amazing can't describe it!

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from Juneau, AK

Pros

  • Boosts Energy
  • Easy to Manage
  • Easy To Use
  • Helped Lose Weight
  • No Side Effects
  • Tastes Fine
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Maintaining Weight
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Retrofit:

    Retrofit is not so much diet as much as it a new way to think about food and living a healthy lifestyle.

    The coaches are very positive and personable.
    The app is very easy to use and the Retrofit team works on helping you develop a health relationship with food and encourages you to develop new and positive habits that will stay with you long after you have completed the program. I have already started sharing lessons with coworkers and friends.

    The constant follow up from the team help you progress towards your personal goals. While the weekly classes help introduce you to new ideas regarding your health in a simple and easy format that minimized that overwhelmed feeling when trying to change your life. Everything is based on small achievable goals that are created with the help of your coach.

    I have learned more about healthy eating than I ever knew before starting this program.

    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Age:
    • 30-44
    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
    • Quality

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    5.0

    common sense dieting / life style change

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    from Chicago, IL

    Pros

    • Common Sense Approach
    • Easy to Manage
    • Helped Lose Weight

    Cons

    • And Steady However
    • Believe I Will Keep It
    • I've Lost Almost 20 Lbs
    • In 6 Months It's Slow
    • Off
    • With That Approach I

    Best Uses

    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Retrofit:

    It's not a diet it's a life style change. I keep saying I feel like "me" again. I've lost almost 20 lbs. in 6 months. It's not fast it's slow changes. I walk every day and have modified my eating habits. I feel better. I like the counselor she's given me good ideas. It's actually pretty simple, the biggest thing was getting my "head right" and changing my relationship with food.

    • Gender:
    • Female
    • Where did you hear about this product?:
    • Employer, Other
    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
    • Convenience, Quality

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    3.0

    best solution

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    from india

    Pros

    • Easy to Manage
    • Helped Lose Weight
    • No Side Effects
    • Tastes Fine
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercise and Diet Supplement
      • Maintaining Weight

      Comments about Retrofit:

      be positive do as per my advice if it doesnt bother you

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
      • Gender:
      • Male

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      5.0

      Retrofit is a Way of Life!

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      from USA

      Pros

      • Easy to Manage
      • Easy To Use
      • Helped Lose Weight
      • Life Style Improvement
      • No Crazy Supplements
      • No Side Effects
      • Real Food Used

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Healthy Lifestyle
      • Maintaining Weight
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Retrofit:

      Retrofit is the first weight loss program that truly cares about total health, not just losing the pounds. I have lost 55 pounds through eating right and exercising. You have to bring the right mindset to the process. Then Retrofit provides the support, including tools as well as a first-rate advisor (thank you Giselle). They also provide recognition and accountability to ensure continued success.

      If you had told me 6 months ago that I could lose 55 pounds by eating normal food, tracking it, with no supplements or crazy protein shakes, I would not have believed it. Well, it is true. I do exercise every day and log all my food, but I love it. I have never felt better or been this size in my adult life. My weight loss advisor has been critical to my success - always available to respond to questions and encourages me every step of the journey.

      I am so grateful for Retrofit. I travel for my work and still am able to eat healthy and exercise. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to get healthy.

      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Employer
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • None
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality

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      5.0

      My Retrofit Experience

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      from USA

      Comments about Retrofit:

      This is a great program for anyone who is serious about their health.

      Effectiveness
      I lost over 10% of my body weight and dropped my total cholesterol by 50 points. My biometric stats have improved greatly. This took me 11 months to accomplish.

      Side Effects
      Side effects include smaller waist size, higher self esteem, a positive body image and improved energy.

      Ease of Use
      Very easy to use. No pricey foods to buy or crazy work outs or recipes to adhere to. The approach is so simple that I have successfully incorporated it into my daily life, even after completing the program. The knowledge gained through both your coach and the webinars give you the information to set you up for long term success.

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      5.0

      Smart people and smart system that works!

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      from USA

      Comments about Retrofit:

      Retrofit is a very smart weight loss and lifestyle improvement system. I purchased a lose-15-pounds-in-a-year program that included two coaching sessions per month, a Fitbit -- a cool little wifi device to track my steps, a high tech Withings scale that calculates BMI, percent of lean and fat tissue, and an online food logging system with a way to connect with my coaches and track progress.
      My coaches, Registered Dietician, Stefanie Painter and Behavior Coach, Jen Rose, were impressively skilled professionals who supported me to be me while making lasting changes to my lifestyle and mindset. I never felt shamed or pressured. But they weren’t afraid to ask me questions to uncover the ways I sabotage my health. Jen had so many simple but effective ideas to help me stay on track. Stefanie came up with a brilliant way to help my digestion heal that none of my other doctors thought of. I credit that one simple suggestion as a pathway to greater healing and lasting weight loss.
      I can’t say enough about my coaches. I felt like I had a team of support. And I could reach out to others on the Retrofit team such as technical support for the Fitbit and Withings scale, which were only needed once. I lost my Fitbit at one point and they quickly sent out another at a big discount.
      I was not only overweight but also suffering with serious inflammation and edema all over my body. I had joint pain that kept me from exercising and would wake up every morning with debilitating back pain. Working with my Fitbit coaches I soon realized that I wasn’t fully digesting my dinner and that was creating all sorts of problems. I learned to alter my portions but also watch my body’s responses and make small alterations.

      The Retrofit philosophy is not lose it fast or count calories. They teach you to be aware of your body, the way you eat and how you think about food. It’s not a strict doctrine but a transformative process. There’s a set of guidelines that apply to everyone but there rest of the program is highly customized to the individual.
      My goals were to lose 15 pounds and heal the inflammation in my gut. I hit my weight goal half way through the program and then went on to drop an additional 5 pounds. 8 months later all the weight is still off. I know how to modulate my food intake to maintain my weight or lose a bit more. I actually weigh less than I ever have since adulthood!
      It’s fun to be able to buy the “skinny clothes” I’ve never been able to wear before. And, I’m also having all my “fat” clothes altered so I can wear my favorite things again.
      My doctor is impressed with the guidance I’ve had from my coaches. My digestion is getting better by leaps. I’d tried so many things before that either didn’t work or made me sicker. I know now that if I stick with this I’ll continue to get healthier and healthier. That’s a big deal for me because I had lost all hope.
      I’m able to exercise regularly now without joint pain so I’m building muscle and strength. I have more stamina. I can hike and take longer walks. I’m back into yoga.
      I’ll always be grateful for the personalized guidance and savvy encouragement of my Retrofit team. And I still get to use the logging features, Fitbit and Withings scale on my own.

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      5.0

      Positve, postive , positive!

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      from USA

      Comments about Retrofit:

      This program was the first one to really help me lose the weight and stay motivated. Having the team I had was integral in my weight loss. I felt very supported! Still do just not in the full capacity I had while in the program. The coaches are encouraging and motivating! I learned quite a bit from them.

      Side Effects
      This depends! I am not sure how to answer this one! Does the question imply a negative side effect or a positive one? LOL! Good side effect: I'd give it a 10! You lose weight and feel great about yourself. Bad side efffects...NONE!

      Ease of Use
      Very easy to use and understand. The coaches are always available to answer questions, change lifestyle habits etc etc. I highly recommend this program. You would pay the same amount to join a structured weight loss program (Nutrisystem, Weight watchers etc) and this was much better! More lasting effects too!

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      • I received a sample
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      5.0

      Retrofit provides all the tools you need for lasting change

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      from USA

      Comments about Retrofit:

      Retrofit is a coaching program where you have a team of experts that help you.

      You start off just logging everything you eat and do. You get your scale and your fitbit going and set up, and then you start having calls with your team. They analyze things and coach you through the process of building healthy habits.

      You have a behavior coach, a nutritionist, and an exercise coach. Each day you post what you ate and what you did, and you communicate with them all often via your "timeline" on the site and via scheduled Skype calls. You post about any challenges you had or anything you are worried about and you talk through them.

      This team has your back, and it's great.

      Effectiveness
      I have gained and lost a large amount of weight several times in my life. However I have had many challenges getting it to stick.

      In fact last year (2013) I lost 20+ pounds, hit a low in May, and gained it all back (and then some).

      I was very frustrated and felt totally helpless. I decided to join Retrofit at the end of last year (2013) because I wanted a team to support me every day.

      I have lost 60 pounds since my highest-ever weight on January 1, 2014.

      My weight is lower today than it has been in more than 12 years.

      I am making much healthier choices every day and I am still losing weight.

      Side Effects
      This is a coaching service, not a pill. There are no side effects.

      Ease of Use
      Retrofit provides the tools to help you form healthy habits and stick with them. The website is very easy to use, you can respond to conversations via e-mail, and they even have an iPhone app. Overall everything is very straightforward and not hard to figure out.

      But you must put in the effort.

      You get out what you put in. If you don't go on the website, don't have the calls, don't post what you ate, and don't work on your health and weight loss, you won't get anything out of it.

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      5.0

      Proactive planning and accountability works.

      Comments about Retrofit:

      Started using this program after my company signed up with Retrofit. The different coaches that are you get (each in their own specialty) really help to tackle weight loss from all angles. They really are there to see you succeed, not for their own goals. Highly recommended!

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      5.0

      Accountability to a healthy lifestyle

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      from USA

      Comments about Retrofit:

      Retrofit provides experienced coaches to help keep you accountable to healthier lifestyle and diet changes. My experience has been successful! I lost my 10% and have maintained for several months! My goals were achievable and I was given lots of ideas and options, never denied my favorites (just need to enjoy them in smaller portions and/or less often). I'm continuing past my first year so I can continue losing another 10%.

      Side Effects
      The only side effects are healthier lifestyles, stronger bodies, and more positive attitudes!

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