The Weight Loss Program From Outer Space
I’m sure by this point you feel like you’ve heard about every single diet fad that life is capable of throwing at you. Diets that make you eat like a caveman, using only things that the historic hunter-gatherer could have found with his bare hands for sustenance (the Paleo diet). Diets that force you to fast and eat nothing for two days out of every week (the Fast diet).
And maybe – just maybe – if you’re totally clued up on your dieting know-how, you’ll have come across the crazy diet that attempts to simulate the effects of pregnancy by injecting hormones into both female and male tummies.
Put simply, it’s a confusing world full of thousands of shocking and contradictory theories. And, let’s face it, my title above isn’t doing anything to change that. But buy into it, because there’s a new and interesting weight loss program aimed at women that will interest you: The Venus Factor.
You know the phrase, right – men are from Mars, and women are from Venus? That’s as spacey as this one gets, but it’s telling, because the product is aimed solely at women. Creator John Barban claims that if you’ve ‘taken any effective weight loss supplement by any of the world’s biggest brand names, chances are you’ve seen my work’.
Whilst spending hours upon hours researching how the supplements work in the body, he claims that he stumbled across a ‘little known’ secret about weight loss that helps to explain why it’s so much harder for women to lose weight than men, and promises to let women eat whatever they want, whenever they want, providing they stick to his plan.
Essentially, Barban claims that metabolism (the process that breaks down fat in the body) is controlled by a hormone called Leptin. When leptin works efficiently, metabolism works efficiently, so fats are broken down quickly – and when it doesn’t, metabolism is slow, and fats are stored on the body.
The problem, says John Barban, is that women are much less responsive to leptin than men, so their metabolism is naturally much slower.
So how does it work?
According to the research that Barban has access to, women have twice as much leptin in the body as men, so have twice as much fat burning potential. That’s why the Venus Factor is aimed only at women – there is a ‘quick fix’ for them.
All that women have to do to have incredible weight loss is to tap into the weight loss potential that is stored in the body in the form of leptin and drastically speed up their metabolism.
And this is achieved via the Venus Factor’s metabolic override, a 12 week nutrition plan and numerous ‘cheat food tricks’ that keep women’s leptin ‘sky high’.
As the product is commercial, the exact plan to follow is hidden. But the plan consistently promises no food cravings, no plateaus in which people cease to lose weight mid diet, fast fat burning metabolism, and permanent fat loss.
Right… but does it work? The Venus Factor Review
It’s always hard to judge a weight loss program, as various methods work differently for different people, but to go from the main woman in the story – Barban’s sister – the program was incredibly effective. People who look at the Venus Factor are told that she managed to drop 12 dress sizes in a mere 5 months.
Which, of course, is very impressive. And the story about leptin being stored within women at a greater rate than within men and being suppressed by natural urges to conserve weight as a mother (in order to be strong enough to care for a child) is compelling. The science sounds intriguing, and the plan allows you to eat what you want, so of course you’d be drawn in.
However, I’m always slightly sceptical or something that takes so long to tell you what the secret is, and is so guarded about the foods that you can eat. The caveman diet (paleo) may sound ridiculous, but as soon as you research it it’s clear what you can and can’t eat, how to prepare for the diet, and why it works.
The Venus Factor, on the other hand, seems to be just bits of hyperbole after bits of hyperbole. It would be great if it worked – and if it really did for John Barban’s sister, helping her to shed weight and gain confidence, that’s brilliant – but you could be forgiven for being somewhat sceptical about the benefits of the product.