Perhaps you’re interested in the Yoli Better Body System, and have read a few Yoli diet reviews, but still have questions.
… or maybe you’re already a customer.
Either way, You’re in the perfect place!
We’ve got you covered with 100+ Yoli FAQs – We cover everything from general FAQs about Yoli’s cost and how the BBS works, to more detailed questions like, “Is Yoli safe for children or if you’re pregnant?“
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Welcome Yoli members, customers, and inquirers!
When we first started researching Yoli, we found that Yoli’s site answers the most common FAQ’s about Yoli perfectly.
… But when it came to “tougher” questions, the online resources were scarce.
(When a secret Facebook group provides the most comprehensive details about Yoli products on the web, we’ve got a problem.)
That’s why we’ve created the most exhaustive Yoli diet review on the planet… over 10,000 words of Yoli goodness. 🙂
Our goal is for this guide to serve Yoli members, PC’s, and potential customers alike with answering questions like:
- Does Yoli work?
- How much does Yoli cost (and is it worth it?)
- What are the ingredients in Yoli products?
- Is Yoli safe? Are there side effects?
We hope you’ll bookmark this page, share it, and refer back to it often.
If you a question that isn’t covered here (or a recommendation for a question), please ask us here!
Disclaimer: While Chris and Brenda Huntley, owners of LivingPhit.com are Yoli users and distributors, we are NOT Yoli, and none of the statements provided in this guide should be construed as Yoli statements. We have independently compiled this guide based on our own research, experience and interviews with countless other Yoli users.
LivingPhit.com offers free information and opinions about healthy living, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any supplements or following any treatment reviewed on this website. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
- pH buffering
- weight loss or maintenance
- increased energy and mental focus
- and better digestion
Their tagline is, “We help transform lives – physically, emotionally, and financially.”
Yoli comes from the Aztec word, “to live”. It’s not a crash or starvation diet; it’s a solution to gaining optimal health. It’s also an entrepreneurial venture.
Spend just a few minutes reading testimonials HERE, and you’ll get the idea.
I personally dropped 15 lbs and 3.5 inches on the program (and I didn’t have much to lose). In addition, the Yoli BBS changed my eating habits. I’m now eating more often, avoiding refined sugars and carbs and feel terrific. I chronicled my own story here.
… but I was pretty fit before Yoli. My story is nothing compared to some of the transformations I’ve witnessed.
After seeing literally thousands of testimonials, I can say with utmost confidence that Yoli is the real deal. Many more of their testimonials can be found here.
As for weight loss, I recently surveyed a group of Yoli members and customers on Facebook asking them…
… it works folks.
One of the reasons is because it really is simple, and the shakes taste amazing! I like to add a little bit of peanut butter and half a banana to my shakes (Yeah, technically it’s a small cheat), but the shakes taste like ice cream shakes! No joke.
So if I go on vacation and gain a few lbs, it’s SO easy to get back on the shakes and meal plan for a few days and easily drop that weight.
This is the key to sustaining meaningful weight loss… consistency.
… and that’s the most important benefit we must first point out in this Yoli diet review. That people love it, and stay on it.
Contrast that to Medifast, which I tried for a few weeks and quit because I was starving all time. How happy do you think you’d be to get back on a program that makes you feel miserable? Not so much. That’s why Yoli works… because it’s easy and tastes great.
And most importantly, once you drop your weight, it’s easy to maintain your weight, because you’ve learned new eating habits. Not to pick on our friends and Medifast, but again if we contrast that to Medifast, pretty much all you do is eat Medifast foods. What are you supposed to do after you’ve lost weight on Medifast and now have to feed yourself all day every day?
Most people only pay that once or twice, though, because of Yoli’s referral program. You can learn more about that here.
If you sign up as a preferred customer (see explanation), Yoli does offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You simply have to return all used and unused boxes/containers of the products within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
(Note: Yoli does NOT cover the cost of shipping the products back.)
It only takes a minute to sign up as a Preferred Customer. Simply ask for a Preferred Customer Application from the person who first introduced Yoli to you. It looks like this:
If you sign up as a Preferred Customer, you enjoy the following benefits:
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee (retail customers don’t have this)
- Reduced pricing
- Your own Customer portal on YoliLife.com where you can customize and modify your orders
Keep in mind as a preferred customer, You are set up on autoship. This means that 30 days from your initial order, Yoli will automatically send you another package and bill your card.
Prior to your 30 day renewal, should you need to return your product, or at any time, you wish to change or cancel your order, please call Yoli customer service at 801-727-0877.
Take it from me, an entrepreneur who makes multiple six digits per year (who didn’t earn his wealth from Yoli)… I can promise you that Yoli is neither a scam nor a pyramid. They’re an awesome company in great financial shape with passionate leaders.
First of all, let me speak to their financial strength. I’ve been to their annual conference twice at the Salt Lake City Convention Center where thousands of attendees visited. Last year our keynote speaker was Robert Kiyosaki (from Rich Dad, Poor Dad) and more recently it was Darren Hardy, former publisher of Success Magazine.
In 2014 they moved into a giant facility. Let’s just say it’s clear they’re doing very well financially.
I always have to chuckle when people assume that just because a company distributes its products via independent distributors, that is somehow an evil scheme. These people might object, “The actual product is super cheap to make, but the MLM has to charge outrageous prices to the end user so all their members/distributors can take their cut.”
How is this model any different than any product on the shelves of Target or Walmart with “traditional” distribution? Say ABC Company sells a gizmo that retails for $20 at Home Depot. As you probably know, that gizmo first has to be manufactured before it can be sold at retail outlets like Home Depot. But there is also typically other operators. The manufacturer charges ABC Company $5 per gizmo, so it can make a profit. The manufacturer sells the product to wholesalers for $8. Wholesalers sell to the retailers for $12. The retailer than sells it to the end buyer for $20. Everyone has to take a cut and make a profit.
In Yoli, they have actual physical products… and they’re amazing. Any distributor can outearn his or her sponsor, and I personally know over a dozen people who are doing that.
Here are a few warning signs from scamwatch.gov about pyramids:
For those families who eat out a lot, you will find that you will actually save money by doing the Yoli program.
The next point to consider is that you should view what spend on the YOLI program as an investment in your health. Many people who believe in the product will make up the cost for program by doing some additional things to offset the cost such as a garage sale, work overtime, or do whatever it takes to be able to buy the transformation kit for a couple of months and lose the weight that they need to lose.
Typically, if you lose a large amount of weight, such as 30 pounds or more, a lot of people will ask you about your weight loss, and at that point, you can use the Refer Three Get One Free program, where once you refer three people to the Yoli Better Body System, you’ll get your kits for free!
So yes, while it’s expensive, most people only find that they only have to come up with the money one or two times before they can refer their three people and then get it free afterwards.
However, after saying all of this, if you can’t refer three people and it’s still a major negative budget-wise, the best alternative, I think, is the Slow Carb Diet, by Tim Ferriss.
In the Slow Carb Diet, you eat very similar meals to what you would eat on protein days on Yoli, except you don’t eat the five small meals in a day. You can go ahead and eat three or four larger meals per day.
We should also mention that some vegetables are “free” for any day, even protein days, such as spinach, kale, and broccoli.
Yes is the ideal meal or snack replacement solution which uses PuraWhey and contains the 3 vital all natural ingredients to help the body produce Glutathione which the body’s prime antioxidant. Yes Shakes contains high amounts of fiber, protein, supports weight loss and enhances muscle development and maintenance.
Also, make sure any supplements you use are healthy. Some people use Greek yogurt, organic peanut butter, cinnamon, bananas, apple sauce, berries, cashew milk and other forms of both fresh and frozen fruit. The best advice is to experiment with healthy additive ingredients to find a flavor that you enjoy.
… but I would like to point out the presence of irvingia. Irvingia is helpful in making sure our cells don’t resist the hormone leptin (We need leptin for several reasons to make us skinny). See this article by Dr. Chris Lydon.
The problems I see with Medifast after trying it for a couple weeks are:
- Since they allow zero sugar and carbs, you feel tired all the time on it, so it’s difficult to maintain long term (WebMD characterizes the diet as being so extreme that it’s difficult to stick with it.)
- They provide almost all of your food for you, so when you get off of Medifast, you haven’t really learned to continue eating low carb, making it easy to revert back to your old eating habits
The biggest difference with Medifast is that they don’t have Alkalete, and Alkalete is one of the keys to losing weight.
You can have more than 2 shakes per day, but that might not work for all users in the program as each person is different. You might require a bit of experimentation to see what works best for you, but make sure you are getting proper amounts of protein in your system especially on protein day. Many users like to add Greek yogurt to their shakes to enhance the flavor and add protein at the same time so remember to eat properly as your body does need solid food and will respond better if you follow the guidelines of the Yoli program.
In fact, if there is ANY modification to the Yoli Better Body System we would support , it would be to add more protein to your morning shake. For example, if you added 1 Tablespoon of organic peanut butter and use Almond Milk instead of water, that will add an extra 12 grams of protein to your Shake.
According to AuthorityNutrition.com, Xylitol is a natural “sugar alcohol” found in many fruits and vegetables, has a low glycemic index and doesn’t spike blood sugar or insulin. It also contains 40% fewer calories than sugar.
Most people tolerate Xylitol well, but one side effect some people get is gas or diarrhea. Xylitol is a common sweetener that most people’s bodies are used to, so this is a rare occurrence.
The body does seem to adjust very well to Xylitol, though, and most people who report any digestive symptoms on Yoli typically report they only last a short time (less than a week).
If taken with Pure, few people report any digestive issues while taking Yes Shakes. If you have IBS or any other digestive problems, though, as we always say, be sure to consult a doctor before using Yoli.
Alkalete is one of the highest rated patented pH supplements found in the market today. It contains natural mineral hydoxides and electrolytes to restore the body’s pH levels by reducing acidity, aids in the shedding of pounds and invigorates your energy levels.
Any or all of these factors can cause your pH levels to reduce and become more toxic. The reason is because the body counters the increased acidity by robbing other cells from the muscle, bone cells and other cell membranes to obtain the minerals it needs to restore its require pH levels.
And, when the body can not longer use natural bodily processes to eliminate the acidity, it begins to store the excess acidity in the fat cells which begin to swell well beyond their normal size. At that point the swollen fat cells begin to secrete hormones and this helps to contribute in creating an unhealthy environment. The overall effect is to decrease your overall health and can contribute to a variety of health problems.
Alakalete was specifically designed to realign your body’s pH levels using a combination of unique alkalizing minerals to counter the toxic effect of excess acidity that has built up in your body over time.
Alkalete helps to lower the acidic levels in your body and stop the robbing and storage of excess acidity in your fat cells, along with stopping the production of harmful hormones. As the fat cells begin to return to their normal size, Alkalete will then help the body to start to restore the reserves of vital minerals and nutrients your body needs. When the fat cells begin to become restored to their normal size this will reduce inflammation.
The result is that you will increase your energy levels as the body begins to absorb the vital minerals and nutrients from the food you consume. As you continue to use Alkalete the process becomes even more sustainable over your lifetime. Just remember that the Yoli body system is not really a weight loss system, it’s really a health gain system and often has the side effect of weight loss.
So, even though you might think that taking minerals will counter this process, the body will not necessarily successfully absorb these minerals to counter the loss of the minerals caused by the excess acidity. To properly absorb minerals and nutrients, the body has to detoxify first before it will properly begin to absorb these vital minerals.
Alkalete not only reduces the toxins in the fat cells and other cells, the process also allows the body to more efficiently absorb the nutrients you consume without having to rob the cells to utilize these vital minerals and nutrients. This is why Alkalete is more effective than just taking minerals!
Each individual is different and has different goals which they hope to derive from the Yoli Better Body System. The loading dose recommended is 1 per 25 lbs of your overall weight. The most important thing to remember is that you want to make your body more alkaline.
Keep in mind that muscle mass is heavier than fat, so it’s important to focus on how many inches you lose versus pounds as your cells begin the detoxification process. Keep in mind that Yoli is actually a health gain system which also has a side effect of weight loss. The loading dose will be dependent on the level of acidity already stored in your fat cells so again each individual will be different in what they need in terms of the loading dose.
The trial involving the Yoli Better Body System was conducted over an 8 week period with patients 23 – 68 years of age. At the end of the trial, it was found that on average, cholesterol levels dropped by as much as 50 points; Triglyceride levels dropped by as much as 30 points and that Fasting Blood Glucose levels dropped by as much as 15 points. The whole purpose of the Yoli Better Body System is not just about losing weight, it’s about improving your health for the rest of your life.
The problem is that these when you consume an alkaline based product such as Alka-Balance, the gastric acids in the stomach quickly removed by the acidic effect. Alkalete is different because it is a complex designed to protect the alkaline minerals from the acidic effects of the gastric system and allows the minerals to be released in the lower intestine for a more beneficial effect.
The consensus amongst the “Yoli doctors” has been to take a loading dose for 7 days, which is 1 capsule per day for every 25 lbs of weight, and then move to 2 in the morning and 2 at night.
As the body requires a specific pH level to maintain good health, it will compensate and try to reduce the acidity through a variety of natural processes. But, when this isn’t sufficient, it will compensate by beginning to store the excess acidity in your fat cells which begin to swell and produce unhealthy hormones. This contributes to many diseases and also exacerbates many diseases.
By using the Yoli Better Body System, you begin to restore the body’s pH levels and as the toxicity is reduced, many, many people have been able to see a vast improvement in their overall health.
- Diet-Induced Acidosis: Is it Real and Clinically Relevant? – Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, Lynda A. Frassetto, and Joseph Katzinger
- Tired, Overweight – You Might be Too Acidic – Natasha Turner, ND
- Acidosis and Its Effects on Health – Michael Lam MD, MPH
- Excessive Acidity and Urinary Disorders – Dr. Susan E. Brown, Ph. D, CCN
See the following resources:
- The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health? – Gerry K. Schwalfenberg MD, CCFP, FCFP
- Alkalinity, Weight Loss, and Energy – Tony Robbins, Life Coach and Creator of Living Health
- LivingPhit.com Testimonials
At Living Phit we preach that you can absolutely achieve better health by eating more, high alkaline foods, but you would most likely still be acidic. The problem is the lack of alkalizing minerals in our soil, which has led to the majority of the population in the U.S. being acidic, according to Dr. Joseph Pizzorno.
For this reason we feel it is best to supplement with Alkalete.
Pure is a patented probiotic which is high in fiber and contains other nutrients to support the body’s gastrointestinal system. Pure promotes a healthy digestion system, and eliminates toxins while boosting the body’s immune system. Probiotics are vital for the body’s immune system to fight disease and is known to have over 100 health benefits.
Some ways that some users alleviated these symptoms was to reduce the amount of Pure to one tablet per day while others were able to counter the symptoms by taking in a higher water intake.
Another common obstacle is when people begin the BBS they also quit drinking coffee in the morning, which had kept them regular. Rest assured that your digestive system should adjust quickly to all the changes and in the worst of cases, an over the counter stool softener should do the trick.
Passion is sugar free drink which boosts your metabolism to give you more energy throughout the day. Passion contains thermogenic herbs and antioxidants and is the ideal coffee replacement beverage while having negligible calories to help promote weight loss.
Passion contains just 110 mg of caffeine taken from green tea extract. It is intended to be taken first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon for a boost of energy (without the crash), hydration, and acts as a mild appetite suppressant.
How does its caffeine content compare to a soda, cup of coffee, or other drinks?
Here are a few notable drinks and their caffeine content:
- Grande Starbucks coffee (16 oz) – 330 mg
- Starbucks Tazo Earl Grey (16 oz) – 115 mg
- 5 Hour Energy (1.9 fl oz) – 208 mg
- Red Bull (8.4 fl oz) – 80 mg
- Coca-cola/Coke Zero (12 oz) – 35 mg
Some people have reported they got the “jitters” after taking Passion. This is rare and typically only those who are ultra sensitive to caffeine will experience this. The nice thing about Passion is you can simply cut your dose in half and you should be fine, or try taking Thermoburn instead.
It’s also proven that a cold drink first thing in the morning lowers your core temperature and helps you to lose weight.
Some people enjoy mixing them to create their own Passion creations!
The Yoli Better Body Enzyme system contains 2 proprietary blends of enzymes known as Protizorb and Ultizorb. These enzymes help the body to more efficiently break down digested food and boots your digestive system to absorb vital nutrients more effectively. Most diets do not provide sufficient enzymes to break food down into the important nutrient you need.
Thermo Burn contains a unique formula featuring Thermo-G consisting of an all-natural combination of herbs and antioxidants. Thermo Burn improves your metabolism and boosts your energy levels over a prolonged period.
Fun is a sports drink which contains an all-natural mineral-charged formula which provides more potassium, magnesium and electrolytes than can be found in Gatorade or Powerade. The Fun pH balance recovery formula is sugar and caffeine-free to help you achieve peak performance and faster recovery times.
Truth is a citrus based super fruit antioxidant formula that increases your immune system. The powerful antioxidants found in the Truth fruit drink consist of resveratrol and white tea extract, and BontanImmune which is an exclusive combination of superfruits like acai, goji and pomegranate.
Yoli products are made with natural ingredients that encourage weight loss and better digestive health without harming your body with toxins or artificial ingredients. Most importantly, the Better Body System seeks to optimize health, leading to safe, natural weight loss that won’t harm your body in the process.
Please also see the “Are Yoli Products Safe?” page on Yoli.com.
Is Yoli Safe for…?
So while we cannot say definitively that Yoli is absolutely safe for pregnant women, many users have reported they used various Yoli products with minor or no problems.
Many Yoli users who were pregnant also provided the following suggestions:
- Maintain a caloric intake of between 1500 – 1800 calories per day – You must be sure to eat enough calories. Many users have suggested doing meal days every day and skipping the protein only days. You can also modify what you intake by replacing carbs with healthy green vegetables.
- Be Careful of Caffeine – While most MDs say caffeine is optional while pregnant, be aware that Yoli Passion does contain small amounts of caffeine. Some users suggest that you if are concerned about ingesting caffeine you might want to avoid both Passion and Thermoburn, and perhaps Dream which contains Valerian root (which is somewhat controversial in its impact on pregnancy.)
- Enjoy the Following Benefits – Many users have found that Alkalete helped with combating acid reflux and that Pure helped to avoid constipation.
- Drink lots of water – (whether you’re taking Yoli or not, right?)
If you have any concerns about the all-natural ingredients found in the Yoli products and about how the Yoli program is set-up the you might also ask your doctor, a nutritionist or a licensed midwife to find out what adjustments you would have to make in the Yoli program so that you can feel both safe and confident with your pregnancy.
Similar to our previous question, women who have been using Yoli and who are breastfeeding point out that it is vital that you maintain a caloric intake of between 1500 – 1800 calories per day to maintain good health. As one user points out, “Every day should be a meal day” when on the Yoli program.
However, you might want to avoid any product which contains caffeine while pregnant, so you might want to skip on the Passion or Thermoburn products. Also, pregnanat women should definitely consult with their doctor about “Dream”. It contains Valerian root which is considered somewhat controversial when it comes to pregnancy. If you have any concerns about the content contained in any of the Yoli products, you should take them to your pediatrician or lactation nurse and ask them for their professional opinion.
We’ve devoted an entire section to helping answer questions about medical conditions. Click here to see our Medical Conditions section.
Again our general understanding of Yoli is that it is nothing more than food and minerals and is generally safe for consumption, but if you are under the care of a doctor or taking any medications, be extremely cautious.
Anyone who starts a diet or supplement program should first consult professional medical advice, but this is especially true if they are currently under the care of a doctor.
And remember, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical condition.
In this section, we will help guide you through some of the common questions people have when they’re actually on the Better Body System.
The video below is a great place to start, followed by multiple FAQ’s.
There really are quite a few changes going on for you mentally and physically during the first week, and it’s really important you understand them, as some users have left negative Yoli diet reviews because they don’t understand the detox process.
I know for myself, I wasn’t hungry at all throughout the day, but it did feel a little bizarre getting out my usual routine. For example, it just felt weird eating a shake for dinner. It’s not that it wasn’t delicious or that it wasn’t filling… it was. It was just a little weird not having a standard dinner for dinner. I got over that after a few days. (Like I said, there are mental changes going on too.)
Physically, the first week affects everyone differently. You may experience a bit of hunger the first few days. If that’s the case, you can drink some more water and eat an extra protein snack (if needed). It’s also possible you’ll experience a bit of fatigue, or even skin rashes, due to the detoxification process. See our Common Roadblocks Section for more info about this, or any other issues you encounter.
Dr. Mike Okouchi has also put together the following graphic illustrating what is going on during the first few weeks:
It’s important to remain hydrated, so you’ll be starting your day right off taking the Passion™ energy drink. This should be followed a YES™ shake 30 minutes later, which gives your body some vital nutrients, and help you burn fat while protecting your muscles. You burn protein when you sleep so that’s the reason why you want to include a protein intake first thing when you wake up.
On day 3 you get take in some carbohydrates at lunch, so make sure you don’t skip this meal. Once you make it past day 3, and can essentially have some carbs almost every other day, you’ll feel terrific, and it’s very easy from there.
Remember that you are not including as many carbohydrates in your diet, so if you lifting weights you might end up feeling more fatigued than usual. It’s recommended that you let your body adjust especially for the first week when you start the program. The body is in the process of metabolizing the fat storage you have already built up rather than the carbs that you normally burn off.
Take it easy for the first week and maybe reduce your physical activity to something less stressful such performing some light walking.
Also, you will be burning up fat which has become stored in the cells, changing how your body metabolizes and cleanse your system of toxins which is the primary goal of Yoli. Exercise will help to increase the metabolic effects and may help you lose more weight and at a faster rate.
However, if you are already in an exercise program or thinking of starting one as you begin the Yoli program, many users recommend that you only perform a very light exercise regime in the first 2 or 3 weeks to allow your body adjust to the changes as heavy exercise may leave feeling fatigued. You can gradually increase your exercise program as you progress along with the program.
So much focus is on “transformation” or re-acquiring good health and less focus is on maintenance of the healthy results of the transformation.
pH buffering is pretty self evident. Our food sources simply don’t provide enough alkalization at the cellular level. The additional acidic impacts that are unavoidable from foods, activities, stress have continuing daily impacts. That is why Alkalete is a wonderful support because it is designed to survive the digestive process to allow absorption in the intestines providing daily buffering at the cellular level.
Similarly, the digestive process is responsible for the majority of immune function. Ensuring proper gut/intestine function with probiotics such as Pure is key to maximizing your immune system which translates directly to handling both acute and chronic disease. One of the lesser focused benefits of the YES protein shakes is glutathione. Glutathione is an important antioxidant in preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides and heavy metals. It is used in metabolic and biochemical reactions such as DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation. Thus, every system in the body can be affected by the state of the glutathione system, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system, and the lungs.
This is just a short look at what I consider essential contributions that some of YOLI’s products provide for supporting critical healthy lifestyle function beyond transformation. The rest of YOLI’s products provide energy and nutritional support and healthy alternatives to maintain your new healthy lifestyle avoiding processed sugary carb laden foods/beverages and additives that support shelf life, low cost manufacturing and negative health impacts. Enzymes are also a targeted product that can help folks that have difficult digestive issues that need additional support. Just my thoughts…..
You’re shrinking even though the scale isn’t going down as fast as it was before. Even small loses can have a significant impact on your appearance and the size of clothing you are wearing.
What mistakes should I avoid when I start Yoli?
The biggest mistake I see users make on Yoli is eating snacks that they consider to be “healthy”, but contain sugar. Here are a few examples:
- fruit – contains sugar
- yogurt – contains sugar
- quinoa – contains carbs (sugar)
- granola bar
Remember the Yoli system doesn’t teach to eat fewer calories. It’s about avoiding sugar and carbs, especially on protein days. So while a granola bar might only be 100 calories, it contains 8 grams of sugar, so yeah, it’s technically a cheat.
You must also ensure that your snacks do not contain hidden sugars.
What are the keys to losing weight on the Yoli BBS?
As our friend at Yoli, Mark Plettner, says: “Weight management under the YOLI BBS is a systematic process of adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that incorporates 5 core lifestyle values (1) Smart consumption (2) Adequate hydration (3) Appropriate exercise (4) Consistent sleep and (5) Positive productive mental focus. These are daily lifestyle choices that depend entirely upon personal actions. YOLI’s products support and optimize these personal actions.”
Other users express disappointment for their month as they have not achieved the results they were hoping for but many of these were pleased as time progressed. You just have to keep in mind that every person’s body is different as age and your current state of health will be impacted differently, so it’s important to be patient and seek advice when you need it.
Eventually, all or most of these symptoms will disappear in a few days or the first week or so and if you make a few adjustments. Eventually, your energy levels will increase and you will start to begin very healthy as you progress further along in the program and body detoxifies.
If you have any additional questions we haven’t answered, please ask us here.
Of course, you can always ask the person who introduced you to Yoli, but also remember that Yoli has an amazing support group of fellow users on Facebook at Empowered by You. This is an awesome group of people who just want to help. No one is trying to sell you anything here (they’re all already customers or members). 🙂
While Yoli is not intended to prevent or treat any medical condition, and Yoli is not able to make any claims about helping with any particular health condition, many people with a variety of medical conditions have reported improvements in their “overall health” while taking Yoli.
… Here’s our viewpoint at Living Phit.
Most Yoli users experience a wide variety of health benefits while on the BBS, including:
- weight loss
- healthier eating
- detoxification (caffeine, acidic waste, etc.)
- better digestion
- more energy and mental focus
Clearly Yoli increases health, and we believe that’s why we have seen so many testimonials from people with a variety of health issues, who attribute their better health to Yoli.
Are the Yoli products really healing these people? No.
The body miraculously does that all on its own, when it’s in a healthy state.
All Yoli does is help the body get to that healthy state.
So no, we cannot definitively say in this Yoli diet review that Yoli helps with conditions such as Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Fibromyalgia, and many other health related conditions, but we can tell you that in general, people who lose weight, eat cleaner, detoxify their bodies, and get rid of acidic waste, stand a much better chance to take on any health condition the body is struggling with. And that’s a fact!
The body can be an amazing healer.
We will echo some of this same line of thinking in the answers below, and encourage overall health improvement, not to heal, but to at least put the body in a better position to deal with any medical condition.
Many high carb and acidic foods are known to exacerbate colitis “flare ups”, such as:
- and alcohol
Medical professionals also point out that eating only 1-2 big meals per day can aggravate ulcerative colitis as well.
Obviously, the foods mentioned above are avoided on the Yoli BBS, and Yoli teaches us to eat smaller meals, more often. In addition, Yoli promotes better digestion and reduces inflammation throughout the body, but it should definitely not be seen as a cure or treatment for colitis.
We would also strongly caution anyone with colitis not to confuse the “Yoli meal plan” with some authoritative guide to eating for ulcerative colitis. In fact, some of the foods allowed in the Yoli diet may actually cause flare-ups, such as:
- and fruits with seeds (such as strawberries)
In the end, while Yoli does promote better health and improved digestion, if you have UC, we strongly recommend you speak to your attending physician before trying Yoli.
Yoli should not be considered as a means to treat this disease, but it can help you feel much healthier in general.
The thyroid is a tricky organ. While Yoli can’t make any claims to help with thyroid health, it is clear from multiple sources that thyroid health is naturally improved by eating healthy and detoxifying the body.
According to Chris Kresser, (M.S., LA.c), the thyroid gets placed under a lot less stress by a multitude of diet related issues such as blood sugar swings, gut dysfunction, and inflammation. Therefore it would stand to reason that any wellness plan that includes healthier eating, promotes better digestion, and alkalizes the body (which helps lower systemic inflammation), could help improve thyroid function over time.
Just keep in mind the thyroid may not recover overnight, so don’t be discouraged if you have a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism. Dr. Mike Okouchi says many damaged hormonal functions can take 6-9 months to correct.
Many people are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but that isn’t the main issue. You have to work on what was broken upstream such as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis…blood sugar balance which is influenced by pH balance and insulin receptor sensitivity. Also the need to restore enzymatic function. All in all, if you’re struggling with weight loss and have thyroid issues, know that your body protects itself by gaining weight, and your focus shouldn’t be on weight loss, but rather repairing the hormonal system. That takes time!
The reason is that many of the foods consumed by people who suffer from gout are simply too acidic. Most gout sufferers know the foods and beverages they should avoid, but the average North American diet tends to be too acidic.
Gout is caused by the formation of urate crystals in the joints caused by high levels of uric acid that can be removed by the kidneys. The human body is finely balanced machine that requires a slightly higher alkaline pH level to stay in good health. The body tries to naturally adjust its own healthy pH levels through a variety of metabolic processes but can’t always do so which can exacerbate someone who is prone to having attacks from gout.
Yoli is a program that first helps the body to detoxify and reduce the acid already established in the fat cells of your body and helps the body to restore to its own natural and required pH levels, helping it to eliminate the existing acidic levels in your body that have built up over time, and teaches you how to maintain good healthy eating patterns.
If you are considering taking Yoli to improve your overall health and have gout, be sure to speak to your attending physician first.
#1. I had gout issues for 18 years, Yoli is the answer. Get on a T-Kit and load dose Alkalete and stay on it long enough for your body to detox, may take 2 to 6 months depending on the individual. Stay in touch with your doctor along the way concerning any med’s you are taking for gout. I have been med free for over 10 months now! I am one happy camper.
#2. Started April 1st of this year. Used to get gout every 3-4 weeks. Uric Acid level was at a 13.4 on blood tests just prior to this. Never taken anygout meds, just dealt with it. At first, experienced gout one more time, very early on. I would say at maybe a 75% of a normal experience of gout. Gotten blood tests taken again in July. Best blood test results in many years, if not ever. Uric Acid level was at a 8.8. Gout has been gone for some time now. Every once in a while it gets a minor sensation at best of coming back, but by the very next day, the sensation is gone. It’s a blessing, as I still eat red meat and shell fish that both trigger gout, but due to what Akalete and Yoli has done for me, I can continue to eat the food that I love, and not worry about getting gout. A true blessing!
Dr. Mike Okouchi explained the other day why people experience gout one additional time, and that is because Alkalete releases acid from people’s fat cells, and that is exactly what caused my last session of gout. My body soon removed this issue, and now, I’m not worried.
So while Yoli should not be considered a “treatment” for diabetes, and we cannot say Yoli helps with diabetes, we have researched multiple reports from non-Yoli-using diabetics who have lost weight and alkalized their bodies, either by alkaline and healthy eating or supplementation, and reported numerous health benefits in helping them get their diabetes under better control.
We can also say that we’ve seen many reports from Yoli users with diabetes, and that overall the comments have been positive.
One of the primary benefits of the Yoli system is that the system aids in weight loss and in reducing your glucose intake levels. The Yoli system will help you improve your diet and help you avoid foods which might be contributing or exacerbating your diabetes. Our western diet generally tends to be unhealthy for the majority of diabetics and the Yoli system helps you reverse and overcome these dietary obstacles that contribute to diabetes.
Yoli also helps you restore pH levels to what they should be which improves your body’s natural immune system. For any medical condition, you always consult with your doctor before you start a new program such as Yoli to ensure it is safe for you as there are other medical conditions which may impact your health as well.
We recently posted an article: 45 Diabetics Who Crushed their Disease by Going Alkaline
Take a look. Many of those testimonials came from diabetics we found and interviewed in the Empowered by You Facebook group.
But I think an honest Yoli diet review will include the good and the not so good…
I recently surveyed the Empowered by You Facebook group, a group of Yoli members and customers how much they lost during the first 30 days (for those who had over 20 lbs to lose). Here are their responses:
As you see, some people have lost significant amounts of weight while others may only lose a few pounds at the outset.
Some people report losing inches without losing any weight because their body replaces fatty tissue with lean muscle.
Some women have also reported a decrease in bloating.
One way some parents of children with ADHD are using Yoli is to offer them Passion or the YES shakes, which can be a wonderful substitute for many of the sugary cereals and treats that kids like so much.
By reducing sugary foods, many parents have reported that child improved their concentration and focus levels and have become calmer. Remember that Yoli is not a cure but should be seen as a lifestyle change.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease that is chronic. This is a condition that mainly affects the joints in the body. Although the condition is not completely understood, we do know that the body needs to maintain a specific pH level for it to maintain good health, and doing so could help reduce the effects of RA.
Many of the foods that we eat in our North American diet such as red meats, fast foods and other foods are actually very acidic in nature. The body constantly needs to adjust and lower the acidic levels which it does through respiration, urination and other metabolic processes. However, it can only do so much and it counters this build up of acidosis by beginning to store these toxins in the fat cells. As a result, these fat cells become swollen well beyond their normal size requirement and they begin to emit harmful hormones. This is one of the main causes of inflammatory health related diseases.
Yoli is a wellness program that helps restore the body’s pH levels through a detoxification process. Over time, the swollen fat cells are able to eliminate the build-up of acidic toxins and become restored once again to their normal size.
Therefore it can be of great help to chronic rheumatoid arthritis sufferers to alkalize the body either by eating an alkaline diet or taking alkalizing supplements.
If you have RA, be sure to speak to your primary care physician before trying Yoli, to see if it is right for your particular situation.
While at Living Phit, we can’t definitely say that the BBS helps with RA, (and neither can Yoli), we can certainly point you to testimonials:
Although the Yoli program will not cure Crohn’s, the natural detoxification process that re-establishes the body’s required pH levels, and the healthy eating habits which the program promotes, are definitely good practices to set in place if you have Crohn’s.
As is the case with any health condition, if you get your body in as optimal health as possible, it can sometimes do the “healing” work all on its own.
If you have Crohn’s and are considering trying Yoli, be sure to speak to your doctor about Yoli to see if it is right for your particular situation.
Here’s a testimonial from one Yoli user who attributes her migraine relief to Yoli:
I was missing 2 days a WEEK because of my migraines by October of 2013. I started Yoli November 1, 2013. By Christmas I was not taking ANY migraine medication. And I haven’t missed a day of work since November 3.
So while Yoli should not be considered a “treatment” for headaches, we can say that it’s always a good thing to lose weight and detoxify your body of acidity and sugary foods. When you do, who knows? You could see improvements in multiple areas of health, including relief from headaches and migraines.
Many people we interviewed found that the pain they were incurring from this painful disease either disappeared completely or found that their level of pain was significantly reduced.
While we can’t say whether Yoli is directly related to helping with acid reflux, we have seen multiple reports of people getting off medications and improving their acid relux by eating alkaline or taking other alkaline supplements.
One of the main goals is to reduce the acidity in the body’s cells as the body is meant to be more alkaline and this is one of the many benefits that can be found especially when taking alkalizing supplements and changing your diet from one which may be highly acidic to one which is more alkaline.
Skin conditions such as these can be an indicator or physical response to the excess build up of acid waste in the fatty cells of the body.
The best way to find them is to join the Empowered by You Facebook group and use the search feature at the top of the page for the condition you are interested in. The cool thing about this group is everyone there is already a member or customer, so there is no selling going on there, just real life testimonials.
Keep in mind that Yoli promotes better health, and sometimes, as a side-effect to overall improved health, people do experience relief from medical ailments. Always see a doctor before trying Yoli if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medications.
Several users were advised by their doctors to stop taking Alkalete until after they completed their antibiotic regimen.
Antibiotics appear to work better in a slightly more acidic environment which is negated by Alkalete, so it is more important that you focus on treating the reason you were prescribed antibiotics and then resume the Yoli program when it is safe to do so. If you have any doubt then check with your doctor.
Be sure to ask your physician.
It is all part of the detoxification process and typically will improve and completely disappear after a few days. Every person will detoxify differently so just hang in there. Some users have said that Thermoburn or Passion as caffeine substitutes which helped them get rid of the headaches so different approaches work with different people.
Just don’t be discouraged and hang in there and you will get through this minor inconvenience.
In the multiple Better Body System reviews I’ve read, by far, headaches are the most common complaint I’ve read about. They seem to occur in about 5% of cases or less. (not backed by any study… just my perception)
It’s important to realize that Yoli isn’t some crash diet. It’s not designed to starve you and dramatically cut your weight loss. The goal is to get you on a system that is both easy and healthy, so you can stay on it until you lose the weight you want. What’s the #1 problem with crash diets? They’re too hard. And that’s why people quit on them.
In Darren Hardy’s book, “The Compound Effect”, Hardy shows how the absolute best way to reach your goal is to make small, incremental changes to your current lifestyle and to implement those changes for a long period of time. This way it’s sustainable, and you WILL eventually lose weight.
On Yoli’s Better Body Presentation video, Dr. Mike Okouchi says he recommends all his patients get on the Yoli products, “not just for the weight loss, but for the increase in health. Because as you increase your health, weight loss is just a side effect.”
“Dr. Mike” also recently released this quick audio recording explaining why it takes longer for some people to lose weight than others, and gives other helpful thoughts as well. Click here for Dr. Mike’s recording “Why Can’t I Lose Weight on Yoli?”
There is a lot going on internally when you start the BBS (diet change, frequency of eating, detox, etc.), and a plataeu or even weight gain in the 2nd week should not be alarming.
Dr. Mike Okouchi has put the following graphic together, illustrating what is going on during the first few weeks:
Remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Remember not to over exert yourself physically, and adjust any exercise regime you are currently following and keep it very light until your body adapts. You should also remember to keep yourself well hydrated but every user who experience these initial symptoms reported that they disappeared after several days.
If this is abnormal for you, we recommend you see your primary care physician.
A possible explanation for this… as the fat cells start to shrink as you progress through the program, your estrogen levels may adjust leading to menstrual irregularities. This means that your body is going through a period of readjustment, and affects women differently. It does take time for the body to adjust, but if you are experiencing very unusual symptoms then you should talk to your GYN.
A plateau is a sign that your body is getting too comfortable so you have to change it up.
First, it’s important to have a cheat day or cheat meal once per week.
If you work out, try shocking your body. Instead of running, go hit the weights hard, or vice versa. Try something different like swimming or hot yoga.
You might also try writing out everything you put in your mouth for a week, and send it to your sponsor. Many people eat a lot of “hidden” calories in things like nuts, dressing, coffee creamer, and condiments. Writing out everything you eat will help you and your sponsor identify if you’re following the meal plan.
Many of our users suggest that one approach is to evaluate the quality of your proteins. Give consideration to what you having for proteins and perhaps try leaner version of food such as skinless chicken breasts or fish. Are you eating “hot dogs” for your protein snack? You might try a healthier protein such as turkey bacon and almonds, or hard boiled eggs.
Some even suggest another way to “mix it up” and confuse your body is to cut your protein intake in half one day per week. That’s not something Yoli teaches, but many protein based diets suggest this.
The key seems to be in changing your meal plans and/or diet to beat the plateau.
Last and most important… Don’t get down on yourself. You WILL lose weight, and stressing out about not losing weight only stops you from losing weight. 🙂 So believe in yourself and the program, and give it time. You’ll knock it out of the park!
However, many users ask about some things such as coffee creamer, half and half and condiments.
Here’s our view at Living Phit…
The key to any successful weight loss program, and we’ll stress this here in our Yoli diet review as well, is balancing your need for normalcy in your life and making sure you keep some of the things that you love, yet not going so far extreme in one direction that you are going to absolutely hate eating like this every day, because you will burn out and quit.
We wrote about how Success Magazine publisher Darren Hardy teaches us to implement small, subtle and easy changes in our lives, and that trumps gigantic, unsustainable actions every time. You can Darren Hardy’s guide to losing weight here.
Therefore, if you want to live by the letter of the law, then technically no, there are some things that you should not have while doing the 30 day transformation system.
For example, since it is a detox program as well as a weight loss program you should not be having soda or coffee according to Yoli.
However, we at Living pHit we understand that some small cheats are not only permissible in our view point but sometimes even important for moral and long-term sticking to the program.
If on a protein day you are extra hungry so you have a scoop of peanut butter and a half a banana in your shake at night, while again this might not be permissible under the specific guidelines of Yoli, we would view this as a small cheat.
Not only will the shake taste like an ice cream shake, which would be delicious and build up your moral but it will fill you up more and reduce your chances of going out for a Big Mac meal at McDonalds.
Our general view of things like condiments such as mayonnaise, mustard or barbecue sauce or having a coffee is this:
Try to use these small cheats as little as possible. Understand that your best results will come if you live by the letter of the law. But at the same time you have to weigh in your own knowledge about yourself and just know that if you need a couple small cheats per day to stick to the system, you should have them, understanding that your weight loss might be slightly decreased overall.
A couple small cheats per day but maintaining on the transformation kit is going to be far better than quitting all together and going back to your normal eating habits.
- El Pollo Loco chicken salads (dressing on the side, no tortilla strips)
2. Rubio’s Chipotle Chicken salad, no tortilla strips
3. Chipotle bowl with chicken (or carne asada), lettuce, beans, cheese and salsa, no sour cream or rice
4. Mexican food – carne asada plate or pollo asado plate with no rice, no tortillas. Ask for extra beans instead of rice, and you get extra credit if you ask for whole beans instead of refried beans (sometimes they don’t have whole beans but that’s ok).
- Wrap some ham slices around fresh mozzarella balls and put in toaster oven. The cheese melts and the ham is crispy. Delicious and there are 0 carbs!
- Make some cheese crackers. Bake shredded cheese until crisp using 1/4 cup of shredded cheese makes about 6 small crackers. Greatsnackand you can also use it in salads for some crunch!
- Lemonade (lemon and stevia) and cream cheese, spice, cheddar cheese balls rolled in crumbled bacon! Keeping it simple!
- Another user suggested broccoli, nuts,yogurt, eggs, cheese.
- Snack on a handful of almonds
- Celery with or without natural peanut butter.
- Hard boiled eggs and a cheese stick.
- Preservative free jerky.
- Almonds peanut butter eggs cheese sticks
- Turkey bacon, nuts, peanut butter and celery, yogurt (chobani simply 100), cucumber with avocado on it, and the protein pancakes on the Yoli website
- Monster cookie protein balls for our work trip to the hotel this weekend! Mix 1 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1/4 cup honey, 1 scoop vanilla whey, mini m&m’s and mini dark chocolate chips! Roll and eat!!
You can also pick up Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Chef, which contains hundreds of low carb recipes.
So how did you like our Yoli diet review? Hopefully you learned more about its cost, testimonials and proof that Yoli works, and learned everything you needed to know about ingredients and the safety of Yoli.
If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please let us know.