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LynnJ9LynnJ9 Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member
I am seeing a lot of advertisements for GOLO. When I looked into it, it seems that it is a herbal pill you take 1 to 3 times a day (Not interested in these) and they give you low carb, low calorie healthy recipes to make on your own. Has anyone tried this diet? Are the recipes worth the cost of 1 month of pills? Are the recipes easy to follow? Do they give the nutrition values of the recipes? How do they taste?
edited July 31

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  • ALZ14ALZ14 Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    Pinterest has a TON of recipes for low carb or low calorie or any other “low” food you could ever want.
  • HeidiCooksSupperHeidiCooksSupper Member, Premium Posts: 3,626 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,626 Member
    GOLO says you don't have to count calories but then it emphasizes portion control -- seems like the same thing to me. It emphasizes eating "whole foods" rather than processed foods so roast pork is okay but sausage isn't. If you follow all their eating rules you end up consuming between 1300 and 1800 calories a day. It says you must eat three meals a day and take their supplements. There is no research confirming that any of this makes any difference for weight loss except calorie control.

    So, you can mimic the GOLO dietary recommendations by looking at a site like https://www.verywellfit.com/what-is-the-golo-diet-reviews-and-quick-facts-4150692 where they describe it. Remember, there's nothing magic about the GOLO plan and many of their claims are just so much woo.

    If it works for you as a crutch (and as one who walks either with crutches or an upright walker, far be it from me to downplay the effectiveness of crutches) then it's relatively harmless, especially if you don't spend money on the supplements.
  • LynnJ9LynnJ9 Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member
    I have been VERY successful just counting calories here in MFP. Lost 47 pounds over 2 years ago.
    (Did gain 19 pounds back during the covid shutdown, but back to counting calories to lose it again). I am a math teacher and the numbers of CICO is right up my alley.
    But I really need some new recipes that are low calorie and lower carb. I know I can Google them, I would love a variety in one place.
    I am wondering if GOLO has a great selection of easy to make, and good recipes. Maybe it worth signing up for them.
    So I was just curious if anyone had signed up for this diet, and what they thought of the recipes.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,886 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,886 Member
    LynnJ9 wrote: »
    I have been VERY successful just counting calories here in MFP. Lost 47 pounds over 2 years ago.
    (Did gain 19 pounds back during the covid shutdown, but back to counting calories to lose it again). I am a math teacher and the numbers of CICO is right up my alley.
    But I really need some new recipes that are low calorie and lower carb. I know I can Google them, I would love a variety in one place.
    I am wondering if GOLO has a great selection of easy to make, and good recipes. Maybe it worth signing up for them.
    So I was just curious if anyone had signed up for this diet, and what they thought of the recipes.

    Pinterest would let you pretty easily assemble a bunch of these in one place for use (do a search inside Pinterest to start, save anything that comes up that looks good).

    Another option, if you want full meal plans (which you didn't mention, I know) would be https://www.eatthismuch.com/ . Keto would be the closest choice on the main page (and I also know you didn't mention wanting to go *that* low carb), but if you go into the site further, you can customize your goals/preference at finer levels of detail.

    (No, I don't use it. I don't like structure. Just as truth in advertising, I did this, which is a process for gradually remodeling one's eating in the desired direction, but there are no meal or recipe suggestions whatsoever, so I doubt it would suit you.: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10636388/free-customized-personal-weight-loss-eating-plan-not-spam-or-mlm/p1).

    Best wishes!
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 22,055 Member Member Posts: 22,055 Member
    LynnJ9 wrote: »
    I have been VERY successful just counting calories here in MFP. Lost 47 pounds over 2 years ago.
    (Did gain 19 pounds back during the covid shutdown, but back to counting calories to lose it again). I am a math teacher and the numbers of CICO is right up my alley.
    But I really need some new recipes that are low calorie and lower carb. I know I can Google them, I would love a variety in one place.
    I am wondering if GOLO has a great selection of easy to make, and good recipes. Maybe it worth signing up for them.
    So I was just curious if anyone had signed up for this diet, and what they thought of the recipes.

    In your situation, I would borrow a bunch of low carb cookbooks from my library and buy the one(s) I liked the most.

    My library system had 264 results.

    Speaking of libraries, mine has opened back up, yay!
  • kimny72kimny72 Member Posts: 15,361 Member Member Posts: 15,361 Member
    Please don't reward a company selling pills by buying them just to get recipes. There are tons of low carb cookbooks out there!
  • LynnJ9LynnJ9 Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member Member, Premium Posts: 402 Member
    Thanks for all the great ideas on recipe sources
  • Nbaker0909Nbaker0909 Member Posts: 102 Member Member Posts: 102 Member
    Look on Pinterest at Optavia Lean and Green meals. It’s a weight loss program (I didn’t use it but know people that did). The lean and green meal is the one meal a day participants cook instead of eating the optavia snacks (so you can make the meals without buying anything from the program). The lean and green meals are low carb and low calorie. A lot of them look yummy and easy to make. They might be a nice change of pace from your usual rotation of dinners.
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