The Diet Solution

the-diet-solutionThe Diet Solution Program was created by Isabel De Los Rios, a nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle coach based in New Jersey.

De Los Rios says that her plan gives dieters a way to change eating habits for life, develop a long term eating strategy and not just modify the diet temporarily.

The Diet Solution is based on the principle of metabolic type which categorizes dieters into three groups, each which has its own distinct dietary guidelines.

The Diet Solution Program is now called The Beyond Diet.

The Diet Solution Basics

The first thing dieters are advised to do is to set up the mind for success. You should spend some time thinking about what you want to achieve in regards to your health, your weight and your life, then write down specific goals and visualize yourself achieving them.

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A Success Story

Dieters are informed that there are three steps that have to be followed in order to achieve their ideal weight.

  • Eating in accordance with metabolic type.
  • Staying within ideal calorie ranges.
  • Consuming a variety of high quality food.

In order to determine metabolic type dieters undertake a series of questions. Dieters are then categorized as a protein, carb or mixed type. Each type requires ideal amounts and varieties of healthy proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Detailed meal plans are provided for each type.

Dieters are encouraged to rethink the idea of snacks and to choose nutritious alternatives such as raw nuts, boiled eggs, fruits and raw vegetables.

Dieters are also made aware of the dangers of hydrogenated fats and are advised to strictly eliminate any foods containing them such as many crackers, chips, cookies, cereals, and margarine. Processed soy foods are also to be avoided.

One glass of alcohol is permitted per week, preferably red wine, however ideally alcohol should be eliminated completely. Two cups of coffee are allowed daily. Stevia is the only recommended sweetener.

It is recommended to keep a food journal, which will help you identify which foods and meals make you feel good and satisfied and which don’t, so that you can fine-tune your diet.

Recommended Foods

Ideal foods for The Diet Solution will vary depending on the dieter’s metabolic type.

Some of the recommended foods include: organic meat and poultry, organic eggs, fish, raw dairy products, raw nuts and seeds, fruit, vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, flaxseed, avocado, sprouted breads, stevia, raw chocolate.

A supplement of omega 3 oil such as salmon, cod liver, krill or flaxseed is strongly encouraged.

Sample Diet Plan



2 poached eggs
1 cup sautéed spinach
1 pear

Morning Snack

2 Tablespoons almond butter
1 green apple
Celery sticks


4 ounces grilled chicken
Salad with romaine, tomato, cucumber
1 cup asparagus
2 teaspoons olive oil
Apple cider vinegar

Afternoon Snack

1 ounce raw walnuts
6 baby carrots
½ cup blueberries


4 oz salmon
1 cup steamed broccoli
Green salad

The Diet Solution Exercise Recommendations

De Los Rios recommends an exercise program that includes components of strength and cardiovascular exercise including interval training,

The download package includes 3 exercise E-Books which include clear instructions and photographs of the exercises.

Costs and Expenses

The Diet Solution Program is no longer available but has been updated and rebranded as The Beyond Diet.

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  • Each meal includes high quality protein, which reduces hunger and maintains muscle mass while dieting.
  • Emphasizes foods high in the heart-healthy omega 3 fats.
  • Encourages the intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Includes meal plans and a wide selection of tasty recipes.
  • Meal plans can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
  • Teaches dieters how to select healthy foods in appropriate portion sizes.
  • Increases awareness of how different foods affect the body.
  • Explains many different aspects of good nutrition.
  • Encourages the intake of pure water.


  • Some nutrition experts have disputed the validity of the metabolic type.
  • Does not provide vegetarian meal plans.


This diet plan is highly nutritious and is based on the most recent scientific knowledge in relation to weight loss and nutrition.

The program is geared towards long term success that will not only allow dieters to achieve their ideal weight but also increase knowledge about nutrition and their health in the process.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
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  1. Traci

    From what I can tell this should be a good program. I am wondering though can anyone tell me if Isabel covers things like alcohol wine spirits, and other natural sweetners like Stevia? What about bubbly bottled water.

  2. Anne

    Started the program 9 days ago. Once I figured out the download (it is in what appears to be a cover letter) and I spent about a week sifting through the information and really working out what was best for me. In the first 5 days I lost 3.5lbs. I have never been hungry or craved sugar. I am only trying to loose the last few baby pounds (about 10lbs in all) and I am a healthy eater (always eat organic and never any processed food), I found this an easy transition, but it has helped boost my metabolism, I have more energy, my skin is clearer and I feel great. Maybe its all the coconut oil I am now consuming. I highly recommend this program.

  3. Maddie

    The program appears to be sound and effective. I have not ordered, however, for $49.95 you would not be receiving hard copies. The online offer only states download. For the most part online merchants are good at explaining (after you make your purchase of course) how to download. Merchants could be a little more upfront or rather more detailed in explaining delivery of the product even before the purchase is made. There are many people out there unfamiliar with this process. This is not like gassing up your car.

  4. Fran

    After I paid for the program and went to “instant access” I kept getting more pages of ads for additional products that I did not want. Now I cannot access the information that I did pay for. I thought I would get an email with a link to the info. I don’t know what to do and I am not happy.

  5. Randi

    I just purchased this program. I received a confirmation # but no way to access the download. Can someone help out? Has anyone figured it out?

  6. Stacey Rutherford

    I did not receive an email with the download.

  7. Stacey Rutherford

    I ordered the $4.95, 21 day trial. The money has been taken out of my account, but I don’t know how to find the ebooks to download. Could you please help me. Thank you, Stacey.

  8. Lorrie Holifield

    I’m not sure how I feel about the diet solution. I’ve just purchased the program from the Facebook link only no information was given to me about how to obtain the books that I just bought. My money was taken but no other information was offered to me about how to download the books. I also cannot find a phone number for someone to call that I may ask questions about how to get the books. Can someone please tell me where to look and how to download the books?

    • ted

      Did you receive an email confirmation of your order? There should be links in there to download.

  9. Brian

    It took forever to receive this book, after several email correspondence I felt as if I might have been scammed. nearly six weeks after ordering this book I finally was able to speak to someone and begin the process of tracking my order. The problem seems to originate in that the product is a download and not something your mailman brings. Something that is easily missed in the reading largely because it isn’t until you move through the ordering process that you find out. Now unfortunately you have already given your credit card info and the order is in progress I believe somewhere in this there is an offer to get a hard copy and some other books on exercise and tips to achieve your goals. These tips came in the order of a flier inserted in the package to access another web page that feeds you info the book already contains. This seems to exceed a casual glitch in the machine, more like a bamboozle in disguise. Oddly enough this product would have been successful had it not been mired in a maze of confusion and deceit. Gone is the traveling snake oil salesman usher in the computer shell game.
    I’ll post again when I get a bit of time in with this new change of habit diet plan that metabolic typing is a new area for me sought of pioneering this new territory,

    I’ll either be a land Barron or a fool with an arrow in his back {metaphorically speaking.}

  10. Rudy

    How much extra are the books if you want them in addition to the downloads?

  11. anneliese

    Hi, I just want to say.. this is basically a low-carb diet.. ie.. South Beach.. they all have the same rules… nothing new. It is probably going to tell you to have six meals.. protein and veggie.. minimal carb intake which would equal fewer calorie intake. In regards to having less arthritic pain.. ie inflammation.. it might be someone has a food allergy..that causes an inflammatory response in the body. I recommend the South Beach Diet.. because it is created by a medical doctor. I am sceptical to buy anything that is not someone with a medical degree or Dietician Degree.

  12. jasmin maria

    Hi everyone. I just happened to watch this b/c i was on I’m actually a pretty, thin, petite woman with an athletic build who used to suffer from chronic allergies, asthma, fatigue etc. I also started seeing cellulite forming and wanted to fight back. So I eliminated a lot of the junk foods (that at the time I didn’t realize was even junk), substituting it with the good stuff (like what diet solutions talks about) and that actually caused huge results for me. The way I found out about this type of eating (and all other sorts of precious info) was through lots of money spent on holistic doctor’s, spiritual retreats, YOGA, self development courses, all recommended by people I talked to (some strangers) who I could tell were genuine, sincere and educated. MOST were fit, older than me (by at least 7-15 years) and looked my age 28 or younger and told me about books to read, etc. Finally now with acupuncture (by Dr. Fiona Kelly, Las Vegas, NV which is over 3 thousand years old) I have put all the pieces together and it all boils down to one thing. FOOD can either be poison or medicine to the body. THERE IS SO MUCH ACCURATE/and inaccurate INFO OUT THERE, that if you yourself are not educated and surrounded by others who are also educated through experiences of their own or know a little that they can share and point you in the right direction etc… you will GET LOST and be taken advantage of or want to quit and give up. THE DIET SOLUTION IS giving you ancient INFORMATION IN A MODERN WORLD. They talk about grains (I’m sure) some of you have no idea how to prepare let alone ever even heard of. Do a lil research on the history of these grains and you’ll see what I mean by ancient. This info HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE before CLEOPATRA days (u see how long ago that is?). Science is now catching up and the results alone speak for themselves through people WHO ARE THE living proof both for the ones who eat junk (poison) and the ones who don’t (medicine). There is much to say about a person’s metabolism who eats whatever they want (that excludes poison foods) and remains thin, healthy, strong without much effort and of course a lil enjoyable moderate exercise (ie:sex, sports, a hobby, dancing, something/anything active ;-)! For those Vegetarians THERE ARE PLENTY OF PROTEINS (legumes, beans, nuts, seeds etc) that are not meat based, but may require extra work on your end, especially if science proves that you should be eating flesh. I used to be vegan but I prefer to eat meat based on my new knowledge and the improvements I have seen in my health, energy and vitality. However in the future I may be inclined to seek alternative sources of proteins once I have regulated my metabolism. I recommend that ANYONE try this because I am living proof since I have been eating like this since my grandmother’s time. It works. APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE YOU ACQUIRE…. put it into action. MAke the Adjustment! Otherwise why even learn about it or even complain?

  13. Sherri

    I, like others, will buy it when it comes in a hard copy. Hopefully the administrator of this site will take notice.

  14. Cynthia

    I would love to order this program. But I would prefer a paper back book. I work on a computer all day, do not want to look at it more, when I get home. If they become available in hardback, Please e-mail and I will definitely order. Thanks

  15. Open Speaker

    This thing works. Not because I tried, but because that a few years ago I was living in Asian countries and now that I’m in the US, I’ve carried the Asian diet here. And guess what? I eat just like how the diet here talks about, and I never gain a pound. People ask how I can eat so much without gaining weight, but I just don’t know what they’re talking about. In my family, my parents would make food with fresh products bought from the market instead of food that can be quickly cooked and those are the REAL food, and without even realizing it I’ve been following this weight loss program. So without doubt, and I am a living example, this program works!

  16. cathy

    i purchased the e book am i am on the program i am enjoying all the new knowledge and i will tell u in 3 week my arthritis pain is 80 percent better no jokes and i feel great alittle hard to get used to not eating all the carbs i want but all things worthwhile take some work and has challenges i love my decision to purchase the program i will update later look forward to some support…

  17. michelle g

    I didn’t purchase anything I just watched the video accidentally one day while researching information for an essay. I listened to what was explained and adopted their principles.I’m 37yrs old with 4 kids and have adjusted my eating according to the recommendation. I’m impressed that with a little effort and no exercise I’ve lost 9kg in 4 months. Quite incredible really as I don’t adhere to diets at all if I am hungry.

  18. Boo

    Downloaded with ease from the site last night. Just started on program and will let you know progress. Seems pretty straightforward to me. Awesome that my dietary type is mixed.

    As for those people not receiving a download – if you listened to the video or even read what was said on the video, then you would have realised and known to scroll to the end of the webpage.

  19. Christina

    GREAT PROGRAM!!! I rated this program 5 out of 5 stars. My first week on the 14 Day plan, I lost 6 lbs and that’s after I was following the main plan for 3 weeks. I’m eating cleaner and loving it. Food tastes different now that it’s clean and my low blood sugar is finally under control! I feel fantastic….as of my last weigh in, I have lost 17 lbs total in 5 weeks. Not too bad! And I feel great! As far as the downloads….they were are the bottom of the page after you purchased them! Remember, scroll completely to the bottom of the page when you read!!!!

  20. Dee Jay

    Okay, I tried to purchase and download again after reading heather’s comment. This time I tried purchasing the program using the link from this site and it worked. From my previous negative experience, I believe some of the links the Diet Solution has online are outdated, i.e. the promotion they were offering at the time is no longer valid and they have not notified Clickbank to stop processing purchase requests. But, it worked this time and I’m excited to try out the program!!!

    • ted

      The Diet Solution is an eBook and you have to follow the instructions to download it upon purchase it is not the diet solution’s fault that you are not computer or internet savy. The product is legitimate, real and people do get what they pay for but only when they follow instructions to download the product. Nothing will be sent to you.

  21. heather

    I paid, recieved the download links, no problem. I am, however, a bit disappointed to see my metabolic type is protein, since I’m a vegetarian. Not a fault of the program, but… well, there isn’t alot of protein choices available. I find I’m eating the same things over and over. I’m trying, and I am noticing I’m not as hungry as I used to be, which is great. No noticeable weight loss yet, but then, it’s only been three weeks or so.

  22. Dee Jay

    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT. I know you are only reviewing the product, not selling it, but you SHOULD NOT RECOMMEND a product that your readers cannot access after paying! I read the comments here and thought perhaps the people who did not receive the downloads were making mistakes and therefore unable to access their purchases. HOWEVER, after making the purchase when I clicked on the Access Product button, I was routed to a site that just gave me an error message. I then tried to access the download via ClickBank’s link and I received the same message. If this is not a scam, then the Diet Solution web team needs to get their ACT TOGETHER! Meanwhile, I’ll be posting this wherever I can.

  23. Elbell

    I never saw the answer to the question/comment about getting the books/manuals if you prefer. I am on a friends PC and I do not have one. I want to purchase the hard copy and the ones they show on the video. PLEASE!!



  25. Mel

    The site says you download the book – you don’t get anything in the mail. Whats the difference between reading a hard copy book and reading on your computer screen? All that matters is that you start the program and actually do it. I’ve lost about 2 pounds in my first week – just started Monday.

  26. Jeff

    I WAS going to order this program… but I decided not to because I’m a big whining crybaby and tecnologically challenged! You people are pathetic! This company is making things EXTREMELY simple for you to receive and start using immediately rather than having to wait the usual six weeks or so for crap you order online or from television. Do it and enough already with the stupids BBB and Attorney general threats!

  27. Mildred Ann De Simone

    I ordered the program and wanted the books. I paid $47 and did not get anything. I have tried calling and no one returns my calls. I am very disappointed because Diet Solutions has my money but I have NO product.

  28. cherylanne purcell

    I just ordered but wasn’t aware that it was a download I was expecting the books. How do I get the books all I have for a computer is a netbook it will not take a large download like this please help.

  29. dana cameron

    i paid for the diet solution & didnt receive the download program, am not happy at all..

  30. PridesAngel03

    WOW I haven’t ordered, but I listened! The flash slide show clearly state that you will receive NOTHING. That you will have INSTANT ACCESS online once payment is received. Why don’t people pay attention to anything they are reading or listening to anymore. All these complaints I see on here it’s OBVIOUS they just didn’t pay attention! GEEZ!!!

    I plan on doing the $4.95 21 day trial.

    I would prefer to have the hard copies of the books but can’t afford to pay the extra cost to get them. I’ll settle for the ebooks and email updates.

    Good Luck to all y’all that ordered. I wish you much success.

    Have a GREAT Day and Take Care!

    I gotta go throw out all my yogurt! UGH! LOL!

    PA03 ;o)

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Last Reviewed: January 10, 2017