41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miraculous!
I almost didn't try this weightloss plan. I'd bought the book and cynically thought "Whats the catch?" The 'catch' was the cost of the homeopathic spray - £50 for 2 bottles, from Amazon. This put me off, but I decided to read the book, nevertheless. But I was impressed with the reasoning behind the diet and by about chapter 3, I was online and ordering the spray! And I'm...
Published on 4 Jun 2011 by Ms. J. Goodman
46 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars all this info for free on the internet! DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY
Once again Leslie Kenton brings us another cutting edge, remarkable diet that she describes in ab-fab hyperbole and pushes hard. The thing is, this one isn't new. It's been around for over 50 years and there is a full and original manuscript by the creator available for free on the internet. So why line Leslie's pockets to buy her spin on the exact same thing? Her writing...
Published on 12 Jan 2011 by braeburn
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miraculous!,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I almost didn't try this weightloss plan. I'd bought the book and cynically thought "Whats the catch?" The 'catch' was the cost of the homeopathic spray - £50 for 2 bottles, from Amazon. This put me off, but I decided to read the book, nevertheless. But I was impressed with the reasoning behind the diet and by about chapter 3, I was online and ordering the spray! And I'm so glad I did!
I lost half a stone (7lbs) in the first 3 days (not counting the 2 'feast' days at the beginning of the plan). I'd lost 11 lbs by day 11 and over the 3 weeks of the diet itself, I lost 15lbs. On the days I was plateauing on the scales, I was losing inches from my belly, waist, hips and thighs. My bust has remained, thankfully! My cheekbones have made a reappearance, as has my waist. My Candida problem has vanished, my belly is almost flat, and I sleep more deeply and for longer. I had a couple of days when I could've eaten my own arm, but that was because I wasn't drinking enough water. As soon as I did, the hunger pangs and cravings went away. I didn't join the online support system, I just used the book as a guide. It's quite easy to follow once you know what you're doing. Just make sure you are organised and have time to do this properly. Having said that, I have a very busy social life and if I'd have waited until there was nothing in my diary, I would never have started it! I did my 2 feast days during the last 2 days of my holiday and started the actual diet on my return home. During that time, I had 4 meals out, due to various celebrations, and as long as I avoided carbohydrates and alcohol and stuck as closely to the diet as I could, I still lost weight, or at least stayed at the same weight for a day or two, before it started to come off again. I am hypothyroid and thought I would never be slim again. I am so happy, and so is my partner, who is delighted that I'm looking more like the woman he first met 20 years ago.
I'm just about to enter the 6 week consolidation period to 'fix' the new weight into my body. I may do another 3 weeks of the diet afterwards. I just have to find another £50 for more of the spray, but it's definitely worth it!
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Update,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)Thanks to this brilliant book, I've lost 25lbs since January 16. I've bought hundreds of books from Amazon over the years and this is the first time I've been moved to review anything. I was 14st 5lbs when I started and felt tired all the time - never seemed to have any energy and my zest for life was long gone. I was sceptical when I first read about this regime - it seemed a bit too far out there. But I as nothing else seemed to work, and there were so many positive reviews on Amazon already, I thought I'd give it a proper go.
I'm thrilled with the results. I didn't sign up for the support programme on the Cura Romana website - I did it only using the book. There's a quite a lot to get your head round but once you've read it, then re-read it so you understand exactly what you've got to do, it's easy as (eating) pie. Anyway, I found the explanations of the research behind the method, what I'd be doing and how it actually works helped to motivate me. But if you do buy the book, read it thoroughly and don't be tempted to skim passages or you might miss something crucial to the whole thing working properly.
The best part is that you just follow the simple instructions about how to take the homeopathic, and what to eat, and the programme does exactly what Leslie Kenton promises. Trust the research and go for it. Honestly, it's like the fat just melts away, but in all the right places. Five weeks ago, my stomach made me look six months pregnant - it's now virtually gone. I have a waist again! The normally hardest-to-budge fat is going ...
More pluses: my skin is fantastic, the dryness has gone. My hair and eyes are shining, nails strong, cuticles in good condition. Some annoying ailments have cleared up, eg joint pains in my hips and knees, stiff ankles in the mornings and also chronic hives, brought on by the temperature change every summer/winter for the past 10 years - gone. My energy levels are terrific, I'm sleeping well and the zest for life is back. I haven't felt this good for years. How can a way of eating that makes anyone feel - and look - so full of vitality be unhealthy?
I'm only half way there. At more than 12 stones, I still need to lose weight - I'm in the consolidation phase just now but planning to do another round of the Hgc in April. But at last I feel I'm in control of my health and weight. Hope this is helpful to anyone thinking of trying it.
As of beginning of August 2011: I did a second round of Hgc in May/June. I've lost another stone. Less this time than the first time, but that's ok. I'm on the way down. The point is that this works for me, so I'm happy. Planning a third round but probably not till January 2011 - I'm fine to spend another few months at about 11 and a half stones - especially having come down from 14st 5, my starting weight.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This actually works!,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I have never written a review on Amazon before. I came across Cura Romana by chance and read the book- I hadn't had a plan to go on a diet. The book is good and promises a lot - but so do many diet books. I do have weight to lose but I am not a good dieter. As the diet basically costs the price of the book and the homoeopathic drops which I don't think is very much at all compared to other diets or classes, I decided to give it a go.
I kept putting off the start because I didn't want to be disappointed and I also didn't really like the idea of just 500 calories a day. Then I took a big in-breath - and began.
Twelve days in I feel better than I have for years. I have dropped 5.4kgs already (I am on Day 10 of the calorie restricted part). More than this however, it is absolutely no effort - not one iota of will power has been needed. My food tastes good, I feel full and I never crave food - not even once. I still cannot believe that, not once, have I strongly wanted to take an extra mouthful of something or other.
I am sleeping soundly now, where I had night sweats and insomnia before. I feel cheerful and energetic instead of tired at the beginning of the day. Strange drops in energy I started to get (blood sugar?) before are just gone. My skin is better than its been for a long time.
I can only speak for myself obviously and I know no-one else personally who has gone through the Cura Romana programme. But I always have two lists and everything I buy or do goes onto one of those lists - 'Things That Don't Work' and 'Things That Do Work'. Leslie Kenton's Cura Romana has shot to the top of my 'Things That Do Work' list.
Some say that Cura Romana is more expensive than just reading Simeons and getting HCG drops. Maybe - but it can't be that much more as the homeopathic drops are just a one-off cost. And the thing is, I would never have found my way to Simeons on my own and it is the clear discussion in LK's book that has helped get me to this point. So, for me, my money is well spent.
Update 26th October.
I am now at the end of the 24 days tomorrow and have lost 9.5 kgs...about a stone and a half. And the three weeks was a pleasure in many ways - so simple and free of bouncing from one carbohydrate to the next. No hardship, just freedom!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate journey of reconnection with mind, body & spirit,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)This is not just a book, nor is it a mere diet - this is the ultimate journey of reconnection with mind, body and soul.
You will certainly lose pounds (I lost 38.8lbs (17.6kg) and inches (I lost a total of 27inches (69cm) from my body - but after being on the journey for a short time, it becomes about far more than just losing weight.
I began my journey after a lengthy battle with comfort eating where I had become totally disconnected from my body. I loathed my body - the look of it, how I felt in it and how it felt to touch. It was as though my mind, body and spirit had suffered a mass derailment and were steaming down different tracks. My Cura Romana Journey has acted as a junction, enabled me to realign and become one with my authentic self.
What now lies ahead for me is the excitement of finding out more about my whole self and that includes the foods that my body will thrive on.
There is much hype about HCG as a form of weight loss and many versions of it available, but nothing compares to what Leslie Kenton has spent years perfecting. Her years of experience, knowledge and passion for health and nutrition combined with her unique version of the HCG spray she has developed is something you need to experience for yourself to appreciate just what it can do.
Freedom from the battle with food and weight is far closer than you imagine. Xx
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing Book and Program,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I have read this book and followed the Cura Romana Weight Loss Plan twice now, and I would highly recommend both. The program outlined in this book enables the body to burn off stored fat at an amazingly fast rate (on average a half pound a day for women and one pound a day for men.) More than that, however, it takes you on a journey of personal growth where you come to appreciate your body - dare I say even like it? - and discover who you are at a deeper level. I'm in my mid 40s, and it helped me lose those stubborn extra 10 pounds and feel about 20 years younger. Aches and pains gone, skin radiant, energy levels soaring. I'm disappointed by the "reviewer" that turned the discussion to the legality of homeopathic medicine and away from what this book is really all about. I encourage anyone who has struggled with hopelessness around excess weight to pick up this book and discover the indescribable transformation that it can bring.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leslie Kenton - Cura Romana,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I did the HCG diet some time ago and it was fantastic but I hadn't lost everything I wanted to so when Leslie's book came out I decided I wanted to shift the last couple of pounds. Her book is very informative and, for some, the last pages of the book can be very inspiring. There is only one thing I don't like: if you have a specific problem on the diet that you cannot find the answers to in the book you are then really need to sign up for her mentoring program. For instance, some people do still have some hunger issues and there is nowhere in the book that she tells you how to handle this which I think is a little unfair especially when not everybody has the wherewithal to buy her mentoing program and sometimes it is only one issue that needs resolving so why do you want to pay out for a whole program? The idea of the do-it-yourself approach is fine till you hit the problems and unfortunately getting stressed out about them does not help you lose weight, in fact for a lot of people it can be the opposite. Similarly as I understand it you can't join the forum either without joining the program and I am just a little sick of being milked for my money!!
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works wonderfully!,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I have just finished the 45 day plan and I feel absolutely wonderful!I lost 31 lbs with no difficulty. I am a practicing homeopath and I fully endorse the use of this form of HCG vs. the western medicine version.I physically feel better than I have in years and had no complications from following the program. I would highly recommend it to not only my clients but also family.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Safe, Healthy and highly Effective,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I felt incredibly well on the diet and had boundless energy throughout. I immediately lost all cravings for processed foods and my palate quickly appreciated healthy choices.
Excellent for those of us who have yo-yo dieted and are dismayed by the prospect of losing a lot of weight YET AGAIN....and offers hope and sound advice for KEEPING it off for good!
Another huge plus for me was that I had lost weight practically every single day, which was hugely encouraging and inspiring.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best diet plan I have ever come across,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)I have reviewed, and tried, many diets and most of them have their good points. What is so effective about Cura Romana is that you lose weight, feel good and maintain the weight loss. It is not a quick fix but a new attitude and approach to eating and certainly I achieved my goal weight on the plan, something I have not managed to do before. An integral part of the plan is a homoeopathic spray to help curb weight loss and there is nothing mysterious or illegal about it - put simply it works, as do all other homoepathic remedies I have used from Arnica for bruising to Nux Vom for nausea. The programme has been designed to work synergistically and I certainly found the spray made a substantial difference to retraining my appetite. If you want a healthy way to lose weight then give this has been well thought out and researched.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of Leslie Kenton's Cura Romana diet,
This review is from: The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan (Paperback)One of the really surprising things about this quite stringent diet regime is the fact that it's possible to follow it with, at first minimal, and later no hunger. I lost 24 lbs in three weeks virtually without effort or discomfort - weight loss of a kind that's impossible on other regimes. The principle agency bringing this about can only be the hCG element - I have never responded to other homeopathic remedies in the way I did to this.
Almost as indispensable is, of course, Leslie's own input. Her patient, meticulous and solicitous guidance is an indispensable part of the process.
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The Cura Romana Weightloss Plan by Leslie Kenton (Paperback - 6 Jan 2011)