1. What is Body Wise? Is Body Wise a weight loss company? Are the products safe?
Body Wise International is a 20 year old company based in Irvine, California that manufactures and markets extremely high quality nutritional supplements. We manufacture our products in an FDA licensed facility, and we adhere to the GMP which is the gold standard for quality control of food, pharmaceuticals, and medical supply equipment. The designation is monitored by the FDA. We have products in 8 different categories including children’s health, women’s health, men’s health, heart health, immune support, anti-aging, general nutrition and weight management. None of our Body Wise Bootcamp products contain stimulants of any kind.
2. I’ve tried lots of programs and never kept the weight off. What makes your program different?
According to many studies, only 5% of people who go on a “diet” manage to keep the weight off. Our program is NOT a diet. We encourage you to eat when you are hungry – in fact we encourage you to avoid being hungry by eating more of the right things. Our program is a lifestyle change and we offer support and education to help you to continue to change and grow. Our own experience shows us that these changes are a process so we want to walk beside you at whatever stage you are at and help achieve your goals.
3. What does your program cost?
Our program is tailored to each client’s needs so there is no set price for our program. You only pay for the products you are using… there is never any charge for the coaching or support. Our program costs an average of $230 for the first month and $150 for the following months.
4. Can diabetics go on your program?
We always advise people with known medical conditions to consult with their doctor before going on any program. We have had many Type II Diabetics do our program with fabulous results. When someone with diabetes receives approval from their doctor to do our program, we start them on Phase 2 of our program and encourage them to monitor their blood sugar levels often. There is no conflict with what we are doing and with what your doctor wants to see you do. We just help you make those changes practical and offer you support as you do it!
5. Do you sell pre-packaged meals?
We don’t sell pre-packaged meals. We want you to own a new lifestyle that is realistic for the long term. Instead we offer menu plans and encourage you to prepare foods that you know you enjoy. Our menus have a wide variety of options and you make the final decision for your menu.
6. Do you have to eat weird food?
What do you mean by weird? If you mean do you have to eat foods that have mile-long ingredient lists full of unrecognizable chemical jargon trying to pass as “food” then no, you don’t. If you consider beans to be weird, then yes, it’s possible that you do. Our program is a return to simplicity in every way. We are going to help you return to real foods. Have you heard of “Perimeter Shopping”… that’s where do your shopping around the outer areas of the supermarket rather going down the middle aisles? That’s us. You don’t have a set menu full of exotic ingredients you haven’t heard of from across the ocean. You get to set your own menu with suggestions and help from us. Our goal is to help you succeed.
7. Is it an exercise thing?
We don’t supply an exercise program. We do encourage you to find physical activity that you enjoy. Only about 10% of the population enjoys working out on their own. For the rest of us, a social environment that makes moving enjoyable is going to be a much more successful strategy. Things like walking or running clubs, aquatics classes, a recreational soccer league, or a ladies kickboxing class are great ideas for most people. Many people need to lose 25 pounds or more before movement becomes comfortable. We can help with that.
8. I am nervous about Network Marketing companies. Do I have to sell anything? Am I committed to buying products every month?
No and No! The days of old-school pyramid schemes and high-pressure sales are long gone. Today the direct selling industry is a highly reputable industry. We are part of the DSA, a prestigious organization that monitors strict guidelines of ethics and business practice for Direct Sales companies. We are one of approximately 200 companies registered with the DSA. Networking is something we all do by referring a good book to a friend, or telling a co-worker about a great hairdresser we found. Marketing is simply the tool by which a company gets its products from the manufacturing point to the customer. Because we ship directly from our manufacturing facility to the customer, we save a lot of money and are able to reinvest thousands and thousands of dollars into the local economy by paying people for their referrals. You don’t have to refer and you certainly aren’t locked into monthly orders. We hope you enjoy your experience with us.
9. Money is tight these days so I’m not sure if I can afford the program. I heard there are ways to earn your products. Can you tell me more about that?
We have a great referral program. Talk to your coach about how it works, but for most people, if you can find 3 people to do the program with you, you will earn a referral bonus that will pay for the cost of the first month of your program. If you would like to continue earning referral money to pay for your product, you will need approximately 5 – 7 referrals ordering each month to cover your costs. Your consultant will be able to help you with the exact numbers.
10. Do I need to be in shape to do this program?
No, you don’t.
11. What kind of products will I be receiving?
The program includes Meal Replacement Élancé shakes based on time-release protein, Right Choice AM and PM supplements, Appétit (a natural, safe and non-stimulant based appetite control supplement), Petit Chocolates (chocolate hoodia chews to control cravings), a weight management guide, personal coaching, free online web support, daily motivational emails, weekly menus, and live support calls (held Tuesday nights at 8pm PST).