The problem with most diet or weight loss programs is that they are too scientific. Yes, they are because you need to plan your meals and nutrients with military precision and walk around with a kitchen scale to weigh everything to the last gram.
Who has time for that. Plus, most diet or nutrition plans are based on theories that sound like out from Star Trek, nothing easy and down to earth or applicable in real life.
That’s why even the best programs do work for a while but not forever, simply because they are not practical or sustainable, setting you up for rebounds and failures.
My condition prior discovering this program was very much a run-of-the-mill situation so common with people trying to lose weight.
I had problem with my bodyweight through my life, always having to keep in check my calories and watching every bite.
Results would come and go and I could never find a way to reach my ideal bodyweight and keep it there. I bet it sounds familiar to you.
You try with a diet or a weight loss plan, you even workout, then go through a phase of excitement and even get some results, only to bounce back to your old self once more and start over again.
The most difficult part of losing weight is actually keeping your body weight low once you get there. Not that losing weight is easy at all to begin with, at least with traditional programs, but I found that it pales comparing to keeping your results permanent.
This constant yo-yo of brief success and failure slowly wears you down and eventually you give up. Been there, done that.
Now, let me tell you how the Cinderella Solution is completely different from anything that I tried before. Not only is it dead simple and easy to follow, it is also sustainable in the long run because it is a healthy eating blueprint before anything else.
If you’re running out of motivation, read my complete review of the Cinderella Solution. It’s a game changer. It worked for me even when I thought I tried it all before. You’ll be sorry if you miss this guide to weight loss.
What Is The Cinderella Solution?
The Cinderella Solution is a simple and practical weight loss program designed on a flavor-paring method that removes the need for calorie counting and resets your metabolism by optimizing Estrogen, Cortisol and Insulin levels. It is a safe, science-based plan for quick yet lasting results.
The diet program lasts for 28 days and is divided into two 14-day phases, the “Ignite” and “Launch” phases, but it can be repeated as required until your targeted body weight is reached.
Workouts are totally optional and consist of 8 to 20-minute gentle movement sequences designed to work for the female metabolism, not testosterone-filled high intensity workouts for men.
They can be done at home with your own body weight and simple gear such as light dumbbells, no home gym or membership required.
In short, the dietary and exercise plans were adjusted to restore to optimal working order the all important health hormones insulin, cortisol and estrogen, allegedly turning their clock back to more youthful times.
The Cinderella Solution was created for all women in mind without age restrictions, from late 20’s all the way up to 60’s and mature age, in order to restore a healthy body weight, and the plan is re-doable as needed.
This review will detail how this program works and whether it could be the right solution for your weight loss goals. Stay tuned with me and you’ll find out why this incredibly simple program is unique.
UPDATE – The Cinderella Solution has been re-designed with a larger workout video library, a much improved Quick Start Guide and a handy Cinderella Solution Accelerator component.
Aside from the standard program, if you wish you can also add a nutritional supplement or an extensive nutritional guide called “Food Lover’s Recipe Book” which includes a wider range of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Within the Food Lover’s guide you also find an extra 22-page “Guilt-Free Dessert Guide”.
The plan is digital and offers several PDF manuals and video tutorials, all available through download and online access, no home delivery, and it comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. As an extra option, you can also have access to the author and 24-hour customer support team, but you need to pay extra for it.
Who Is The Cinderella Solution Ideal For?
This program was designed by a woman for women with a dietary and workout approach that is suitable for the female metabolism thanks to very simple nutritional guidelines that eliminate the need for complicated calorie counting.
The plan is ideal for women who have already tried losing fat the traditional way before, that is counting calories and eating salads with boiled rice, ladies who may have lost some weight at first but then quickly regained it.
The mix-and-match food combinations are a tested method for burning fat in a natural way without worrying too much about counting calories at every bite, making it a tastier and more enjoyable experience than robot-like, calorie-based diet plans.
Women who are worried about the long term practicality of a plan and who want a fun and enjoyable blueprint to fat loss that can be repeated in cycles until maintenance mode may find this program attractive.
How Does It Work?
The Cinderella Solution started off from the observation by Carly Donovan that certain countries do seem to display lower levels of body weight and obesity problems despite eating starchy foods or drinking wine or indulging in any other desirable food.
Countries like Spain or Japan, where they eat fats and carbs or drink wine but whose inhabitants display a healthy low body weight and impressive longevity.
The reason for this apparent contradiction is in the way the Spanish, Japanese or other people eat their foods, mixing them in one meal in the right combinations, without a care about calories but the feel of satiety and satisfaction.
The flavor/food mix and match combinations that come from the gastronomic culture of these countries all share one common factor, taming hunger in a more efficient and effective way.
Hunger is still the main culprit that leads people to over eat, as the feeling of satiety kicks in with a delayed lapse from the moment when you should really stop eating.
In a normal, calorie-restricting scenario, trying to diet in the traditional way can only backfire, since the less you eat, the hungrier you become, thus making you slip into bingeing and yo-yo weight rebounds.
Flavor Pairing For Weight Loss
However, the right foods combined in the right way increase the feeling of satiety BEFORE you have a chance of over eating and can also leave you feeling satiated for longer, meaning less cravings and no bingeing later on.
This simple food pairing strategy alone can naturally help you lose fat to healthy levels, as it tackles the hunger and satiation response at root level.
In the Cinderella Solution foods are divided into four basic groups: Prime Proteins, Power Carbs, Royal Fats and Angel Carbs. The meal plans give you an outline and suggestions on the meal but you can design your own based on your preference.
From each of the four groups you have a long list of foods to pick from, which makes the program flexible and suitable for all palates.
Few Cinderella Solution Recipes
This is just a small sample of the combinations available in the program:
- Green Tea and Mint
- Chickpeas and Olive Oil
- Salmon and Asparagus
- Ricotta Cheese and Berries
- Greek Yogurt and Sweet Potatoes
- Chocolate Cashew Smoothies
- Apples and Chocolate
- Chicken Salad
- Walnuts and Raspberries
- Tilapia and Vegetables
- Fish and Garlic
- Lamb And Apricot Slow Cooker Stew
- Caveman Meatball Sub
- Real healthy Orange Chicken
- Italian Green beans And Eggs
- Real Healthy Meatloaf
And in case you wonder, you are allowed the occasional glass of wine but only when the program tells you that it’s OK to do so.
Insulin Cortisol and Estrogen In Women
In addition to a poor, western diet that does a poor job of making people feel satiated soon enough, women have to contend with hormones that go progressively off balance from their early 20’s onward.
When young, insulin regulates sugar more efficiently, keeping your body fat in check with a slim figure. Not only that, but cortisol levels are lower thanks to less stress from responsibilities while estrogen runs in free flow, resulting in smooth skin and shiny hair.
According to Carly, the young age is a window of opportunity nature has given women to find a suitable mate, after which priorities shift to making and raising babies, for which a plumper body is more suitable, without a care for aesthetics.
This may be true, but diet, life style and lack of exercise plus natural aging also play a part in it, not just breeding.
Regardless, the two-step fat loss flavor pairing strategy described in the program is designed to revitalize the female metabolism, while burning fat and offsetting the ill effects of modern diet and life style on insulin, cortisol and estrogen.
The Shokuiku And Flavor Pairing Inspiration
I found the theory part of the program fascinating. For the design of the Cinderella Solution, Carly Donovan has drawn inspiration from the stats of Japanese women who live to an average of 87-years-old, 10 more of their western counterparts, and are on average 42 pounds lighter than American women.
While researching with her team and conducting interviews with scientists, doctors, endocrinologists and government officials abroad, she came to the conclusion that the Shokuiku nutritional policy backed by the Japanese government since 2005 was responsible for the remarkable health, low body weight and longevity of the Japanese population.
The Shokuiku campaign was initiated by the Japanese government precisely to offset the ill effects that western fast food culture was having in Japanese society.
Shokuiku translates as food education and comprises not just social aspects like eating at home, bringing families to eat together or stopping eating ready-made meals at convenience stores, but also offered practical guidelines on making food, choosing where the food comes from and creating flavor.
Specifically, flavor-pairing rituals were drawn out to turn simple foods into winning combinations that satiate without over eating, creating a metabolic and hormonal balance within.
As a results, the Japanese went back on track with their bodyweight while living longer, all because of simple but strategic food pairing combinations. These combinations, which are borrowed and adapted in the Cinderella Solution program, can be surprising because they do not entail avoiding carbs or even chocolate and wine at all, like most other programs would have you to do.
But while Japan is the country that gave this food paring rituals a name, Shokuiku, other countries too follow similar food combination guidelines without even realizing it, as they are part of the cultural heritage. Healthy contries like like Spain, where they regularly drink wine.
By cross checking data between these countries, Carly and her team spotted a common pattern: women did NOT:
- Do boring cardio or high intensity workouts.
- Eat bland food or follow complicated calorie counting.
- Buy pills or supplements.
However, they all followed simple flavor pairing rituals using the right foods throughout their day, without a care about planning, working out or spending money.
All in all, the Cinderella Solution uses 4 of the 11 Shoku-Iku flavor pairing rituals that Carly came across, those best suited and most effective to the job. One such ritual is the evening “Fat-Flush Tea” so you too can start losing weight as you sleep, or few dessert spices that trick insulin into using sugars for energy rather than fat storage.
One of the most effective food paring strategies described in the program is the carb-pairing: by combining different carbs together (without proteins) you can target some of the most embarrassing female problem areas like “muffin top”, “back-fat” and “cottage-cheese thighs”.
This combination resets insulin, cortisol and estrogen to healthy levels, promoting fat loss.
Cinderella Solution Weight Loss Program Description
The diet program runs on two 14-day phases called “Ignite” and “Launch”, for a total of 28 day, which can be repeated in cycles as needed.
The two phases work in a slightly different way: in the Ignite phase you are supposed to eat 3 meals a day, while in the Launch phase you’ll be eating 4 meals a day.
Both phases include 14 different meal plans for each day of the phase, no room for guesswork, including bonus recipes to spice up and vary the standard meal plans.
Very thoughtfully, the author has also included custom options for vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians, lacto and ovo in all combinations.
The Cinderella Solution may be simple in its method, but nothing is left to change for its correct implementation, as it offers a clear step by step meal planning blueprint that not only does not need calorie counting, but also tells you what to eat for each and every meal of the plan for 28 days.
The Program Workouts
While not compulsory, the program offers a gentle workout protocol for women designed to be done at home with just a pair of dumbbells and a little space.
These are mild sequences of moves that gently coax your body into greater fitness, boosting fat loss and improving muscle tone without the strain of high intensity workouts designed for men, which can be too much to handle for the majority of women.
The workouts are supported by a new 60-video tutorial online library (formerly 50 videos) that you can access from your smartphone or PC through the Movement Sequencing Guide workout manual, which you can also download for safe-keeping so you do not need to go streaming every time.
Workout frequency is flexible depending on your goals and amount of weight to lose, but each session typically lasts from 8 to 20 minutes and is as mild as it can get, no macho straining required.
These routines are designed around the female metabolism and structured in sequences, as the name suggests, that is flowing from one specific exercise to the next. The manual recommends one cycle every other day for beginners and up to 2 cycles three days in a row for the more experienced, followed by a rest day.
There are fifteen workouts in the program, each one containing 6 to 10 exercises, while each exercise is clearly demonstrated in the video library with the correct number of repetitions or time frame.
You can access the the Cinderella Solution Video Library on an online page directly from the Movement Sequencing Guide, each video showing how to perform the exercise correctly and, if you need to watch them again in future, you can also download them in your device in mp4 format to save you time from streaming again or if you don’t want internet connection.
Cinderella Solution Results And Testimonials
The Cinderella Solution is a genuine program with true before and after testimonials, as all the pictures of the testimonial ladies are unique to the program and not stock photos used on dozens of other websites, as often is the case with some phony programs.
There are plenty of authentic testimonials because the program has already been around for a while, hence it’s had enough time to accrue a solid base of satisfied customers.
Genuine and real is also, of course, author Carly Donovan who has been in the weight loss business for many years, of whom you can read more further down.
Program Components – UPDATE
The Cinderella Solution is a digital program comprising several PDF manuals and online videos that you can access through a download. The basic package comes always with a 60-day money back guarantee, but you can also opt in to have access to the author and 24-hour customer support team for en extra fee. Here is a breakdown:
Cinderella Solution PDF Main Manual
The old 76-page manual has been expanded to 93 pages. It contains improved information on weight loss hormones and female metabolism. The theory part of the plan with lists of foods and food combos taken from healthy countries where being over weight is less of an issue.
Quick Start Guide
The old 17-page booklet has been expanded to 52 pages. This is a much richer guide to help you start implementing the system right away without going through all the theory first, which you can always read later. This new Quick Start Guide includes all of the recipes you need.
The Cinderella University Book – DISCONTINUED.
The Movement Sequencing Guide
The optional workout part of the program, a 30-page manual with exercises to be done in a specific order, each exercise described with a link to its relative video tutorial for better grasping. No need for gym memberships or home gyms: a pair of dumbbell and a yoga mat will do the job.
Bonus Daily Nutrition Blueprint – DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED BY the
Food Lover’s Recipe Playbook
The old manual was a 98-page manual describing the very same foods and meal plans the author used for her own 84 lbs weight loss as well as extra bonus recipes. The new Food Lover’s Recipe guide is an improved version of the previous manual with extra recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a 22-page dessert recipe manual. Note this is an extra, the standard Quick Start Guide included in the program already includes all the recipes you need.
Workout Video Library
Connected to the Movement Sequencing Guide through an online page, these exercise video tutorials have been increased from 50 to 60.
The Cinderella Solution Accelerator – NEW
This is probably the best of the new components of the updated Cinderella Solution, which is being offered for free. This is the distillation of the most successful and fastest weight loss case-studies of the Cinderella Solution program and it reveals the steps these ladies followed to achieve their results.
The idea behind this new component is to offer new customers the same blueprint that these successful women followed in order to achieve the same results, fast. All these ladies did something that gave their metabolisms a boost in the first 3 weeks of the program, leading to consistent results.
Basically, over the last year, Carly and her team asked 200 women to document which flavor-pairing rituals they used most until the end of the program and then picked the 50 most successful women, those who safely lost the most weight in the shortest time.
The Cinderella Solution Accelerator is basically a short-cut, or a Master Plan, to the most effective way to use the Cinderella Solution guidelines, particularly in regard to the first 3 weeks.
This new addition to the program uses the most effective and easy to prepare meals, effectively speeding up the the way to a new, slimmer and lighter body.
The new Cinderella Solution Accelerator package is free and included in the program, and it includes:
- The 21-day Kick-Start Nutrition Guide
- The Accelerator Main Manual
- The Accelerator Movement Sequencing Book
The Movement Sequencing Book is particularly useful for women who also want to workout as part of an effective weight loss strategy. They are not compulsory, but these 8-minute home workouts are designed specifically for women who want to lose weight faster than simply by following the nutritional guidelines.
However, while not compulsory, these sequences are recommended by the author as gentle routines to faster results.
About Carly Donovan
Carly Donovan is a female fat loss specialist from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She has been in the weight loss business for the last 10 years and has built a reputation of success with women’s fat loss goals, as you can see from her Spreaker account.
Being herself formerly over weight, she has experienced all the ups and downs of weight rebounds and short-span success through traditional calorie-counting diets, until she developed her own flavor-paring strategy.
You can find out more about Carly on her Instagram account.
Closing Thoughts – What I Really Think Of It
The Cinderella Solution is a fun and simple solution to female fat loss with clear step by step guidance on foods but without the dreaded calorie-counting.
Its effectiveness is based on strategic food pairing as used in the gastronomy of healthy countries, generally devised to satiate sooner rather than later, thus preventing overeating while balancing hormones in the process.
And, author Carly Donovan goes the extra leg by giving her customers access to her in person, a 24-hour customer support team and a 60-day money back guarantee, should you not be happy for any reason.
With an optional mild exercise plan designed for women that does not need any equipment or gym membership and can be done at home, the Cinderella Solution is a very feasible fat loss plan for women who want a realistic blueprint without any boring, robotic calorie-counting or over the top, hard core workouts more suited for men.
Cinderella Solution FAQs
Is The Cinderella Solution A Scam Or Is It Legit?
The Cinderella Solution is NOT a scam and certainly is legit. It was designed by a knowledgeable author with a vast experience on female weight loss and results to show for.
Any side effects using Cinderella Solution?
Cinderella Solution in a completely natural fat loss protocol based on simple food pairing for sustainable body weight management in the long run. However, always consult your doctor for advice first, if you think you have pre-existing condition.
How do I know if the Cinderella Solution will work for me?
I recommend doing your own research first and cross-check customers’ testimonials and reviews from other sources to make sure this program suits your requirements and life style.
Does Cinderella Solution Really work?
The Cinderella Solution program has been around a long time now, enough to have generated countless positive testimonials. However, everyone is unique and results may vary.
What is the price of Cinderella Solution?
Right now, the plan comes at $37.00.
Where can I buy the Cinderella Solution?
You can get it only at the official website: https://www.cinderellasolution.com
Can I return the program if it is not for me?
Sure you can. Cinderella Solution comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.
Deborah loves keeping fit and staying so for life. She’s been training for the last 12 years and has a simple goal: making it as simple as possible for women to find out about the best training and dieting methods for their goals.