What is the Rodial Crash Diet?
If sticks, gel and a smoothie are your idea of a diet plan, there’s a new product just for you: The Rodial Crash Diet Kit. The picture on the box of a bottomless naked woman holding a pink measuring tape around her waist might be an indication that this product is more sexy, than healthy, but the fact that Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton are connected to Rodial products may keep celebrity-diet-secret-seekers clamoring for the Kit. The mass appeal for this two-week ‘diet’ is astonishing given it’s obvious drawbacks for creating a healthy lifestyle, but tell that to the 2,000 people on the waiting list for the diet pack after it launched at Bloomingdale's in New York City last month.
Does The Rodial Crash Diet work?
Clearly Rodial is not being misleading, it’s a crash diet, and it’s called a crash diet. So let’s talk about results. Can you truly lose 6 inches in 2 weeks like the marketing for the product suggests? The verdict is still out. With the product so new, only one taste test stateside could be found readily online and no “dramatic weight loss” was realized. However, another trial by Liz of The Beauty and the Feast in the UK did report “4 pounds gone in 10 days.” What happened after 10 days was not reported and we all know about fluctuating water weight.
The Real Deal
The Rodial Crash Diet Kit is nothing more than a detox plan comprised of herbs, stimulants, and metabolic enhancers in the Sticks, a 100-calorie Smoothie sachet, and a high-end skin-firming product, the Gel. It is not for long-term use or significant weight or fat loss. The reason is simple. When you’re replacing a meal with a 100-calorie Smoothie, you are bound to lose weight. Add to that the Sticks: a powdered cocktail of caffeine-containing extracts and diuretic herbs and your body loses water weight. The Gel, if it works, does its jobs, but there are no sustained health benefits for an external gel. And unlike most herbal detox plans, the harsh chemicals, artificial sweeteners and colors and thickeners in each of the products in the kit are far from natural.
If you’re considering it seriously, you need to know what you’re getting your body into. As listed on its website, each step in the program is explained below, along with its (scientifically unsupported) ingredients found here:
Crash Diet Sticks help speed fat burning and eliminate water retention all in one.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, L-Carnitine Tartrate, Green Coffee Seed Dry Extract, Guarana Seed Dry Extract, Black Tea Leaf Dry Extract, Green Tea Leaf Dry Extract, Meadowsweet Floral Part Dry Extract, Cherry Stalk Dry Extract, Ash Leaf Dry Extract, Flavor, Anticaking Agent: Silicon Dioxide, Sweeteners: Sucralose And Potassium Acesulfame.
Crash Diet, a gel scientifically proven to help break down stubborn fat build up by promoting drainage and reducing fluid retention in the body.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Polysorbate 80, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Galactoarabinan, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Carnitine, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Caffeine, Soy Isoflavones, Decapeptide-2, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Farnesol, CI 15510 (FD&C Orange No.4), CI 17200 (FD&C Red No.33).
Crash Diet Smoothie, a low-calorie protein shake… [are] meal replacement smoothies [that] will help sustain energy and keep hunger at bay.
Ingredients: Crash Diet Smoothie: Milk Proteins (Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin), Banana, Strawberry Powder (Strawberry, Maltodextrin), Acidifying: Calcium Citrate And Citric And Malic Acids, Thickeners: Pectin And Xanthan Gum, Dye: Plain Caramel, Maltodextrin, Juice Concentrate Beetroot, Natural Flavors, Grape Extract, Salt, Sweetener: Sucralose And Acesulfame Potassium.
Are you attracted to The Rodial Crash Diet or would you burn it