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PINK Method

A comprehensive nutrition and fitness program for women created by Cynthia Pasquella.

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  • Established: 2011

  • Founder: Cynthia Pasquella

  • Headquarters: New York City

  • Accessibility: Online, DVDs

  • Diet Type: Low-Calorie

  • Gender: Female

  • Celebrity Endorsements: Dr. Phil

  • Corporate Site: PinkMethod.com

BACKGROUND

P.I.N.K. Method is a new scientific weight loss system that released in the U.S. on November 28, 2011 via an episode of the Dr. Phil show. P.I.N.K. stands for Power, Intensity, Nutrition and Kardio. This is a comprehensive fitness and nutrition system, created by nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella, that allows women to lose weight, change their health for the better, and look their best.

The program is flexible and available for those who want to lose 10 pounds to 100 pounds. P.I.N.K. is designed for women of all ages and fitness levels as well. P.I.N.K. Method gives you lasting results through combining fitness and nutrition within the three different phases of the program. Each phase lasts three weeks and your workouts are adjusted to your body as it changes with the program. There are a total of four different meal plans to follow and 30 recipes included with the P.I.N.K. Method. The three different phases of the program are listed below:

  • P.I.N.K. Reset – Detoxifying and short term diet designed to jump-start your metabolism
  • P.I.N.K. Primary – Fat-fighting diet that reintroduces the body to high-energy foods
  • P.I.N.K. Preservation – Sustainable weight management program to keep the pounds off

When you become a P.I.N.K. Method VIP member, you will get lifetime access to the web site, a full 82-day program, diet and workout plans, trainer and nutrition support, and daily tracking tools. You can track your progress and never worry about missing a workout with the available email reminders.

For more information, and to sign-up, visit PINKMethod.com.

PRO
  • Comprehensive plan based on scientific research
  • Includes nutrition and exercise guides
  • Offers rapid results
  • Lifetime access upon VIP status
  • Created by a clinical nutritionist
  • Program changes with your body as you lose weight
  • Teaches better eating habits
  • Support throughout weight loss
  • Works for women of all ages
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Suitable for those with gluten intolerances
  • Diabetic-friendly
  • Shipping available to Canada
  • Workouts adaptable to meet varied physical needs

CON
  • Not available for men
  • Not for pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Designed only for those with "normal health"
DIET and NUTRITION

Clinical nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella works with you throughout the P.I.N.K. Method program on eating better. The program is said to have four different diets within one program and includes recipes created by world-renowned nutritionists. You will be able to properly fuel your body as you progress through the phases of the program.

The P.I.N.K. Method relies on a low-calorie, low-fat diet that focuses on whole foods. Pasquella prides herself on creating a plan that didn't eliminate any food groups and doesn't have any radical approaches to food. There's no guesswork, as P.I.N.K. members receive a daily blueprint, which outlines meal plans and workouts for each day, custom to you.

A day on P.I.N.K. Method might look like this:

  • Breakfast: One of 3 "P.I.N.K." smoothies made of hemp or whey protein powder, strawberries or beets, and other fruits and vegetables.

  • Lunch: Grilled chicken salad

  • Dinner: Fish or chicken with vegetables and brown rice. (Substitute quinoa for vegetarians.)

  • Dessert: Avocado chocolate pudding

The diet is adaptable making it available to just about any woman. As a vegan herself, Pasquella made sure that P.I.N.K. didn't exclude anyone because of a unique dietary need. Vegetarians and vegans, diabetics, and even those with gluten intolerances will be able to adapt the diet, or find "work arounds," that suit them.

EXERCISE

P.I.N.K. Method promises noticeable results after just three weeks on the program including significant muscle-toning. The fitness aspects of the program are led by fitness experts Jenna Phillips, Lisa Christie and Basheerah Ahmad.

The fitness program is focused on combining sculpting, cardio and flexibility elements.

  • Phase 1 is led by Jenna and lays the groundwork for good exercise form and building a strong base.

  • Phase 2 is led by Lisa as she works with you to increase your intensity and take your cardio workouts to the next level.

  • Phase 3 is led by Basheerah. This phase highlights strength and endurance while helping you achieve maximum calorie burn.

CONCLUSION

Not many programs offer as much assistance to help you get to your goal weight as P.I.N.K. Method. This program covers nutrition, fitness and the very important aspect of support. With this program you can find friends to help you stay motivated and receive motivation from the nutrition and fitness leaders. Women of every fitness level and age will soon be able to work towards reaching their goals by becoming P.I.N.K. Method VIP members.

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(Page 1 of 10, 191 total comments)

Kristin

I received the P.I.N.K. method as a birthday gift almost 2 years ago. My thighs, arms, and butt are the firmest and smallest they have ever in my adult life. I lost 30lbs and kept it off for 2 years so far... doing the P.I.N.K. Method WORKOUTS ONLY.

I've been following my own meal plan but now I aim to lose another 30 lbs so I've started following their meal plan suggestions. I find if I lose weight too fast I gain it all back again. P.I.N.K. Has given me the body, positive attitude, and motivation to keep going and live well not just be skinny.

I was hesitant to try it but now I can't stop because it makes my body feel so good!


Gym-Rat gone P.I.N.K. Method,

Kristin from Canada

posted Oct 27th, 2013 1:35 am


monika

Losing weight leads to sagging skin. Do you have a toning program we can follow? Saggy skin after weight loss.

posted Aug 1st, 2013 3:50 pm



Melissa P

I used the pink method to lose weight after my first child. I had been holding on to about 25 lbs for about two years after he was born. I found that I got through the first phase and had already reached my original size...I gained 45 lbs during my pregnancy and was dying to get back to a size 1 that I was before. I will say that pink worked for me. I stuck with the diet and worked out in the morning before my child woke up. I kept going through phase 2 and found that I was toning and slimming down more and more. I decided to stop because I thought I looked great and felt even better. Shortly after tho I got pregnant again! I plan on using it again once the baby comes!

posted Feb 28th, 2013 1:33 pm


Tammy Glenn

Can I purchase Pink Method phase 2 DVD only? I did your pink method sat year and lost 20 lbs. I have now gained 10 lbs of that back and have restarted the program My problem is that my phase 2 DVD is scratched or something and won't work. Is it possible to just buy the phase 2 DVD without buying the whole program again? Thanks, Tammy Glenn. p.s. This is a great program!!

posted Feb 21st, 2013 10:15 pm


chelsie

How many calories burn in PINK Method? How many calories do you burn doing phase 1, step 1 with Jenna? During a 20minute workout?

posted Jan 10th, 2013 5:35 am


liv walters

the only problem is i lost the weight. finished the program only to gain the weight all back!!!sucks i have cravings and i'm an emotional eater.

posted Dec 28th, 2012 2:35 am


Brenda

Tried it, not for everyone, bought everything I needed, costly, and bad tasting

posted Dec 5th, 2012 12:08 am


Laurette Larue

why is the shake taken after the excercise in the evening why cant I keep drinking it in the morning.And avoid the breakfast menu?I walk every morning at least 4 to 5 milesafter my shake in the morning .

posted Jul 19th, 2012 10:39 pm


Sara Nobis

I lost 26 pounds and have muscles that give me a great shape! This is the first diet that gives enough "normal" options that I don't have to go to specialty stores to purchase food.

posted Jul 9th, 2012 7:27 pm



Elizabeth Cook

I am 66 years old and have been on the PINK Method since December 13, 2011. When I began the program, I weighed 145.8 pounds. I am 4 feet 11/12 inches tall. So far I have lost 31 1/2 pounds and my clothing size has gone from size 14 to size 6 or 8 (depending on the clothing) My body mass index is now in the normal range as is my body fat. Like some of you who have asked about the program, I have low thyroid which is now controlled with medication and so the program has worked for me. I will be honest and say that instead of using the dvds that came with the program, I use interval training on the treadmill and small hand weights every other day. I am now up to using 8 and 10 pound weights. I highly recommend the meal plans. Meal blue prints are laid out for you and you can put together a meal using your preferred foods. The meal plan combinations are based on the glycemic index, which will ensure that your blood sugar levels will remain even and not spike up. This food combining, using whole foods (no processed foods), I am convinced leads to success on the program. The surprising thing for me has been that food cravings have disappeared . In conclusion, once you are on the program, you will learn the proper way to eat and you can apply the food blue print to your food choices for the rest of your life. This will help you to maintain your weight loss throughout your life. This plan is not magic. It takes work and dedication. Remember that exercise and following the food blueprints will lead to success. It has for me and it can for you too!!!!

posted Jun 30th, 2012 6:02 pm


Diane

I have been on the Pink Method since the last week in January. To date I have dropped 41lbs. This program is the first program that I have done where i saw results quickly and also don't feel like I'm depriving myself. For the first time, I am looking at this as a life style change and not a diet and feel as if it's easy to maintain. I do not do the exercise videos as much as they recommend but switch doing those with Pilates class. I am more toned and have more energy than I can ever remember. I would recommend this program to anyone!

posted May 23rd, 2012 7:36 pm


Priscilla Ibarra

I love love the pink method! The first time I started the diet I quit on the 6 th day and found myself feeling bloated,tired ,and still feeling fat so I had to give it another try! Now I'm 10 lbs lighter and feeling better than ever ! I am 5"0 , 19 years old and I'm looking forward to weigh 115 lbs, 10 more pounds to go :)

posted May 3rd, 2012 1:40 am


kathleen

This program worked for me. Lost 20 lbs, got to my pre pregnancy weight (18 years ago) and toned up. The best part is I've learned to eat healthy and that's my new lifestyle. No going back!!!

posted Apr 24th, 2012 3:50 am


Gabby

Can I do PINK Method with Arthritis and Bulging Discs? I have an arthritic hip and have bulging discs in my spine. Would I be able to do the exercises?

posted Apr 22nd, 2012 4:53 am


Michele

It works and it makes sense!

posted Apr 14th, 2012 9:35 pm


Cynthia

I have been on this [program since Dec 28, down 37lbs and over 25 inches, as I am almost 20lbs lighter than my years at the gym/bootcamps. This works, is not easy, but taking it off never is.

posted Apr 9th, 2012 6:26 pm


Pam

I've lost 20 lbs and toned up nicely. It hasn't been easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to get healthy. It will change your life - in a good way. Don't worry about the fact that the workouts are all done by young, fit girls - I'm almost 50 and I was able to gradually work my way through.

posted Apr 8th, 2012 3:03 pm


Gossamer

I put "I like it" but not sure yet,,,I'm always hungry, how many carrots and bell peppers can you eat? Plus my height/weight (4'11" & 114) wasn't even listed on the reset schedule so I had to guess how long to stay on it. The shake tastes like a strawberry shake (yuk), so I'm eating the strawberries on the side. And what is with that Jenna on the DVDs?...she is supposed to be inspirational not annoying..how many times does she say "Love it" and "amazing", I couldn't take her any longer. I haven't seen the scale move even though I'm on the primary for the third day, if I'm losing anything, its just water. I'll give it another week, if nothing else, its a least a healthy eating plan,,but my stomach is grumbling.

posted Mar 22nd, 2012 5:47 pm


llil

Does anyone know what i can have on the pink program besides the morning shake. I started the pink program yesterday and have lost 3 pounds already on the reset, my question is does anyone know what else I could have other than the shakes in the morning ? I've tried drinking the stawberry one two mornings in a row but in reminds me too much like milk , it makes me gag because I don't like milk . Other than the shake the plan is great !!!

posted Mar 20th, 2012 7:13 pm


Pink Lady Mom

I started the program on Jan 16th and have lost 15 pounds. This is with some cheating and getting sick. It's easy to follow. I love the PINK shake for breakfast.

posted Mar 17th, 2012 6:02 am



 

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