(NOTE:The Venus Factor is a program designed specifically for women. Men should check out our review of the E-Factor Diet!)
What is the Venus Factor?
The Venus Factor program is one of the only weight loss programs designed specifically for women. It bills itself as a step by step system that brings results quickly by raising your metabolism while not restricting the foods you eat.
The Venus Factor system was authored by John Barban, and the story behind why he began researching female metabolism is rather touching. John’s beloved sister, Lisa, weighed 200 lbs after giving birth to her first child. She suffered from self-image issues which affected her personal life. That was heart-wrenching for John to see and had a profound effect on him, and so he set out to help his sister Lisa. John stumbled upon research that later became the basis for the Venus Factor program. Through the program, John helped his sister Lisa lose 53 lbs and drop 12 dress sizes in only five months. Wow! I just love this story. 🙂
You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered whether the authors of all those diet programs we see floating around on the Internet really take into account the biological differences between men and women when they design their programs. What I love about the Venus Factor program is that it specifically takes into account the fact that women’s metabolisms are different from those of men. In my eyes, that alone places the program above all others as a woman.
How does the Venus Factor work?
Barban goes as far as to completely advise women against using men’s diet programs, because they fail to take into account the importance of the one of the most important factors of the differences in weight loss between men and women: the hormone Leptin. The entire program is premised on this hormone.
High levels of Leptin will speed up metabolism while low levels of Leptin slow metabolism and signal the body to store fat. Low Leptin levels also tend to make you hungry. Here’s a really shocking fact recently revealed by science: women have twice as much Leptin in their bodies as men do. However, their bodies aren’t using it because of what is known as Leptin resistance. Overweight people often have high levels of Leptin resistance . If there was a way to surmount Leptin resistance and become more Leptin sensitive, women’s bodies could potentially burn fat twice as fast as men could. That sounds like it would be exciting… if it were even possible. 😉
In fact, that is exactly what the Venus Factor aims to do: to unleash women’s full fat burning potential by optimizing their bodies’ Leptin sensitivity, which accelerates our metabolisms and lets us burn fat much faster.
I recently came to the conclusion that I had suffered from low Leptin levels before I tried the Venus Factor protocols. I was always feeling hungry, and at 5’5 190lbs, I suppose I wasn’t exactly in the best shape of my life.
I have been on the protocols for about six months now and I am happy to say that since then, I am down to
135lbs! The diet promises results in two weeks, once you’ve gotten a feel for the whole program. I found that to be a fair and accurate statement. I attribute a lot of my success to the Leptin aspect of this diet. About two weeks in, I stopped feeling cravings for food all the time. Those cravings would always lead me into eating way more than I should have, and eliminating them was a huge step in my journey to fitness.
What can you eat while on Venus Factor protocols?
The Venus Factor blows the lid off this idea that there are specific foods you should and shouldn’t eat. In a section of the book titled “Disinhibited Eating – ‘Good Food’ vs ‘Bad Food’ Thinking Must Go,” you
will learn about the myths of “good food” versus “bad food.” The authors make the point that trying to always avoid “bad foods” only makes you binge eat at one point or another. The program gives you a lot of freedom in this regard. You should not feel limited under on the Venus Factor program.
That said, you will learn that certain things you put in your mouth actually do increase Leptin sensitivity and you should strongly consider cutting them out of your diet for the fastest weight loss. The book also contains scheduled meal plans to follow if you absolutely want to ensure the program works for you.
Exercise and the Venus Factor
The exercise component in the Venus Factor is optional and completely complementary to losing weight and is actually included as a bonus to the program.
If your goal is to lose weight, then all you need to do is follow the diet found in the program. If you want to speed up the process, then you will also be following the program’s workout protocols. But don’t think that you need to spend hour upon hour in the gym. The workouts are meant to be done at home; there is no need to go to the gym! The workouts are all clearly demonstrated and explained in the program’s downloaded videos.
You will also find out why women should work out less and in less intense sessions than men, exercises women should avoid, and why exercise can increase metabolism and increase Leptin sensitivity.
One bonus I really adored which I wanted to mention briefly is the Venus Immersion bonus included with the Venus Factor program. Being part of the Venus Immersion community lets you connect with other women in the program. I love that, because if something isn’t working for you, you can ask someone else in the community about your problem and they are always willing to help you out. Not to mention all the new friends I have acquired through the network!
Pros and Cons of the Venus Factor
- Program tailored specifically for women
- Unlocks your body’s fat burning potential by supporting your Leptin hormone
- Enjoy the foods you have always loved while losing weight
- Comes with many cool and useful features and lots of bonus material
- Digital product; buy it now to begin your weight loss journey
- Be part of the Venus Factor social network
- As per the website, the program may not stay at the listed price of $37 forever, so the program is operating under a limited time offer
- You must dedicate yourself to a new dietary program
In conclusion, I found that the Venus Factor system worked very well for me personally. I love the scientific aspects of the program; I feel that supporting your body’s Leptin is by far the fastest way a woman can lose weight. At $37, it has been one of the best investments of my life. Please click here if you are interested in getting involved with the Venus Factor program! Happy New Year!
-Leanna, randomactsofhealth blogger