Flo Living Protocol: Is it a Scam?

I am so torn.

I have spent hours literally scouring the Internet, trying to find evidence of ANYONE who has completed the protocol through Alisa Vitti’s website.

The result? Nothing. Nothing at all.

Supposedly thousands of women have completed it and are success stories, and yet I can’t even find a YouTube video of anyone describing their journey while on it. Considering how you can find a review of the $5 toothpaste you buy, it seems unrealistic that not a single person of the thousands would document their own journey.

I personally believe in what Alisa is preaching, which is why I am so interested in the protocol. But I am a full-time, budget-conscious college student who is completely supporting myself, so $300 is not chump change to me in the slightest. That is half of my rent. One to two textbooks. Food for a month and a half. You get the picture.

My thing is, I am a skeptic by nature. I read reviews of anything I possibly can before buying it. But once I see solid and consistent evidence, then I am golden. The fact that I can’t find any of that in regards to the protocol truly worries me. It’s not that I don’t think her methods work; what I am concerned about is the program’s worth. Are the services offered actually worth the price tag, or is it something I could essentially navigate on my own, with a few worksheets thrown in the mix.

Reviews on her book Woman Code are the closest thing I have found, but even then only one person said she had done the protocol and gave no details. Honestly, that could have been written by someone who works for Alisa. If I hadn’t seen evidence of that on the internet time and time again I wouldn’t assume that, but I’ve been burned.

Back to the book: the #1 complaint is that a lot of the book is fluff and self-promotion. And what is she promoting? The protocol and her services/guides/etc. that are offered through the website. This takes me back to my need for real, human evidence.

I’ve discussed this endlessly with my boyfriend, exhausting all possibilities and truly attempting to give her the benefit of the doubt. The website has only been around for less than 7 years. Maybe she’s only just now getting traction and reaching more people. Like any business, the goal is to make money and I completely get that. But why is she pushing, pushing, pushing and all the while saying it’s worked for so many others, yet not a soul has peeped about it on the Internet. And trust me.. I have searched high and low, with a variety of different combinations and search tactics.

I just want proof. If it’s that wonderful and effective of a program, I can’t believe no one would write about it.

So here I am. No one may read it, and that’s fine. I’m going to use this blog as a way to document my nutritional journey regardless. But if anyone has any answers, please feel free to comment or contact me. My email is sokee003@gmail.com


6 thoughts on “Flo Living Protocol: Is it a Scam?

  1. i also came across the same issue. i can totally relate with you and also can understand what you are talking about, i am also a student and struggling with my health issues. At one point i was like let’s try this program. but you are right i also have tried every combination to find reviews for her program. But no luck!

    1. It’s unnerving, right? As others have suggested, maybe just try buying the book and working through the program that way. I wish you the best of luck Sehrish! 🙂

  2. I don’t have serious health concerns, I’d say I have several minor ones. I’ve started making small changes after reading her book and have already noticed a big difference in how I feel. In talking about it with many friends in the wholistic health world, all her advice lines up. I hear what you’re saying about the programs though… they’re expensive and it would be great to know you’re getting bang for your buck. Could you just buy the book and try it yourself, I think it’s essentially all in the book, just not the support part that the programs claim to offer. In the end you’ll get out of any program or “worksheets” what you put in. How’s your journey? I’m writing this about a year after you wrote it.

    1. Hi Alecia! Thanks for commenting 🙂

      I agree with you, her info does seem to be legit! I have a tendency to do a TON of research and then have a lot of trouble actually implementing the changes in my life. So I could see value in anything that would make that easier. I do have her book, though I have not read it all the way through yet. With all that being said, my journey is slow-going.. haha. But I’m educated as crap!!! I’m trying to get started on the Whole30 now. Wish me luck! 😉

      I’m really glad to hear you’ve been able to make some changes and have noticed a difference! Good for you! It’s so nice to have some real feedback from real women. I really appreciate you taking the time to share with me 🙂

  3. So far I asked to hear what her sources are and heard nothing “she conducted her own research” – uh, that is not an answer.
    Anyone telling you to cut processed foods, sugar, increase fiber.. is of course trivially correct. Beyond that, do her protocols mean anything? I have no idea. Would love to hear from others.

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