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  1. Trina
    March 12, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

    Thanks a lot for your reviews!! I appreciate that you mention that you can turn off the music. That really is a selling point for me and because your extensive review, I am an informed buyer of the program is right for me or not. A BIG thank you!! I had to send one back as I couldn’t stand the music.

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  2. Kerrie
    December 31, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

    Thank you for your easy to understand well put and thought out honest review. I need to find a program for me. I am a young 44 going on 45. I was really active in my youth so I get nervous about bulking up…manyless get thick and I can appear stocky. As a result of losing my interest in athletics because I was…lets say over full to the point of nausea from participating in every sport I could possibly be involved with and their variations all their positions etc etc I am now a fat lump on the couch. I recently got off the streets after being dumped there by a. ex mistake. I a. a spoiled child that had a gold spoon until my father passed. I’ve been depressed ever since. After4 yrs living inn an rv van in a really rough city and losing contact with family….I have begun to come out of this Coccoon for the better and for once I was really motivated by the body beast commercial because I’d really like to have that lean defined body those chics have but truth be told I have too much fat to bulk up and I tend to get defined rock hard with soft definition about as fast as a guy. I want the rock hard hot body…..I can do all of it..what I mean oohs I can do this if I have something mapped out….I’m ready….and stick with it if I can reach the goal they state I can but I’m 5ft almost 200lbs and I have to ask is this for me. Everything I’ve done I stuck with as long as results were obvious n quick. You said in your review”after we talk about my goals you could recommend something”…could you please help me out. If normally you charge for advice or your time let me know I Will save. I really enjoyed your honesty and blunt way of putting things with out causing waves. I get you is what I’m saying I guess. Well happy New year I hope to hear from you soon.

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      January 1, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

      Hi Kerrie! I got your message on Facebook as well. I will send you a quick one there, so we can talk further!

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  3. dave
    January 5, 2016 @ 11:45 am

    The guy in the bulk legs workout that he has to make use lighter weights seemed like a lunatic to me so i didnt use the dvd

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      January 5, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

      Right! That’s how I felt about the cardio cast. There were a few workouts where I would use the DVD the first time, have it on but completely muted for the next few times, and then by the end, I was just going by the worksheets. 🙂

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  4. Elisha Meneghetti
    January 30, 2016 @ 2:35 pm

    Thank you so much for such a complete and detailed review! I am currently at the end of my week 2 with Chalean Extreme and I love it but have been intrigued by Body Beast for awhile now. I use BBOD and saw that I can add Body Beast to my streaming for only 19.95 and I was really considering it and switching from CE since I’m not too far into it. Like you said, everyone has different goals but I too am 5’5″ and I want to get stronger, build muscle, and most importantly lose fat. I already have a really hard time eating enough throughout the day (I’m a notorious 1 meal/day girl- I know SO BAD) so there’s no way I would have been able to keep up with that meal plan. I will stick with what I’m doing! I never find Chalene annoying even though I see her everyday 🙂 I have been adding in some Turbo Jam for additional cardio & on week 2 I’m already feeling better. Thanks again, especially for saving me $20! Although, I may recommend this to my husband!

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      February 1, 2016 @ 6:48 am

      Glad it helped! But I’ll tell you, I’m giving Body Beast another shot in just a few weeks! A few of the things I didn’t like (calculations, meal plan stuff, etc.) have changed a little and there are now calculations just for WOMEN as well, so I’m excited to give it another shot! If you are tempted to try it out, I definitely say that now is a better time! The ladies can Beast even BETTER now! 🙂 But I’m glad this was able to help, and I’m glad you’ve found a balance that seems to be working for you! That’s awesome!

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  5. Christina
    February 3, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

    I just started body beast last week. I was looking to find women that found solutions to the high calorie plan. Even though it says add this much if your under or over this percent of body fat or if your man or woman…..that still set me up to be on a 2200 calorie diet….that’s excessive..impossible really. I’m thinking I need to be well under 1800 to actually see results. Any advice?

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      February 4, 2016 @ 7:05 am

      Are you using the old version or the newer one? The newer version has separate calculations for women. And those ones – I plan to stick to them! Remember that in the beginning, you will NEED to eat more calories because the point is to BUILD muscle. You can’t ADD muscle mass without adding calories. The LAST part of the program is where your calories and your macros change – THAT’S where you see the leaning out. So if it seems “kind of high” for the first two phases, that’s why. Of course, if you’re using the older version, that’s where you’ll see the issues I did – no calculations for women. My advice? (And this is what I’ll be doing) Trust the female calculations and try them out for the first few weeks. If after a few weeks you find yourself feeling “overstuffed” or gaining a LOT of weight (not just a little for the purposes of bulking), then drop it down a little bit. But this program will cause you to gain at the beginning – that’s the point. Email me if you’d like to talk more! Happy to help!

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  6. Christina
    February 4, 2016 @ 8:20 pm

    Thanks! I appreciate the advice. I’m gonna keep to it and hope to see some positive changes very soon!!!

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