VFX Body claims to be a weight loss system for women to get them to their slimmest form. They promise VFX Body is a one-stop solution that can fit into your lifestyle, whether it be a stay-at-home mom or jet-setting professional. They state the secret to VFX is a combination of unique diet and exercise strategies that will optimize the female metabolism, helping you lose weight in a healthy manner.

How VFX Body Works

VFX Body is essentially an app that contains customizable diet and nutrition advice, based on your current body shape and weight. It also is said to have over 140 workout videos, as well as a community support section. They claim as you work out and your body begins to change, so will your diet and exercise recommendations. They call this concept Metabolic Override.

They claim the VFX Metabolic Override System works in 4 phases: Customized Nutrition, Customized Workout, Community Support, and, finally, what they call Advanced Customization, which they state includes private 1 on 1 consultations with fitness coaches. 

Although they claim their product gives “real results” for “everyday women,” the fine print note that “typical results are zero.”

Is There Such a Thing as Metabolic Override?

The metabolism is a catchall term for many different processes that regulate our body. As we get older, our metabolism naturally decreases. But according to the Mayo Clinic a slow metabolism is rarely the cause of excess weight gain. In fact, it’s been shown that overweight people have a higher metabolic rate. Instead, it’s proportionate to the amount of exercise you get vs. how many calories you take in. 

While there is plenty of advice about certain foods that can supposedly “kick start” metabolism, scientific evidence is generally lacking that this leads to any meaningful weight loss. The only proven way to increase your metabolism is to increase your workout level – “Metabolic Override” is simply a marketing term. 

VFX Body Costs…

At least $47, which is a digital download or web access only. And although it claims on the order page you get “Limited Time Bonuses” it’s not clear what these are.

If you don’t like it, VFX Body offers a 60-day money back guarantee. 

Bottom Line: Is VFX Body a Scam?

VFX Weight Loss appears to be a re-branding of the VF (Venus Factor) Weight Loss System by John Barban. The workouts and diets seem to be identical, and, while VF gets generally positive reviews, most of these appear to be from affiliate sites

From what we can assess, the so-called Phases 1 through 3 appear to be available within the app (available for Android smartphones but only accessible via web browser on desktop computers or iPhones). It is a 12-week program with videos led by Mr. Barban that run 45 minutes to one hour. 

Phase 4 however, sounds like it’s going to be a phone call from a “fitness coach” who will try to sell you more products. Indeed, their Privacy Policy allows them to solicit you via telephone, email, and snail mail as well as sell your info to third parties. And while they say you can unsubscribe to individual email lists, they state “We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by VFX.”

During the order process, you are given the upsell for a variety of products, including a free 30-day subscription to Immersion. After that 30 days is up, you will be billed $79 a month until you call to cancel.

While we respect the right of Mr. Barban to sell fitness programs and your sincere desire to lose weight, we want you to remember that most people quickly give up on diet and fitness programs and are stuck with a lot of products or billed for stuff they won’t use.

We WANT you to get fit, but suggest perhaps you could give it a go with other methods before shelling out a lot of money for VFX or any other diet/exercise program:

If you’re looking for a customizable app to help you exercise and control your weight, check out Healthline’s 22 best weight loss apps for 2014 for both Android and Apple. 

Let us know your experience with VFX Body below!