I am an experienced Master Fitness Trainer with a decades long interest in nutrition and fighting and I'd love to be able to keep folks from getting ripped off. With that in mind I am posting this.
The Dolce Diet has to be the biggest ripoff I've ever experienced in my decades involvement with combatives, fitness and nutrition!
I am a retired Marine and Army Infantry NCO and had a secondary as Army Master Fitness Trainer. I’ve been involved in combatives and the martial arts since 1966. Over the years I have learned from several experts and was able to help many soldiers and later many civilians achieve their fitness goals. Keep in mind that for soldiers it was a matter of getting the schools, promotions and the career they wanted. No joke.
As I love to learn, when I saw Mike Dolce on Inside MMA discussing his new book that detailed how to achieve fantastic results in losing fat and getting fit efficiently I wanted to check it out so I ordered the book.
When it arrived I was stunned!
It is more pamphlet than book. It’s extremely thin with HUGE type, and several irrelevant illustrations and photos to act as filler. Held together with a plastic binder, it looks more like a high school term paper than a comprehensive and serious book on fitness. Alarm bells started to go off.
But that's not the real issue. The real issue is content and substance. As in there is very little.
A number of things about the pamphlet really bugged me. First you had the HUGE type and other filler, then the fact that he details exactly ONE day’s meals. But mainly it’s the fact that at the core of the pamphlet is this thesis statement. Pay attention now; ‘If you want to lose weight, eat clean, work out hard and try not to eat too much.’
That will be $50. WOW, thanks for the profound revelations! I would never have figured that out for myself.
Now some of us might have read about reporters checking out the kitchens of some fighters working their way up the ladder and finding them full of junk food and other garbage. In other words they somehow managed to begin a career in MMA with near zero knowledge of the basics of proper nutrition even though this information is readily available on about 100,000 FREE websites! Apparently those are the guys providing the ‘unsolicited testimonials’.
But wait, it gets better.
The pamphlet will tell you that if you REALLY want to get the details on ‘The Dolce Diet’ you will have to shell out for ANOTHER umm … ‘book’ that will soon be released. I am not making this up! Now as it’s quite true, as PT Barnum said, that ‘you can never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public’” I am sure it will do quite well.
I immediately returned the Dolce Diet pamphlet and asked for a refund. Several subsequent emails via the Dolce Diet website were ignored. I was told at one point that they ‘would look into it’ but never heard anything back even after more emails.
Keep the money Mike. Hope you consider it well spent.
Now if anyone is going to reply and tell me that this pamphlet helped you take several pounds of, got you into the best shape of your life, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, etc please tell me by page and paragraph SPECIFICALLY what information from the pamphlet THAT IS NOT VERY COMMON KNOWLEDGE AND AVAILABLE FREE FROM ANY NUMBER OF WEB SITES did that for you.
I am sure that some fighters Mike might be working with are getting results....by following common sense nutritional advice in regards to fiber intake, glycemic impact and exercise. But if you think that advice is laid out in this book you are sadly mistaken. But one you get ripped off for this ...'book' you can always lay out MORE money for another umm book that hopefully has the real details. Thanks but I'll pass
Folks if you have even a rudimentary knowledge of nutrition and fitness and have spent more than 5 minutes reading health related web sites I do not see how you would find ANY value in this pamphlet.
Don’t get ripped off like I did.