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Subject: Personalized diets
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: thinjoe-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 03 May 2006 16:29 PDT
Expires: 02 Jun 2006 16:29 PDT
Question ID: 725238
Interested in finding (all) sites that do online personalized diets.
Need price to subscribe, contact info of CEO.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 03 May 2006 17:13 PDT
Hi thinjoe-ga!

In cases like these and by experience, usually CEOs do not give out
personal contact information. Would general company contact
information be ok?

Plus based on initial research some companies do not readily give out
the pricing structure and at times the CEO info is not there. Would we
just eliminate from the list any online diet plans that do not have
one or more of these info or we just include them and take a note of


Clarification of Question by thinjoe-ga on 06 May 2006 23:37 PDT
compant contact alone is ok.
try to get pricing when available, but list site even if pricing is unavailable.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 07 May 2006 16:20 PDT
Hi again thinjoe-ga!

In my previous clarification, I also asked about the CEO information.
CEO information are hard to come by since they may not be on the
website or are dated because they were only mentioned in the news or
in press releases.

Will this be ok with you even if we are not sure if the info is not up to date?


Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 08 May 2006 13:49 PDT
Hello thinjoe-ga,

I?ve also been researching your question and I?m finding quite a lot
of information. I?m also finding it extremely difficult to extract
only the minimal information you listed:

1) online diet plan name, 
2) CEO name, 
3) contact information, 
4) pricing. 

I?m also wondering how many diet plans you expect. It?s difficult to
get ?all? of anything.

It would help to know what is your objective in gathering this list.
It?s fairly easy to gather a list of diet programs. It takes more
effort to qualify whether they offer an online version. My preliminary
search also shows that finding pricing information is very difficult
because these sites tend to offer a variety of pricing programs and
many of them require you to register first before they tell you about
their options. It?s almost easier to search outside their websites to
find the pricing information from customer reviews. Finding contact
information is also surprisingly difficult with some of these sites if
you want something beyond the general press or info e-mail address.

Let me give you a couple of examples so you can see what I mean and
then give me guidance on how to proceed.

------, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIET)
Member Services (Program Support)
You can make adjustments to your membership at any time by
emailing You will receive an email reply to your
request within 24 hours.

Toll-Free Support: (800) 265-6170
Local Support: (954) 571-0100
Fax: (800) 804-3595
3801 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone: (954) 360-9022
Fax: (954) 360-9095
Mr. David R. Humble , 71
Founder, Chairman, Chairman of eDiets Inc. Pres of eDiets Inc 
Mr. Robert T. Hamilton , 42
Interim Chief Exec. Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Principal
Accounting Officer, Sec. and Treasurer $, Inc.
Robert T. Hamilton
954-360-9022, ext. 115 ? Pricing Options (5 sample options shown)
Response Media Wins eDiets Postal File
Feb 11, 2004 

Customers register online and provide their names and postal
addresses. They spent an average of $100 for their eDiets membership,
and paid by credit card. Members are between 25 and 55 and have an
average income of $55,000.

SparkPeople, Inc.
4392 Marburg Av
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Chris Downie ? CEO, Founder
How Can SparkPeople Be Free?
SparkPeople Founder & CEO Explains...
At one point, they offered (arguably) the best value weight loss
program online ($9.95 per year). However, the pricing was
substantially increased in late 2004.

This site offers a listing of hundreds of reviews by diet name. The
reviews sometimes include the URL for the diet program but most of the
time they don?t. You could use this list to find the websites for
these diets and then compile the information you?re looking for. This
would require several steps for each diet name.
Sample of a large directory?s listings. Each diet is described briefly
and a link is provided to the website. Each website will have to be
searched to find the information you?re looking for.

As you can see, thinjoe-ga, there are many options for compiling the
information you?ve asked for. Please clarify what you?re looking for
in terms of how many listings you expect and how much detail.

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by thinjoe-ga on 10 May 2006 08:47 PDT

1.  Don't need CEO info 
2.  Need Url of site and contact info if any (from
3.  Want a minimum of 20 sites that offer a customized personal diet service
    on-line.  ie. ask questions->provide diet.
4.  Obtain pricing for the plan when available

Thank you
Subject: Re: Personalized diets
Answered By: czh-ga on 10 May 2006 16:14 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hello again thinjoe-ga,

Thank you for the clarification. Below you will find detailed
information for 20 online personal diet service websites. It is very
difficult to find pricing information for some of these sites because
they offer a variety programs. I included the links so you could get
the full details whenever possible. It has also been difficult to find
contact information for some of these sites but I?ve provided at least
generic contact information for all of them. In addition, I?ve listed
some of the directories and review sites I used so that you can easily
continue your explorations.

Wishing you well for your project.

~ czh ~



CEO: Robert T. Hamilton, Inc.
Robert T. Hamilton
954-360-9022, ext. 115


Member Services (Program Support)
You can make adjustments to your membership at any time by
emailing You will receive an email reply to your
request within 24 hours.

Toll-Free Support: (800) 265-6170
Local Support: (954) 571-0100
Fax: (800) 804-3595
3801 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone: (954) 360-9022
Fax: (954) 360-9095

PRICING: Various plans ? Pricing Options (5 sample options shown)


NAME: SparkPeople, Inc., SPARKPEOPLE


CEO: Chris Downie ? CEO, Founder

SparkPeople, Inc.
4392 Marburg Av
Cincinnati, OH 45209

PRICING: Conflicting information ? free or very low fee.
How Can SparkPeople Be Free?
SparkPeople Founder & CEO Explains...
At one point, they offered (arguably) the best value weight loss
program online ($9.95 per year). However, the pricing was
substantially increased in late 2004.


NAME: Diet Health, Inc. (Dr. Kushner?s Personality Type Diet)


CEO: Robert Kushner, MD, Medical Director,

Diet Health, Inc.
106 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

PRICING: Various ? see table in link below
What is the price of Premium Membership?


NAME: NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI)


CEO:  Michael J. Hagan, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

NutriSystem, Inc.
200 Welsh Road
Horsham, PA 19044 
Office phone: (215) 706-5300 
Office fax: (215) 706-5388 
Toll Free: 1-800-585-5483

PRICING: Varied ? large variety of programs


NAME: Inc.


CEO: Dr. Amir Kishan, CEO

336 Atlantic Ave 
Suite 301 
East Rockaway, NY 11518 
FAX: 212.208.2550
Investor Relationship:
Elad Levran, Vice President of Business Development, at (646)
435-7839, or at

PRICING: Various membership packages ? see link below


NAME: The South Beach Diet Online


CEO: Arthur Agatston, M.D.
Agatston, Arthur 
4302 Alton Road, Suite 710 
Miami Beach, FL 33140    US
Administrative Contact , Technical Contact : Waterfront, Media
45 Main Street, Suite 406    
Brooklyn, NY 11201    US    
Phone: 718.797.0722    

If you have questions about the South Beach Diet(TM) Online, you can
email us at or call us toll-free at
1-866-218-2681 from 9am - 8pm EST, Monday through Friday.

PRICING: $5 per week


NAME: Weight Watchers International, Inc.


CEO: Linda Huett, Chief Executive Officer

CONTACT: Fill-in forms for a variety of contacts below
Weight Watcher's International Inc.
11 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-817-4200

PRICING: Various ? see link below


NAME: Anne Collins Weight Loss Program


CEO: Anne Collins

Fill-in form
Domain Name:
Registrant: Anne Collins 
Rosebank Cottage 
Cappanboha, Leap 
Co. Cork, n/a n/a 

PRICING: The total cost is $19.97 for 12 month membership


NAME: Nutrawatch


CEO: Christopher Salemme
Contact Info for 
Zogic, Christopher Salemme 
85-B Hillcrest Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
+1 510 655 9039

Fill-in form

PRICING: $14.95 per year


NAME: Diet Forum


CEO: Dan Burley, Co-founder 

Diet Forum
5342 W. 125 Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-643-5211
Fax: 310-643-8850 

PRICING: (membership is less than $1 a week)


NAME: The Sonoma Diet


CEO: Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D., author of the Sonoma Diet

Meredith Corporation 
1716 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515 284 3000

PR Contact Info 
Heidi Krupp
Krupp Kommunications
Phone: 212-265-4704

PRICING: $5 per week


NAME: The Zone Diet


CEO: Dr. Barry Sears, author

Contact Info for 
Zone Labs Inc 
222 Rosewood Dr
Danvers, MA 01923
+1 978 539 0100
Fax: +1 978 539 0090
Customer Service 1-800-404-8171

PRICING: $4 per week


NAME: Personalized Diet Plan


CEO: Adrian Hossu
Administrative Contact: 
 Hossu, Adrian
 3563 Autumnleaf Crescent
 Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1K6

Contact Info for 
3563 Autumnleaf Crescent
Mississauga, ON L5L 1K6
+1 416 995 3042



NAME: Changing Shape Customized Diet Programs


CEO: Matthew Johnson

Changing Shape Fitness
1418 1/2 S. Genesee Ave 
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Voice Mail
360.601.0482 Mon - Fri. 9a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

Public Relations 
Customer and Membership Services
Contact Info for 
Changing Shape 
11216 NE 64th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686
+1 360 258 2625
Fax: +1 571 434 4620

PRICING: Varies ? see chart on page below


NAME: Personal Dietitian


CEO: Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS,RD, President, Co-Founder, Nutrition Expert

For customer support, site related questions, etc please email:
For Phone Inquiries call: 1- 800-513- 9883

PRICING: Unable to determine ? many plans


NAME: Cyberdiet


CEO: Timi Gustafson, RD and Cynthia Fink.

CONTACT:, Inc. (
205 Lexington Ave., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Technical Assistance: 
Business Development: 
Advertising Department: 

PRICING: Varies ? see plans at link below


NAME: Change One Diet, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.


CEO: Richard Williams

Customer Support
Contact Info for 
Readers Digest Association, Richard Williams 
Readers Digest Rd
Pleasantville, NY
+1 914 244 7460, Fax: +1 914 244 2277 

PRICING: Unable to find pricing information without registration.


NAME: FitDay


CEO: Russ Determan

Contact Info for 
Determan, Russ 
733 Turnpike St #224
North Andover, MA 01845
+1 978 685 2361

PRICING: Free online diet and weight loss journal. $29.95 software download




CEO: Christopher Dziewulski

Palm Tree Software 
1566 W Algonquin Rd Suite 200
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
Contact Info for 
Dziewulski, Christopher 
1566 W Algonquin Rd, Ste#200
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
+1 847 934 5948, Fax: +1 773 880 5934

PRICING: Free diet tracking online. Complete package is $29.95 membership per year.


NAME: MyNaturalphysique Customized Meal Plans


CEO: Jeremy Likness 

Contact Info for 
Jeremy Likness 
PMB 303, 6822 22nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
770-456-5580 (ph) 
678-921-5216 (fax)

PRICING: Varies ? See chart on website below.


online personalized diets

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 13 May 2006 14:28 PDT
Dear thinjoe-ga,

I'm sorry you rated and closed the question without first asking for
clarification. I provided you with all of the information you asked
for in your question. It is impossible for a researcher to know what
the customer is already acquainted with. You could have mentioned the
earlier "someone else's Google question" if you thought it was
relevant to your question. Further, what are "easy obvious answers" to
some are beyond the searching capabilities of others. I'm sorry you're
unhappy with the type of personalization that's offered by the sites I
included. This is where clarifying your question would have helped. I
spent several hours to locate sites that offered the kind of services
you asked for.

If you're unhappy with your answer, I suggest that you ask for a
refund. Since this is the first question you've posted I also suggest
that you review these links to assure that you have a better Google
Answers experience the next time.

All the best.

~ czh ~
thinjoe-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
Gave easy obvious answers, and many of the sites do not offer personalized
individual diets (ie. Start your diet). Southbeach, Nutrisystems et al
all promote their owbn diets.  Got almost the same answers for free on
someone else's Google question for "find online diet programs" posted
If provider czh-ga decides to provide anther 10 (not so obvious) sites that
ask questions and provide personalized diet, I would consider using
this service again.

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