Although most diets and weight loss programs tout that they are in business to help you lose weight, the truth is that most of them are there to make a dollar. So how do you know when you find a program that's all about you and making your fat loss journey a success? How do you steer clear of the ones that deliver nothing but paid testimonials and empty promises?

It was a question like that which prompted me to do some research and with that in mind, let me reveal to you two elements essential to putting your time and trust – and money – into a program that will do what it says– burn fat and help you lose inches! Here are two safe and sound ground rules that I learned from The Diet Solution Program.

Tip # 1 – Is it Green Friendly?

This is not about being earth-friendly though that is a wise thing to keep in mind. This step is about making sure that it works with the green in your pocket. Although nothing is free, you do not want to spend your money on a program that is out of your reach financially or does not do anything more than another one that is less expensive. The Diet Solution Program is an excellent case in point. It delivers so much more than just an E-Book on how to lose weight. There are multiple resources that work together to create a complete program which provides incredible value. Do not be afraid to spend a little money, but do not fall for creative marketing either!

Here's some rough guidelines. For do-it-yourself programs you should be able to spend less than $ 75 and if you want to add additional support, many of them offer that for less than $ 100- $ 150 / month. Of course if you desire to just buy a book, there are many great options under $ 30. The challenge often with them is that there are other elements that you need which are missing: Things like extensive recipes, shopping guides, journals, etc … as I mention in previous articles. Which is why The Diet Solution Program provides so much value by offering a very balanced package for less than what you've spent on taking the family out for dinner at an average restaurant!

Tip # 2 – Is it YOU Friendly?

Simply put, how do they treat you from the first interaction all the way to when you need help, get stuck, or even need a refund within their guarantee period? This part of the program can be easily overlooked in all the hype and 'selling' that often happens. But when you see programs like The Diet Solution Program that are run by real people and have tons of real, live testimonials and have their guarantee in writing, you have a good chance that they are legit and will take good care of you.

Consider this as well. Not everyone can relate to everyone, right? So if you like what you are hearing about the results of the program, but do not really connect with the author or main person behind the solution, then keep that in mind because you'll be listening a lot more from them over the next weeks and months. Personally, after making sure everything else was in place, I chose to use and recommend to my clients The Diet Solution Program because I felt like I could connect with the people who created it – and I have not been disappointed.

Some programs even offer free email coaching for a period of time, a live coach or person you can talk to through your program. These things can make or break your success so think about them carefully. In fact, Isabel has created an entire online support community for those in the Diet Solution program which adds an entirely new dimension of support!

In fact, Isabel's promise is one you need to use as the gold standard in finding a program that focuses on YOU: “I am here to give you the step by step plan that will show you great results while still enjoying life.”

So what are you waiting for?