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At first i thought it might be my age as i am 58, or maybe a medication, even though i had been on it for months, but this is crazy loss. Tested for gallstones…still seeing the gastroenterologist.. Is this really true? By combining a liquid multivitamin with a scoop of whey protein isolate and a combination of tasty fruits, those seeking a meal replacement can make a comparable shake from the comfort of home. One serving of the GNC Lean Shake meal replacement yields nearly a fourth of the daily requirement for protein.
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They have a wide variety of Slim 4 Life branded products ranging from supplements to healthy food items, such as:.
Customers are given a mandatory routine to meet a counselor personally to discuss their diet regimen. Though some clients prefer to undertake the program from the comfort of their home, they are still entitled to their own personal counselor to oversee their progress and improvement. Several user testimonies have proclaimed this to be effective while others have had a flimsy relationship with the fitness center, which may be blamed on the effectiveness of their own personal counselors rather than the effectiveness of the fitness center itself.
With some testimonies attributing their newfound success in weight loss to the Slim 4 Life program, many say that their success was due to their additional expenses and personal motivation to exercise on their own. The company operates over 30 outlets accessible throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. Within these weight-loss sites, its clients are cared for by an on-call staff of counselors to aid them in their adjustment to their personal diet program.
After paying for the length of your membership and enrolling in one of the two programs, you will be asked to undergo an assessment based on your age, sex, medical condition, and physical fitness to determine your individual diet plan.
Customers are generally tasked to follow a low-calorie diet limiting their calorie intake to about 1, calories. Although the company markets its grocery store diet, the company encourages clients to take advantage of their food supplements and products to help aid in the weight loss process, but with a hefty price tag attached.
While following the diet, you will be recommended certain food types to avoid, usually those that have a high-calorie count or high-fat content. A counselor will be available for routine consults regarding your program and changes in diet. Exercise does provide great health benefits, but exercise alone does not greatly contribute to the goal of weight loss.
Feedback on weight loss has primarily been attributed to the effect of limiting calorie intake; even going as far as simply limiting carbohydrate intake. Calories from sugar contribute to fat storage.
Choosing instead to focus on dieting over exercise, the fitness centers focus on the adjustment of their clients to a healthy diet. Anthropologist Herman Pontzer proved in his study that highly active individuals expend just as much energy as moderately active individuals, yet neither group was achieving any significant weight loss changes.
The study proves that the effectiveness of an increase in physical activity reaches a plateau in individuals, which then leads to the body conforming to the energy and exhaustion levels as time passes.
More than exercise, sugar intake is the main factor when it comes to fitness, according to Slim 4 Life. Another study in pushed this conclusion further by setting three test samples of fitness groups.
The three groups were categorized into those who performed exercises only, performed diet only, and both exercised and dieted during the same time period. Results revealed that the poorest results came from the exercise-only group.
The diet consists of restricting certain food types while limiting your calorie intake. This means that the diet will primarily consist of small meals that are designed to provide enough nutrients to your body while limiting the risk of gaining excess fat from unneeded calories.
These food types are suggested and planned along with their recommended array of food supplements found on their website. Slim 4 Life Forbidden Foods. Like other diet plans, it is a big no-no on high-calorie products and sucrose products. Generally, salty and sugary foods are to be avoided. While there are not many side effects when adhering to a low-calorie diet, there have been reports of the following.
But these symptoms usually fade away after the body adjusts to the diet after a few weeks. Although the company boasts its year span of company history, there is no official historical background provided on the website.
Although there have been studies detailing that a healthy diet is an integral aspect of weight loss, it is also important to note that every diet must be paired with some sort of physical fitness routine recommended by the company but not marketed as its selling point. One of the main difficulties with weight loss centers is that it is a physical establishment, meaning it can only serve clients that are geographically close to their centers.
The results show that an on-site one-on-one counseling session with their staff is much more effective when talking about the transition period to the new diet compared to receiving instructions from far away. Another issue that might cause clients to be critical of the company is their relatively high counseling rates and a wide array of products. Though the results do not lie, the results vary from person to person and Slim 4 Life proves that the more you pay, the more weight you lose.
It has been proven that the most effective method for weight loss is a combination of both a healthy, calorie-reduced diet program fit to your liking and a proper exercise regimen. This can aid in weight loss by improving your cardiovascular health and in building muscle tissue to burn more calories than other types of body tissue. If you stick to the program, you will lose weight. I lost 75 pounds ,which was my goal. I love the way my clothes fit now. Are we racing around to find a Slim 4 Life location?
While this weight loss program is an ideal choice for some; as mentioned above, there are options. Weight loss involves many things, including diet, exercise and the right supplement that helps you reach your goals. One of the products we like the most is Burn TS. The formula contains four clinically-tested ingredients, that have been shown to promote weight-loss by accelerating metabolism and igniting fat loss. Choosing the right weight-loss system can be confusing and often times frustrating.
Let us know a little more about you and your goals. Also, Slim 4 Life has third-party verification of weight-loss results. Choosing the right product is the 1 question asked by DietSpotlight readers. We recommend trying any product before buying it and know that finding a product with a sample offer is near impossible - so we created our own product, Burn TS, with scientifically backed ingredients. There are two ways to follow Slim 4 Life. You can use the at-home program or start by scheduling a consultation at one of the locations.
Slim 4 Life can be purchased using their Official Site or through Amazon. Your first Slim 4 Life consultation lasts about 30 minutes and the consultant gathers personal information to tailor a plan to fit your needs.
The company helps users gather required information for insurance companies to personally file claims. You can eat regular foods like dairy, fats, carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits and proteins when following Slim 4 Life. Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with professionals in the weight loss industry and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University.
Do Not Send Email Notifications. My blood pressure is down and have been able to decrease my medication. I have kept the weight off for almost a year. Even during the holidays when I cheated a bit and an occasional Twix.
Seems to be a very balanced diet. The only thing you lose is your sanity and money if you are truely trying to lose alot of wieght this is not for you. Please aviod the same trappings I did the advertisement was misleading. Cut out ALL fast food drink losts of water and move. I agree with Cristy!!
This program cuts your calories way too low to be healthy long not part of a medical field and have no medical training. The scrubs are deceptive as is the advertisements and representations. If you want any information, email me at alstewart2 sbcglobal. Do you get a response to the corp office number, if so I would love for you to share.
Did anyone find a number to a corporate office- I am very unhappy with them and how I was treated- I was not losing the 3 to 5 pounds quaranteed and now am just getting blown off by the center. I certainly do not agree with how you felt you were treated by the Slim for Life representative, as she should have maintained a professional attitude and responded to your needs with understanding,and explaniations, rather than insult. The result would be that as people were leading a healthy lifestyle, taking care of their medical issues with herbals, the Drs industry would be negatively affected.
I have used herbal supplements for many medical issues that I have encountered in my life with little to no side affects, I have been able to avoid the Dr Appointments and the prescriptions, with the long and distubing list of possible side affects that I may encounter which is longer and more damaging than the symptoms to the initial health issue I was encountering. There are alternative solutions out there. I have several friends that have been very successful with the Slim 4 life plan as well as other plans that are availble.
The internet is a great resource for research. You are absolutely right. I was saying the same thing when I was reading what the doctor said. What in the world could an herbal drug do to hinder your prescription drug except for maybe keep the prescription side affects from killing you? You should really be looking at what that prescription is doing to your system as opposed to the herbs. I was on Weight Watchers for over a year and lost alot of weight but did not stick with it so I have gained half of it back.
I just joined Slim 4 Life because you can talk to someone for support daily one on one instead of once a week in front of a large group. I have high blood pressure and high colest. Can you tell me what program they use for people with these conditions? I started slim4life Dec. I did loose down to lbs and really maintained at about to as the year finished out — however I began to show symptoms of something.
Went to doctor and turns out that my liver has been affected and that something has brought this on — I do wonder if it was all of the thermoboost powder which I drank on a daily basis for the year along with the thermo snacks required during weight loss.
If you have had a similar issue please respond back to me ASAP — I am unable to find out much since slim4life is now slimgenics and they no longer allow past participates to purchase product. I am interested in anything that might be similar to my situation. Hi, I did slim 4 life as well and lost about 35 lbs. Before I started, I had normal liver function tests. When I had my blood tested, post S4L i had elevated liver function x2 , I recently went back and had it checked again and now I have elevated liver function x3.
The only thing in my life that changed during that time was that I was on S4L. I highly suspect that either the carb blockers or the red grays have affected my liver. Here is 2 things you should know if you are going to lose weight and build muscle at the same time….
I'm so close to just throwing in the towel and eating 1, calories a day to lose these last vanity pounds. Now matter what I do I can't tap into the fat storage on my hips and bum. I'm around lb and want to lose about lb. Should I incorporate strength training for only 20 mins a day to maintain muscle? I don't want to go on the Hcg diet just to lose this last bit of lower body fat that is going no where! I'm sick of working out and eating clean for nothing. Hi I'mcm tall and weigh about 58kg.
I read most of your diet and workout plans but im unable to do them because im currently studying abroad. The school i go to provides the meals and the store doesnt sell any fruits, vegetables or fruit juices. So far i've been drinking 8 bottles of ice cold water and laying off of rice. What should i do? I get that being on a VLCD diet forever is unworkable. I know people gain because they go back to eating 'normally' but isn't that because their 'normal' is usually over their maintenance cals - hence getting overweight in the first place?
I'm currently eating - cals a day and finding it very easy to stick to. I'm currently lbs started at aiming to be I never want to be fat again! And yes, I'm extremely lazy at the moment lol, but I'm trying to change that and I wanted to err on the side of caution so put 'sedentary' on the calculator. Your youtube channel has helped me lose 12kgs in 2 and a half months from kgs to kgs. I am following hiit for 30mins thrice a week plus gym and a proper diet, now I am starting itermittent fasting 8.
Before I had my son I had a proportioned body. My upper body matched my hips. But now my upper body is so much wider than my lower body. How do I change this?
Are there any workouts to gain muscle without using weights? I don't have weights and can't afford to buy them right now and can't afford the gym either. Hi I'm Jamie, I'm around 5'5" or something and I'm 16 I currently weigh 65 kilos and need to get roughly around to 56 kilos I want to lose at least kilos in 2 weeks but even tho I'm taking rapid loss shakes and eating small amounts of food it doesn't seem to be working, also I can't exercise out of the house so I'm forced to do quiet exercises in my room but it doesn't seem to do anything.
I really would like alittle help on how to lose at least 5 kilos in 2 weeks? Can u help me: I got down 7 kilos but then stopped on 65 and can't seem to get below it. Hi Adrian, I'm 47, 5'3" and started losing weight with my husband by cutting down the carbs and working out everyday. I've still have a way to go. Love this site; it's given me much info. Do you have any toning exercises? Like for the upper arms, mid-section, and hip and thighs. Those are the problem areas I'd like to work on. Hi, i am 28 years old my bmi is Hi adrian first of all thanks for all you do.
You trully are an amazing guy for helping us become better with our bodies. Im a 24 year old mother of 1 as a teen the most i wighed was after the years now ihave gained weight. As of april 15 we as in me and my husband, decided to change our eating habits and started exercising more. That day i wighed in at lbs its been aproximetly 8 weeks now and im at lbs today, loosing about 1or 2 pounds a week and i feel great knowing that this time im doing things right and getting closer to my goal.
My goal is to loose 20lbs and weigh at most lbs. Once im at that point ill see if i want to loose more or not. Now my question is should i keep doingjust cardio and your interval training videos and wait till im at to start toning or shouldi do both right now So its very hard to maintain a healthy weight. I have started aerobics and treadmill. I have been working out at least 6x a week for a month now. My clothes are fitting me better but the scale is not moving. Any suggestions on how I drop the weight with my metabolism not working right.
I started phentermine last month and have lost 17lbs. Down from to I haven't noticed a difference in my clothes though. I've been constantly bugging my husband to weigh himself to make sure the scale is right and it seems to be. When should I notice a difference? Is it safe to of lost 17lbs in 5 weeks? Hi there, I've just been reading through your site and find that you contradict what most nutritionists say about starvation mode ans eating under calories a day and so I was wondering if I could express some concerns I have to you and hopefully you can put my mind at ease about some things?
Hi I am 5'5 and weight I am 51 and going thru menopause. I recently started watching my diet 5 to 6 small meals a day and working out. Lost 10 pounds in 3 wks. I have always been active I wear a size I want to know I'm 5 foot 5 and 47 kg. I used to weigh around 60 kg but then I started eating calories a day and got to the weight I am right now.
I want to maintain my weight now and myfitnesspal says I can eat around and maintain it. Is this really true? I'm afraid I'll gain all the weight back. Right now I'm eating cals 5 days a week and on the weekends. I used to be very healthy 5 years a go, and gain pounds, basically 10 pounds per year aprox. I am 5'5 and 26 years old, Ive been to doctors and all of them say i should weight from lbs, now Although my main goal is to get and be healthy for the rest of my life, not only to look good, but to be able to do the things I used too, I have an emergency to loose weight.
My wedding is in january 04 , being today sep 5 , i hve very little time to loose most of it. I know you posted the emergency plan for 20 pnds for 1 month, what can I do after that for the other two months?
I dont expext to loose 60 lbs in 3 months, sense is not healthy, but at least , pictures are forever, and want to look healthy and good in my wedding pictures. What do yo recomend? Sorry for all the time a took. Also, Im very healthy, ive done all test with the doctors, and got my self in to the gym, and taking coffee bean extract 30 min before breakfast. Have a great day! I suggest you do this plan here for the long term and no matter what diet you do you will lose a lot of weight very fast at the start of the plan.
Hi I'm 28 yrs old a mother of 2. I'm 5"6 and weigh to range I use to weigh about before my kids and I never been able to stick to a diet. If you take on the question of whether or not GNC Lean Shakes works for weight loss, you have to look at the research into meal replacements simply.
Meal replacement shakes , and other similar products can be an effective means of reducing calorie intake and if you stick with a healthy diet and exercise plan, promotion of weight loss. Although consumers who used the GNC Lean Shakes have reported weight loss, the product has also received complaints of decreased energy for individuals with very active daily lives.
Replacing two meals per day with the GNC Lean Shakes deprives very active people of the caloric intake that their bodies require continuing current activity levels or metabolism in general. Side effects that have been reported by individuals using the GNC Lean Shakes as meal replacements include:.
What about breastfeeding moms? Nutritionists warn against using meal replacement shakes for kids, though. Young children have different nutritional needs than adults, and may be more sensitive to ingredients as well. Meal replacement shakes should only be used occasionally for teens, and should be formulated for children.
On the other side of the coin, some key benefits of consuming GNC Lean Shakes, or a similar meal replacement product, on a daily basis could include:. There are several shakes that compare to GNC Lean Shakes and can be used as an alternative to the meal replacement. The meal replacement industry is very lucrative, and the competition in this area has caused the developers to create better-tasting products with improved nutrition.
Alternative meal replacement shakes can also be created at home. By combining a liquid multivitamin with a scoop of whey protein isolate and a combination of tasty fruits, those seeking a meal replacement can make a comparable shake from the comfort of home. When creating a GNC Lean Shakes alternative from home, however, be sure to measure the quantities of the vitamins and fruits that are included to ensure that the calorie count for the shake remains low.
Some fruits, oils, and vegetables contain a high amount of good fat and calories that can easily eliminate any benefit gained by replacing the meal.
There are alternatives to GNC Lean Shakes offering similar nutritional value and benefits to weight loss. And while 18 Shake has only 90 calories per serving, comapred to GNC Lean Shakes calories, the nutrition is different too. Isagenix recommends 1 to 3 shakes a day as a way to get high nutrition while cutting calories.
The cost of weight loss meal replacement shakes is always a factor. We found the following prices at GNC. GNC also offers a subscription option, with automatic delivery. There are also specials and sales on occasion, both online and in stores.
GNC Lean Shakes are easy to buy online, with all the usual suspects offering them up for sale. They can be purchased online from Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Jet and others. To properly gain the desired results from GNC Lean Shakes, consumers are directed to use the shakes as a replacement for meals at least once per day.
To make your shake, add liquid to your shaker cup or blender and top it off with the meal replacement powder. One serving of GNC Lean Shake is made with two scoops 48 grams of powder, mixed with 8 ounces of liquid. Liquid options that meet the reduced-calorie idea include:. GNC also offers several downloadable documents to help you attain your weight loss goals.
Make sure to store your GNC Lean Shake protein powder in a cool, dry place, as instructed by the manufacturer. When you are ready to kick up the flavor of your meal replacement shake, there are plenty of yummy ways to go. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Add water to desired consistency. GNC Corporation is a worldwide specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Products include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements; teas and other food based supplements; sports nutrition products and weight loss products.
GNC was founded in and employs about 5, people in over 7, retail stores. Products can also be purchased online at www. People who consumed meal replacement shakes have reported varying results, with the majority and research saying an average weight loss of one to three pounds per week.
Some users reported a negative response to the taste and consistency of various flavors of the GNC Lean Shake, indicating that the shake had a chalky or stale consistency.
Other users also said temporary side effects including constipation, loose bowels and decreased energy levels. When taken consistently as a meal replacement for one to two weeks, however, results from GNC Lean Shakes were fairly positive with users reporting an average loss of five pounds per month.
Mix it up using their suggestion of orange juice. I also like the vanilla powder one which tastes great using their suggestion of cinnamon and graham crackers. Just not so much cinnamon! I just use one teaspoon not the recommended tablespoon. Even then there is a weird after taste.
We appreciate that GNC Lean Shakes provide a significant amount of fiber to assist with regularity and appetite suppression. Furthermore, the amount of protein in a serving of this is quite minimal only 9 grams. If you want to slim down and rock your best body, we encourage you to choose a diet supplement that is both affordable and backed by real clinical results.
This diet formula contains a unique blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in documented clinical studies to improve fat loss and increase metabolism. We are unable to find any discussion of harmful adverse effects and dieter reviews posted on the web indicate people are seeing wonderful results. Choosing the right weight-loss system can be confusing and often times frustrating.
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