Slim4Life Diet Review

slimgenics-dietFounded in 2003, and based primarily out of Colorado, Slimgenics formerly known as “Slim4life” offers a personalized program to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. Because this program demands someone to enroll and have a consultation meeting to get started, the website simply “drips” instead of, “pours” information to the viewer. The three phases of their program:

  1. The Step Plan: This is where the client received guidance for step by step meal planning
  2. Personalized Supplementation: The client’s program advisor would evaluate their weight loss needs and recommend certain supplements to aid weight loss.
  3. One-On-One Support: The client is able to meet with their advisor for sessions and support.

I called into the Slimgenics support line, and spoke with a representative. She was eager to get me signed up right away, and you could tell the company was very sales focused. She was not very informational, and did not want to answer basic questions like costs of the programs, and if there was a money back guarantee. When she did not want to answer my question, she diverted me to the person who could sign me up by getting my e-mail address. After reviewing other articles, the program’s cost however was very expensive! The program can cost an upwards of $2,000.00 to get started. Ouch.

It is very expensive and more of a hassle than a help in the long run. It is more of a financial investment program with an advisor, and expensive supplementation and snacks. There is a no refund policy, and you have to go in for consultation meetings to get “sold” on why you should invest an incredible amount of money.

Do Dieters Lose Weight?

If you are willing to invest the money to have the side-by-side help you may lose weight in the process. When you are spending thousands of dollars to participate in a weight loss program, you better see some weight come off! The real question is if it is worth the investment, as it has not been proven to work better than other more cost effective diets out there. The reviews outside of their website seemed genuine and informational:

“Honestly, it can get VERY expensive. I signed up a few weeks ago and I paid a total of about $3,400. The initial charge was $646, which covers the one-on-one consultations and the help from the counselors, and SOME of the thermo snacks and supplements. Depending on the plan you would be on, you would have to eat 2-3 “thermo snacks” per day and those can get expensive. They will offer you a discounted rate if you buy them all in the beginning in bulk. I did this, of course, to save money. What sucks is that you have to choose SOOO many boxes of stuff and you don’t even know if you like them yet- I now have to sell some of my stuff on craigslist because I don’t like the stuff.”

A former adviser mentioned there is a high turnover rate at the Slimgenics locations, so the customers could lose an adviser halfway through their 28-week course. “Slimgenics is a Sales focused company and they have a high turn over rate so customers don’t trust them.”

Is It Easy To Follow?

There are a couple of factors that could make Slimgenics harder to follow than other diet programs. Cost is a huge factor here, as many of the snacks and supplements can be expensive. For example, 1 Thermo Meal costs $29.00 for one meal. If you need two of these per week, you can see how it can add up. Because you meet with a counselor, they take the thinking out of it for you. In the long term, if you are solely reliant on this program to lose weight, it will cost a lot of money for the personal advisors and counseling sessions.

This may be a good short-term fix, but it is a serious investment and takes willpower and commitment on the buyer’s part. The next reason is simply convenience. The Slimgenics program requires weekly meetings and check ups (if you live in the locations of the clinics). This can be time consuming, and inconvenient for those of you with busy schedules. Regarding the side effects from this program, each individual is going to be on a different plan so the food and supplements effects will vary. Some have spoken out about the lack of exercise Slimgenics promotes, which can essentially be a side effect which results in low energy and overall out of shape appearance.

Conclusion

When looking into their social media accounts, it was rather shocking to see the low number of participation and likes the company got on Facebook. They post every few days, and only get a couple of likes a post. Mirroring Facebook, Twitter had a low number of followers and activity, based on how large the company is in general. Finally Pinterest had a small number of followers, and an even smaller number of pins, and boards. This company clearly does not take their social media accounts seriously.

Because Slimgenics is a program-based clinic, it is not offered anywhere else but at their locations in Colorado, Ohio and Minnesota. Because they do not offer any refunds what so ever, it is a serious money commitment. I do not like the major cost involved in the program, and the fact that you need to be evaluated and seen by an advisor before getting your plan is just the beginning to the large time commitment. I believe there are many other hassle free programs out there, which can get you the results without all of the fuss.

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  • Greg

    Thanks for the insightful info. Very helpful!

  • Patricia Logan

    I had a horrible experience with Slimgenics. I felt judged but the counselors when I needed their help. Why don;t they hire people that are good and gentle with customers that are going through a very personal and painful experience of dealing with an addiction? Would you say to an alcoholic “too bad, just suck it up!”?

    They have insisted I had to lose 40 pounds to be healthy, which at my age (59) is way more than I would be comfortable or would look good with. I felt like they were set on only making the most money out of me and did not have my best interest at heart.
    I decided not to go with it and simply found a trainer who has been so inspirational and great with helping me in getting healthier. It will be a long road but I am not in any hurry.

  • Beth Ross

    Very, very expensive. My daughter and I tried this and lost 25 or more pounds, not in the time they promised, but we did. Then I developed psoriasis and a dermatologist ordered me off all the products. The psoriasis improved dramatically in one day. The Slim4LIfe staff refused to admit fault. My daughter and I also developed anxiety and panic attacks, we were taking ALL their products. They refuse to take responsibility and continued to claim all the while that they are highly trained counselors. Well, their highly trained counselors ignored all our complaints of rashes and panic attacks and anxiety and insomnia. I strongly feel that this program is dangerous. Someone could take their life from the mood swings.

  • Bonnie Feldgreber-Feldman

    I just started it and it is expensive, not sure how long I will last but it does work. I am just wondering if there are other alternatives to their pricey products ie:snack, and suppliments?

  • ANGRY CANUCK

    I want these asshole to stop sending me unsolicited e-mails about this shit product. I didn’t ask for them and they are illegal in Canada

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