Naturally Slim Diet Review

5 out of 10

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Naturally Slim is a weight loss company that was founded in 1977 by President Marcia Upson. They pride themselves on not being a diet program, and telling people they are going to lose the weight not the pleasure when going through the program.* They seek to help dieters retrain their brain when it comes to eating and portion control, eventually will take the dieter through a 10-week foundational program to help them think like thin people do. You will go through a 10-week curriculum, and watch a video each week. There are no foods that are banned, but they suggest not eating sugar as it can make you hungrier while doing little to nothing good for your body.

diet programNaturally Slim partners with large employers such as Universities, health practices, Michaels, and Southwest Airlines to get all employees to follow the curriculum and lose weight as a group. They do not offer much outside of their curriculum minus some support. This online program seeks to help educate you about weight loss, and the way you currently are thinking about food and your health.

The Facts

This program is simply education on how to shift your habits, and you are not banned from certain foods. There are no supplements or add on products you have to purchase, and your employer might even cover the cost of the entire program if they are set up with Naturally Slim. The cost is expensive if you are to cover it on your own, and for 10 weeks you will be paying around $600 for educational videos and training. There are no auto shipments associated with the Naturally Slim program.

What’s The Word?

Many people summarized the program like this: Eat only when you are hungry, keep hydrated at all times (they also provide an orange drink that keeps your blood sugar up when you are hydrating), eat slowly and chew thoroughly, and finally eat your favorite food first. If you understand these simple principles, you will be able to go through the diet program with ease. Be mindful, and remember that sugar is not allowed when you start and it is not recommend it when you stop the program. Naturally Slim program promotes the idea that diets do not work while lifestyle changes do.

Michele* has gone through the program a few times through her employer and said; The first time I participated I lost 15 lbs. which made me ecstatic. Some of the things I do not like about the program is the preaching about the fact that you do not need to eat breakfast, you must give all dairy products for at least 3 weeks and you are not really taught about how to eat healthy.”

 Dmuraria* said, “My husband and I started the Naturally Slim program 2 weeks ago and have seen great results in such a short time. I plateaued about 6 months ago with no weight loss and staying in the 1200 calorie range.” She also went onto say that their energy levels were very high, and that they went walking each night. This couple had a lot of positive things to say about the Naturally Slim diet program.

walking each nightStriped Tiger* said, “Naturally Slim is an online program that teaches you to become in tune with your bodies hunger signals instead of eating according to a clock, emotions etc. It’s a 10-week program. We watch an online video each week. He went onto say that you can eat whatever you want as long as it is not sugar, and that you should stop eating when you are full. Stay away from eating when your body is not physically hungry either!

What Does Naturally Slim Offer?

The company does a good job marketing their brand to large corporations, and to have big groups of people involved at one time is genius. The support is most definitely there when you go about a lifestyle change like this. They offer support, and many educational videos to take you along the 10-week weight loss journey. Many people who have participated in the program have lost weight when following it the way it should be followed. The Naturally Slim program itself is not a diet per day, and that is why many people feel comfortable enough to try out their methods.

ProsCons
  • Great Support
  • Options for Employers
  • Happy Customers
  • Expensive
  • No restraints regarding foods minus sugar
  • Videos only

Is Naturally Slim Worth A Try?

expensive programThis weight loss company has been around for quite some time, and they have not gotten terrible reviews from the customers who have gone through the program. It is a rather expensive program so beware of that going forward if your company does not offer it to its employees. It is not an actual diet, but more of an educational course on how to develop healthier eating habits and thoughts regarding weight loss. The word “diet” gets a bad reputation from people around the globe, and Naturally Slim has done a good job of making sure they are not labeled an actual diet. Overall, it is not a bad option if you are getting it covered by your employer, and if you are not you should suggest it to your manager. If you are going at this solo, $600.00 is not cheap for 10-weeks. By eating only when you are hungry, staying hydrated, and eating slower you will be on your way to a healthier you!

*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.

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  • Joshua Crabtree

    This was so easy not only did I meet my goal of 10lbs in 2 weeks I lost 35lbs overall and have stayed under 185 ever since. I still eat sugars and stuff I shouldn’t but I don’t eat sugar everyday and go back to the principles when I do get out of line. People spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on shakes, meals, and anything else they try to lose. If you just follow the basic principals you will lose it and keep it off.
    Who needs to “learn” how to eat healthy. We all know what’s good and not good. I love to eat what taste good.
    The proof is in the picture. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ee503da8a59ae855ba22576adf1632b3ed61ebaacd2cc24a03bdfb916c209ac.png mmm

  • mimi jones

    I just finished my fourth week of the Naturally Slim videos. I have lost 6.6 pounds. For me, the best thing about the program was learning how to listen to my body’s cues about food. I am considered morbidly obese on weight charts, so I have a lot of weight to loose. I used to be a “clock” eater, but I have learned in only four weeks that eating by the clock is not the best thing for me personally. I realize I am only four weeks in, and I realize I have a long way to go, but I believe I have finally found a program that will work for me. It is non-restrictive, which is what I need. I also like that it is not a “diet”, but a change in the way I look at food and hunger. For me, I think that will be the key to keeping it off.

  • Littlemrse

    It was a great experience, so far I have lost 17 pounds, I think it really puts eating into a different perspective for me. Instead of emotional eating, I planned better and restrained from binging when I would normally be emotionally eating.
    Every diet is different for each person, but at the stage I am at in life I think I would have loved to have had these tools when I was younger. Great program and I’m not just hopping up and down giggling about it. I’m following the principles and loving it.

  • Terrellgram

    It was the worst diet I have ever tried. And even though they say it isn’t a diet, it is! I gained weight like crazy on it and I am still stuck with it a year later. Now, we are being forced to take it again or pay a hefty raise on our insurance. No one likes to be blackmailed.

    • Meredith

      That is ridiculous. You cannot blame a program for “gaining weight” when you should only eat when you’re hungry. I’d see a doctor because more likely, you have an underlying health issue.

      • Claudia Sims

        I’ve gained 2.2 pounds in the first week. I’ve seen all manner of doctors. Try not belittling other People’s experience I guess we might get dragged off the flight if we don’t hop up and down and giggle about the program.

        • Amy Beck Fredricks

          It is not a diet, and if that is your frame of mind you will not be successful. I had hit my all time high in weight and mentally at rock bottom. Since I joined the program, AND follow the principles, especially portion control and hydration, I have lost 26.6 pounds is 15 weeks. I eat whatever I want but I eat two pieces of pizza rather than the whole pizza. I’m walking two miles a day, drink 64 oz of water, quit drinking Diet Coke, and I haven’t felt this good in 15 years. I have 40 pounds to go and having this much success motivates me. What is an extra benefit is that after my years of yo-yo dieting and making my family suffer, we can cook one meal and I pick and choose what I want to eat. You have to own it and take accountability for your success – doesn’t sound like you are there yet. Good luck.

          • Claudia Sims

            I have never eaten the whole pizza or even 2 slices in a single sitting. I do 4-6 miles/day on dreadmill and strength training 3 days/week and I am a type A highly accountable success driven person. between July 2013 and Feb 2014 I lost 65 pounds so spare me your lecture about what’s wrong with me.

          • Amy Beck Fredricks

            Claudia, my sincere apology to you. It wasn’t meant as a lecture and my reply was directed to Terrellgram. I congratulate you on losing 65 pounds as that is TRULY an inspiration. If I bother to comment again, I’ll be sure I click on the correct hierarchical “reply” button. Again, my congratulations and deepest apology to you.

          • Terrellgram

            Amy Beck and Joshua, I have had a weight problem since I turned 9 years old and hit puberty! I am now pushing 70, have had 5 mild heart attacks and at least 3 TIAs. I’ve lived a hard, rough life with never enough food as a kid. We ate what we could hunt, grow or fish for. Or what we found in the city dump! I learned to do without early on and still had problems with my weight. I cook nutritious meals at least 5 days a week. I do not eat breakfast and only a very, very small amount for lunch. And by small I mean less than a cup of food. If I ate those two meals I would weigh much more than 210 lbs! I do not over eat, I walk approximately 10-12 miles per week with a severly damaged knee but, I keep going. I clean my home alone, I mow a fairly large yard and do my best to keep it trimmed and looking good. So, exercise is not a problem. I kept the weight at a steady pace of about 155 to 165 for many years by smoking. But, it was something I didn’t want to continue so I quit. I started gaining at 20 lbs per week! Ever hear a doctor tell a patient he would rather they smoked than gained weight? Mine did! But, I didn’t start smoking again. The 155 to 165 was perfect for my body build. And this is from the doctor! I was in a size 10 and that is not bad.
            But now, as I age, I gain weight at the drop of a hat. I also decided my body, my health and I will eat when hungry. I have to have a small piece of something with just a bit of sugar in it about 2:30 pm or I begin to shake and tremble and will pass out.
            And I still consider NS a diet. It does constrict oneself to eating a certain way and no, you cannot eat what you want and lose weight as they state in their ads. The orange drink is being used as a colon cleansing item and that is something I definitely do not need. I have IBS/D and a half slice of bread will do the same thing for me. I am lactose intolerant, my legs and feet swell constantly and I know my risks are really bad. Especially since I had rheumatic fever at the age of 6 and a relapse of it 4 years later. Yes, I have a damaged heart valve.
            And yes, the program does make me gain weight if I follow it. I refused to follow this year and my weight is now holding steady again. As I stated originally…the worst diet i’ve ever tried. I have one more week and I am finished with it again. I do not watch the videos. I let them play in the background and then I answer the questions. And I know the answers to them so there was no sense in forcing me to take this again in order to save on our insurance.
            I do wish those who believe it helps them the best of luck. It might be right for you but it isn’t for me. And if you think I am a fool for deciding to finally eat some of the things I love such as vegetables, baked/grilled chicken and pork and the occasional slice of cheese with my meds, that’s ok too. My funeral expenses are prepaid and I am ready. I just wish I could have a steak as a final meal but, without teeth, it is not possible.

    • Joshua Crabtree

      “Diet” a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
      Eating what you want is not a restriction.
      Just like anything in life you have to want it and stick to it.
      For example when you get married do you try it for a couple weeks and then give up.
      When you went to work did you try it out or did you show up saying I’m going to follow what they tell me to do.

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