Slim4Life Diet Review

Founded 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 are:

  1. The Step Plan: This is where the client receives guidance for step-by-step meal planning.*
  2. Personalized Supplementation: The client’s program advisor will 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 informative, 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.*

counselingIt 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 On Slim4Life?

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! Nowhere on the website does the company provide an in depth explanation on why the program works scientifically. 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:

Jenna* said, “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.” She then went onto say that they will offer you a discounted rate if you buy them in bulk at the very beginning to save money. The problem with that was the fact that she did not like the food at all, and she is now trying to sell it all on Craiglist to reclaim some of her lost money.  

There is a review that we found from Tammy who was actually a true insider working for the company.

I applied to be a “weight loss counselor” with Slim 4 Life because I thought I would actually be a “weight loss counselor”, when in reality, I became a sales attendant. After reading all about LA Weight Loss on this site, I began realizing something; the practices are all the same. Every single client that comes through the door is a dollar sign, not a person.

scamThey used deceptive marketing practices I couldn’t agree with. For example, when someone calls to ask a question on the cost, the correct way to answer that question is to ask other questions and go into the phone script. Then, if there are still cost questions, the answers are all supposed to point to the famous, “Service fees are only $9 a week!” But then when someone comes in for their “free” consultation, they find out that they have to pay it all up front, plus buy $270 worth of products, as the “starter kit”.

Then, there was this person who wanted a refund because she was allergic to something in the bars, or supplements as they are called at Slim 4 Life. No one would give her a refund, or an exchange for other products, because she didn’t have a doctor’s letter telling what the allergy was. She was expected to sell the dang bars to people in the lobby! How absurd is that??

The owners wanted their employees to go along with the whole charade and lie to the customers. It’s all about who can sell the most. Even when someone sold a lot of products and services and was with the company for 6 years, they fired her because she wanted to make the company better and make positive changes. “It’s been this way all the time, so we can’t change it now”.” – Tammy – Oakdale, Minnesota*

A former advisor mentioned there is a high turnover rate at the Slimgenics locations, so the customers could lose an advisor halfway through their 28-week course. Slimgenics is a sales-focused company and they have a high turnover rate, so customers don’t trust them with their health long term.

Is Slim4Life 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, one 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 with busy schedules. Regarding the side effects from this program, each individual is going to be on a different plan, so the food and supplement effects will vary. Some have spoken out about the lack of exercise Slimgenics promotes, which can essentially be a side effect that results in low energy and an overall out-of-shape appearance.*


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 per 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.

social mediaBecause Slimgenics is a program-based clinic, it is not offered anywhere else but at their locations in Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, and Minnesota. Because they do not offer any refunds whatsoever, it is a serious monetary commitment. I do not like the major cost involved in the Slim4life 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 diet programs out there that can get you the results without all of the fuss.*

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

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  • Lola Igga

    u dont have to pay over priced money for the program i did the program and paid only 300 for two months i did and i lost 30 pounds of it. its all about u keeping the weight of when u are done with the program. u have to eat healthy and workout after. Thats what i did. i stopped following their food and ate healtheir because i started lifting weight and needed more food than was in the program. please dont blame the program for paying ridiculous amount they dont force u to pay such. u make such decision as i did.

  • celticcoll

    And the degrees in nutrition and kinesiology, bariatrics, etc of these consultants? If you think salespeople who are “taught” a program are qualified to provide “individual” counseling or have any expertise you really need to learn to be a responsible consumer before giving advice.

  • Judith Williams

    I worked there. I was successful. However, I found it is all about money and a cutthroat environment. Employees fight over “the good” clients, those who spend. Employees were shaming struggling clients and we got yelled at if we went over the allotted 10 minute session. I left because I am ethical and took the position because I believed the hype. Employees are not happy and can never have a Monday or Saturday off. I would never recommend program and I did the program. I was thin and looked horrible!

  • Mitchell Seffens

    I lost about 80 lbs. in 30 weeks however it cost me a lot of money and when I stopped using their products I gained it all back within a couple of years.

  • Ali

    I went in for a “FREE” 30 min consultation as advertised on there web site. After arriving I was given there sales pitch and by the end the program was going to cost me approximately $866 for a full year based on the weight I wanted to loose. I wanted to think it over and said I would come back tomorrow, and was told if I didn’t join at that time the price would go up the next day. So in saying it is an aggressive sales oriented program, I would agree. My husband who was with me at the time said no, but I am a spontaneous person, plus I didn’t want to pay a full price, so I joined for the 30 day summer promotion, which ended up costing me approximately $366. I am guaranteed to loose 12lbs in 30 days. I figured why not give it a try. It is very expensive, but I have tried all other diets and have failed. In my 1st week I have lost 8lbs. I am excited and happy about the weight loss, but I will not lie and say it has been easy. first off, they give you a sheet of paper telling you what to take during your fist 5 day cleans, but the information is not organized and really all over the place, so I had to spend a few hours making my supplement and meal plans in advance. After my 5th day, I got a book showing me what plan I would be on and what I was allowed to eat, that too is not very organized, so I had to make my own supplement and meal plan, go shopping and searching for specific foods, and then just learning to eat and take there products correctly. I honestly do not like the taste of the bars,shakes or drink mixes that I required to have each day. I am thinking it is going to have to be an acquired taste, but one i really do not want to acquire. I am a stay at home mom, so I feel it might be easier for me to do this plan, but feel it would be hard for my husband or son, unless they have me cooking and preparing all there foods for them. That in itself is very time consuming. I am going to do my 30 days and learn how to eat properly and exercise. I have seen the results I wanted and if I were able to afford the program I would possibly continue. I have heard you can find the same or comparable supplements they sell, at yoru neighborhood market for a fraction of the cost. I will have to look into that.

    • consumerscompare

      Hi Ali, thank you for your honest feedback, we appreciate it and hope you can find something that works for you and is a little bit more reasonably priced. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

  • consumerscompare

    Dear Lori, please contact Slim4Life at 1 816 730 7546 directly.

  • consumerscompare

    Dear Jane, thank you for your comment. No, we have not tried the program ourselves but our reviews on Slim4Life or any other diet program are based on collecting customer experiences and information provided on the official site. If you see any inaccuracies please feel free to post a reply and we will be happy to reflect that on the Silm4Life review.

  • Howard Lund

    Let me give you the perspective of someone who has gone through the Slimgenics program, not just inquired and making conclusions. I have lost over 150 lbs on the Slimgenics program.

    I will start with your false statements:

    1st, the cost of Meal Replacement Drinks, they are priced at $25 for 7 drinks, not $29 each.

    2nd, would be your “more of a hassle than a help in the long run” statement, that is absurd for you to say, you are clueless of how much of a “Help” Slimgenics is for us that complete the program.

    3rd, “they have a high turnover rate, so customers don’t trust them.” FALSE! The centers like to rotate the Advisors among the different centers to allow the clients to gain perspective, advice and general guidance from different people. This was great for me as I could pull certain pieces of advice from the different Advisors, helping me make a more complete educational experience.

    You keep going back to cost and money. I do not regret or question one dollar I paid them for the service, snack and supplements. The education that I received to make me continue to make healthy eating choices was well worth the money alone. I think the cost is very inexpensive when you look at what you get. I too made the decision to buy everything up front to take advantage of the savings. So yes, I gave them 6K to get started and change my life forever! Best decision ever made and worth every red penny!!

    4th, ” it is a serious investment and takes willpower and commitment on the buyer’s part”. Well NO SHIT! What the heck do you expect? Can you just write a check, snap your fingers, and live at a healthy weight forever??? Of course not. This might be the most ridiculous statement you made in the entire post.
    If you are tired of living over-weight, and need the assistance of One-ON-One counseling, Nutritional education to learn to make healthy food choices and the support of others going through the same struggles as yourself, I highly recommend the Slimgenics Program as a Safe and Healthy approach to losing the weight and maintaining the new you forever. Do not take the above article for nothing more than the opinion of an under-informed member of this website.

  • 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?


    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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