Is SLIMGENICS Effective?
They have an organized business model with advisors, meal plans, and supplements. On top of that, they provide counselors and support groups along the way, but don’t be fooled because that will cost you a pretty penny. 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. This cost is on top of your grocery bill! A few of their products involved in the STEP- At Home Program solely Slimgenic Products:
- Nutritional guides with instructional videos, product catalogs, and food journals
- Protein Bars
- Detox Shakes
- Liquid Vitamin D
- Omega Slim- Fish Oils (EFA’s)
- Daily Multi Vitamin, Vitamin D, and Calcium+Magnesium
Does SLIMGENICS Have Side Effects?
Slimgenics sells over priced supplements and processed food. It is expensive (several thousand dollars). Many of these supplements cause gas and bloating, and sometimes diarrhea, but sometimes you can get used to it. The people who work there assured me this is normal but it is not pleasant.
Some of the reviews that go a bit more into detail about their experience can give us a better understanding on how the program works.
The staff are repetitive but friendly. They say things that cannot be supported by current research, but they are trying to help so it’s not their fault. They are not medical doctors and some of their dietary advice is old-fashioned, but since they are mostly genuinely kind, it’s not so bad. The staff are pushy about selling products and about insisting how much you lose. Sometimes it seems that they are forcing you to commit to a very low weight. They will write all over your contract and the amount they expect you to lose will be adjusted up and up and up. Beware of this tactic. You can go to other cheaper services to be weighed and be accountable for weight loss. This approach is expensive.
Managers wanting you to push clients through doors fast, even if they need to vent.[
The Bottom Line
Founded in 2003, “Slimgenics” or formerly known as “Slim4life” offers a personalized program to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. This program promotes “support” with their program advisers, nutritional plans, and supplements to purchase. While this sounds great, it is very expensive and can be more of a hassle than help. It is more of a financial investment program with an adviser, 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. There are a few red flags when taking a deeper look into their business model as I will explain below.
Slimgentics claims that they provide a nutraceutical grade of nutritional substances to go along with the personalized food program. For those of you who are not familiar with the term “nutraceutical” it simply is the combination of two words: Nutrition and Pharmaceutical. The term has connotation with a range of herbal products, isolated nutrients and dietary supplements. Or in better terms, it is a fancy word to throw around to make your product seem more credible. You do not get any more information on these supplements (you personally will be needing) until you sign a contract to go ahead with the program. This makes me feel uneasy from the get go, because I do not know how expensive these products will be. However, they do provide these substances as claimed.
They claim (generally speaking) that while on their program, you can lose and average 1-2 pounds per week. Which is also a true statement, if you are following their nutrition plan.
While their website was user friendly, it simply “dripped” instead of “poured” information on their personalized program forcing someone to call in for more information. There were samples of what the program could look like, but it was rather hard to find. Another down side to the entire program was the convenience factor of knowing your price, and quickly getting started. You have to schedule a consultation meeting so they can evaluate your needs, and from there they will give you the costs involved. Because their locations are only in Colorado, Minnesota, and Ohio it left questions in my mind to whether or not I would even be able to move forward with Slimgenics.
There is also an initial trust factor involved once you get scheduled to meet with an advisor. They will evaluate your specific needs, and then they will give you the cost break down afterwards. How does the customer know they are really getting the best bang for their buck?