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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. I am no longer on S4L and I no longer take any of their supplements. I never used the thermoboost powder but I took all the supplements as directed during the program. I too am being evaluated for elevated liver function. It started with a dull ache in the liver area right after I started slimgenics.
I have an ultrasound tomorrow, will keep you posted. I have been off the supplements for at least a month but am still having the pain…. I started slim4life in May, at lbs…am now at and while I love the way I look, my hair is falling out and my kidney function is out of whack as well as my ferritin levels have bottomed out. I would just like to know how the product work? Another thing is how much it cost to get started with the program? Is this something i could do without paying a large amount of money?
What are the key elements to losing weight on this program? What makes this program different from the other programs out? Slim 4 Life is a good program. They do teach you the essentials of eating healthy. However, the weight that you lose is great but, you may also be losing muscle since they do not incorporate working out into the program. You do take supplements such as a daily vitamin, essential fatty acids fish oil and an appetite suppressant they call the metabolizer not to mention the protein bars and shakes that run more than I went from to in a short amount of time.
Once, I hit I plateaued miserably. I did all that they asked me to do and could not lose any more weight. I was basically told, they could not help me. I left Slim 4 Life and they still call me wanting me to come in. I work out now and still eat healthy but, I eat corn, carrots, and cheese. All of which is forbidden until you lose ALL the weight.
I am happy and healthy and still am losing in a healthy way on my own.. Wish I had read this page before I spent almost two thousand dollars on Slim 4 Life. I was on the program for aproximately three and a half weeks going to the store four times a week for weigh ins. I lost six pounds by drinking tons of water and taking there suplements which ending up making my heart race. I ended up in the Doctors office thinking I was having a heart attack.
Believe me there is no money back guarantee. This turned out to be one big mistake….. Hi, l feel the same way two thousand dollars on slim 4 life.
The pills did not do a thing for me. I need to get some of my money back. I tried slim for life a year ago and it is so disappointing. Once you break the diet down you are allowed to eat between calories a day! I spent over 2K on slim for life to lose 30 pounds. I took all the nasty pills and drank the nasty power boost and did the whole thing. I lost about 28 in 12 weeks. But I am healthier and happier. I was not obese but took off the weight for vanity. I lost 9 lbs in 3 weeks….
Dieting is about Calories in and Calories out…. I only had 18 lbs. I feel very jittery and weak. I am a mother and cannot really focus and be there for my kids the way I need to be because of the way I feel. I did the Atkins diet years ago and went from a size 12 to a 2 in months and never felt like this. I have lost maybe 4 lbs. Now here i am at 5 months and one thing i have noticed is that even though i am not doing the diet that well, i am still using supplements and i am loosing hair like crazy.
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. We love our floors. They are holding up very well. I do not have a close up of the nails. If you send me your e-mail I can send a picture to you.
We bought A grade plywood that did not need to be sanded. We did do a light sanding after installation before staining. We did that with a hand sander. We just butted each board against the previous board and nailed it down. So far it is holding up well. I think my favorite part is that your whole family works on these projects together. Have a great Christmas! Hi Linda I love the floor, and after laying to hardwood floors for my parents and knowing the cost,even doing the work myself, I love the idea of the plywood floors, I'm cureently building a small cabin up behind my parents house,for when I visit, and was considering hardwood floors,expensive,lol, then I came across your blog and love the floors, but after doing numerious google searches I can't seem to find a good how to on staining the plywood, What stain did you use, oil or water based and same for condioner and poly coat.
We absolutely love them and they are holding up so well. Then we used Minwax Red Mahogany water based stain. I just put it on with a clean cloth and my husband followed behind wiping the excess off. The polyurethane was Varathane water based. We brushed on six coats. Let me know if I can answer any more questions. Good luck with your floors. OMG I love your floor! Also did you sand the cut edges before laying floor and did you glue them to the subfloor before nailing them into place? Did you nail them at a angel or straight into the floor?
Do you think this would work for countertops as well giving them a sort of butcherblock look? We did not sand the cut edges. We do glue to the subfloor before we nailed.
Nailed them straight in. Not sure about the countertops. Your floor is incredible! I think your answer is really splendid. LOVE the way it looks.
I truly appreciate you getting all over off that floor!!! The only thing we would have done differently is we would have to cut the plywood with a table saw instead of the circular saw we had at the time.
We bought a table saw later and life would have been so much easier and the cuts would have been perfectly straight!! We have small gaps but I can honestly say there has been no problem whatsoever. So happy we did it!!! I love the look of this! Just one quick question…what was the foam insulation board on the materials list used for? I don't see it anywhere in the instructional section. We love our floors! The foam insulation board was used to support the plywood sheets while we were cutting them.
In your pattern diagram in step 5 — was there a reason you did not alternate the short pieces from one side of the room to the other rather than having long boards all on one side of the room? Also, the board lengths do not seem to all add up to 19'. You have explained in more detailed.
Thank you for that. And did I understand right you had to stain asap. Anything and how long have you have them now wear and tear. Any upkeep things I need to know. Hope you get this and private email me quilting nemont. I loooove your floors. Ever since we moved in I have been wanting to get rid of this gross carpet…now its 3 years later lol. A couple of questions: How do you clean your floors? Your floor looks fantastic!
I have a couple of questions though. I'll apologize ahead of time if someone has already asked. Did you use the foam board under the plywood over the subfloor? And did you use glue and nails both? We did not use foam board under the plywood. Yes, we used glue and nails. I love how your floor turned out! It looks like it has been about 2. How is it holding up? Were you concerned about the longevity of the floor with the laminate breaking down over time?
I love this idea and told my husband about it, but he thinks that the plies will blister over time. I'd love to know what your thoughts are on the subject. These are gorgeous and the tutorial is fantastic. I think this may be the answer for us redoing about sq. This is my first time visit at here and i am genuinely impressed to read everthing at alone place. Hi, love the floors1 Its been almost four years now and I want to know if the floors are still in good condition.
Have you had to to do any touch ups in this time? I am thinking about doing this over my existing wood floors. We do not have a solid sub-floor, but wood planks that I have been told cannot be sanded again. I love my family, my God, my home […]. We are laying plywood floors in our family room because we had to rip up the awful stained carpet in that room and ANYTHING would have been an improvement. I didn't want carpet again. All of our first floor is wood except the family room and guest bedroom.
We did our weekly feels like daily run to our friendly neighborhood Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. We really do have some of the nicest, most helpful people working at our Lowe's. It's a pleasure to go in there and spend our children's inheritance!! This is what we bought: The first thing we had to do was to build a saw guide for our circular saw. I told you we're new at this didn't I? November 19, at 2: Linda Home is Where My Heart is says: November 19, at 6: Just in time for Thanksgiving!!!
November 19, at 7: Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! November 20, at 5: November 22, at 9: Lauras Crafty Life says: November 20, at 6: November 21, at 6: November 24, at 5: This turned out beautiful. Who knew plywood would look like this?
You guys did an awesome job! Linda Queen Bee Cottage. November 24, at 6: November 25, at 2: November 25, at November 27, at November 27, at 9: November 27, at 1: The comment above mine is spam, you might want to delete it. December 3, at December 3, at 5: December 3, at 4: December 4, at 7: December 4, at 8: December 5, at 3: December 10, at 2: December 5, at 7: Your floors look fabulous! I just pinned this, thanks for linking up! Amy A Blossoming Life says: December 9, at I just shared on your blog hop.
Thanks for the invite. December 10, at 5: January 6, at 6: Carrie from Carrie This Home says: December 10, at 8: December 14, at 1: WOw, Linda looks great! January 2, at 6: January 7, at 5: January 8, at 1: January 8, at 5: January 8, at 3: January 12, at 8: January 12, at 3: Can you tell me what kind of plywood you used and the thickness?
January 30, at February 11, at 3: February 13, at 3: February 20, at 9: February 21, at 9: February 24, at 1: April 21, at 2: April 21, at 4: June 2, at June 30, at 6: June 20, at 2: August 24, at 6: August 24, at 7: September 16, at Did you all put a small bevel on the sides of the planks?
September 29, at 3: December 19, at 5: December 19, at 6: May 23, at 2: May 24, at 2: May 26, at 1: June 6, at 2: July 4, at 1: July 23, at 3: July 23, at August 17, at 1: August 17, at 5: Thank you so much Shannon!
Rovin's Hardwood Flooring says: September 25, at 5: November 19, at So it's been a few years now, how is the floor holding up? Anything you would do differently? November 23, at 4: