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Slim for Life Diet Plan

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author image Jennifer Schaeffer
Jennifer Schaeffer began writing in 2005, with work appearing in various online publications. She is an American College of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer, a Crossfit Level 1 coach and a certified Olympic weightlifting coach. Schaeffer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and language from Stevenson University in Greenspring, Md.
Slim for Life Diet Plan
The Slim for Life diet plan provides online nutrition support. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

The Slim for Life diet markets itself not as a diet, but as the "non-diet, diet." The company opts out of grouping themselves with other fad diet claims; rather the company promotes and encourages you to change your diet as part of a lifestyle change to not only lose weight, but to keep weight off.

Characteristics

The Slim for Life diet plans encompasses individual analysis with a trained weight loss counselor, personal dietary training sessions, a creation of a sensible eating plan and the development of individual fitness routines. All of these things are provided online. Upon signing up for the program you are assigned a counselor to help discuss nutrition and past and current health issues.

Claims

The program claims it's more focused on proper eating habits rather than weight loss pills. The Slim for Life company asserts that this type of weight loss program provides the support you desire from a group without publicly discussing your problems with weight loss with a group.

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Cost

The Slim for Life diet plan starts at a $300 sign-up fee, as of 2010. However, the diet and counselors promote certain supplements and diet foods that can quickly add up.

Validity

The program seems to generally allow a person to consume about 1,500 calories a day. It claims a person can expect to lose up to 3 lb. per week. Unlike many other diet plans available, the Slim for Life diet promotes healthy nutrition in fruits, vegetables, lean meats and dairy. Although it excludes certain foods such as processed carbohydrates, these foods tend to interfere with weight loss and promote weight gain.

Considerations

Healthy weight loss is considered to fall between 1 to 2 lb. per week. Diets below 1,200 calories for women and 1,500 calories for men are actually termed extreme or severe. Often very low-calorie diets do not provide proper or sustainable nutrition for the dieter. Diets focused heavily on caloric intake often lead to the development an eating disorder and altered body image.

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GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

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