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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.