So will the Celebrity Slim Starter Pack help you to achieve your goals? We take an in-depth look at this package to find out.
Many people find that meal replacement shakes can be useful for weight loss. The idea is that the drinks fill you up and deliver all your necessary proteins so you can avoid the temptation of food without hunger pangs derailing your diet.
If you have a busy lifestyle, Shakes are quick and convenient to use without the need of counting calories or thinking too much about it.
The Celebrity Starter Pack is a 7-day programme that provides 14 Shakes and comes with recipe ideas and advice to support you over your weight loss. The flavours of the Shakes are mostly sweet and include chocolate, latte, strawberry and vanilla that you drink cold. The couple of savoury options are vegetable soup and chicken soup, which you drink hot.
Although the flavourings are different – and the Shakes do contain flavourings and colouring additives, they are essentially the same ingredient profile.
The Shakes contain a blend of proteins including Calcium Caseinate derived from skimmed milk, Whey Protein Concentrate, another milk related protein (remember little Miss Moffat eating her curds and whey – this is the same material) and Soya Protein Isolate derived from soy bean protein. There are also added minerals and vitamins too.
If you are lactose intolerant or have issues with milk or additives, the Shake will not suit you. It is also important to remember too that there is nothing “slimming” or low fat about meal replacement protein shakes like this.
If you added Shakes to your diet without replacing main meals you would actually put on weight. However use as directed and you may find they help you.
There are three phases to the Celebrity Slim Shake Programmes.
This one, The Celebrity Starter Pack is to support the “The Trim Phase”. This is where you replace 2 meals each day with shakes and combine with a balanced meal and up to 3 snacks. The Celebrity Diet Plan gives you everything you need to carry out the Trim Phase for 7 days.
There is also an Active Phase and a Maintenance Phase.
Celebrity Slim is a brand owned by Probiotic, a major pharmaceutical company in Australia.
According to the company information Celebrity Slim is:
a simple, flexible meal replacement program that can help anyone manage their weight, get slim and stay that way.
There is an Australian website as well as the UK version.
Celebrity Slim provide a wide range of meal replacement products such as Shakes, Smoothies, soups, ready meals , supplements and more,
This is a reputable company that will not trick you into billing scams meaning that you can buy in confidence.
As a meal replacement, put 200-250ml of cold water into a Celebrity Slim Shaker. Add contents of sachet and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. It is important to maintain an adequate daily fluid intake when using this product. It is important to follow directions.
SOUPS: As a meal replacement, put 200-250ml of boiling water into a mug. Add contents of sachet and stir well. Always take caution when using hot liquids. It is important to maintain an adequate daily fluid intake when using this product. It is important to follow these directions. DO NOT POUR BOILING WATER INTO THE SHAKER.
According to the product information:
Celebrity Slim is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off for good
Is a simple and easy to follow programme designed to help you lose weight
The Celebrity Slim Programme is designed to help you reach your target weight. Once you’re there, we’ll show you how to eat to maintain your new shape and stay feeling your best.
There are 3 phases, each of which are designed to achieve a specific goal.
The product information looks convincing but it does not explain the ingredients or the calories contained in the Shakes. However The Celebrity Slim Starter Pack comes with a diet and exercise plan to follow.
You can also contact the company for advice or join the weight loss forum for added support.
Celebrity Slim Starter Pack is a meal replacement programme to support the Trim Phase of the Celebrity Programme.
Each Shake contains the following ingredients plus different flavourings depending on flavour.
There is nothing slimming about the basic Shake ingredients and there will be additional flavouring and additives in all the various flavours as well.
The Shakes contain fructose fats and added sweeteners and we are not very impressed that the product information does not provide the calorie count for each shake, which could be high.
In addition, the Shake ingredients are not very healthy. If you are trying to follow a “natural” or “pure” diet, these meal replacement drinks will not be suitable.
Although the Shakes are extremely fattening if you use them to replace meals you may find they help you lose weight. However If you do cheat on your diet and snack while following this diet, you will certainly put weight on.
There is nothing contained in the Celebrity Slim Starter Pack that will cause side effects for most people.
Celebrity Slim comes with the following health advice.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women or children under 16 years of age.
This product is a meal replacement for weight control.
This product is useful for the intended use only as part of an energy-restricted diet and other food is a necessary part of the diet. This product is a formulated meal replacement.
It is not to be used as a total diet replacement and should be used in conjunction with an exercise program.
If you have any medical conditions or are taking any medication, please contact your Healthcare professional before starting on the program.
There are some customer reviews for the Celebrity Slim Starter Pack.
Some customers are satisfied and feel that it works.
Celebrity Slim really does work. I often use it to kick start my weight loss…say after Christmas or Easter! The shakes are all lovely, I’m not so keen on the soups though. The chocolate meal replacement bars are really yummy…perfect if you are a chocoholic as you don’t feel that you are missing out. Just have a low carb meal once a day and that’s it.
According to one man, his wife took the Shakes and did the diet for a month.
Came across celebrity slim, after reading up and preparing she did lose a stone in one month, it works well but you must stick to the guidelines and always make sure you’re healthy. Maybe see your doctor first.
Some customers are not so keen on the flavours:
I heard this was supposed to be good and it tasted really good. Most definitely not. I have tried the shakes and they are horrible I don’t know if I can face the soups…
If you like the idea of meal replacement Shakes and enjoy these flavours, you will probably lose weight if you keep to the diet plan.
However, this method does not suit everyone and it does not teach you good food habits. Replacing a meal with a sweet chocolate flavoured drink is not very good nutritionally and is nothing to do with a healthy diet or lifestyle.
The Celebrity Slim Shake Plan is essentially a fad diet that sees you replacing a lot of your normal food with this one same product. Like all fad diets, it is not sustainable long term.
However, if you are looking for a quick fix or just want to make a start on your weight loss plan, it may help you if you stick to the directions.
In addition, this would be a good way to try the diet out for a week to see if it suits you.
If you are in the UK, you can find The Celebrity Slim Starter Pack available in numerous stores and shops including Boots, Lloyds Pharmacies and many independent retailers.
You can also buy online direct from the Celebrity Slim website.
Celebrity Slim Starter Pack (7 days supply) costs £29.99. We think this is reasonable value considering that it is a replacement for 14 meals.
Postage and packaging is free on orders over £25.00.
You can also buy The Celebrity Slim Starter Pack via Amazon UK from various retailers for around £26.64 plus postage.
If you are in Australia, you can buy Celebrity Slim products in stores across the country as well as online from the Australian Celebrity Slim website. However, the Celebrity Slim Starter Pack is not available.
Celebrity Slim Starter Pack does not come with a money-back guarantee.
The Celebrity Slim Starter Pack has some good points going for it. The pack has a variety of flavours that if you have a sweet tooth will appeal and if you stick to the diet plan and replace 14 meals over the week, you may lose some weight.
We like that the packs are easy to buy from a wide range of outlets as well as online and for £29.99 they look pretty good value too. After all, use as advised and they will replace 14 meals over the week so may even save you money.
However, we are not very impressed with the ingredients profile of the Shakes. With their fructose content, food additives and flavourings they look unhealthy and fattening. We are disappointed that Celebrity Slim have not provided the calorie content for each Shake either. You could make lower calorie meal options yourself, such as home made soups and Smoothies, fish and egg dishes and that way you would keep to a healthy diet and eat more normally too.
That said The Celebrity Slim Starter Pack may be effective for some weight loss and will not do you any harm if you do not stick to it for too long but a problem with all Shake plans is that they do not really help change your eating habits.
Like all fad diets, once you stop taking the Shakes you will be back where you started, rather than adapting your existing diet into something you can live with forever.
In our opinion, the Celebrity Slim Starter Pack is not good enough to recommend so we have no other option but to reject it.
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