GI Lean Review

Editor's Review: 3.3 / 5.0

What You Should Know

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The G. I. Lean Diet is based on the glycemic index. It was developed by Dr. David Jenkins in 1981. He developed the diet to determine the carbohydrate value of certain foods by analyzing how quickly the food is broken down by the body. The foods with a lower glycemic index are healthier than those that have a higher glycemic index. The ones with a high glycemic index break down rapidly, releasing more glucose into the system and not allowing the body time to metabolize the food. This means they are quickly turned to fat, and the foods with lower indexes are metabolized slowly and therefore used by the body.

Ingredients

There are several different ingredients in the diet. The diet is based on four different stages, all of which require different things to work effectively. The first stage is a three day detox that includes the necessary vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and laxatives to cleanse the body. The weight loss here is not true weight loss, though it does excite many.

The second stage is a “kick start” program comprised of supplements which three supplements which are based on ingredients like CLA, HCA, and chromium.

The third stage is the point where dieters suppress their appetites with products that are centered on yerba mate and phaseolamin.

The final stage is the maintenance step where people have learned to identify the correct types of foods and continue to eat foods that will keep them healthy.

Product Features

CLA is a chemical which may lead to the reduction of fat, while also increasing insulin resistance and the risk for diabetes.

HCA is hydroxycitric acid is shown to help metabolize fat in rats and may also have appetite suppression properties.

Chromium is a mineral which aids in the digestion of several things and helps with weight loss. The amount of chromium is unclear in the G. I. products.

Yerba mate is thought to be an appetite suppressant that contains a safer version of caffeine, but it may still cause side effects such as insomnia, and increased heart rate.

Phaseolamin is a carbohydrate blocker.

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Advantages

  • Some products will increase fat burning potential.

Disadvantages

  • No satisfaction guarantee.
  • Many steps and products throughout the program.
  • No customer testimonials posted on the website.
  • Does not provide appetite suppression.
  • May not be the diet of choice for many.
  • Pricing information and details are unavailable.

Conclusion

For the most part the diet is confusing and does not seem like it would be successful for many. By playing on a science that seems to logically make sense, many have capitalized on weight loss efforts of several dieters. The moral of the story is that just because something makes sense, it doesn’t have to work. Think about a low calorie diet… it ends up making you gain weight! Combine a healthy diet with an exercise program and drink plenty of water, and the weight will come off. If you are looking for a supplement, be sure to look for something that addresses fat burning along with the appetite suppression.

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26 User Reviews about GI Lean

  • 1
    renalda

    Hi I had bought the snack replacement shake last month.and I bought my second 1 yesterday with that I also bought the stimulant free fat burner(step 2).I’m looking forward to see good results in my weight loss.is there any side effects on this product?

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  • 2
    Jacqueline

    Hi there. This is my first day on the diet. Bought the kit (Detox, 10 day kick and day&night tablets). Excited. Hope this works!

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  • 3
    KGOMOTSO

    AM FEELING VERY BAD THIS PRODUCT MAKES ME NAUSEOUS ESPECIALLY THE TABLET

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  • 4
    Your Name

    Is it save to use it

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  • 5
    Elsie

    Hi can I use the G.I lean if I’m on the Prevention tablets will I not get pregnant

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  • 6
    Moganeloa

    i just bought gi lean tea bags as i am trying to loose weight. so a friend of mine told me that cant’t drink the tea while i am on prevantion pills because i might fall pregnant while drinking the tea. can i please have some clarity on that.

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  • 7
    mizz_nana

    It’s disappointing that the company does not respond to queries even on their Facebook page and their website is non existent. I would like to know if I can mix the shake with water rather than milk. maybe someone else could help?

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  • 8
    Nikki

    I have to chuckle at the comments about how awful people feel from the 3 Day Detox! Duh – that is what a detox does! You are eliminating the toxins so you can expect to feel flat, tired, have a headache etc, etc. It’s worth it! I LOVE IT!

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  • 9
    Angie

    I have finished step 1, step 2 and I am now on step 3, I am happy with the results. What should be next.

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  • 10
    Odette

    Ive taken the 10 day weightloss booster.. .and from the time I started taking that, to 2.5 weeks later I lost 3kg. I do admit that I dont exercise as much as I should although I am quite active at work. I am now taking the Morning Kickstart pills and I dont have any negative side effects. I do find Im hungrier though … thats where self control comes in. Instead of eating a KFC meal, I snack on fruit, oats, etc throughout the day. I have loads of extra energy. This product might not work for everyone but it works for me :-)

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    lovie

    I have been using the 10 day weight loss and nothing yet, no cravings in fact I feel less hungry.

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  • 11
    Tamsyn

    I used the GI Lean 3 day detox this passed weekend, i was so sick, suffered terrible migraines and experienced some bleeding as well. I didnt loose anything at all, dont think its worth the pain at all.

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  • 12
    bobby

    I WANT TO KNOW WHAT SIDE AFFECTS FROM USING MORNING KICKSTART DOES ONE HAVE

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  • 13
    cindy

    Hi, I have just finished the 3 day g.i lean detox effervescent tablets (3 a day for 3 days) and i feel awful. Have bad headache, sweating alot, getting hot then cold and just generally feel “flat”…this cant be normal? A response would be nice…thanks

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    destiny

    It is normal to feel dat way..because your body is adjusting..u have just cleansed your body..u can’t expect a miraculous 5star feeling immediately after taking detox..your body will respond positively hereafter..remember..detox means pushing your system to cleans itself..so it must go under some strain 4a short period tho.patienc my dear.

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  • 14
    Nolitha

    is it safe to use G.I.Lean slimint tablets whilst on hypertension treatment.

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  • 15
    Carly

    Can Males use this product?

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  • 16
    ANGELICA PIZZOCARO

    HI I HAVE BEEN TAKING THE GABA FOR OVER A YEAR WITHOUT STOPPING IS THIS BAD FOR ME OR MUST I JUST KEEP TAKING, IT . I TAKE 4 TABLETS EVERY NIGHT.

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    Annerie

    is gi lean working if u are on prevention injection

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  • 18
    Annerie

    hi just want to know if i can use the GI lean shake if i am on prevension injection,i have 3 children and very over weight i have been using the ijection now for 3 years and i am gaining alot of weight I was on herbal life i lost 6 kg i was 64kg and then i didnt use herbal life any more the i gain 23 kg in 2 years time i am now 87kg and are really depressed of so many weight and i am still in my 20s what can i do

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  • 19
    monique

    Ive been using the GI lean hunger buster, Very disappointed in this product.
    It might as well be sugar tablets seriously.

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  • 20
    dela marais

    using appetite busters and then still having to eat the amount of food per meal as per the GI Lean (revised and updated) recipes – is that correct? Also the amount of food is much more than what I am used to eating per meal – is tht correct?

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  • 21
    Sophia Jacobs

    It is my third day on GI Lean Detox. I have an enourmous headace and swollen eyes this morning. The headace started on day 2 I feel realy bad. Is it normal.

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    ChrisB

    Are you drinking enough water? generally detox makes you urinate more often and gets rid of all the evil toxins. headaches are most often caused by lack of fluids ie. water.

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  • 22
    Monica

    Is GI lean meal replacement safe to use during pregnancy of while trying to concieve?

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    unknwn

    I just started step 1 .gi lean product,,,n it my day 2,,,.bt i fill a headache.it real hates

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