Slimgenics Review

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Slimgenics is a weight loss plan that focuses on individual weight loss goals. Unlike weight loss supplements, the plan offers personal consultations and weigh-ins much like Weight Watchers. Dieters are expected to make an appointment for a free consultation at a local Slimgenics provider in order to take advantage of the program.

List of Ingredients

Personalized weight loss plan with in person consultations and weigh-ins.

Product Features

According to the online literature, Slimgenics has been helping people to lose more weight since 2003. The program is not online, and thus dieters must find a local representative in order to take part in the weight loss program. This could limit the number of people who could take part in Slimgenics.

Slimgenics offers personal support, complete medical history and regular appointments to people in the program. The accountability associated with regular monitoring can encourage some people to maintain a plan and continue losing weight. Real food is used with Slimgenics so no special foods are needed to take part in the plan, though some suggested foods could be more expensive if they are low fat, low calorie or diet foods.

The cost of Slimgenics is not set. Each person will receive an individual plan that will be priced based on the amount of weight they need to lose and the duration of time, they will spend in the program. As part of a starter enrollment kit, dieters are given weight loss aids, which can be purchased from Slimgenics at a discounted price. Which weight loss products are included is not listed on the website. Dieters are given a $50 off coupon if the consultation appointment is scheduled online. This could mean the program is very expensive and may be out of budget for many dieters.

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Advantages

  • Slimgenics incorporates healthy eating with exercise to lose weight.
  • Dieters are given one-on-one advice and weight loss consultations.

Disadvantages

  • The cost of the program may be too much for some dieters.
  • No set prices are given so each local branch could charge different rates.
  • Rates are dependent on how much weight needs to be lost.
  • Weight loss aids are included, but the names of these products are not given.

Conclusion

Personalized weight loss plans tend to work very well for some dieters, but the cost is often far more than a proven fat burning supplement. The more weight a dieter needs to lose, the more money they will have to pay for the Slimgenics program. If weight is gained at some point, additional time may be added to the program and thus additional cost. Weight loss supplements are also suggested, but dieters are not given the names of the products to research before setting up a free consultation.

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138 User Reviews about Slimgenics

  • 1
    Jen

    Finally, a program that holds you accountable. Slimgenics is worth every penny. They give you a full education on how to eat right. They know how to kick start your metabolism and get your body to a healthy weight. The foods they recommend are spot on with any other diet and the supplements are very effective. The snacks are a must and do get rid of your cravings. This program teaches you how to live healthy and helps you set good eating habits. Very easy to follow and they help you measure your food which I love. jy

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  • 2
    Alex

    I had an awful experience with Slimgenics and would NEVER recommend it to anyone. They are only out to make a sale and I felt judged by some of my ‘counselors’ who were supposed to be there for me. They also insisted that I lose 25 pounds more than I wanted to/felt comfortable losing. I didn’t know how to stand up to them properly, I’m only 18. I was lucky enough to have my moms support enough to pay and help me through the process, and inevitably leave the unhealthy environment, but when it came to the individual appointments, I felt young and cornered. I felt that my age was used to their advantage because I was easily manipulated into going along with what they said was ‘best for me’ not what I felt was best for me. I’ve been through a lot of medical stuff in my life, a lot of that attributing to my weight gain, but what I’m saying is that I know what’s best for me and they JUST WOULDN’T LISTEN! I kept telling them I was extremely happy and did not need to lose the 25 more pounds that they said I did. They insisted I did. During that time I went to my doctor and she was appalled at my rapid weight loss and at the fact that they wanted me to lose 25 more pounds.

    These people may wear scrubs, but they aren’t medical professionals who care about your health. They just care about selling you things.

    I hope this helps someone make a decision about whether or not to use this company. Don’t.

    Also I apologize. I know this isn’t super well written but I’m upset and I just needed to get the word out there somewhere.

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  • 3
    Mike

    I did Slimgenics about 2 years ago and lost 45 lbs in about 12 weeks. It was great for me. I followed the program religiously and it the weight fell off. My wife did it the same time and lost more weight in a little more time. Of course like all people we went back to eating like crap and gained the weight back. Was this their fault, Heck NO! I felt like I was very educated on what to eat and how to maintain…. I just went back to the lazy habbits that got me FAT in the first place. But here is the great part about the program. I have all the tools I need to go and lose it again, and I DIDN’T have to pay again. Also, my wife is taking ZERO of the supplements and losing weight a bit faster than the first time. Also, when you do it by your self you find their are other places online to buy their snacks that are much more affordable.

    At the end of the day, I thought Slimgenics (at least the one I went to) was a great place to learn how to eat healthy and give me life long lessons on how to lose weight. Now it is up to me!

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  • 4
    Matthew

    I was on Slimgenics in 2012 from June to October then 2 maintanence months till December. I lost a total of 75 lbs for about $500 a month = supplements, snacks and initial fee. Unfortunately I have gained back about 50 lbs through emotional and stress eating, I am starting plan again today to lose 30-40 lbs, but doing it myself with supplements and snacks, no initial fee. Counselors I have befriended, provided me with some of the new information being used including food guide.

    Some people I have spoken too about the program complain about the cost. However, my argument is stronger. The idea of being at a healthy body weight means to me = 5-10 years longer to live, earn money if I choose, decreased risk of diabetes, and other ailments specific to body weight (note these illnesses can easily cost 10′s of thousands and decreases quality of life), Healthy body weight means decrease health insurance premiums, life insurance premiums, increased activity and life with kids/family.

    Cost of a program that works is as much as an excuse as anything else. Extend your life and earning potential by finding a plan that works for you and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Note, losing the 75 lbs initially, I did not exercise a single day, this was my mistake. This time I plan to eat better, exercise and enjoy my health with my family.

    Recognizing other programs like weight watchers are less expensive, the results for many have been significantly less then the results of slimgenics. Weight watchers charges $20 a month and provides little instruction but increased personal time and accountability of counting calories, but little education about good/bad calories and how to stay accountable.

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  • 5
    Barb

    I lost 72 lb on Weight watchers became a life time member. I did gain 30 and went to Slimgenics. I paid a little over $500.00 to join and did received a pkg.
    with some of the products to start me out. I was to lose this weight in 15 weeks. Well I came close, during that time . I also earned extra weeks which gave you more time to lose. I did reach my goal weight and more. Of course that also gave you the opportunity to
    purchase more of there products. The money I spent on this program was ridiculous. I do believe that they make
    commission on how much they can sell you. Than when you lose all your weight they want to to become a life
    time member which you pay another $500.00. When I left Slimgenics I was under my weight goal at Weight Watchers so went back there to maintain. Slimgenics does work there is not doubt about it. If you can afford it.
    Good Luck whatever you do,

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  • 6
    Julie Sutherland

    I have used the slimgenics program twice in 2 years. It really does work (weight loss) The problem is that after your 6 month plan is done – I regained all the weight back. Both times plus 5 pounds this second time around. If I had to do it all over again I might have joined the lifetime plan – where you can come back in for support whenever you want. The reason I did not do this is that their products are extremely inflated and overpriced. In addition – I would love to NOT be reliant on those products to help me lose weight. They are a crutch and not necessarily healthy. The other reason and main reason I will not go back there are the counselors. Some of them – actually I will say most of them – 3/4 – were fantastic. You could tell they really wanted to be there and enjoyed their jobs and wanted to help you. But there were always a few – one in particular – who stands out in my mind – who was horrible. She was pushy with the products and when you didn’t buy them she would huff and puff and if you weren’t doing something right on the plan – instead of encouraging you, she would shake her head, roll her eyes and tell you to stop making excuses. Mind you, I met my weight loss goal both times. I still dreaded having her as my counselor every single time I walked through that door. Weight loss is easy in this program. It will come off. Keeping it off is another story all together. That is where the true challenge lies, I believe, with any weight loss program, but hey, if In fact this is indeed all about money, they want you to keep coming back, correct? I will not come back this time.

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  • 7
    kelly

    I had joined Slimgenics about 2.5 years ago and had specifically told them that I was allergic to MSG. Their employees could not even advise me as to all of the ingredients in their products. Within a couple of weeks I was in a world of pain. My kidneys were having trouble in trying to process all of the chemicals. I went to the the Better Business Bureau and had to lodge a formal complaint in order to get even half of my investment back from them. I did learn quite a bit from the company while I was with them and took the weight off all by myself. If you join them, please be aware of all of the chemicals and other items that are in their products. Those are the real “killers”. It was just maddening that I had to fight them tooth and nail to get my money back. They just kept blaming me for their not fully disclosing what their products have in them. I agree….RUN! Don’t walk.

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  • 8
    Drew

    Why do people go on a RANT about price and Corporate America? Darlene, your entire RANT is based on hearsay, not your actual experience. You then go on to offer dietary advice. Do you have credentials to do so? Are you an MD or a certified nutritionist? Sounds like your manifesto is based on someone’s work experience, not an actual result of the diet. An intensive weight loss plan is not supposed to be easy. Cramming fast food and alcohol down your throat is easy. That’s why in most cases you get fat. Taking the weight off involves habit changes, many of which are not pleasant or easy. It’s designed to get you to stop eating garbage and start living a healthier lifestyle. Save your rant about Corporate America for another forum. It’s a BUSINESS. What do you think, it’s a non-profit organization? Why would that come as such a huge shock that it’s about making money? You’re paying for advice and a lifestyle change. If you’re overweight you probably contributed to “Corporate America” one way or another to gigantic fast food chains, franchises and otherwise. Darlene, everything in your moronic rant is hearsay. Not your actual experience. I’m not affiliated with the program or the company, but I have used it and it works….if you follow it. If you don’t it will not. It’s that simple. If it’s about MONEY just stop spending so much on unhealthy food and get off your ass and go for a walk a few times a week.

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    Your Name

    Drew ever work on commisions I think not.

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  • 9
    Darlene

    I knew someone who worked at this place and after a few months she hated it. She had joined as a client and lost all the weight she wanted to lose. Then she became an employee with the intention of helping others lose weight and feel good about themselves the way she did. But boy did she find a COMPLETELY different atmosphere when she was an employee. In the training section the company kept saying “the client is the most important part of the job” but when she went into the centers all she found was bitterness, competition, stealing clients for the bonuses when they sell items. It was all about the MONEY! As it always is in corporate America…but for them to claim it’s all about the client then make all the employees fight one another to make as much money as you can is such bull**** They even had “managers” who didn’t know squat about people or how to handle situations. The only reason they became managers was because they made more money for the company NOT because they had people skills. She had to work with horrible women who were predjudice against her. The managers and area managers were all drinking buddies so filing a complaint didn’t help it just made matters for her worse because the Area Manager told the manager in question what was said and we all know what happens in situations like that. What kind of professional tells the person the complaint is filed about what is said? Most unprofessional! Most of the women who work in the centers are all liars and will stab you in the back when they get the chance. Plus the whole program is such a rip-off money wise. As Frank above mentioned it isn’t fair to make others who need to lose more weight to pay more. It never used to be that way, everyone paid the same price but now they milk every cent from you. And they don’t tell you that it will be restrictive for some people. Some people do fine on it but others have a harder time and if you “cheat” and eat something not on plan they take food items away and make you drink more water. They push you to buy items everytime you go in for a “counseling” session. They don’t take care of employees who are causing problems for others especially when they are friends with the higher up management. So if you are looking to lose weight and are considering this program as an option…If you want to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars to be told by people who are not even registered dietians that you need to eat only this or only that then go ahead an spend the money. Just remember they “the counselors” don’t explain why you need to stay on the list of foods they provide nor do they tell you why you need to eat a certain way or weeks after you have lost the weight. If you are really looking to lose weight start by keeping a journal of what foods you eat to get an idea of how much you eat and what types of food you eat. And if you buy from some other place and not from slimgenics as Brian mentioned DO NOT TELL THEM!! They will VOID the GUARANTEE they offer because you bought from someone else. And keep in mind the counselors WILL talk about you behind your back especially if you aren’t following the plan. They will make fun of you or call you names I have heard some horrid stories about the managers and counselors making fun of clients or telling each other they hate seeing this “certain Person” or they wish the client would just shutup. If you keep a journal when you write it down in a visual format you can get a better idea of what foods to cut out. Try cutting out fast food completely or slowly and avoid BREAD!!! That’s the killer item because of the wheat protein “gluten” if you aren’t sure about what it is do some research online or in the library but briefly…Gluten is a horrible thing to be putting into your body. It causes your intestine lining cilium (hair like growth in the small intestine) to lose the tightness it’s supposed to have to keep harmful toxins out of your bloodstream to loosen up letting in all the bad stuff and causing you to have all sorts of stomach issues. You can also increase your exercise simply by walking more. It doesn’t take going to the gym or weight lifting or extreme cardio to lose weight just simply walking more often helps and changing the kinds of foods you eat and making sure you drink more water and cut down on caffeinated drinks until you are not drinking it anymore. Try not to go cold turkey it’s easier to just cut back until you cut down to nothing. If you want the 1 to 1 counseling have a relative or a friend who is supportive and whats to lose weight too do this with you. But remember if you stop eating BREAD completely (cold turkey) first your body will get cravings because your body is used to getting breads or carbs. But after a few days or more those cravings subside and you eventually don’t crave them anymore. So I would just cut down on the amount of fast food, breads, sugar and caffeinated drinks and add more walking, more water, more fruits and veggies you like to eat, more types of low fat proteins. Keep the milk and cheese to a minimum. It will come off slowly and some days you may not lose anything but then change up the types of veggies, fruits and proteins you are eating and it will come off. It’s better than paying a company of horrible hateful women to be two-faced to you thousands of dollars to make you feel like crap when you are not used to eating on such a restrictive diet. Happy trails to you on the plan I hope your experience stays positive and for those of you trying on your own…Stay positive, keep walking, keep drinking water and eating healthier choices and may God or whatever deity you believe in keep you strong and bless you through your journey. Blessings to all…except slimgenics :P and the finger to you.

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    Your Name

    Your information on gluten is completely false. Gluten is only dangerous for the

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    Kay B-A

    Darlene, Thank you so very much for all the INFO. I was thinking of trying slimgenics, how ever I think I will keep my money and Take YOUR Advice , again Thanks So Much .

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    Your Name

    working with women always creates the worst environmnt. they do not work well together and always like to create trouble. it is always better to work with men.

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  • 10
    Jennifer N

    I joined Slimgenics 3 months ago, and I am down 31 lbs total. I have 20 lbs more to go. Although it it pricey – IT WORKS. I needed the accountability, the counseling, and the help. I don’t regret joining.

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    Elizabeth

    be careful, I did it twice and gained all my weight back. my emotions are tied to my food. Im a honest person so slimgenics worked for a short time cause I followed it to a T

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  • 11
    hb

    I think just keeping a journal helps and folllowing their journal keeps you from over eating which helps you to lose. Eating a little extra isn’t going to kill you just keep it high in protien to keep you full and low in fat. I don’t like veggies all the time they don’t fill me up and they keep me wanting something else meat is What keeps me from being hungry I always ate extra meat on the plan.

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  • 12
    jeff

    My gf lost close to 70 lbs on slimgenics over the course of about 9 months. she experienced light headedness through out the duration of the plan. she would almost faint every time she stood up. she also had low energy and lost her libido. the diet was designed to make you crap like crazy. it seemed very similar to taking laxatives to loose weight. it’s no surprise that someone who does take laxatives to loose weight experiences the same side effects. now, about 6 months has passed since she met her goal and she struggles to keep the weight off. she spent over $6000 on everything so she feels like she has to keep it off. not to mention she hates the way her body looks now. she lost most of her weight in her stomach. she had a belly after the last baby and now it’s wrinkly and flabby. she’s more self conscious now than ever before. so much that now she has become bulimic.

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  • 13
    KelLy

    I agree with you! My daughter and I joined this program. I had about 15 pounds to lose, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but at 50+ years old, I expected it to take 7-9 weeks. They set up a program to lose it in 4 weeks. Totally unrealistic. Of course I didn’t lose it all in 4 weeks and they wanted me to pay more to continue to get counsel to lose. They didn’t offer any suggestions each week that I didn’t lose the expected 3 pounds. They would look at the food I had eaten and say “keep it. Up”. I quit doing it, my doctor tried the program and almost went into kidney failure. She thinks it is because of all the pills they make you take. She lost 60 pounds and gained almost all of it back. I have watched my daughter follow this program and denying herself of the foods that tempt her and she is getting very little results. I think if you have A LOT of weight to lose, this program will work, but anyone with a lot of weight to lose will lose weight on a restricted diet. I would never recommend slimgenics, it is a huge rip off! I

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    Greg

    I joined a little over a month ago. I have 104 pounds to lose. So far I have lost 26 pounds. It is very hard, but it should be. They say you MUST buy their snacks and powdered drink, but after further research, you don’t have to. I found a good meal replacement somewhere else at half the price they wanted. But, if you follow the eating program they give you, it will work. There has been 3 occasions where I actually gained weight during this period, but overall it’s been -26, and I plan on keeping it off. The people are nice. Just shy away from buying their products, or just buy a few and find replacements, and it will still work.

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    sandra

    i join the program where can i buy the product cheaper

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  • 14
    BigDaddy

    I am very near my goal of -180 LBs. I have gone from a size 4x to size large in shirts and barely fiting in a size 54 pants to 36 or 38. I have gone from 3 blood pressure medications to none…am just about off my c-pap machine and I feel GREAT. I go 30 minutes on the eliptical in the morning at almost 7MPH…I am wearing my kids clothes that no longer fit them. Yes it can be difficult–it takes discipline–but I made a rash decision that I wanted to live…I am over the time that I expected to be on the program–and I know that I will have to eat this way MOST days for the rest of my life but I am 54 years old–and weigh less than I did in high school. They suggest a bit of protien every day but really push the raw veggies…if you stick to the program (even whith a little night out for beer and pizza every now and then…you will lose weight—I have friends that had bariatric surgery and I am SO MUCH BETTER OFF THAN THEY ARE. I never thought that I could lose weight like this…yup it was over $6000 for me…but my life is worth WAY more than that!

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  • 15
    Joyce

    It’s been very interesting reading all of the comments on the Slimgenics program. I was a former client when the company was known as Slim4life. After 5 yrs I needed to loose the weight again. Even though I felt as though I continued to follow their eating methods, with menopause I gained the weight back plus a few more pounds. I rejoined the,program 7 weeks ago and have lost 1/4 of what I would like to loose. However, this time I have had problems with the program from almost the beginning. The fiber and the metabolism boosters have put me in a constant dash to the bathroom. I have mentioned to the counselors my problems and have found them sympathetic but unwilling to address my symptoms. They say to just not take those, well I’ve purchased six boxes of this product, too bad no refunds or exchanges. Needless to say, I am VERY DISAPPOINTED in them and mortified that I am out nearly $3000. You’d think a woman of my age would be a little wiser. PLEASE don’t support this company and as the other comments say, RUN AWAY fast! Once you sign anything you are stuck. I have 3 huge boxes of their products that I would be more than happy to sell at half-price, if only legally I could. Good luck on your search for a weight loss system, try anyone but SG.

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    christy

    Hi joyce,
    I’m doing the program and love it. I would buy your unwanted thermo snacks if you have any you would like to sell? Sorry the program did not work for you!

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    hb

    You can sell them on craigslist I always find them on there I’ve bought lots of product off of there.

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  • 16
    Lynn

    If you have GERD (acid stomach) beware many of the products contain ascorbic acid, citric acid. Stay away from vinegar dressings as they a dilution of Acetic acid another no-no. Slim-assure wrecks havoc and promotes acid stomach and burning intestines, nausea and diahrrea Betaine Hydrochloride is for stomach acid deficiency. Took a dose before breakfast and am living in hell today. No more of this one. So find out every ingredient in the products on-line before you buy.!!!! So far losing weight. It is very expensive with products, but decrease cost by not buying the vitamins, Slim-assure, Thermo-boost-these have the nasty acids. Also stay away from the chocolate products. As chocolate is bad for acid stomach. Will stick with program because of investment but will NOT take the Slim-assist again. Also the Herbal-slim has green tea with caffeine if you are sensitive to stimulants and are on anti-anxiety meds- avoid this one as well.

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  • 17
    Anonymous

    I joined slimgenics to loose 20lbs. The first couple weeks were good and I was loosing weight. I believe if I was able to stick with the program I would have been successful. But for me it was EXTREMELY and I mean EXTEMELY difficult to stick to. It is very restrictive and expensive. The most difficult parts were difficulties going out to eat, not being able to drink alcohol and a constant fight with low energy. I felt like I was constantly struggling with light headedness. I barely had any energy at all and it not only made me miserable but my family and friends did not enjoy being around me. There were times too that I was in this state and would not loose any weight. I could not stick to the plan after I tried over and over again for about four months. Now here I am today and I weight more than before. I feel I am now obsessed with my weight and have a very hard time eating “normally”. I was not this way before I did the program.
    If you can stick to the plan it will work… but you have to sacrifice A LOT. Not only food but your energy and any consumption of alcohol.
    I would not recommend it.

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    Lynn

    The extreme high protein diet can damage your organs, promote diabetes, I’m out thousands and quit it before it was too late. Constantly thirsty from all the sodium in the products. See a qualified nutritionist to customize for your metabolism, weight and age and yes get some exercise.

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  • 18
    HT

    Thank you, all. I am looking for help for my teenage son to lose weight. i spoke on the phone to an SG employee today, and my suspicions were raised when he would not give me any kind of price range. I so very much appreciate all the comments from you who struggle with weight AND predatory programs like this. We will look elsewhere, prob WW. My best to you in your quest for health and balance.

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    Louise

    Run. It is a ripoff, and though I am a new client, I already regret joining SG. The sales tactics they use are a real turnoff. There are better programs out there!

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    Rachel

    You got lucky, they always tried to get me to buy there crap.. I quit and wished I would have choose Weight Watchers. I did lose weight with SG, but I starved myself to do it. I hated that foods that I needed to eat. I told them exactly what I could eat and they said that was fine during signing up; once I joined they said that those foods are a no. $1200 wasted..

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  • 20
    Tammy Suntken

    What a scam!!! They don’t disclose the cost of the program until you have signed the contract and can’t back out. They got $600 from me and then to continue the program it was going to cost me another $1600 to lose 25 #. When I found this out, I quit immediate. They keep calling but I won’t call them back. I’m afraid they might charge me for the call. They aren’t in it for the support, they’re in it for the money . Run away….fast !!

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  • 21
    M

    Buyer beware. This is NOT a weight loss clinic. It is a hard sell pressure and manipulative selling environment that wants to lock you in to a long term deal that will cost you THOUSANDS of dollars. Run, don’t walk away.

    If you question their policies, be prepared to be threatened with a call from their attorney. The manager actually told me there was no one in their company that could make a decision on policy except their legal counsel. Way to empower your employees to satisfy customers! Way to build a legal led not medical or nutritionally grounded program! Not a very good feeling.

    Do you really want to go to or expect help from a lawyer led weight loss program?

    Go give your money to weight watchers.

    They aren’t a mercenary, lawyer led organization that just wants to get your money and lock you into a LIFETIME contract.

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    Rachel

    This person hit the nail on the head! I wish I went to Weight Watchers too. SG wants you take 10-12 of their very expensive “vitamins” a day, you have to eat their snacks, which are very expensive, and a drink powder. Go-RUN to Weight Watchers!

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    Deb

    This is good to know! I was thinking of joining!

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  • 22
    jenny

    I started this diet the end of November & have lost 35 lbs. It works well for me. However, it is VERY expensive. DO NOT buy their slimfinity cards so you can get their discounts. You spend a fortune on it & it only works on their in store products. They only carry a fraction of their product in stores & your discount is not accepted online. After spending a FORTUNE on this program, I really feel jerked around by all the small BS.

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    Lil

    I believe that it is a royal rip off.
    A family member signed up and I support him, but can see right through it.
    They need to update their program. CURVES Complete or WW are great alternatives.

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  • 23
    5280dave

    Slimgenics is a rip off. They claim that they are there for you, but when push comes to shove all they want is to sign you up for another plan. I gave them 575.00 and did 4 weeks before I had a motorcycle accident that left me out of commission for two months. They refused to work with me and my plan ran out. Of course they would let me sign up for another plan for 300.00. Also I tried to transfer from one location to another and they could’t get my file transferred. It is expensive and might work but the support is not what they advertise.

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  • 24
    Lori

    I lost thirty pounds on slimgenics and was very pleased. It was work but I knew it would be, it took a long time to pack thoe pounds on and I was happy to have the support to lose them. Recently, I gained 10 pounds back and with my lifetime membership went back, and have lost it all again. It is expensive but by spending the money it forces me to follow through. I have now lost the weight and am determined to eat healthy. If you really want to lose weight this will work. Some people find the comfort of food at the moment is more tempting than long term rewards…if this is you, any diet will not work. Weight Watchers did not work for me because there were too many options and it was too easy to get off track. once you start eating healthy and feel good you will find that high caloric food just makes you lazy and healthy food gives you energy.

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    Melissa

    I agree the program works and I also agree that it is expensive. I am starting my third week next week and I have lost 9 1/2 lbs. I am pleased so far and I feel good. My advice to any wanting to lose weight…….JOIN SLIMGENICS!!! But do not buy anything supplements or thermo snacks during your initial consultation. Wait until you get home and absorb the info. Make your purchases AFTER your class and your 3-day slim start!!!!!! I had a very aggressive salesperson who preyed on my frustration with my weight and took advantage of how willing I was to do anything to lose weight. If she would have told me I needed a new car to lose my 46 lbs I would have bought one! That’s my advice I recommend it but do not buy any of the snacks and supplements right away

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    Kandy

    What are the prices? Is it a certain amount per week, per monrh and what is the enrollment fee, if any? Do they make you sign a contract or is it month-to-month? I’m trying to research it before my first free consultation this week. I’m having major doubts after reading so many negative comments. I may cancel so I don’t have to endure their “sale pitch”.

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    Ben Schmitz

    My wife lost 40 lbs on this diet. It works, because you have to get taped and weight each week. We took our initial supplements to GNC and saved money. additionally, we did not use the foods much, just got versions of the bars at the grocery store. The real key was eating whole grains, non processed food. It is like anything it takes work. In the end we had one cheat day, and have maintained the weight loss, after 2 years. No longer see anyone at SG

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    Alice

    I wanted to take the time out of my hectic schedule to inform you about the SG in the Littleton Co. area ALL the staff members are truly a god send to me!I have been struggling with my weight now for 30 years.Donna the manager there is the most compassionate woman on this earth,she really makes sure your needs are taken care of and is always understanding and quick to listen to you.The SG center there aims to please the clients.Barilyn is the most suportive counselor that I can relate to(she really understands emotional eating problems)She builds me back up and gets me back on track in soooo many creative ways,because of Barilyn I am now a lifetime member because of her compassion and support,and really being there for me,has made a difference in my life.I have told several people about the program and I will continue to do so because it works!I’ve been with the program for 2 years and have lost 60 lbs. I am continuing to keep it off.Jeanie is also a suportive,compassionate counselor who you will love working with.I’ve never felt pushed into any sales from any of the staff at this SG office as a matter of fact ALL the counselors at this SG are awesome!!! Thank you for hiring people like these ladies at this office who have empowered me not only to lose the weight,but to make me feel like I can do anything and I am thankful for this program, it gave me a second chance at life!!! :-)

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    Anonymous

    om gosh—went for my first conultation–not very happy—i was told i could join for 524.95 after i expressed $$ concern—after i signed on the dotted line and was passed onto another person, the very last piece of paper i was shown was the price list and estimated cost of what i will need for the program—why wasn’t i informed of this before i signed ?? not happy about that—i can’t afford that–shouldn’t all that be shown and explained to you before you sign a contract ? i was so not aware of any of that susan

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    David S

    I Joined SJ back in Nov 2010 and lost 45 lbs. Frankly my goal was just 30 lbs. I had no trouble following th plan and the weight came off easily. I didn’t experience the issues that I have read on this board, but I do understand the stomach issues.

    In the 18 months since I came off the program I have see my old habits creep back in and the weight come back on. I am heading back and I will be signing up for a life time.

    This plan changed my life and I would recommend it to anyone. I have a friend that lost 160 lbs and feels the same.

    Sure you have to drink water and eat fruits and veggies. And yes smaller potions and cut out the fast food, but we all know that is best anyway……so do it!!!!!!

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    J9mpls

    Eating healthy is the answer to your weight loss. Balance proteins,carbs and healthy fats with every meal and you’re on your way. Quit eating processed foods, and if you can do it cut out all wheat products, and sugar whenever you can (if not altogether). This will really help you cut back on sugar intake. Use Stevia as an all natural sugar substitute. Why pay good money on programs that you think you may fail at…put that money toward good food and be smart about how you eat. It really isn’t that hard. Educate yourself.

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    Erica B

    The Slimgenics program left me broke but skinny. The sad part is my health deteriorated. I ended up spending thousand in medical care. I had to have a colonoscopy, misc radiology tests, labs, and finally I had to have my gallbladder out. My doctor is certain it failed due to the rapid weight loss. I would not do Slimgenics ever again.

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    Bre

    Well, I see there’s alot of negative comments about s.g, i started a while ago and if your under 17 they have a great starting program, I paid $290 for a total of 41 weeks with 50lbsof weightloss, abut yeah you do have to get used to the food but as soon as you see the weightloss and everything you keep on trucking :)

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    jeanne wilton

    Do NOT join this! Run away…
    My first review disappeared, how did that happen?
    The products you ingest they sell you are horrible, I will not buy any, weight loss or not.
    I got stomach aches, legs aches, what the heck?
    I am very healthy, never get thes things. I will lose my 20 pounds another way, I made a huge mistake by joining and have been pretty hard on myself.

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    Karen

    Hi Jeanne-
    I just joined SG and I can already tell it’s not for me. I went to the “free” consulation, and what a joke. I got sucked in, and signed up. They then told me I would be eating “real” food, but I would be required to buy 2-boxes of thermo snacks/week. So I thought fine… Last night I went to class and they informed me that I could no longer eat, cheese or bread. I was mortified! I have already spent the money, but to walk away would be fine with me! This is WAY to restrictive, so knowing that now, there is no way this program interests me. My question is this do I just stop going, or if I tell them I’m done, will they then want me to buy all my snacks for the next 28-weeks.? Or…if I’m done, I’m really done! NO MORE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON MY PART! They want too much money! Weight Watchers here I come!

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    Erica B

    I was way too picky of an eater for this program. Although I did lose over 40lbs. I’d say it wasn’t worth it. I stopped going after losing my weight and they called me twice a week for 12 weeks! I was so annoyed.

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    Donna

    I lost over 60 lbs a little over 3 years ago on slimgenics and, even though I was 15 lbs away from my goal, they encouraged me to purchase a lifetime maintenance at that time, which I did. I paid over $2000 for my original weightloss program and the additional $500 for the lifetime maintenance. I tried and tried to lose the 15 lbs, only to be told by the counselors that I was not “following program”. Over the next few months, the “counselors” tried changing my eating pattern, having me eat all of my protein at once, eating earlier, eating later, omitting one snack and many other examples. None of them worked and I still did not lose that last 15. Finally the counsellors, and then the site manager told me that I could not continue on the program unless I paid for the weight loss again. I was very frustrated by that time, since I had alread paid over $2500 plus the cost of supplements and food. I had been very successful, but that last 15 just would not come off. I almost felt harassed every time I walked in as the counselor, and finally the manager, treated me with little patience and finally told me I could not keep coming in if I was not going to lose the weight and I was not going to pay more. I really got discouraged, quit going and asked for my $500 that I had paid for my lifetime maintenance back. I was told it was not refundable and besides, I did not hit my goal.
    Needless to say, I put the weight back on. I really would like to go back to Slimgenics as I do feel I need the daily accountablity to them to keep me motivated and get me to the goal, but I feel I was taken on the promises, and I should not have to pay again for the weight to be lost. If anyone can help or provide a suggestion. I would be pleased. I do get postcards from them encouraging me to come back and I was told they are now under new management.

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    kate

    I lost 53 pds and yes I felt humiliated every time I went in to see them. I heard every excuse possible as to why things needed to be changed up< product purchased etc. Im going to walking and journeling my plan 1 and or 2 and once I get the sugar out of my system….its true you dont crave it. Did you know that the product in the pura slim is what they make "baseball bats out of? check in out on line. I pooped all through the weight loss and they gave me more excuses and sold me products. I am really angry about paying $50.00 for the peach protein powder. She told me I would for sure lose 6 pds…..guess what 1/4 pd. I will never go to slimgenics again. one of the councellors would call me at home and tell me the BS it was and that I could lose my weight WITHOUT any weight loss products. Water is most important, the olive oil< 1/4 to 1/2 lite morton salt. yes the program works, but the people are there at base pay of anywhere to $9.00 to $11.00 base pay. They relie totally on the commission from the products that they sell you. I know because my councellor quit and went to school. she was great and a friend today. its almost like brainwashing…..once you are on your way to losing, they hook you. This is how individuals make their living. So dishonest!!!

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    Alicia

    Today is my first day on Slimgenics and found this site because of some side effects I’m having. Personally as far as the cost goes I found it to be much cheaper than I thought it would be, in my case. I have 30 pounds to lose. I never felt pressured to get anything additional. I paid $460 for a 28 week program, “included” were 4 different types of supplements, thermo boost, snack bars and thermo snacks as well as cleansing tea. To be honest, I feel like hell! I feel run down and kind of out of it. I’m nauseated and have other tummy issues. My initial 3 day program doesn’t have me too restricted. I was told I would lose 30 pounds in 12 weeks and if I didn’t my program would be extended at NO additional cost to me until I reached my goal weight. I asked if supplements were required to lose the weight she said they may help but weren’t required and they would see what works best for me as we go along. I never at any point felt pressured. My “contract” does say I am REQUIRED to buy at least 2 thermo snacks a week. Yes, I very much agree the supplements are grossly overpriced and have no plan to purchase anymore once my month supply is gone. If I see something may help I’ll buy it elsewhere. I’m a strong minded no BS woman and if anyone tries to pressure me into buying something I don’t want or need I’ll tell them where to stick it. I was upfront, told them money is an issue, I needed to be able to eat normal food because I have a skinny husband and picky 2 year old. They can’t afford to be on a calorie restricted diet. I do believe I’m detoxing from the crappy food I’ve been eating and I’m a fairly heavy drinker at times. I feel like hell but I’m hoping it’s strictly the detox and I’ll start to feel better soon. I’m determined to lose this weight, WW didn’t work for me. I was told I would lose this weight regardless of exercise, which is total BS but I know that, and plan to exercise. I know every program works different for everyone else, but for me, the Arvada, CO center was great right off the bat. I hope that it works for me and I don’t experience what others have. I will update if things get worse on the health front or if they start trying to sell me crap. I would like to mention too that I am bi polar and suffer from depression and panic disorder. They spoke to my DR and he gave them the green light. Unless the were lying to me, I hope not and plan to check with my DR just in case. They wouldn’t let me officially sign up until the spoke to him which I thought was nice but mostly to protect their asses I’m sure.

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    MNFrost

    For the people who haven’t experienced the HARD sell, you haven’t been in the program long enough. I checked with my doctor regarding the number of vitamins they ask you to take… and he feels they are trying to sell product, not help you be healthy. Yes, the program works, yes, it is expensive, but if it is a last resort and you need one/one, it is helpful. My issues are the severe constipation–but obviously if you aren’t eating many calories and all the ‘thermoboost items’ contain fillers, i guess I can understand— I can’t understand paying $20 for the cookbook when all it tells you is how to use MORE product to make faux meals. Journaling is important, cut back on your carbs and your sugar, and drink water. The best part about joining SG. I was able to get the scale moving in the DOWN direction. Kudos to my helpful counselors, and well the two that are grrr so SELL SELL, shaming driven… i hope they get a clue. Be careful of the herbal speed they put you on.. it really messes with BP.

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    Alex

    I have been doing slimgenics for over a month and have lost 12lbs. It is a great diet that gives you the resources to move forward with your life. If you want to loose weight, you are GOING to have to eliminate things from your diet that you like, for example cheese. But in the end, you will be happy with the results.

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    Mary

    I joined 10/25/2011 and it is now 1/12/2012, I needed to loose 30 pounds and I have done that. I am a lifetime member, yes it was expensive but I lost weight at a steady pace, it has taught me so much more then weight watchers ever did. I listend to my counselor because it was one on one. I am in very much favor of the program except for the cost.

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    g-ma

    I’ve been considering this wt. losst system, but after reading this blog, I’m running in the other direction. I don’t care if Dr. Casey can spell or is a real Dtr., all I can tell you is it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out 1000/1200 or 1300 calories is not diet it is starvation. Look it up folks, you cannot sustain a human body for vary long on that kind of intake. Yes you will lose wt, but at what price and how long before you put it back on. Those of you that have ‘made it’ have changed some bad habits to get there and stay there. And congrats to you all. But I for one am finding a healthier way to lose my 45 lbs. Thank you very much. My inital visit was NOT upfront at all. Good luck to those who are crazy enough to cough up that much money, as for me I work too hard for my money to give it to people like that.

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  • 40
    Nicole

    Brian I am with you on your comments. Has anyone had to have a doctor say it was ok for you to join SG?

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  • 41
    Brian

    Slimgenics is a complete rip off. I agree with most of the comments as the employees are not qualified to provide good solid health advice and are nothing more than sales people always pushing you to buy more of their products. Don’t believe me? The next time you go in for your check up, they will always ask you if you need more supplements or additional snacks. I can promise you that they will ask these questions while taking your weight. I will also promise you that they will not check your blood pressure. This should be done “EVERY TIME” you go in. When you go to the doctors, they will check your weight and blood pressure “EVERY TIME”.

    Furthermore, no one will know your body better than yourself. Your weight will remain the same for several weeks. They drag their feet in putting you on a plat breaker. The reason for this is because they know it will slow down your progress. The more they can slow down your progress, the better chances they have in forcing you to buy more weeks of weight lose to reach your goal.

    For example: you want to lose 20 pounds. They say it will take you 8 weeks to lose that weight. The first two weeks, you begin to lose weight and your stoked. By weeks 3 and 4, the weight lose has stopped and your at the same weight. Finally, they put you on a plat breaker and your back on your way to losing weight. By the time you reach your 8th week, you have only lost 12 of the 20 pounds. Then they inform you that you are ready to move on to the next phase. Your like, bull. I paid to lose 20 pounds and not 12. They then tell you you will have to buy a few more weeks, buy more supplements and snacks. Before you know it, your initial $1,000 plan is now up to $1,500 and growing.

    SCAM? Yes!!!!

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    JOEA

    I joined the program on 11/30/11, which is yesterday. if i know the cost of the program, I might not join the program. I already spend about 1000 , which it dose not include the cost of food. please let me know if the program really work before I spend more money.

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    Kas

    I just signed up with slimgenics this morning. I thought the counselor was very professional and knowledgeable. I did not feel I was being sold anything or anything. I have read the above comments and I am surprised by some the amount that some people paid. I guess the cost depends on the amount of weight a person needs to lose and how long he/she has to be on the program. I found the cost to be reasonable. I have not started the plan yet–that will happen next week so I can’t comment on the supplements or snacks. The counselor told me the only thing that is required for me to buy is the snacks–which range from $11 to $16. I will post again when I start the program.

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    Paula

    I started the program on 10/17 and as of today I am down 9 lbs. It is really tough and I am not a veggie eater. I did buy the cookbook as I thought it would help with the veggies. The supps are expensive and I do buy them from dietdirect.com. I am wondering on the actual pills? Where do you find those that compare to SG? I do miss my favorites.. and cheese. But I have goals and with seeing my father-in-law do this and lose makes me want to try even harder. Good Luck to all. I will keep you posted.

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    MAREN CHESKY

    Ohhhh believe me I was in the same boat as you and when you signed the contract you MUST buy 22 of the snacks which cost LOTS of $$.
    After your next session please write back and tell us how pushy they got with the supplements and snacks.

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    Joy

    SLIM GENICS DOES NOT HONOR IT’S Gaurentee! It followed the program to program to the advice of the program counselors. I even allowed a professional cook 2 reside with me for the last 3 mths to do all the cooking according to their menu and their program counselors. I gained weight on this program and my their products caused blood sugars go so high it put me into a diabetic rection needing to be revived by the para-medics! Also, my primary wrote a letter telling them he doesn’t want me on this program due to it causes my diabeties to raise my adls to 8 1/2 ! Without out the program – my adls returned to a safe range 5.0 gone back down off the program. MY paid $5,000. 2 CHANGE MY LIFE! THEY CHANGE IT TO LARGER & POORER- BUT! they refuse to refund my money after I did exactly as they said to get my money back! IF I DON’T GET IT BACK – I’LL take the appropreiate actons!!!!!!

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  • 44
    CC

    Yes the Slimgenics Program can be costly…And I choose my health. I have lost 85 pounds. Slimgenics has helped me to learn how to eat healthy, clean food. There are snacks to choose from that are helpful in the weight loss and keeping satisfied (same as most diet programs). Supplements are pricey and highly effective. I feel great! Sorry that some of you have had a bad experience…maybe you should switch centers. I did and found a team that really cared about my success and weight loss journey. Good luck to you all!

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    Jen

    Which center do you go to?

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    SBlade

    My mother and I both have used Slimgenics. My mom lost a total of 70 lbs in six months. She used the supplements and Thermo snacks. I have been using my own vitamins and am not seeing any difference in weight loss. Their structured diet works fine just by itself and a good multi-vitamin.

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    Cat123

    I feel so scammed w. Slimgenics. Not getting called back now, promised I would right away. I am miserable. When I ask what to eat, now they want to sell me the cook-book. For what I have spent so far, that cook-book should be complimentary. They keep pestering me and telling I must buy the snacks 1450.00/that’s a discounted price and 1889.00 for the Weight Loss Enhancers and this a discounted price! They were very misleading and didn’t divulge any of these addl. costs until they got my 546.00!!! I should have known better, she wasn’t as nice once she got the money!!! I asked for a refund 2 days after I signed up, they said ABSOLUTELY NOT! Today I am miserable and they are NOT calling me back. I cannot drive, headache. They told me earlier to have a salt shooter. I have questions as I am feeling terrible. So far they tell me to take a shot of 1/2 tsp. of Morton’s Lite Salt and guzzle water afterward. I explained that I am getting the prescribed salt, putting it on my foods which btw I can’t stand. There again would have been nice to know about!!! I could go on more, but think you’ll get the gist. I feel scammed and mislead!!! I contacted the state atty. general today to see how they can help. I wonder if there if a class action law suit out there against them?

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    linda

    hi,
    I feel the same way you do Its a scram I wanted my money back to because How I was treated. I never know about all the package stuff and all the pills I have to buy. I do want to sue them for lying to me about the costs after I signed up. This was to much many for me to fork put every time for get rich scram. They are sale people and not into helping people.

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    Anonymous

    please let me know. I signed my daughter up two days ago and am freaking out on the prices. I just dropped $700.00 and I want it back! This company is out to get people’s money!!!

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    MAREN CHESKY

    I know how you are feeling as I just signed my daughter up and dropped $763.00 and if my husband finds this out I am DEAD meat!!! My daughter is 15 and is HATING the limited foods she can eat!! I want my $$ back now that I know that this is a scam!!

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    virginia haugland

    I agree with your comment and am going through the same dilemma. Am going to file a suit against them. Sorry to hear they are treating others the same way.

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    Anonymous

    As a happy slimgenics user I am sorry to hear about your troubles. But I also feel that it is important to research diet plans and programs before you commit your hard earned money. Information on prices is readily available on online message boards such as this and it is a shame that you feel the need to blame slimgenics because you are not comfortable with the prices.

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    susan

    i set up an appt to hear all about the program–and still was not told everything, never showed a price list, and what i was expected buy and the $$ amount until after signed the contract with another person, and it was the very last thing they went thru with me—

  • 47
    TMo

    Done the program, works well. Costs, but better than costs of bad health.

    One thing, don’t do the new Slimgenics organics. Tried to order some frozen meals online. Wanted to try the sample pack for $52, went to check out and the shipping was an additional $85. I live in Denver for gawd’s sake. bad showing on the company’s part.

    Contacted slimgenicss through email and they said,” Unfortunately, we do not control the shipping costs…” Well BIG miss. Get it figured out before you offer it. You lost a customer on that one and probably are losing them daily with such a huge misstep.

    Get with Slimgenics.

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  • 48
    Elisa Washington

    I used Slimgenics and my hair is coming out. I was using the
    puraslim caplets and one broke
    apart in the jar. Now my hair is falling out and I don’t know what is causing it.I have now stopped taking the supplements. Does it make you hhair fall out.Help!!!

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    Anonymous

    did your hair stop falling out once you stopped the supplements?

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    Donna

    I have been on program for over 2 months. INSANE price, constant sales pitch but the program works. I have lost 20 so far and my husband has lost 50. We are super pleased. Hate the cost..but super pleased

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    Kris

    You know, it’s interesting after reading everyone’s thoughts. I have been on the plan for about a week now, and have lost weight, but I feel completely drained and just kinda icky. I wish I would have read everyones comments before joining. I have decided to go off the supplements and see if I feel better, because they ARE insanely over priced, and I don’t think they are needed. I like the food plan, and don’t regret joining for that reason only. the counseling doesn’t do any good for me because they always seem to be trying to sell me more and not really concerned about me at all, all they keep saying is I’m still detoxing. what is there to detox when I don’t eat anything unhealthy!? I just wanted to say that I really appreciate everyone’s thoughts on here. You have helped me to make some decisions on how to change this plan to work for me, but to still be on the plan..and afford it!

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    Cat123

    I learned from another posting that there are other places to buy thermoslim type bars, etc. I just wish that Slimgenics was more upfront and would quit with the sales pitches every time I go in there. That makes me very leery!

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    Marie

    I started the Slimgenics plan in late Jan. 2010 and lost 25 lbs. by April 1. I lost 13 lbs. the first week – mostly water, no doubt. After that progress was agonizingly slow in some weeks and 2-3 pounds in others. My chief criticism is that during the free consultation, I specifically stated that I needed a plan with real food, not pre-packaged or artificially flavored and concocted meals.
    I was led to believe that this would be the perfect weight-loss plan for me. So I signed. At the first meeting, where the details were explained to the newest group of recruits, the REAL program came to light, after I had paid, of course. It included bottle after bottle of supplements, vitamins, carb blockers, envelopes of so-called meals, thermogenic snacks, drinks and even laxative tea. The initial (small) supply of these products was included with the plan, but a discount was was available ONLY that day, and at selected times during the months to follow. I chose to buy none of these overpriced products, even the vitamins. And I was immediately told that because I did not buy products, the weight-loss guarantee would not be available to me. I agreed to go ahead without the guarantee.
    I followed the plan for about 8-9 weeks, and while I did lose 25 lbs, I did not find the counselors to be much help. First, when I see someone wearing scrubs, I assume they have at least some medical training. Not true here – it’s just a costume. I met 2-3 times each week with five or six different counselors. Each visit included a weigh-in and about 5 minutes of counseling. While they were interested in what I ate, what I drank, and my bowel habits, no one ever asked if I exercised or asked about my emotional/mental reaction to the struggle of eating less every day. I had to ask every time for someone to take my blood pressure, and on one occasion it was 190/105. That prompted me to seek medical attention immediately. My physician suggested that the reading should have been taken at least twice to confirm that it had been that high. My doctor looked over the materials I had been given, including the daily food plan and the supplements. She indicated that the food choices and quantities were both healthy and appropriate, but the supplements were grossly overpriced, and in one case actually dangerous (look up side effects for bitter orange).
    So I quit the program. I have continued on my own, using only the food plan and NO supplements other than a multivitamin, extra vitamins C & D and Omega 3,6,9 capsules which are easily available and low-cost. I have not lost as much weight as I would have liked, but this is an ongoing process. I also have not deluded myself into thinking that pills and expensive fake food will help. You cannot buy your health, you have to live it. Every person who needs to lose weight needs to approach the task as a permanent change in eating habits, exercise and attitude. There’s no substitute for doing some research online or at the library BEFORE you commit your money to any program that makes promises. Use some common sense – if it sounds too good to be true…you know the rest.

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    Cat123

    I too had to ask to have my BPressure taken. They do run about in the scrubs and one wears a docs/lab coat, why I wonder? They have been so clueless about several questions I have had regarding high fructose corn syrup, etc. And they are very chatty/pushing about reminding me to buy the supplements/thermosnacks!I already hate walking in that place! But I have an investment now. Did you buy that cookbook?

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    Marie

    The cookbook and Omega supplements were part of an exchange of an unopened, expensive and potentially dangerous supplement (see bitter orange mentioned above.) I was actually surprised that they would let me return that product, since “no exchanges or refunds” seemed to be the rule. I think they made the exchange because I was very vocal in front of other clients about the potential side effects of that supplement, and they just wanted to shut me up.
    I was disappointed with the cookbook, since most, but not all, “recipes” still required the use of their prepackaged meals. If you are looking for recipes with real food, you would do better looking online or at a local bookstore. The Thermosnacks (protein bars and various chips) are available for less online at dietdirect.com, but you have to buy in bulk quantities to save. But it’s still less than getting them through Slimgenics and the products are identical. I do not use packaged meals at all. I use only fresh or frozen meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables, all without additives and/or preservatives.

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    Sel

    Can u shard thd food plan. I’m interested in thd structure of it. I can email u . Thx

    Jacq

    We did buy the cookbook. I’ve only created one or two items. I suggest Pam, steamer bags, Mrs. Dash & other spices.

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    April

    I joined Slimgenics last year and could only pull off the on plan eating for so long. First of all, based on my weight and the amount I wanted to lose…they put me on about 1000-1100 calorie diet with limited carbohydrates-even complex carbohydrates. Any idiot knows that if you go on a high protein and little to no carb diet you will lose weight super fast-but the results won’t last once you start eating like a normal person.

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    Wally Carlson

    I need the phone number for this company, either a local distributor or national office..when i picked up my kit the unit contained dura-slim even tho my doctor had told the people at Coon Rapids outlet i could not have it..and they issisted i had to take it anyway..cost 136 dollars.

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    Jacq

    Hubby’s Dr. did not approve of the herbal supplements so he’s not taking them and wasn’t made to purchase. Of course, it could be our location…Woodbury.
    We have talked with someone at “the office”.

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  • 54
    Tracy

    Can someone please tell me how and what makes this program work? I’m thinking about signing up, but want to know that I will see results. Is it the food, or supplements? Also, is the 1st 3 days a cleanse?

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    Kathy

    The progrem was great for me and I lost 35 pounds in four months. The thing that bothered me is their diception of what they offer you for life time. I was told when I sighned up in 2008 that at any time i could come in and buy their products. Well that changed when they sold the co. I went in and they told me I hasd to be a life time member. That really iretated me but i did become a member them a few months later I found out there was so many complaints that they went back to the old rule.Well I asked for my money back and did not get it. They alo told me being a life time member you would get 3 weeks consuling at any time. Well I was in there the other day and wanted to do a week to lose the 10 pounds i gained back do to stress and they said sory it will cost you. This really angered me how they changed there rules every time I turn around. Even thoough their plan worked I plan on notifing the the attorney general in my state and the consumers dept.

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    mydieshopz.com

    Come on people, worried about the price or should you be worried about how those extra pounds are affecting your health. Be smart you do not have to buy the thermo snacks from the office. Try searching on mydietshopz.com instead. Weight watchers telles me I can eat anything, hummmm, that what put on these 30 pounds.

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    Dr Casey

    I am a licenced Registered Dietician and have been a personal trainer and Nutritionist for 11 years and co own 2 small gyms. I’m really outraged when people manipulate and take advantage of others trying to overcome a weight-related issue. This plan does just that. I have had 2 clients on slimgenics and have reviews the products they we’re “suggested to take.” Speed, laxitives and packaged snacks. The “counselors” appear to be glorified salespeople trying to ake a living by selling a product in which they are not qualified to do. The counselors are not dieticians or licesed practicioners or M.D’s I believe personal consults are imperative with any goal, HOWEVER,I have found over 11 years working with individuals trying to transform their life, focusing on wellness is this: Weight loss is a journey. I believe we WEAR what we carry inside. If a person carries more weight or is sickly thin-both are impacted by a personal struggle, and food is part of the catalyst.
    It upsets me that individuals are inclouraged and taken advantage of. The suggested snacks and several other prouducts arent healthy! I’ve also found that the “counselors advise weightloss thats unhealthy. a New client is suggested to loose far too much weight and is currently “beginning” her 2nd week in which shes been advised of carb blockers( there arent enough carbs in this “PLAN”) in addition to laxitive drinks and a “metobolic enhancing drink.”
    Her curent advised plan consists of 1100 cals ( I calculated it after she brought in her suggested plan). This is 400 calories less than her basal metobolic rate (amount of calories her body needs for such things as….celular division, BREATHING,WALKING, TALKING…important things. when a person is put on extreme caloric restriction (slimgenics) and advised to exercise, several things happen, usually the end result is quite bad-amenorreha (cesation of menstrating-a.k.a, not getting your period; hairloss, cortisol levels increase rapidly after cesation of “supplements, ” resulting in retention of boldy fat-your bodys response to starvation; lastly, the true issues is ignored…whats causing the food issues and how do you finially overcome them in a healthy, effective, safe way? weight loss is a journey and cannot occur without several things

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    Twyla

    I find I don’t value your assessment of the program because of your many spelling and grammar mistakes. You profess to being “Dr Casey”, and yet you say “ake out a living”. The word you’re seeking is “eke”. Just my own observations; take them or leave them

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    CCinCRCO

    Actually, I think he/she was trying to say “make a living” (eke out a living works also, I suppose.) And I agree with you, Twyla…a better command of the English language would lend some credence to “Dr. Casey’s” comments but it’s difficult for me to view “Dr. Casey” as a legitimate source when I have reservations about his/her ability to spell the word legitimate. What ever became of a well-formed sentence, or someone’s ability to communicate effectively with the written word? I’d be embarrassed if I were “Dr. Casey”, frankly.

    ronie

    Yes, the spelling errors are frustrating, embarrassing and distracting – the message becomes compromised leaving the authenticity of the author questionable. However, the message has value and sheds light to the fact that we must inspect our own motives for losing weight. I agree with the author when he/she states that we wear what we carry inside – emotional eaters like myself must choose a healthy life style over the agony of a life full of regrets and excuses.

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    Bill

    I made sure to use spell check. Some of us have less time on our hands than to criticize others writing and make sure everything we write is perfect :)

    I agree with the writer and I am using the plan. I just went off all the “supplements”.

    I felt rotten when on them.

    Also, the calories in the diet are not enough to sustain one safely through a long term diet.

    If you exercise and take the carb blockers (I was told block 200 calories per day), you are at a dangerous caloric intake.

    I do like the accountability, weighing in 3 times a week will help any diet.

    Also, I disagree with some writing above about the snacks. I did not like them at first, do realize they are loaded with salt and sugar, but as a “fun” choice in the diet, do offer a replacement for those that need the snack “fix”. The snacks have helped me get through the first few weeks. The snacks do contain lots of protein, so leave you feeling filled rather than with empty calories that leave you feeling hungry and craving more. Yes they are still “snacks” and bad choices, per say – but do offer that need for junk on a different level.

    All in all, the marketing at SG sucks…they don’t tell you much up front, you have to sign up first, commit to eating 2 snacks a day to have their “guarantee”, and the only reason I signed up was because a friend of mine has had such great success.

    I currently am down 10 pounds, would have regardless of the program if I was eating like required (which is a good part of the program).

    I think the gals in the SG office think I should be losing weight more rapidly, but 10 pounds in 4 weeks is just fine with me.

    If you can put yourself on a diet of vegetables, limit your portions of meat/protein to 2 per day (4 – 6oz per portion), drink lots of water, have 2 portions of carbs (bread, rice, etc) at about 40 calories per portion, and find a good protein diet shake to add to milk and fruit (2 small servings of fruit per day), you can do this diet without the horrible expense of this program.

    BTW – The counseling is crap, really. I got most help from my friend (who I mentioned earlier) after her 3 months of figuring out how to work the plan.

    And finally; they keep saying I am not feeling well because I am still detoxing. I am eating the same food as I ate before the plan, just smaller portions. They don’t even really find out what you were eating before, just keep saying “you are still detoxifying”. What a crock of crap! If I am still getting sugar and salt in the snacks, from what I am detoxifying?

    jane

    wow… really helpful Information from someone who knows the facts. THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!

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    Sarah

    Thank you for sharing you knowledge on this subject Bill. I agree.

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    Tammie

    thank you for your post. My aunt just started the program and in two weeks she lost 8.5 pounds. I am worried because she is not hungry with the supplements and was worried with the after effects, i appreciate it .she is not eating very much..i worry if it is healthy for her. i have chosen to do weightwatchers instead. thank u for making a difference.

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    Nena

    do you think that this program will only work if you get the pills? They are offering some sort of 12 week program for 180 dollars that does not include the pills, but the program plan and counseling, and some sort of detox at the beginning? The manager was saying that she thinks it would be good for someone like me because I am relatively healthy and only need to lose about 20 pounds, but I feel maybe she is just saying that to con me and then find that I am not losing the weight fast enough and will have to buy these pills at a monthly rate that will end up costing more in the long run. Thoughts….??? I need help!!!

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    lee

    If you don’t mind the side effects (very frequent trips to the bathroom due to water loss inducing herbs, coupled with severe constipation), the weekly weight loss results can be positive. Unfortunately, during the recommended three weigh-in and consultation sessions each week, you rarely see the same counselor on a routine basis. So, you spend more time during the session repeating what you told previous counselors about the negative side effects and how you have to schedule your life around bathroom breaks. Don’t buy the required 2 or more protein snacks upfront in bulk until you know they work for you.

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    justme

    the problem is that after the program many don’t feel they can do it on their own and stay on the program for life. Eat as you do now, if you are on the program, you don’t need those pills, bars, etc. Cook out of the cook book!

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    Marvin Duncan

    how many carbs are allowed in a day?

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    Kelly

    They do not focus on Carbs. Depending on your plan, you could get 2 starches a day. I did not find anything on their list I like, so I eat two pieces of 45 calorie bread. They have not said anything.

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    kristi

    you get 2 carbs a day. That could be 2 pieces of low cal bread.

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  • 61
    Lisa

    I agree the folks who said it works – it DOES! ANd it is a lifestyle change, most definately. My hubby and I are both members and we have both had GREAT success!

    We had tried Weight Watchers – it also worked, but there was a lot less focus on eating good foods – just focused on cutting calories. And WW has costs, too…those meetings add up – and you have to pay even if you miss!

    Slimgenics was VERY up-front with us about the costs associated. The “shopping list” is an opportunity for you to buy in bulk and save money. You HAVE to get 2 snacks per week – which is enough in each box for 2 snacks per day…and STILL less expensive than the drive-thru!

    For our family, it has been a wash – Drive thru foods and costs out – Slimgenics healthy snacks in… actually less money going out.

    Benefits: Even our kids are feeling healthier, just from eating better foods. We ALL have avoided the colds/flu that visit our area each year at this time – probably from a boosted immune system from all the fruits and veggies…

    The only REAL downside is that my clothing bill has gone up as i keep buying new clothes to fit my new, smaller self :)

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    katrina

    I did the slimgenics and have lost 53 pds. I went from size 18 to 7/8. I did this in a year. I would never tell anyone to not do it! The program was the best thing that I ever did for myself. I am healthy, happy, content and pleased with myself and my accomplishments. I am not rich or an extremly patient person with myself. I wanted to be in good lean shape for the rest of my life. Nothing I tried over the years worked for me, nothing. Slimgenics works, is safe, successful and for anyone who has decided to stop making excuses and get serious about yourself. Then be quiet, work with your self and make it happen for you. Not kidding you.

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    CC

    I just joined and was not pressured to buy any of the supplements. I can’t have caffeine, and I don’t like taking unknown things. I probably will use the vitamins, but I can buy those cheaper elsewhere. I’m trying the snacks and will see if they help. If they do,I will find another place to buy them for less. In order to make it work, you have to be committed to a lifestyle and eating change. I’m lucky I have one of the centers right down the street, so stopping by is easy. I’ll report back after a few months how it’s going.

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    Doug

    I joined in July 2010, yes it is expensive, however I feel so much better – lower chl. without meds – able to bend over- lower blood pressure – really I feel great some people say it does not work really if you follow the diet I dont know how it would not work, really this is a lifestyle change my eating out was out of control I have lost 50 pounds my wife has lost 25 just following what I’m doing we enjoy cooking at home and I have ate veggies I would have never never ate the are great! We are very pleased as we get old we really need to take care of our bodies we only get one!! I really dont want to be a fat old man!! Thanks to slimgenics I won’t be and the way it looks I won’t have a fat wife she is really happy with the results as well!! I say give it a chance don’t have buyers remorse you have spent the money now make it work!!! feeling bad will not help in the weight loss!!

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    shan

    I joined slimgenics.My counselor was super nice. she spent 1 1/2 hrs, answer my questions. She gave me 5o dollars discount. My gaol is to loose 50 lbs,she said uit will be 4 months but my program expires in july. I paid 600 dollars with 1 months supply of vit + supplements, 1 wk supple of snacks, I think I going to be expensive with snack supply. so far its ok. Will start program next week with 3 day cleanse. I will update.

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    Kathy

    Yes, slimgenics is expensive, however, in the long run it will save me lots of money as my health as improved greatly after nearly 4 months on the program. I was a diabetic on lots of meds/insulin and 50 years old, with little hope of losing weight. I have lost over 40 lbs so far but more importantly, I have significantly reduced my insulin from 5 shots a day to only 2 with my doctor continuing to reduce the amount until hopefully I will no longer use it. On previous diets I have lost weight without a change in my blood sugar value because the food plan was only a reduction in calories without care for what I ate. Though the foods you can eat are somewhat limited, it’s not bad. . . you still eat lots of protein (meat, etc), fruit, vegies, and even starches and milk so the carb intake is still good. I am grateful for Slimgenics.

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    Danielle

    I’m starting slimgenics in a week! Not happy about the price, but we will see

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    Melanie

    see if you can start Weight Watchers instead.

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    JLassiter

    Amen to Weight Watchers. SG has been one of the most pricy mistakes I ever made. Their adds say you can travel and eat in restaurants. If you can happily eat eggs, skinless chicken breasts and fish for the rest of your life you will love this diet. But I have been doing this since Oct. 2010 and I could fight someone for a peanut butter sandwich. I can’t eat eggs and I can eat tuna fish sandwich sometimes but I am really beginning to hate chicken breasts. They said I would be able to add more foods after I lost the first 50 lbs. Lie…they took away my fav. fruits and I can only have one starch now. If I have to eat like this the rest of my life I hope I die very soon, it will still seem like dog years. I will have to quiet soon I can’t afford to buy their stuff any more. I have spent almost $4,000. so far but people in my family have lost their jobs and so I can’t afford it and help them too.

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    anyon

    I joined Slimgenics 3 weeks ago after years of failed diet attempts, including weight watchers. I am down 15 pounds with 45 to go and I already feel great. The cost are high but worth it if you ask me. With any diet, if you work a normal job, you’re going to need some sort of meal supplements to keep you metabolism going, not starve, and get the nutrients your body needs. That’s how I justify the supplements they sell. I was easily spending $20 a day if not more when the family and I would eat out or get fast food. I rarely get bored of the options of food I have to choose from. It’s a lifestyle change and committment but necassary if you’re serious about losing weight. I’m hopeful and for me, that is priceless! ;)

    Kevin

    I joined in 2010, was skeptical but lost 35 lbs. I order thermal snacks through another company which makes them under another name. Much cheaper!

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    Kelly R

    I have my free consultation tmorrow and I am very nervous. I am happy I took the time to read through all of your comments you have given me a lot of ammunition. My question is do you regret using the program

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    Carol

    Where do you get the thermal snacks?

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    Robbin

    where did you order thermal snacks through to get them cheaper? I agree very costly!

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    sam

    ;you can order there bars
    from diet direct same bars
    but much cheaper
    there called wonderslim and barwise products exact product under different names
    you can buy there thermo boost at a company call all star health for only 11.89 a box that’s alot cheaper slimgenics is extremely expensive i used there program and did research on there products and you can buy them at much cheaper costs.

    Chris

    Can you tell me where I can get thermal snacks other than
    Slimgenics?

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    Kay Hanslep

    Where do you get the cheaper thermal snacks? Have you been pleased with the program?

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    Carol

    I’m considering slimgenics,
    Would like to know where you get the thermal snacks cheaper?

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    Mary

    What is the other company you order your snacks through? Also anything else you can get through them? Thank You!

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    bob pignato

    where do i get the slim genics snacks besides slim genics

    jean

    what the name of the company you order the alternative for?

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    Anonymous

    Your initial cost is minimal. I paid $640 to start amd then found out it would cost me over $400/month to buy all the crap they want to sell you at 1000% markup in order for them to Guarantee the program. I have done a lot of research and find that I can buy the same stuff at Walmart for about 1/4 of what SG charges, and I do so. Of course they get pissed off at SG, because that’s how they make all their money, but they won’t kick you out. Contact me at lmcfarl@comcast.net.

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    Deb

    I paid $4700 dollars for my program to lose 100 lbs. I have lost 60. I am a lifetime member but the program is SO RESTRICTIVE if you are a fussy eater at all….back to good old weight watchers!

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    Deb L

    I was not offered the online program and need to lose 70 pounds, once I joined I was given the prep info, but not the info I needed for after prep, it cost another 4,000.00 for the additional product. If I were told that the total cost was going to be over $5,000.00 I would have told them to stick it up theirs!

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    brenda

    I have been doing slimgenics since Oct. 2009. I have lost 65#. It is pricey but do remember it is based on how much you want to lose. So you can utilize the program to get a jump start. It has been invaluable to me to reprogram the way I eat and to see how off track I had gotten in relation to eating. I have tried many other programs and this one has really helped me.

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    Gerald Pfannenstiel

    I was a client, opt-out about a year ago due to schedule conflict after a loss of over 40lbs… Wt. is slowly creeping back…Q- Can I still buy products only??? w/o being a client?????gp

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    Clarissa

    I think you can do it online, they will charge another hefty enrollment fee if you go back in.

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    Brian

    You can, but you can also buy directly from the manufacture and other online stores selling the same products. As for all the supplements, take thier supplements to GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, etc and you will save more money as they do the same.

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    Virginia Hawkins

    I signed up for an appointment and should receive the $50.00 off coupon, but I didn’t get it. Help

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    Daree

    They just asked me if I signed up for the consultation online. I said “Yes” and they gave me the discount.

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    erik

    that sucks…

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    Frank

    My place just gave it to me. I would demand it if you really want it. The price varies with how much you need to lose, which is not really fair for someone like me who needs to lose alot, so I’m glad I got the $50.

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    L

    I just had a free consultation with the S. office in my city. The Rep kept pushing their products non-stop and mandated that I must purchased their products. Being caution of ingredients I found most of their products were soy, wheat & lactose based. All of which I cannot do. Then the stimulates. At that point I asked prices but she danced around the proposed question. No mentioned of any discounts or otherwise. The Rep was a smoker too. So very disappointed what is being portrayed.

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