What is a realistic target weight to set?
The key to success is to be realistic and set achievable goals. It’s worth checking your BMI first using our BMI Calculator . BMI is the medically preferred method of weight classification, based on your weight and height. We would recommend targeting a maximum 10% weight loss from your starting weight. Once you have reached your target, if you still have weight to lose, you can always set yourself a new target to aim for.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
It is very difficult to predict how much weight each individual can expect to lose, as there are many different variables that can affect the outcome. These variables include your BMR, exercise, previous eating habits, how much weight you have to lose, and how well you stick to the Programme. On average our customers lose anywhere between 1 and 8 lbs each week. A weight loss of 1-2 lbs a week is considered a safe and sustainable form of weight loss.
Is Celebrity Slim safe?
Celebrity Slim Shakes are simply a delicious high protein food. They are formulated using a blend of common food ingredients and are perfectly safe for use by normal healthy adults.
Is using Celebrity Slim a weight loss diet that is safe for children?
Celebrity Slim is classified as a weight loss dietary food and is designed to be used by people over 16 years of age. While all of the ingredients used in Celebrity Slim are natural, we would not recommend its consumption by children under 16 years.
Can I follow the programme if I am lactose intolerant?
One of the ingredients in the Celebrity Slim products is ‘skimmed milk powder’ which does contain lactose, therefore the products are not suitable if you are lactose intolerant.
Can I follow the programme if I have Coeliac Disease?
Some of the flavours used in the Celebrity Slim Programme may contain traces of gluten so if you have this condition the Celebrity Slim Programme would not be suitable.
How can you lose weight fast if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding?
Because the Celebrity Slim diet programme is based on a reduced kilojoule diet, we do not recommend it for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding as the diet may not contain enough nutrients to support the needs of both mum and baby.
Can I replace all my meals with Celebrity Slim to lose weight faster?
Some dieters use meal replacement shakes as their only food to lose weight quickly. While this may get you slim in the short term, this diet is not a balanced way to eat for any longer than a few days. We always recommend combining Celebrity Slim shakes with healthy balanced meals and snacks to ensure you are getting a good intake of fresh food nutrients every day to help you lose weight and stay healthy.
What if I’m still hungry on the Celebrity Slim Trim Phase?
If you’re sticking with the quantities suggested on the Celebrity Slim Programme and still seem to be hungry all the time, there are a few strategies you can use to manage your hunger. First of all, make sure you are truly hungry and not just wanting to eat out of habit – a trap that many of us fall into. If you are still truly hungry, try some of these suggestions:
- Drink more water with your meals and snacks
- Increase the portion size of each meal and snack by about 10% for a few days, and then slowly reduce it if you can
- Add a small handful of allowed nuts with a glass of water to each allowable snack meal
- Cut up allowable vegetables into sticks or chunks, such as celery, carrot and capsicum, keep them in the fridge, and munch on them when you get hungry
Is Celebrity Slim Suitable for me?
Customers who may require medical supervision from a Pharmacist/GP before starting Celebrity Slim:
If you have a BMI of higher than 30 then Celebrity Slim is suitable for you. Make sure you set realistic short-term goals and really understand the program fundamentals. If you have a BMI result of over 35, consider talking to your GP or health professional before beginning the program.
Customers with high blood pressure
High blood pressure often causes no symptoms or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing serious cardiovascular diseases (conditions that can affect the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.
If you have high blood pressure, your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. Over time, this can weaken it. Also, the increased pressure can damage the walls of arteries. As obesity is one of the key factors related to high blood pressure, it is important to mention it here.
Customers with High blood pressure who wish to take Celebrity Slim are fine to do so as losing weight often helps reduce the severity of their condition. However, we do recommend advising these customers to have their blood pressure monitored frequently. By losing weight it is probable that this will reduce blood pressure levels and consequently medication quantities may need reducing.
Customers with Crohns disease
Medical supervision is recommended for people with Crohns Disease as differences in diet content and nutritional balance can affect Crohns symptoms.
Customers with heart conditions
Rapid weight loss could affect a heart condition, particularly if the patient is obese or morbidly obese. Because of this we would recommend medical supervision if a patient has a pre-existing heart condition.
Customers with Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when not enough insulin is produced by the body for it to function properly, or when the body’s cells do not react to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the body does not produce any insulin at all. Around 95% of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity. Obesity-related diabetes is sometimes referred to as adult-onset diabetes because it is more common in older people.
It is perfectly safe for a type 2 diabetic customer to take Celebrity Slim but as their weight reduces they will need to have a medicine review. By losing weight it is probable that the strength or dosage of their medication may need to be reduced.
As type 2 diabetes is often associated with lifestyle factors, losing weight will usually assist in alleviating symptoms.
Customers with Irritable bowel syndrome
Changes in diet may affect consumers with IBS.
Customers with High cholesterol
Weight loss should assist in reducing high cholesterol. However, dose reduction / review of customers
medication may be required with weight loss.
Customers with Kidney disorders
Higher protein diets in general can affect kidney disorders. As such, medical supervision would be recommended for consumers with a pre-existing condition.
Customers with GI ulcer
Increased consumption of protein associated with the programme can lead to a higher production of stomach acid, which can inflame ulcers.
Customers with Gout
Uric acid production can be increased while on a high protein diet, especially in obese customers who rapidly loose weight. This extra uric acid is processed by the kidneys and execrated in the urine. However, this can inflame grout in a sufferer.
If you notice any unwanted side effects whilst following the Programme, please visit your local GP or medical professional for further advice.