Online diet programs

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$497 for six weeks (12-week option available for $797) 

Marketed as “the doctor’s diet”, SureSlim claims to be a personalised eating program for clients, created from the results of a blood test and the answers to a wellness profiling questionnaire. This program doesn’t require any exercise.

The program also includes:

  • Two online consultations with a SureSlim consultant
  • A detailed eating plan
  • Regular emails 
  • Videos

Kellie says The diet plan is very restrictive and goes against the fundamental principles of eating a healthy, balanced diet. It doesn't need to be this complicated or restrictive (to the extent that these diets are), which just makes it less likely people won’t follow it long term and therefore sets them up for failure. Advice such as always eating a mouthful of protein first or that “an apple a day blasts the fat away” – none of this is based on scientific evidence. 

Nathan says I suspect a client may think that the blood test is a way of tailoring the program to them and the hormones that affect their appetite – but actually it’s a fairly routine blood test. Six weeks is basically a crash diet. And the lack of exercise guidance isn’t good as we know a combination of exercise and diet changes is the best way to achieve health weight loss.


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