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Trim Down Club Review – Is It Worth The Hype?

(Updated review – February 2017)

Let’s find out…

The Trim Down Club has created quite a buzz in the weight loss world over the last couple of years.

Anywhere you go, you are hit by their “5 foods to not eat” video.

In this detailed, no nonsense trim down club review, we will be diving deep into this weight loss program, and check whether it’s worth your time (coz it’s not pricey, your time is more valuable), and more importantly, whether it works or not!


So first of all, who am I? Why should you even listen to me?

My name is Betty, I am a 39 year old mother of 2, living in good ol’ big apple.

And the reason I have written this (rather long) trim down club review is because I couldn’t find an honest one myself!

Now, I wasn’t always obese, but after my second pregnancy, I… well… ballooned up.. a lot!

Before after trim down club

And after that… I literally tried everything out there, from fancy belts, ab wheels, powder to pills to even “magic extracts”.

Some worked, for a while, others, such as the “raspberry ketones” (cough cough Dr. Oz) were outright scams!

But one pattern used to repeat over and over.

Whatever method/trick/product I tried, it only worked for a while, and all the lost weight came creeping back with more friends!

But wait, what does all this have to do with the trim down club? Isn’t this a trim down club review?

Of course it is, but it won’t be a true review unless you knew the background.

I can go all out praising the trim down club, but unless you know the ‘why’, there’s no use.

And most of us experienced women who’ve already lost 100’s of dollars on such weight loss products, we’re particularly skeptical of any new ‘program’.

I, myself look through my huge skeptic’s glasses whenever someone pitches or mentions a “new weight loss product”.

So with that said, let’s put the trim down club through the scanner.

Trim down club… get ready for some slicing and dicing!

So what should you expect from the trim down club?

The trim down club is a 3 year old weight loss program, focused towards building a positive community of obese people who are tired of searching for ‘solutions’.

The mission of the program is to teach you to bring about a lifestyle change, rather than looking for yo-yo dieting and other weight loss solutions.

The reason you are still obese isn’t because you haven’t found “THE best weight loss solution”, it’s because you haven’t found something that you’ll ACTUALLY STICK TO!

Atkins diet? It works.
Paleo diet? It works.
Juice diet? It works.
Trim down club? It works.
South Beach Diet? It works.

What the? They all work?! YES.

But that’s not the problem we face.

The bigger question here is – Which one is actually “stickable”!?

You are going to absolutely detest the Atkins after a week, and you’ll hate the paleo once you start eating all the meat, and don’t even get me started on those juicing diets!

So our #1 problem: It’s not finding the ‘right’ program, it’s finding something that we will actually stick to!

And that’s where the Trim Down Club comes as a breath of fresh air.

It’s something that I have stuck to for over a year now, since it’s not a super strict diet, and there’s a ton of variety in the recipes, the pre-requisite for sticking to any diet program.

In fact, the trim down club is not even a ‘diet program’, it’s more of a lifestyle program, where you just change one thing at a time in your life.

It will teach you to inculcate new daily habits, new shopping habits, even alter the way you shop for groceries and other kitchen goodies.

So the foundation of the trim down club is to make sure you actually stick with the program.

And to help you to use it, they give you a lot of useful tools and online apps.

But the biggest reinforcement for me was the huge community of similar people. More about it later…

So the first thing you should expect from the trim down club is learning a new way of forming habits, a new way of cooking, a new way of eating, and a new way of not having to “go on a diet” anymore.

Who Can Do This? Who is The Trim Down Club For?

The majority of folks in the trim down club community are like me, people who have literally tried hundred’s of products with either no results or temporary results.

So first of all, tell me… do you feel like banging some heads whenever you see an infomercial promising “weight loss in 2 weeks” or similar claims?

Great! Then you might be a good candidate for our community! :D

Kidding aside, the trim down club is ideal for people who can actually prepare and eat homemade stuff for most days, or have someone who can prepare for them.

If you or your spouse cooks, then this program can become one of the cheapest and best investment you could make towards better weight and health.

For those who are constantly on the move and eat most of their meals on the run, this might not be perfect for you. But still, even for such people, I will definitely ask you to consider going through their main manual. It is EXTREMELY well written and clears a LOT of common myths and weight loss issues. And at $47, it’s not too much of an “investment” anyway…

So once again, who is the trim down club for?

Perfect for people who can cook or eat at home. Not so perfect for people who eat on the move. But still advised to go for it as the main manual will enable you to eat correctly when on the move.

When Will The Trim Down Club’s Results Come?

Ahhh… the most common question… when will the results come!?

Everyone and his brother wants slim, yesterday! And the crazy fast pace of the world doesn’t help.

If I tell you honestly that you will really start benefiting from the trim down club nowhere before the first 6-8 weeks, you’ll first do this ==>

But it’s not just true, it’s how it should be!

Here’s something to think about…

Your body is a complex machine, we can agree on that, right?

There are like 100’s of activities and changes going on inside you every minute. Now just think how long it took you to get fat (assuming you have not been fat forever)?

It took years to get where you are right now, correcto?

You didn’t “suddenly bulk up” in a month, right?

Then, HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU EXPECT TO “SUDDENLY BULK DOWN” IN 2 WEEKS?!

It’s very much possible, with crazy starvation and biggest loser type extreme training, but does it make sense? Does it sound healthy?

And the biggest question – Is it something you will love to continue forever!?

Nope.

The reason trim down club is a winner for me is because the kind of change it brought in my THINKING!

More than losing weight, it’s about better health, right?

I know that most of us have a secret desire of looking ravishing, making heads turn and making your friends go bonkers when they see you all lean and fit.

But that’s not gonna last forever.

Ultimately, it’s all about improving your health, bettering your body from the inside. And yes, better health is synonymous with the right weight anyway.

So here’s another advice box for you all…

Instead of trying to ‘lose weight fast’, aim to learn WHY you lose weight and how can you actually stick to the path that helps you do it.

No matter how badly we all want to ‘trim down’, the only way you will actually remain trimmed down is by bringing the change gradually, by improving the QUALITY of your body, and by not forcing it to do that.

Reminds me of The Matrix…

But remember… that time SEEMS to be against us, but it’s actually not. With the trim down club, you can finally ignore other quick fixes and concentrate fully on it, knowing that IT HAS TO change you from the inside, even if it takes a little more ‘time’.

What Does The Trim Down Club Consist Of?

Here’s a rundown of what you expect when you sign up…

1 The first thing you download is the Trim Down Club’s quick start guide.

Though it’s called the quick start guide, it’s a detailed one in itself!

Here’s a pic of the table of contents.

Trim down club quick start guide

The goal of this quick start guide is to get you up to speed.

2 The second and most important component is the main trim down club manual, the heart and soul of the program. It’s a 96 page, detailed guide with 11 chapters.

Here’s a pic of the table of contents.

Trim down club table of contents

My favorite one is chapter 7 without doubt.

3 The third and yummy download is the crazy huge cook book! It’s a whopping 179 page recipe book adhering to the principles of the trim down club.

Trim down club cookbook

Go to the Trim Down Club


There are 100’s of recipes in there to get you started, (plus thousands more inside the community!)

The next batch of ‘what you get’ are the online apps and tools.

4 There’s a slick meal planner which you can work and view even through your iphone as I just found today! :D

5 A diet journal – I don’t use it much, as I am not a very organized gal, but it might be useful for others.

6 A progress meter – This is a good tool! I have used it from day 1 and it keep you highly motivated to see your progress visually on a graph! :)

7 Feeling luck menu – This is a nice twist to the program when and if you get bored. This spits out (pun not intended) a unique recipe each time you use the tool. Some of them are very very yummy.

8 Menu History – This is a section where you can save your menus and recipes. Handy when you need to remember “that tasty recipe you forgot”.

And the best is saved for the lasy…

The best part for me was the HUGE community of likeminded people.

The online community is a private membership site reserved only for the trim down club members and their coaches.

It’s the next best thing you can have to getting a private coach, and the best part is getting so many experts to help you at a one off fee (try looking and drop your jaw at the per session fees of nutrition experts these days).

Here’s a screenshot of the activity that goes on in there… look out for the number of posts/replies on members’ queries.

Trim down club community

I have asked questions that have gotten replies in like minutes.

So that’s what the Trim Down Club is ‘made up’ of, the biggest win is the active community, where I actually felt I could open up about my specific obesity problems.

Another surprising thing was the number of people who went or are still going through the exact similar troubles. Feels good knowing you’re not the only one facing some unique problem.

Do I Recommend The Trim Down Club? Should You Do This? (And FAQ’s)

Yes, I recommend trying the Trim Down Club.

And yes, being a member does make me slightly more biased.

But when I first joined, there were no reviews like this one, and I looked at it with a much more skeptical vision.

So let’s look at the trim down club objectively by asking few questions ourselves…

What is the trim down club program, in a nutshell?
It is one of the most practical weight loss programs out there with a big focus on the community part.

Rather than forcing your body to lose weight with impossible, impractical long term methods, it teaches you to instill habits that will lead to better health and invariably, weight loss.

What’s different and/or better in the trim down club?
A big monetary difference (compared to other pricey recurring membership programs) is a onetime fee for lifetime access.

Almost all popular weight loss solutions charge a monthly fee for subscriptions or monthly supplies. A good example is the current rage in the market, the plexus slim range of products, or the Slimquick products. All these products charge a recurring charge for their “monthly supplies”.

So the Trim Down Club is a LOT better then all these products because it is a one time cost.

Also, “better” than most other programs is the actual content and method of the program compared to 1000’s of “$7 ebooks”.

And hey, most importantly, it works! It takes time, sure, but then it should, remember.

Why not go for popular diets (Atkins/South Beach) instead of this?
Like I said at the start of this review, those diets WILL work, sure.

But these are NOT diets you will actually stick with, in the long run.

Let’s say you go with the Atkins, you will lose weight, but you will gain it all back when you quit it (which you WILL).

And that’s where I suggest trying the trim down club. It will keep you going on, with the every growing database of recipes, the engaging community, and the easy, gradual changes in your kitchen and diet.

Will I have to exercise with the trim down club?
From my experience, getting back in shape follows the classic Pareto principle. 80% of your results come from 1 thing, and 20% from other(s) .

And in our case, 80% of results will come by changing your food, your diet, and 20% from your exercise or workout.

So yes, exercise will MOST definitely help you in the long run (the more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism), but to get the kind of results you seek, first and foremost, correct your diet.

How To Maximize Your Results With The Trim Down Club?

To get optimum results with the trim down club, I would suggest combining it with a workout you can actually do (as opposed to most workouts targeted at already fit people!).

Working out (even if 30mins/3 times a week) increases the strength in your muscles, accelerating your metabolism and getting you as close to that ‘slim yet fit’ look.

And no, before you ask, no matter how much you do workout, don’t worry about getting TOO muscular!

Unless you gorge on crazy amounts of protein, you are NEVER going to look like that! :D

So without any doubt, combine the trim down club with a good workout and the results (albiet slow) will amaze you!

I can share my workout with you if you want. It’s my own creation, and created specifically for obese people.

Why?

Because when I was myself looking for a workout, I couldn’t find anything decent for “already obese” people.

Seriously, 9 out of 10 common workouts assume you are already fit! :S

So anyway, if you want my workout, just ask for it in the comments. :)

Finally we come to the end of this trim down club review.

I hope I was able to cover all of the doubts, queries and questions related to the program. The only reason, like I said before, that I wrote this review was because I couldn’t find anything when I myself was searching for ‘trim down club reviews‘.

If you are already inside, you can look for me in the community area and we can talk more in there.

And if you still have any questions about the trim down club, feel free to ask me below in the comments section…

Here’s wishing you better judgment (to know the better products from the scams), focus (to help you say NO to others) and good health!

Hope to see you inside

Comments (151)

  1. Having read your review, I’m going to give it a try. My only concern is my disability, I’m not able to exercise much, if at all.

  2. Hi Betty, I watched the video and have not signed up yet. I am also an emotional eater with cravings and even if I haven’t joined t he program would you share with me how you control cravings? I have been to Japan twice and am going back again for 3 months. Both times I Japan I lost 30 pounds from simply walking and eating healthier. I saw no overweight people in the area that I stayed in! That being said I am going to be 66 and I plan on being here for many years! Thanks…..Toni

  3. I don’t eat onions peppers, celery, mushrooms and food like that. Is there something for people like this? Or is there a way to introduce it slowly?

    • Yes Scott, you can certainly join as there are no hard rules inside that will force you to eat stuff you don’t want to eat…

  4. Hi Betty! This was a wonderful review about the trim down club. Thank you so much, it was so helpful. You pretty much covered all of the things I was wondering about. But I was just wondering, would I be allowed to join if I am a teenager? I really want to lose weight and don’t mind if it takes long but I want to find the right program and eat the right food to reach my goal.
    I hope you reply asap :)

    • Hi,
      If your card belongs to an elder, I don’t think there’s anyone stopping you. :)

      Also, as for the program itself, it’s definitely useful for people of all ages as long as they’re not little children! :)

  5. Your post has inspired me greatly I am 64 and diabetic and have high blood pressure and fibromyagia and arthritis and had stroke 3 years ago can ride stationary bikeanf walk little with walker need to lose 60 pounds. Need help with cravings eating and your custom don’t own computer don’t own printer need manual hard copy would like your craving plan and workout you customized to help be more active can ride stationary bike and walk a little with walling cane.

    • Yes Lisa,
      It should work because you are not restricting any of the good foods in this plan. In fact, it would be better for menopausal women because of the specific macro-nutrient ratios advised…

  6. Hi Betty, I’ve been reading through your post and the Trim Down Club; which is really interesting. I am a single parent and have to really watch what I buy. Do the recipes use normal foods or do I have to purchase organic and expensive foods?

    • Hi Joani,
      Organic is always welcome, but not compulsory. For e.g. I myself do not use the expensive organic stuff… But yeah, whenever there’s any special running or my local store’s offering some discount, I am the first one to jump on it! :D

  7. Hi Betty! Thank you so much for your feedback/review! I know it took a great deal of thought and time! It helped me make the decision to join.

    I do not buy into all the diet fads and have always prided myself in cooking with whole foods and avoiding preservatives and I never buy foods with artificial sweeteners like aspartame but reading your journey sounded just like mine!!!!

    The most convincing/encouraging thing you put out there in your testimony (unlike the VERY VERY VERY LONG advertisement) was it takes time. Like you I have struggled with weight/obesity issues since high school and then I had a baby then my body had changed! Since the I’ve had a total hysterectomy and HOLY CROW that’s a whole other issue!!!

    I do not want a fad diet and want to be healthy. I am going to put it out there… Weight Watchers helped me lose almost 40lbs which took me only 3 months to put back on plus some was not the answer.

    As soon as I started eating off the points program “normally” even with portion control I began packing on the pounds again! I am so hopeful now!!! Thank you again I will look for you in the forum for encouragement and support and advise!

    • Yep, I think you can work around those… though on a personal level, I can understand the disdain for fish, but why veggies?

  8. Hi Betty, I am in the UK and have been diagnosed with Hypothyroid about 3 years ago. Ive not been doing well with Levothyroxine so have recently started on Naturethroid . I have gained weight and feel horrible. I am wondering if anyone has same problem and managed to lose weight on this plan. Also can I eat sprouted wheat bread on this plan? thank you

    • Hi Lesley,
      Don’t know if anyone with your very specific condition is in there, but I’d say since they do have a 60 days guarantee, you can certainly try for a few weeks…

  9. Hey Betty , congrats your story is like mine ,I tried everything & gained it all back. I’m 66 & I want to take this off this time, I want to be healthy, & fallow an easy plan that allows me to divert from it on occasion & still feel It’s appealing & satisfying enough to want to go back to. Three yrs. ago I took off 60lbs. bought nice new clothes & swore I’d never put it back on, but I guess I was doing the wrong thing , & I just wanted all those comfort junkies we like. WHAT will keep me to want to stay with it? and not fall off the wagon. Help if u can.

  10. Did you purchase any of the many supplements that they
    continually offer to help in your weight loss. I have tried the
    protein powder and several of the fat burning supplements and don’t know if they really work or not. I have lost 15 lbs
    in 3 months with just changing my eating habits. I’m 64, a
    retired nurse and have arthritis which prevents lengthy exercising. I’m at a plateau now and hope the weight starts dropping again soon. Thanks

  11. Hello Betty, I have seen the tdc page a few times and have even been through the video a couple of times, decided today that I would look a little deeper, found your review and have decided to give it a go. I have looked at some of the recipes and can understand some peoples doubts as to whether the ingredients are available in England. I have seen some of them on the shelves already, before I was looking for them, so they are available, at least some of them. Thank you for the review it tipped the scales (!!!) for me, take care.

    • Hi,
      The 5 foods to never eat are concentrated orange juice, margarine, whole wheat bread, processed soy, and genetically modified organisms (GMO) like corn. Simply stopping the consumption of these will help you more than “pill” or shake might!

  12. Hi Betty, i did read a lot of the comments in reply to your review of the trim down club and i have to say “well done” on such an imfornative review..
    I lost a lot of weight on Body Trim, it was eating 6 meals a day, 70 % protein very low carb. .. when i stopped it and went back to 3 meals a day, tbe weight went back on quickly… im also a grazer some days but on those days i am careful as to what i should eat.
    Do you think this would suit me? I do well on high protein low carb eating plans…i just need structure and a bit of help in general.
    With BT if i missed a meal, i would panic myself sick, i dont want that again.
    Thank you again Betty.
    Dawn
    Thank you again for success a great

  13. I am in need of loosing 30 lbs. I am lactose intolerant I don’t eat anthing white and I crave salts. will this plan work for me?

    • Hi Pat,
      It’s not my program, I am just a blogger who had good results with it. :)

      But you are right, they do have an 8 week money back guarantee, and I think they do have a phone number on their contact page.

  14. Hi Betty,
    thanks for the detailed review. I am 52 years old and suffer with fibromyalgia and recently had to give up my job which was physical, on my feet 13 hours a day. The weight has crept up and up currently at 13 stone. Exercise is difficult for me because of my pain but I do try to take my dogs for a walk each day. Iv’e tried juicing, ketones, garcinia, nothing sustainable! I’m thinking of joining TDc. Doo you have any knowledge of others having a similar situation on this plan?
    Thanks

    • Hi Jo,
      I don’t know any specific people with fibromyalgia in the trim down club, but I am pretty sure there must be many given how many people suffer from it. Why don’t you give the program a try and see if it works for you, you have their 8 weeks guarantee in any case.

  15. Betty, I joined today. I would love to have any of your materials you are willing to share. You mentioned an emotional eating item and a doable workout plan. Thank you for your generosity of time. Linda D.

  16. Hi Betty, thanks for your review it looks great. I’ve tried all the plans & have recently bounced back up to 17 1/2 stone from 13 St 12 lb after coming off a sliming world plan. Completely demoralised & see another fad diet! Too good to be true? Help!!

    • Hi Philip,
      This, trim down club is DEFINITELY not a fad diet, it’s more of a lifestyle program and membership. So definitely give it a shot…

    • Umaina,
      NO. You are too young to be on a weight loss program. Concentrate on your school right now dear, play some outdoor sports, play so much that you drench in your own sweat, enjoy this time sweety, you’ll regret you didn’t later!

  17. Hi Betty
    It was so nice to read your review of the TDC. I’m so fedup of fad diets and wanted something that both my husband and myself can follow but through something we naturally have to do every day and that is eat. My question is once you have paid the £37 to get started do you then have to pay any extra to access the recipes and progress charts etc.
    Many thanks
    Rita

    • Hi Rita,
      Thanks for your comment, and no, you don’t have to pay anything extra after the initial payment… but… they will give you several optional add-on options after the initial purchase. If you want, you can choose to buy them or you can ignore them (the ignore, “no thanks” link is usually at the bottom of the page).

      So to access the basic components, the first, one time payment is enough.

  18. When I was going thru the sign up process and gave my card number, they started trying to sell me other things. I got really concerned, that at the end of every sales section, I was prompted to save money at a certain cost OR click the ” NO THANKS, I realize it’s a great offer, but, I’d rather pay full price “. Did that mean, I just to bought it at full price, if I clicked on it ? Was confused. Please help. Thx

    • Hi Tim,
      It’s a usual practice these days to “upgrade” to a higher quality version (sometimes with videos, etc.) But it’s completely optional, heck I have nothing more than their default set of tools! :)

      Also, you can just call your card company to see if there were any additional charges, and if there were, you can simply get in touch with the trim down guys and they’ll refund your additional purchases. Just see to it that you do in their refund period.

      I have been in there for long and can assure you at least that these are not some scammers trying to woo for more money. But I guess the costs in the health and weight loss industry have gone so high that there’s a need for the “upgrades” I guess…

    • I think yeah, there’s an option once you are a member to request for a physical copy Marilyn… check it out, in any case, you have 60 days to refund if there isn’t one. ;)

  19. Will this program work for someone who is morbidly obese? I need to lose about 200 lbs. Also can I get your craving and workout posts? I am disabled but able to do most things except running.

  20. Hi Betty, I really enjoyed your review, I am 71 and needto lose about 80 lbs. I was wandering if you know if it can be downloaded on my Kindle . I have looked at the recipes , and thinking about joining ,” have tried everything also”

    • I am sure it should be accessible on your Kindle, ASSUMING that it’s a latest version that can ALSO run browsers apart from books?