Trim Down Club Review – Is It Worth The Hype?
(Review updated on – September 2018)
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 see their “5 foods to never eat” video.
In this 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 more than the price, it’s your time that’s more valuable).
And more importantly, let's see whether it even works or not!
“So first of all, who am I? Why should you listen to me?”
My name is Betty Hartley, I am a 40 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!
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 no matter what I did, one peculiar 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 my background. I can go all out praising the trim down club, but unless you know the ‘why’, unless you see the change in me, there’s no use.
So here are some of my "after" pics...
And even if it looks I am all fit and having fun with my kids now, it wasn't always like that...
Most of us experienced women, especially mommies, who’ve already lost 100’s of $ on all kinds of weight loss products; we are 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!
Trim Down Club Reviews – Table of Contents
#1 So first of all, what should you expect from the trim down club?
The trim down club is a 4 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!
Here's something weird...
WAIT.... What!? How, Imean... they all work?!
But then WHY do most women, like 8 out of 10 who try one of these diets fail? Because the more important question is...
The MOST important question is NOT which one of these diets or programs work (or not), but rather which one is the most "stickable"?!
You are going to absolutely detest the Atkins after about 2 weeks (definitely in three), 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 is not finding the ‘right’ program, it’s finding something that we can actually stick to!
t’s something that I have stuck to for over two years now, since it’s not a highly restrictive 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 change just 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.
And to help you to use it, they give you a lot of useful tools and online apps.
But the biggest plus for me was the huge community of members and coaches. 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.
#2 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 throwing something (at the TV) whenever you see an infomercial 'guaranteeing' weight loss in 2 weeks or similar claims?
Then you might be a good candidate for our community! :D
Kidding aside, the trim down club is ideal for people who can prepare and eat homemade stuff for most days, or have someone who can prepare for them.
If you or your spouse cooks at home, 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 even for such people, I will definitely ask you to consider going through their main manual. It is EXTREMELY well written and helps tackle the main issue of "So what do I really eat to lose weight!?"
And with the added membership and coaching, I'd say the ridiculously low price of $9/month price is definitely worth it.
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.
#3 When Will The Trim Down Club Show Me... Results?!
Ahhh… the most popular question here… when will the results come!?
Everyone and his mommy wants slim, yesterday!
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 be like this... :(
But know what? That's how long it should take!
Here’s something to think about…
Your body is a complex machine, we all agree on that, right?
There are about 100,000 activities, chemical reactions, changes going on inside you every minute.
So for a minute, just think how long it took you until you became overweight?
It took months, maybe years to get where you are right now, no?
You didn’t suddenly "bulk up” in a month, right? Then, how can you expect to 'bulk down' in less than a month?!
Yeah, sure, you can do it with some kind of a highly restrictive diet, or simply by starving! But does it make sense? Does it sound healthy?
More importantly, you think some diet that'd be so extreme, would you stick with it?
A big NO. And that's why I support the trim down club.
It's a winner in my eyes because before it brought about any change in my body, it brought a major change in my THINKING!
More than just losing weight, it's more about first improving our health, nutrition and lifestyle... weight loss comes as a side effect.
So the first thing to understand is - that weight loss shouldn't be the primary goal!
Better fitness, better digestion, better sleep, better nutrition should be the first priority.
Coz once you improve these things, guess what, you'll automatically improve your body composition.
Instead of trying to ‘lose weight fast’, aim to learn WHY you lose weight in the first place, 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.
Now I hear many of you saying, "I am already 40/50/60, I don't have that kind of time!" And it reminds me of The Matrix...
However... though time SEEMS to be against us, it’s... not.
With a good program, you would actually stop wasting time on all those "quick fixes", knowing that improving yourself from the inside WILL change you, even if it seems to take a bit more time.
#4 What Does The Trim Down Club Consist Of? What Do I Get?
Here’s a rundown of what you get when you sign up…
#1 The first thing you download is the Trim Down Club’s quick start guide.
Though it’s called a quick start guide, it’s a detailed one.
The goal of this quick start guide is to get you up to speed.
I loved the "hormones" topic in this one.
#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.
#3 The third resource is the huge cook book.
There are 100’s of recipes in there to get you started, (plus thousands more inside the community.)
My favorite recipes have to be the Ginger Lemon Snapper Fillet and the Butternut Mung Bean Soup...
So after that, 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 phone as I just found today! :)
#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”.
But without any doubt, the best part of the trim down club is...
The HUGE, active community!
The online community is a private membership area reserved only for the trim down club members and their coaches.
It’s the next best thing you can have to getting your own private coach, and the best part is getting so many experts to help you at just $9/month (try looking around at the 'per session' fees of nutrition experts these days, it'll blow your mind).
Here’s a screenshot of the activity that goes on in there… check out the number of posts/replies on members’ queries.
And many a time when I had some question, someone had already asked it and it's been answered.
That’s everything the Trim Down Club is made up of, the biggest win is the active community of course, where I actually felt I could open up about my specific obesity issues.
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.
#5 So Finally, Do I Recommend The Trim Down Club? Should You Get In? (And FAQ’s)
Yes, I'd certainly recommend at least trying the Trim Down Club, currently they are running a one month's trial at just $1.99, definitely worth trying.
And sure, being a member does make me slightly 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 here are some common trim down club question I usually get in the mail.... Click on the question to expand the answers...
Q: 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 long-term habits that will lead to better health and invariably, to weight loss.
Q: What’s different and/or better in the trim down club?
A big difference in $$ (compared to other membership programs).
Almost all popular weight loss solutions charge a super hefty monthly fee for subscriptions or monthly supplies (like $97/month and more!)…
So the Trim Down Club is a LOT better then all these products because it just costs $9/month…
Also, better than most other programs is the actual technique and method of how the program works.
And hey, most importantly - it works! It takes time, but it works.
Q: 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 diets are something you will NOT stick with, in the long run.
Let’s say you go with the Atkins. You might lose weight, but you will gain it all back when you quit it (which you WILL).
And that’s why I suggest trying the trim down club. It will keep you going on, it will help you stick with it, especially with the growing database of recipes, the engaging community, and the easy, gradual changes in your kitchen and diet.
Q: 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 one thing, and 20% from other.
And in our case, 80% of results will come by changing your food intake, i.e. your nutrition, 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 nutrition.
#6 How To Maximize Your Results With The Trim Down Club?
To get the best 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 your strength, tones your muscles, accelerates your metabolism and gets you one step closer to that ‘lean and 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 (and inject yourself with hormones), trust me you are NEVER going to look like this.
So without any doubt, combine the trim down club with a good workout and the results will amaze you.
I can share my body weight workout with you if you want. It’s my own creation, and created specifically for obese women.
Because when I was looking for a workout myself, I couldn’t find anything decent for obese people.
Seriously, 9 out of 10 workouts on YouTube assume you are already fit! :S
So anyway, if you want to combine the Trim Down Club with 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!
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