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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!