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Slimgenics Review

Founded in 2003, “Slimgenics” or formerly known as “Slim4life” offers a personalized program to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. This program promotes “support” with their program advisors, nutritional plans, and supplements to purchase. While this sounds great, it is very expensive and can be more of a hassle than help. It is more of a financial investment program with an advisor, and expensive supplementation and snacks. There is a no refund policy, and you have to go in for consultation meetings to get “sold” on why you should invest an incredible amount of money. There are a few red flags when taking a deeper look into their business model as I will explain below.

Slimgenics Claims

Slimgentics claims that they provide a nutraceutical grade of nutritional substances to go along with the personalized food program. For those of you who are not familiar with the term “nutraceutical” it simply is the combination of two words: Nutrition and Pharmaceutical. The term has connotation with a range of herbal products, isolated nutrients and dietary supplements. Or in better terms, it is a fancy word to throw around to make your product seem more credible. You do not get any more information on these supplements (you personally will be needing) until you sign a contract to go ahead with the program. This makes me feel uneasy from the get go, because I do not know how expensive these products will be. However, they do provide these substances as claimed.

They claim (generally speaking) that while on their program, you can lose and average 1-2 pounds per week. Which is also a true statement, if you are following their nutrition plan.

While their website was user friendly, it simply “dripped” instead of “poured” information on their personalized program forcing someone to call in for more information. There were samples of what the program could look like, but it was rather hard to find. Another down side to the entire program was the convenience factor of knowing your price, and quickly getting started. You have to schedule a consultation meeting so they can evaluate your needs, and from there they will give you the costs involved. Because their locations are only in Colorado, Minnesota, and Ohio it left questions in my mind to whether or not I would even be able to move forward with Slimgenics.

There is also an initial trust factor involved once you get scheduled to meet with an advisor. They will evaluate your specific needs, and then they will give you the cost break down afterwards. How does the customer know they are really getting the best bang for their buck?

Slimgenics Scientific Backing

The company has been in business since 2003, and after digging a little deeper there was nothing that set this program apart from any other diet program. They protect themselves by making the customer go through the consultation meeting and signing a contract before they give away any other information. If I were to sign any contract, I would want to specifically know the ingredients in the supplements, and their costs. To their credit, they do show their line of products on the “Shop Online” section of their site.

Is Slimgenics Effective?

They have an organized business model with advisors, meal plans, and supplements. On top of that, they provide counselors and support groups along the way, but don’t be fooled because that will cost you a pretty penny. There are a couple of factors that could make Slimgenics harder to follow than other diet programs. Cost is a huge factor here, as many of the snacks and supplements can be expensive. For example, 1 Thermo Meal costs $29.00 for one meal. If you need two of these per week, you can see how it can add up. This cost is on top of your grocery bill! A few of their products involved in the STEP- At Home Program solely Slimgenic Products:

  • Nutritional guides with instructional videos, product catalogs, and food journals
  • Powders
  • Protein Bars
  • Detox Shakes
  • Liquid Vitamin D
  • Omega Slim- Fish Oils (EFA’s)
  • Daily Multi Vitamin, Vitamin D, and Calcium+Magnesium

Does Slimgenics Have Side Effects?

Everyone’s bodies are going to react to changes in nutrition differently. Every one also is going to be on a different plan, so the food and supplements will vary as well. Some have spoken out about the lack of exercise Slimgenics promotes, which can essentially be a side effect in and of itself with results, energy, and overall appearance.

What Is Slimgenics Support Like?

I called into the Slimgenics support line, and spoke with a representative. She was eager to get me signed up right away, and did not get frustrated when I turned her down wanting more information. She however was not very informational, and did not know basic answers like costs of the programs, and if there was a money back guarantee. When she could not answer my question, she diverted me to the person who could sign me up by getting my e-mail address. After reviewing other articles, the program’s cost however was very expensive! An upwards of $1000.00. Ouch. No thank you! It seemed like they were only caring about getting you signed up vs. really answering your basic questions and concerns. I still have not received my e-mail either. Lastly, their social media is almost non-functional for how long they have been in business. With Facebook being their largest at 130K followers, the minuscule amount of comments and likes was embarrassing to say the least. Overall, people were either satisfied with their weight loss, or they were raging about how expensive this program was. You can reach their main support line by calling 855-843-1200.

The Bottom Line

Overall the structure of the company seems very organized and well put together, but you are signing your life away in a sense. Because they do not offer any refunds what so ever, it is a serious money commitment. I do not like the major cost involved in the program, and the fact that you need to be evaluated and seen by an advisor before getting your plan is scary. I believe there are many other hassle free programs out there, that can get you the results without all of the fuss.

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Written by Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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  1. Hi Lauren,

    We would like to thank you for your comprehensive review of the SlimGenics® Program. We love anytime individuals seek to get informed and understand how we have served the weight-loss community for the last 15 years. While we appreciate all of your wonderful research, there is a lot of misinformation out in the online sphere that can potentially mislead someone looking to understand our program. We would love to have a chat with you as well as provide any and all materials you would like to get a full picture of what our company is about and how we continue to help people every day to realize their weight-loss goals.

    Please let us know what we can do to help you continue to write such great content.

    – Gabrielle @ SlimGenics®

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