How does the Celebrity Slim Program work?

Celebrity Slim is a convenient, flexible, nutritionally balanced meal replacement program that can help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

There's no calorie-counting, no points system and no gimmicks. It's just weight management - pure and simple.

The program is designed into three separate phases:

  1. Rapid > Kick-start your weight loss
  2. Trim > Reach your weight loss goal
  3. Maintain > Maintain your weight loss

There's no "magic" weight loss ingredient

Put simply, the Celebrity Slim Program works by boosting your metabolism to burn more calories. This is achieved by restricting carbohydrates and overall energy kilojoules in your diet, and eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day (this includes snacks) rather than the traditional 2-3 larger meals.

Celebrity Slim is not a 'quick fix' that will send your weight yo-yoing either

It's about changing the way you think about food and helping you change your eating habits - so you don't just lose weight, you learn how to keep it off in the long run.

Eating smaller meals, more often

Many dieters spend much or their day eating very little, but then eat 1 or 2 larger meals with the belief that starving for most of the day will help them lose weight. In fact, the opposite is true.

When you 'starve' yourself for maybe 5-6 hours, a number of physiological changes occur in your body. After around 3 hours without eating your blood sugars begin to drop and will cause you to feel quite hungry. If you have a meal at this point, your rampant appetite means you risk overeating. You may also find you crave something sweet or starchy - that's your body looking for carbohydrates as a quick fix to restore its blood sugar balance.

Avoiding starvation mode

If you don't eat anything and continue to fast, your metabolism starts to lapse into what's called 'starvation mode'. Your hunger pains may go away, but this is a sign your metabolism is starting to slow down as your body starts to conserve energy, which is the opposite of what you want. When your body conserves energy fat burning slows down, making weight loss more difficult.

If after hours of fasting you now decide to eat, your metabolism will quickly swing into high gear as it senses food is now available. Straight away your appetite comes back as your metabolism wants to encourage you to stock up on food, as much as you can eat, to compensate for the probable next starvation period!

This starvation mode is a throw back to the time of our primitive ancestors, where food was often in short supply. When food became plentiful after a period of scarcity, their metabolism would stimulate them to eat as much as possible in order to store more energy reserves for future times when food was again in short supply. Unfortunately we have all inherited this metabolic trait which helps us to store fat easily.

Celebrity Slim encourages you to eat more (and more frequently).

But we can avoid this phenomenon with the simple tactic of eating every few hours, which means about 5-6 meals spaced out during each day. By eating regularly, your blood sugars remain stable, you don't get overly hungry, your metabolism stays active and you don't tend to overeat at each meal.

Cutting Back on Carbohydrates

The carbohydrates we eat (such as sugar, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes wheat and flour etc.) are used by your body to maintain vital levels of sugars stored in your muscles and liver. These stored carbohydrates are the primary energy source that your body uses for everyday activities.

When you start dieting for weight loss, your body continues to burn up carbohydrates for energy. Only when these carbohydrate stores become low do you start to burn a significant amount of fat, and burning fat leads to the type of weight loss you want.

Unfortunately, even if you are dieting, each time you eat a meal containing a reasonable amount of carbohydrates, your carbohydrate stores get topped up again and you stop burning a lot of fat and go back to burning mostly carbohydrates - which slows down the whole weight loss process.

However, if you start to cut back on the amount of carbohydrates you eat, your stores run low, which forces your body to start burning more fat for energy, so you lose weight faster.

The Celebrity Slim Program is not a 'no' or 'low' carbohydrate program

It does allow a regular intake of healthy fibrous carbohydrates. But compared to a traditional Western diet, it contributes about 1/4 of the amount.

What About Calories (Energy)?

Many diets focus on counting calories, and work by making you consume less calories (energy) each day than your body needs. This forces your body to draw on your reserves of body fat to meet your energy needs and so you lose weight.

The Celebrity Slim Program is designed so that you don't really need to count calories.

By following our simple guidelines, you'll not only cut back the amount of carbohydrates you eat, but in most cases you'll reduce your overall daily calorie consumption.

Cutting back on both carbohydrates and calories will have a very positive effect on your weight loss progress. The program is designed to take the pain and effort out of losing weight, so you can actually enjoy the whole process and feel good about the positive steps you are taking to improve your health and lifestyle.

The Energy Equation: the weight loss formula to success

For anyone who is serious about losing weight, having a basic understanding of the energy equation is worthwhile. Almost everyone has a different daily calorie requirement, or in other words, a different amount of energy that their body burns each day. This is determined by many factors such as age, sex, body type, health status and level of physical activity.

Calories burned > calories consumed = weight loss

When you consume less energy each day than your body burns, this forces your body to draw on your reserves of body fat to meet your energy needs, causing you to lose weight fast. So basically, as long as you consume less energy than your body burns each day, you will lose weight. It really is as simple as that!

Learn more about the Celebrity Slim Rapid, Trim and Maintain Phases.