FAQs

  • Is the Celebrity Slim Program suitable for vegetarians?

    Yes, all Celebrity Slim products are suitable for vegetarians, with the exception of the Roast Chicken Soup (which contains chicken). We also have a large range of delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes available in the Recipes section of our website.
  • Will I experience gas, headaches or bloating during my first week on the program?

    Any time you make a considerable change to the types of food you're eating, it can result in temporary changes to your bowel movements, while your digestive system adjusts. Healthy foods, like vegetables, generally contain more fibre, which can also assist in more regular bowel movements. After about 2-7 days, your digestive system will have adjusted to your new eating habits. Whatever phase you decide to start on, during the first week your body will be adjusting to less carbohydrates and more protein. After 3-5 days, your stored carbohydrate levels will have dropped considerably and your body will be forced to begin burning mostly fat for energy, which is the result you want. During your first week, there are a few telltale signs that the Celebrity Slim Program is working: 1) Because you're drinking more water, and your body is detoxing from breaking down more fat, you'll probably need to visit the toilet more often. This is a good sign and you must drink at least 2 litres of water a day to assist this process. 2) After a few days you may get a dull headache for a day or two. Don't be concerned, this is your body adjusting to the program, and it's actually a good sign. 3) You may also feel quite lethargic, maybe even a bit achy for a couple of days like you are getting a flu - this is perfectly normal and will pass quickly. 4) After a few days you may get cravings for sweet foods. Resist these by eating your allowable snacks, or anytime free foods; again this is a good sign your carbs are running low and your body is starting to burn more fat. 5) After about a week to 10 days you will be surprised to find your cravings and hunger reduce dramatically and it's far easier to stay on the program - most people also find they have more energy and feel great!
  • I always crave the foods which aren't good for me; how can I stop?

    One of the wonderful things about the Celebrity Slim Program is that correcting your abnormal body chemistry almost always removes the cravings for sweet and fatty foods. One of Celebrity Slim's main goals is to normalise the way your body handles glucose, a type of blood sugar. Once this happens, the food cravings disappear by themselves. The Celebrity Slim Program guides you on how to select the correct foods as well as to gently change undesirable lifestyle habits. Phase 1 of the program starts you on a rapid-burn phase. Early success will prove to you that you can achieve your body image goals. Celebrity Slim will gently help you to retrain the eating and lifestyle habits which caused your problem in the first place. Retraining your eating habits is not as difficult as it might seem when you take it a step at a time. While you will need to be more active in order to maintain your new body shape, exercise need not include punishing sessions at the gym; walking regularly at a reasonable pace can be as effective in the long term. Just as importantly, you will need to consider incidental exercise; for example, take the stairs instead of the lift or park the car 10 minutes away from your destination so that you are becoming more active in your day-to-day activities. Celebrity Slim will teach you how to make these subtle changes. Although these small changes may not seem like much, over a year, they can make a significant difference to the amount of energy you burn.
  • Can I drink alcohol whilst on the Celebrity Slim Program?

    Yes, you can enjoy some alcohol whilst on the Celebrity Slim Program. So you don't have to kiss your social life goodbye! Here are some guidelines on what you can enjoy: - A glass of dry white or red wine 2-3 days per week. Dry white is lower in carbs than a sweet wine, and white does tend to be marginally better than red on the weight loss front. - Beer should be avoided, as it is generally too high in carbohydrates. However low carb beer is OK and can be enjoyed in moderation (one 330ml bottle 2-3 times per week). - Raw spirits are also OK but choose your mixed drinks carefully as mixers like soft drinks and orange juice are very high in sugar. The best mixer option is soda water (with fresh lime), however you can enjoy a diet soft drink mixer. This is all about moderation, so a couple of glasses per week is OK, as long as you don't binge.
  • Which ingredients contribute to the sugar/carbohydrate levels in the Celebrity Slim Shake formulation(s)?

    Celebrity Slim's meal replacement products are formulated to comply with a code developed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). This code stipulates guidelines on the nutritional content of products labeled as "Meal Replacements" and is designed to ensure that products of this type follow researched best-practices and are fit for their intended purpose (helping people lose weight). The Food Standards Australia New Zealand Meal Replacement Code requires a minimum Energy level of 850kJ per Serve. In order to achieve this, it is important to use Protein, Fat & Low GI Carbohydrates. If we removed a significant % of the Low GI Carbohydrate, we would have to compensate with far higher levels of Fat to achieve the desired level of Energy. We have had feedback from tens of thousands of Australians in the last 8 years stating that they have lost substantial amounts of weight on the Celebrity Slim Program. We have run research studies with well-known Australian and international universities and research institutes and are very confident that our program provides effective weight loss results both in the short and longer term. Celebrity Slim Shakes contain high levels of Skim Milk Powder & Whey Protein Concentrate, which are Dairy Proteins. Both contain a natural level of Lactose (Milk Sugar), which is also a low GI Sugar. Our products all have different formulations, with a range of different nutritional profiles. If you are looking for low carbohydrate and low sugar products, we do offer a Low Carb range and a "Rapid" range that feature much lower levels of carbohydrates in total (including sugars). These products still comply with relevant FSANZ codes. We also have a range of Meal Bars, which feature very low sugar levels (<5g per 100g) and again meet the FSANZ code for meal replacement. Celebrity Slim Shakes do not contain added Sucrose or Glucose, or Artificial Sweeteners. Sucrose & Glucose are high GI Sugars that have a negative impact on blood glucose levels. Celebrity Slim Shakes do contain added Fructose (which is a low GI Sugar) at a level that is well below the allowable daily intake for this Nutrient. Fructose divides opinion in the health arena based on a number of issues, but it is a lower GI form of sugar. This means that it enters the bloodstream more slowly than "normal" sugar. This has a range of benefits, but the main one is that you avoid the energy spikes and food cravings that normally come from eating sugary foods.

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