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. Celebrity Slim is not a 'quick fix' that will send your weight yo-yoing. 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.
If you don't eat anything your metabolism starts to lapse into what is called 'starvation mode' and your body tries to conserve energy. At this point as your body conserves energy, fat burning slows down, making weight loss more difficult.
Avoiding Starvation Mode
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. There is also less risk that you will eat the wrong things to satisfy your hunger.
Cutting Back on Carbohydrates
The carbohydrates you eat, such as sugar, bread, pasta and rice are your body's primary source of energy. Carbohydrates are stored in your body as sugars in your muscles and liver; excess carbohydrates that are not used by your body are stored as fat.
When you start changing the way you eat your body continues to burn carbohydrates for energy. If you cut back on the amount of carbohydrates you eat your stores will run low, which forces your body to start burning more fat for energy, so you lose weight faster.
In a typical western diet we tend to eat far more carbohydrates than we need, so the Celebrity Slim Programme aims to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet.
The Celebrity Slim Programme is not a "no" or "low" carbohydrate diet but a moderate carbohydrate programme. You will still consume approximately 100gms of carbohydrates per day.
Eating 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. That's because our guidelines will help you make healthier, low-Calorie, food choices and the nutritional content of our meal replacements is carefully controlled
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 Importance of Protein
Protein is a key ingredient in our meal replacement products and we ask you to eat a good source of protein at every main meal occasion.
There are two key benefits to increasing the amount of protein in your diet alongside a reduction in carbohydrates. Firstly, whilst researchers are not sure of the exact cause, this combination appears to help reduce appetite and cravings so that you are not constantly hungry. Secondly protein is important for development and growth of lean muscle tissue so can help tone your body as you lose weight.
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.
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!