Introducing 'Celebrity Slim Program' *

Hi friends :)

Following on from my first post on diets, I am delighted to be able to introduce you to 'Celebrity Slim' via Lloyds Pharmacy and Epiphany PR.


I first noticed this program in Superdrug when I was in Brighton having a good nose at the haircare offer they had on at the time, and this was cleverly placed in the entrance to the aisle. It's definitely eye-catching, so good work to the marketing team! I can't say I felt compelled to stop and look beyond what sort of 'diet' was on offer before continuing on with more pressing matters - my out of control hair.

However, I didn't forget about Celebrity Slim and when I was contacted by Epiphany PR offering me the opportunity to road-test and review this program I jumped at the chance and opted for the '7 Day Starter Pack' with two boxes of snack bars: Cranberry Yogurt and Rocky Road. For an added celebrity vibe and a serious boost of vitamins, I also got some Vita Coco Coconut Water.






















If you are a newcomer to my blog, you won't know that I have a somewhat extensive history with taking on various diets, detoxes and such; the most challenging to date has been a 5 day juice cleanse, following several 3 day successes. It made me notice the psychological bond we have with the process and sensations of eating, which was very surprising and also incredibly helpful. The trouble is it's all too easy to fall back into old habits and forget what we learned during those hard moments. It's something that isn't quite in the long-term part of my memory yet!!

The Celebrity Slim Program is a 'meal replacement' system. In a nutshell, two of your meals are delivered via prepacked sachets which you make in the provided shaker. What I like about this program is that you are free to have a healthy dinner, which is where I think a lot of people fall down when following entirely liquid programs. You are also able to have a non-celebrity slim snack twice to three times a day if you didn't buy the snack bars. There are rules about what you can and cannot have, of course, but it is by no means really restrictive or depriving! I think people forget to be creative with their meals and snacks when working from a 'list' as it were. 

There is a vast variety of shakes to choose from with the starter pack, and two soups! 

I absolutely love the amount of information you are provided with in your starter pack; you're really being educated about food! There is vastly too much to cover right now, but my favourite pages are 'The psychology of food', 'Plateaued weight loss' and 'Living and eating with others'. We are also provided with a food diary, which tracks your progress daily for 8 weeks, very handy!

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Decisions, decisions!! I'm fairly hopeful that boredom won't strike, but part of me does wonder if they will be too sickly sweet for breakfast. Time will tell....!

You are encouraged to get into the habit of 6 small meals a day, during what is called the 'TRIM phase'. This is great because it allows you the flexibility of choice and will limit that psychological block of feeling deprived. It also gives you time to really think about what you eat and find the time to plan something healthy.
 

Going into this week, my only concern is around my levels of hunger. As I take my highest appetite stimulating dose of medication at bedtime, by the time I wake up I'm usually ravenous and I'm not sure a milkshake will cut it but Celebrity Slim shakes contains 3 different types of protein; caseinate, whey protein concentrate and soy protein isolate to help keep hunger pangs under control, so we'll see how they fair against the evils of anti-psychotics!

I guess I better get down to the embarrassing part now; my starting stats! 

Weight: 65.0kg
Upper Arms: 12.5 inches
Waist: 29.5 inches
Hips: 41 inches
Bust: 40 inches

There is no way I'm uploading a picture of myself in a bikini..... Jeez. 

Exercise is a tricky one for me as I have chronic fatigue syndrome, but I will try and come up with some form of exercise! Preparing the house to move in a few weeks should keep me pretty busy! I'm also going to put these numbers on the fridge so I'm not tempted to cheat. That's a bad state of affairs right there. Thanks quetiapine.

Targets:

Weight: 55.0kg
Upper Arms: 10 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Bust: 36 inches

Those goals are for my entire weight loss journey, as I'm currently only signed up to follow this program for 7 days, but if it really works I might opt for the full 8 weeks. We'll see!

Celebrity Slim are on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube so go check them out!

Until next time! <3



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