Feedback - Lipotrim Reviews
We are proud to have helped many people over the years to lose weight, and gain long term control over their weight.
Please take the time to read through the following reviews, testimonials and feedback from Lipotrim clients, and from the pharmacies who are integral to the Lipotrim Pharmacy Weight Management Programme.
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The Lipotrim team
I've lost a stone! Goal achieved.
Starting weight of 11st 3lbs and I am now 10st 3lbs.
It took me 9 weeks to reach 10st 5lbs and my weight plateaued for 2-3 weeks, then suddenly last weekend the scales shifted to 10st 3lbs. I was so chuffed.
Thank you again to Gareth at Waistaway/Lipotrim for his support and advice.
I will remain in touch with Gareth as if my weight creeps back on, I now know what to do!
Maintenance is key so I am using myfitnesspal to monitor calorie intake but allowing myself treats such as a homemade blueberry muffin. The toughest will be staying off my ultimate weakness, cheese on toast with Worcestershire sauce! I'm exercising more and achieving close to 10k steps per day.
having done just over 2 weeks on the lipotrim TFR programme I am confused as to how the science works.
On a couple of days I have skipped a shake and replaced it with a boiled egg or a piece of cheese.
I dont understand how that can lead to a 1 pound weight gain the next day?
I have kept the calorie intake the same as had it been a shake and have had zero carbs..
Does this mean that all weight loss so far is destined to go back on..
Thank you Jon for the review. Sorry to hear you have struggled.
We ask everyone to watch the Lipotrim Patient Education Video before they start the diet. This contains detailed information on the programme and the science behind it. Knowledge is key to success as is demonstrated here.
To answer your issues...
Please visit our total food replacement of our website to watch the video.
This is a total food replacement programme meaning you cannot skip a shake and/or substitute conventional foods. This is the fundamental foundation of the diet.
The programme and weight loss itself is not purely down to calories, nutrition being an integral part. There is a distinct difference between a Lipotrim formula, some cheese and an egg, and how your body would respond. They all contain some carbohydrate (you may like to read our blog on the levels of sugar in Lipotrim).
Please watch the Patient Education Video and restart the programme. Maintain full compliance so you establish a mild dietary ketosis which will sustain diminished hunger levels, maintain comfort and a predicable 1.5 stone a month rate of weight loss.
If you require support and advice please contact us on +44 (0) 1223 812 812
I did the Lipotrim diet in 2018 and lost roughly 3 and half stone in about 2 months. It does what it says on the tin, if you follow the guidelines you will lose weight at a rapid rate. I have just ordered some more as I have started putting weight back on since the first lockdown. I ordered direct from their website and it was delivered the next working day.
In short, if you are committed to losing weight, Lipotrim will do it faster than any other diet. Its simple to follow and I have found that you don't really feel hungry, though don't expect the cravings to go as they are more mental than physical.
I have gone for shakes and flapjacks this time and looking forward to seeing the quick results! thank you Lipotrim!
Today was my first week on lipotrim. I was very disappointed with my weight loss of 3 lbs I know it's 3 lbs but I am drinking my 4 liters of water a day 2 still and 2 sparkling .
Stuck it out and felt great .No headache and I am a signes suffer and with the weather lately I had it bad the last mt .No joking my signes has clear up in the one week .
Just a question does it make a difference with mouth wash. I was using the green listeria for teeth and gums .💖💖
In 4 weeks I have lost 13.5kg - 29.75lb.
You MUST STICK rigidly to the instructions and drink plenty of water, this really helps in the process,
I found sparkling plain water more enjoyable. Also, as other say, space out your shakes to suit your day.
My son has also followed this programme and lost 19kg in 6 weeks.
Thoroughly reccommed if you are determined to lose weight.
I've a stone to lose, starting at 11st 2 and I am now 10st 12lbs in 10 days. The first 4 days are tough, I was snappy and there seemed to be endless food adverts in magazines and on the TV which didn't help!
10 days in to the diet and it's much easier. 2 shakes during the day followed by a small but healthy homemade dinner. I can even enjoy a small G&T a few times a week.
Gareth (local Pharmacist) is supportive and I'm looking forward to reaching my goal weight of 10 stone.
Lipotrim response in order to clarify the route to diet success:
Thank you Justine for the 5 star diet review. Indeed, the longer you maintain fully compliant on the total food replacement (no conventional foods whatsoever) the easier it gets. We strongly recommend completing the loss of excess weight using total replacement without deviation. Moving onto the maintenance programme, incorporating conventional foods, after the weight loss and refeeding will help maintain weight and offer the chance for minor weight adjustment. Remember our helpline 015255636 is there for advice and support
I used Lipotrim for a strict 12 weeks back in 2013 and lost a staggering 6 stones.
I joined a gym where I met my wife and have since run 6 ultramarathons.
Lipotrim changed my life beyond recognition, yes my weight fluctuates up and down by a couple of stones but I’ve never once come close to regaining all that weight 👌
I lost 2stone 5lb in 6 weeks on lipotrim
I've not gone on the refeeding program I do have a few shakes in the week for breakfasts just to keep me at my weight
But let me tell you this diet is not for the faint hearted it's brutal you have to remember when you start it's a starvation diet
you will in the first week possibly get a headache ( mine was only on and off for two days) but warn your nearest and dearest to keep Thier distance as I had a low tolerance for everyone in the first week .
I think it was because I was in the zone and didn't want to think about food 🤪
I was never hungry but I did crave food but I really really wanted the weight loss you have got to want to do it or don't waste your 💰
good luck people I very highly recommend this diet I'm chuffed to be able to get into my smaller clothes again .
Last updated: 4 Feb 2010
Maxine and Justin Reakes before their dramatic weight loss
Meet the couple who've lost an amazing 15 stone between them
GMTV wrote and shared online the following to accompany this programme spot:
Husband and wife Maxine and Justin Reakes have lost an amazing 15 stone between them.
Maxine, a 36-year-old housewife, weighed 22st at her heaviest and says she hardly had any energy.
The mum-of-two used to gorge herself on two packets of biscuits, four bags of crisps, three bars of chocolate, a kebab and three large meals every day.
Now she's lost half her body weight!
Maxine has been battling with her weight since she was 18, trying every fad diet.
When she met Justin, 35, ten years ago, she weighed 16 stone but after having children, the weight piled on and Maxine ended up being a size 28 and finding it hard to do simple tasks without getting out of breath.
She says: "I was desperately unhappy with the way I looked and felt, but I was obsessed with food. I thought constantly about my next meal and used to hide how much I was eating from my family. I would buy five bars of chocolate and eat them when I was out of the house. Then I would buy another five bars to take home to share."
By December, 2008, Maxine had grown so large she could only just fasten the seat belt in her car.
She says: "Getting out of the car was an effort and I would get breathless simply going up the stairs. Justin and I were bickering as I took out my frustration at being fat on him."
Losing the weight
Last year a friend advised Maxine to try Lipotrim, a food supplement available from the pharmacy. A low-calorie drink formula is taken in place of regular meals but it is nutritionally complete to ensure healthy weight loss. The results were dramatic.
Maxine says: "Within six months I lost 11st, dropping from a size 28 to a size 12. The first two weeks of the diet were very difficult and, even though I lost 12lbs during the first seven days, I was very irritable. When I went out with friends I had to watch them enjoy dinner while I sipped water. But I soon got used to the diet - and the amazing effect it was having."
Maxine slowly introduced normal foods back into her diet, sticking to three healthy meals a day and avoided sugary, high-calorie treats. To maintain her new figure Maxine also started doing a DVD workout three times a week and 100 sit-ups before bed.
Watching Maxine transform to a svelte 11st inspired Justin, who is 6ft, to get in shape too. After joining Maxine on the diet he dropped from 18st to 14st in just three months.
Justin says: "My job as a chef always made it hard to diet and for years I'd tried to lose weight in vain. Seeing Maxine's amazing change was a great boost and I lost a stone and a half in the first week. It was hard, but doing it together provided massive support. Once we saw results we both realised there was no way we wanted to go back to how we were before. I began cycling and going to the gym. Suddenly I had all this energy I never knew I could have.
The only down side to Maxine's drastic weight loss was an apron of excess skin on her stomach. Last October she paid £4,695 to get it removed but Maxine says the operation was worth every penny.
Maxine says: "My diet has changed beyond recognition. On a typical day, I eat a bowl of muesli for breakfast, a meal replacement bar for lunch and a jacket potato with tuna and salad for dinner. For so long I was desperately unhappy with the way I looked and felt but I couldn't beat my obsession with food. Now I feel completely changed and I'm much happier."
I did lipotrim in 2010 and lost over 4 stone in 12 weeks, I kept the weight off for 3 years until I had my daughter.
I signed up yesterday, so started again today and really looking forward to the challenge.
It's not the easiest diet but it's worth it in the end.
Main thing is to drink your water and space out your shakes. The hunger feeling does pass after a few days.
Love the taste of the shake it is the best one I have had.
MAUREEN'S LIPOTRIM REVIEW
I started the program a week ago I will be honest it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done
I am hungry and feel weak please tell me this will pass I even felt sick today
I’ve lost ten pounds which is amazing and I will continue with the program until I feel happy
Because of the good weight loss I’ve been drinking water /black coffee but no more than allowed
I wish there was a help line so I could ask a few questions ? The bag which the Shakes come in has a telephone number but it’s an Irish number and no longer Lipotrim office
With the lock down I am struggling as the pharmacist is not available to chat too I’ll keep updating
LIPOTRIM UK RESPONSE
Thank you for the review and it is great to hear of your successful weight loss to date.
The Lipotrim programme is designed so that you shouldn't feel week or excessively hungry. It may be that we can assist you to a more comfortable weight loss.
You mention the need for a helpline.... We are here to support each and every Lipotrim dieter and do indeed have helplines:
0800 413 735 UK or +44 (0) 1223 812 812 015 255 636 Ireland (local rate) and there is always our contact pages from our respective websites, Google and social media channels.
It seems the bag you have received still carried our previous Republic of Ireland contact details but also the current UK numbers.
If you have any questions please contact us for support and advice.
Above all thank you again and best wishes for your successful weight loss using Lipotrim.
Lipotrim's official response
Thank you Ciaran for the positive and honest review of your successful experience with Lipotrim (and weight loss surgery).
Indeed you have shown even bariatric surgery does not offer the same rate of weight loss as Lipotrim nor guarantee permanent weight loss.
Your experience with surgery shows there is no "tricking the system" even with surgery being a permanent or semi-permanent "solution".
For successful weight loss it is essential to maintain a long enough period of calorie intake below that needed by the individual for the weight to be lost whilst sustaining optimal nutrition intake. This is what Lipotrim excels at.
The maintenance programme is definitely worth using long-term for you. It has a completely different approach, as it has a different job to do: https://www2.lipotrim.co.uk/lipotrim-maintenance-programme/
It is especially worth applauding your keeping up with trying to maintain the weight loss as we understand that excess weight can often be a chronic problem.
Thank you again, keep positive and we are here to support you.
It is not easy. I have been on it for a week today and I have lost 13.4 lbs. Its funny but I cannot see a difference. I should maybe have taken a photo then and now. I would love someone to come up to me and say wow you have lost so much weight. I think I have to wait a while for that. My starting weight was 14st 13lb and I plan to get to 10st 7lb. I am hopeful!
Since I went started it is like the TV and Radio know what I am at. All ads are about food and I want to eat. My favourite flavour is the chocolate. vanilla is tasteless to me. Strawberry flavour is ok.
My husband is relegated to eating out on his way home or cooking for himself. I cannot do food smells because then I want to eat with him. Unfortunately it is very anti social in that regard. I cannot sit at a table and watch him eat. I didn't realise that the habit of cooking and eating a meal is lovely with him. I went to a party and just drank water. I so wanted to taste the food that was put out. I was offered food so many times but stayed strong. I was delighted when I left the house and hadn't eaten anything. It would be very easy to slip and you have to have a strong resolve.
I personally think that portion sizes have gone mad. If I am out at a restaurant my meals can be very large and of course I empty the plate. Learning to stop before I am stuffed is my future plan. No more starters and deserts, far from that I was raised. I also see children eating huge adult size portions in restaurants and think this is very sad. When I think back to what my mum dished up to the family it now seems like a meagre serving. however it did us all and we never complained of being hungry.
I would love to change my attitude toward food because I am a person who stress eats. I love food and I love grazing. Reading different things I may go vegetarian after this road trip.
ooh I almost forgot. My breath. Oh dear it is awful, just horrific. My husband does not know if the dog or me has a worse breath. I am constantly brushing my teeth and am now keeping distance from people. Apparently that is because I am in ketosis or fat eating phase so I am not complaining, eat away.
thats it for now, good luck to anyone trying this.
The Official Lipotrim response:
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart spoke to Ms Hathi, pharmacist at Well Pharmacy in Kingsbury, London to discuss:
- how she thinks pharmacists should approach patients about weight loss
- how to overcome barriers to counselling patients about obesity
- options available to patients who are struggling to manage their weight.
"David Holden, 78 of Prestatyn, claims he has been cleared of Type 2 diabetes after losing 9.5 lbs to slim down to 14 stone 3.5 lbs."
Please click on the link to read his full story in the Rhyl Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
Over the last 27 years, I must have lost over 30 stones, putting it all back on again. I became the typical yo-yo dieter. I can be so single minded and focused, but the instant something doesn't go my way, all bets are off and I reach for my go to comfort food of cheese!
After having a raging thirst for a couple of weeks, a nagging worry plagued me, so on 5th November I sneaked downstairs and tested my blood sugar on my husband's glucose monitor. The shock when I saw 16.6 on the screen was indescribable. I WAS DIABETIC and I was killing myself!
That was the push I needed and my LIPOTRIM journey started right that minute. No thinking about it, no planning just straight in. My weight was exactly 18 stones, and I managed to squash my bulk into size 26 clothes. 24 weeks later I have lost over 7 stones and fit nicely into size 12. My BMI had dropped from morbidly obese down to healthy weight.
I have reversed the diabetes, and my blood pressure is now well within the normal range.
I managed Christmas/ New year period, 2 family birthday celebrations, a dinner party at home, Valentines day, Easter, lunch out with my mother ever Saturday and last Monday, my husband's birthday. It's taken so much grit and determination.
Be under no illusion, this isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination - in fact it's probably the toughest thing I have ever done. I have never tried the flapjack bars so I can't comment on those. The shakes are fine, the volume of water can be challenging, but its a good habit to get into Peppermint tea is nice for a change and I've started to drink my black coffee quite weak, but I've never felt unwell, have so much energy and in a much nicer person - when I was big, I really didn't like myself and took it out on everyone around me Being completely blunt, constipation can be an issue, but a couple of senna sorts things like that out (Sorry if that's TMI)
Would I recommend lipotrim? In a heartbeat - but only if you are serious about losing weight and prepared to make the sacrifices
Does it work? Absolutely, if you stick to it 100%
“So pleased to have found the lipotrim plan, I have tried so many diets and struggled in the past! It was so much easier than I expected and found that I had so much energy! This is just the start of my journey but i now feel determined that I can do it and feel so much better for losing the weight. Thank you.”
I weighed in yesterday at my local pharmacy after six days on the plan....and I was gobsmacked to have lost 11½lbs!!!
Absolutely stoked and cannot wait to see the results for next week.
In 2017 Gareth added this Review on the Lipotrim Facebook page:
I've offered Lipotrim as a Pharmacist for over 10 years and have gained some excellent results for my patients. One current patient has lost 50kg to date (Oct 2016 to May 2017) and is feeling the benefit so much she is not using her wheelchair routinely.
Professionally run and predictable results, Lipotrim offers the Pharmacist an excellent programme to gain clinically significant results, whilst the patient gains from the professional knowledge of the Pharmacist and the long term help and advice to keep their weight off.
I have just received a medical report from my diabetes doctors and I am so thankful to your diet programme that I want to share my experience with you in the hope it will encourage others.
My type 2 diabetes has been with me for more than 25 years and it felt like a life sentence on my health. I would sleep with it, wake up with it and was depressed for so long. I was on the search for a cure for my diabetes and thank God I found Lipotrim.
Every time I would attend hospital appointments they would prescribe me with endless amounts of drugs. I was finally prescribed insulin and was not happy with that because I knew about the side effects (such as gaining weight). I had been taking several drugs which did not appear to be improving my condition and I was quite overweight. My Doctors approved my attempting the Lipotrim programme and also approved my stopping all the drugs except metformin while dieting. This was necessary for starting the Lipotrim weight loss programme.
Lipotrim explained that my blood sugar should come down quickly and the drugs were not needed. It did!
Within the first week on Lipotrim, my blood sugars dropped very close to normal for the first time in 25 years and have remained normal ever since - even after the refeeding week and going back to ordinary foods.
I was on the diet for 3 months and have been eating carefully for another 3 months.
I urge other sufferers of diabetes to please seek and search Lipotrim, it really is a lifesaving programme. This programme cured me and it could prevent so many others who suffer from diabetes, who're prone to blindness, loss of limbs and organ failure.
Prior to starting the programme my HBA1c results were 11.4% however they have now reduced to a healthy 7.5%. My loss of weight and my normal bloods have been praised by my Doctors. I can't tell you how pleased I am and I hope you will share my excitement with other diabetes sufferers.
This has honestly helped me so much and has given me a new lease of life. I highly recommend this programme and I would love to "kiss your feet"!
In 1988 my health at that time was at an all time low with Arthritis, Rheumatism and autoimmune problems. This was to the extent of not been able to go up stairs.
I succeeded in losing five stone using Lipotrim and felt great.
I really felt well and had more energy on the Lipotrim diet and even after just a couple of weeks my body was much improved.
After 5 months I came off the diet and kept my weight steady for the next 4 to 5 years feeling really well.
Then one Sunday morning we went out. On our return I had a big flare-up of my condition and struggled to get out of the car. From then till now, with every flare-up came more weight and it has piled on.
I have now had 3 new joints and a few emergency stays in hospital (mostly UTI's, low sodium, and Sepsis). It is now that I have time to clear my problems and get my life back.
A week of lipotrim and I have had no ill effects, while losing 8lbs. I am on way to being 5 Stone lighter again.