Sureslim was founded in 1996 in the United Kingdom and has gained popularity as a reliable “diet program” supported by physicians and professionals. While the diet is available worldwide, it would probably be difficult to follow outside of the UK.
Premise: Sureslim is centered around weight and inch loss via the correction of glucose metabolism, and the slogan is, “Remember, it’s not you, it’s your metabolism.” It aims to teach its dieters a holistic approach to weight loss, and its creators say that following their plan will correct metabolism and hormonal imbalances that may be impediments to weight loss. They claim that by following the individually tailored plans, the followers will achieve results. The plans are created based on blood tests, lifestyle, medical history, current medications, and food preferences.
Because Sureslim is individually tailored to each client, the diet program begins with what the clinic calls a “comprehensive” blood test (which is similar to the standard procedure for an annual physical in the U.S.). Blood is evaluated for cholesterol, glucose levels, hormone levels, and any possible abnormalities.
Diet: Based on the above results, clients are given a “medically and scientifically balanced” personalized eating plan consisting of 3 balanced meals per day. There are no pills, potions, shakes, or excessive exercise. Clients are guided by licensed physicians and practitioners, and they get a weekly private session with a consultant.
There are no requirements to buy pre-made meals, rather, participants have the option of purchasing their own food within plan guidelines. This is a good thing, because it teaches dieters how to properly purchase foods and prepare them – and they do not have to rely on pre-made meals that are often very high in sodium. Generally, the plan is high in protein and fat and low in “bad” carbohydrates. Many dieters do see results on this plan, but they must strictly follow the guidelines set forth by their blood tests.
What to get excited over:
- Weight goals are realistic at 1-2 pounds per week.
- It is a solid, practical, long-term eating plan with a long-term, individual approach to weight loss.
- Dieters are constantly given advice from professionals, doctors, nutritionists, and counselors.
- Once dieters pay for the plan, there is never another required expense.
- Dieters are actually encouraged to prepare their own food.
Things to Consider: The program is costly. The blood test alone amounts to about $800, and there is no “money-back guarantee,” however, that fee includes five months of private, one-on-one consultation. There is very little support for dieters following this plan outside of the United Kingdom. The dieters’ progress is constantly monitored by staff; While some may find this too restrictive, others will find that the structure is helpful.
Verdict: Recommended. Because the Sureslim plan is medically formulated and tailored to each individual, dieters will most likely see results. Sureslim really is a comprehensive offering — it’s not just a diet, but a supportive, clinical environment designed to help its users through every step of the plan. That is also a plus because dieters will be given specific instruction on choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly. They are literally taught how to shop for foods at the supermarket (i.e., certain unhealthy foods are always in the same section so those sections should be avoided). Eating plans and lifestyles will be assessed and altered from top to bottom.
Weight loss is slow and steady, and followers of the plan also receive 5 months of one-on-one consultation (via a weekly meeting). That’s better than having a therapist! For those who live outside of the UK, the diet is not ideal, because meetings must take place via videoconferencing. That could be difficult given the time difference. Also, blood testing might be difficult from “across the pond,” but they have probably figured out a way around that. Despite those obstacles, Sureslim can still be an effective plan for those willing to shell out the expense.