About the Program

What do I get when I join the Trim Down Club?

You get the Trim Down Club Program membership package:

–          Our totally unique personal Menu Planner

–          All of our tools and apps

–          Full access to the Trim Down Club Forums and Community

–          Quick Start Guide and Full Program Guide

–          4 Amazing Bonus Gifts!

I’ve tried a lot of diets before and always gain the weight back. What makes the Trim Down Club unique?

Many other fad diets show you how to drop pounds quickly, yet never deal with the root cause of gaining weight, and the weight always comes back. The Trim Down Club, on the other hand, has your goal weight and long-term success in mind from the very beginning.

Though many diets focus only on short-term results and never set you up for long-term success, the Trim Down Club is not a fad diet. We have a solution for nearly every situation you may encounter and help you achieve long-term goals from the start and then help you maintain. When you adapt to a healthy lifestyle, eat the right foods, and stick with the program, your body naturally adjusts as you lose weight. That’s what the Trim Down Club is all about!

No fad diets, and no counting calories, just re-educating yourself to eat right, so excess weight is shed.

For more information: http://www.trimdownclub.com/the-facts-on-fads/.

Do I have to buy supplements or exercise equipment?

80% of weight loss is eating the right foods in the right way and just 20% is exercise. We have an exercise program that can be done anywhere, anytime, with equipment you already have because it definitely helps weight loss—and makes you look and feel great from the inside out, but many people lose weight on this program without spending grueling hours at the gym.

Likewise with supplements: our program is based on balanced, complete nutrition incorporating whole, fresh foods. We do have a few select supplements that we recommend, chosen by our nutritionist, which have met rigorous standards and criteria, for those who are interested—but it’s optional only.

Is this an extreme diet?

No, this is not an “extreme” diet; it’s actually not a diet at all! The Trim Down Club is a healthy, nourishing eating program that is based on lifestyle changes and eating the right food your body needs for fuel.

Unlike other common diets that are based on obsessive behaviors such as calorie-counting, extreme changes, and deprivation—meant to shock your body into dropping a certain number of pounds as fast as possible, without post-loss planning—this program is tailored to meeting your body’s needs for good long-term health at the right weight.

Instead of counting calories, the Trim Down Club gets to the source of the problem, which is what you’re putting in your body to cause the excess weight in the first place. We teach you to swap out foods that can wreak havoc on your body and put you in fat-storing mode.

While portion control is used in many diets, we incorporate the eating of “good” food that won’t leave you feeling hungry. Our program is based on the premise that when you feed your body the “right” food, you are not as hungry and there’s no need to deprive yourself.

Of course, with all foods, moderation is the key to being successful.

For more information: http://www.trimdownclub.com/the-facts-on-fads/.

Can I still eat my favorite dessert?

We show you how to enjoy portions of your favorite foods using our proprietary tools—even dessert!

Though you do want to always be mindful of the portions that you eat, you never want to deprive yourself. So we set you up with the right way to enjoy your favorite dessert and still stay on track with a program dedicated to your overall long-term success.

Are the foods easy to find?

Most of the foods that we recommend are easily found in your local supermarket. We do our best to avoid foods that are expensive or hard to find, and all of the foods we recommend can be purchased online as well.  Click here for an extensive list of shopping locations.

How can I save money while shopping?

There’s a widespread myth that eating healthy is more expensive than eating unhealthier processed foods. If you are worried that your grocery list will become more expensive, here are a few tips that will help you reduce the amount of money you spend:

  • Try to create a shopping list and stick to it. That way you will not be at risk of buying things you do not need, and over spending.
  • Always buy generic or store brands when possible. The quality is often the same—you’re just not paying for advertising.
  • Find a good ethnic supermarket. The prices will almost always be better—as will the selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, spices and other seasonings—than at your typical supermarket chain.
  • Farmer’s markets cut out the middle man so you can buy very high-quality produce from the farmer. Go at the end of the market and ask for a discount on any remaining fruits and vegetables or bread.
  • Plan your cooking to create leftovers. It’s easier to cook just 2 or 3 meals a week, rather than 6 or 7: you can freeze and reheat leftovers. You’ll save time, money and power. You can also go even further and cook for the whole month at once.

For more information on making the most of your money when you go shopping, click on the following link: http://www.trimdownclub.com/budget-friendly-ways-to-manage-your-weight/

Short on time?

If you are short on time, or work all day in the office, the best way to preserve a healthy diet with a packed schedule is to plan ahead.

Here are a few tips to keep you eating a healthy nutritious diet during those long, tiring days.

  1. Pack a healthy breakfast the night before, that way when you wake up, all you have to do is grab and go. Try to choose simple foods from two or more food groups to give you a balanced breakfast. Examples might include: whole wheat bread, pita, fresh fruit and vegetables, low fat cheeses and yogurts.
  2. It is recommended to make a power-packed lunch and store it in a freezer- microwavable container ready for the week ahead. Some healthy options might include Whole Wheat Pasta Salad, or Brown rice and Vegetables, Grilled Chicken and Boiled Vegetables.
  3. Stock up on nourishing, on-the-go foods like apples and oranges, snack-size low-fat yogurt, raw nuts, raisins and other dried fruit.

For more tips on making the most of your time, click on the following link: http://www.trimdownclub.com/18-time-saving-kitchen-tips-for-healthier-meals/

What technical requirements do I need?

You need an internet connection, an email address, and a PDF reader. If you don’t have a PDF reader, you can download one here (hint: it’s already on most computers).

Is it safe to use credit cards on your website?

We understand your concern. We use ClickBank’s billing system, which is a reputable and secure payment processor. ClickBank accepts payment by major credit card and PayPal.

Menu Planner

When you list foods by weight, are you referring to cooked or uncooked foods?

It depends on the food: some are measured raw, and others are measured cooked.

In the Trim Down Club, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheese and eggs are weighed raw.

Cereals and grains are weighed cooked, unless otherwise noted.

Please be aware that foods like pasta and rice double in weight when cooking, so for example, 100 grams of raw rice corresponds to 200 grams of cooked rice. Other grains such as barley, spelt, quinoa, millet and others triple their weight when cooked. (100 grams raw corresponds to 300 grams cooked.)

Where is the Menu Planner?

To access the Menu Planner, follow these steps:

1.  Go to www.trimdownclub.com/menu-planner/

2.  If you were already logged in when you clicked on the link above then you will be taken directly to the program page. If you are not logged in, click on Login and enter your Username or Email and Password on the page that appears

3.  Next, go to tools followed by Menu Planner

4. On the page that appears, you will see 3 special ways to help you build a menu that fits you. Each of these options have different levels of customization. Below is a brief explanation of all 3:

    Instant Menu:

a quick done-for-you menu based on your dietary needs, using the most popular foods.

    Favorite Foods:

an easy-to-follow menu based on the foods that you like, to reach your weight loss goals.

    Personal Menu Planner:

a complete menu with full flexibility. Go through our entire list of foods and build a custom menu.

Now that you have a better understanding of the options, simply click on “Start Now!” under the option that best fits you! (If you’ve created a menu in the past, you’ll be taken to your previously created menu, where you can click on My Food Choices to create a new one.)

How do I use the Menu Planner?

To learn how to use the Menu Planner, simply click on the following link:

Or from within the Personal Menu Planner, click on “Start walkthrough”.

This is too much food for me!

If this looks like too much food, keep in mind that the Trim Down Club is NOT a crash diet – it’s a normal, balanced, customized healthy eating plan that will help you lose the weight you want in a sensible way that’s more likely to stick. Eating all these portions and 6 meals a day will keep you from feeling hungry or deprived and will encourage long-term weight loss instead of yo-yo dieting.
With that being said, you should begin to see a difference in two weeks’ time.
If necessary, you can change the variety in your profile to see less variety of foods in the menu.
Also, please remember to update your weight in the Progress Meter every week, and generate new menus, so that your meal portions will be customized for your new weight.

I don’t like these foods. / Why are there foods in my menu that I didn’t choose?

Below are a few easy ways to make changes to your menu:
To switch a food, move your mouse over the food and click on the pencil icon.
To change a meal, click on the rotating arrows at the top right of the meal.
Also, please double-check your profile settings and change them as needed if you are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan or non-dairy
  • Low-cholesterol or low-sugar

To access your profile, simply click on Edit Profile, located at the top of the My Plan page.
If you used the Instant Menu, please note that it is a quick done-for-you menu based on your dietary needs, using the most popular foods that our members select for their menus. To create a menu based on your favorite foods using the Menu Planner, click on “My Food Choices”.

What are “Free Foods”? Can I add herbs, spices, and/or vegetables? What about beverages?

Free foods are free! you can use as much of as you wish.
Click here for a list of fresh vegetables that are loaded with nutrients and can be eaten as much as you like.
Spices and herbs can add wonderful flavors to your meal. Feel free to add them as you like.
Non-fattening drinks – Free, recommended beverages: drink as much as you want of these non-fattening drinks.
Here are “free spreads” that you can put on your bread.

I don’t have enough time to cook. Can I still use the Menu Planner?

Yes, definitely! A lot of our members who are very busy prefer to use our Favorite Foods option, so that they can quickly select the foods that suit their needs.
Please double-check your menu planner settings from within your profile page and update them as needed:

  • Menu Planner Food Variety
  • Menu Planner Recipe Amount

To access your profile, simply click on Edit Profile from the My Plan page.
Also, making meals ahead of time and portioning them for freezing and using a crockpot/slow cooker are great ways to save time (and money).
Check out our article on time-efficient food preparation for more ways to save time in the kitchen.
Don’t forget that you can also take quick snacks with you on the go—snacks can be healthy too! Things like:

  • Fresh and dried fruit
  • Cut raw vegetables
  • Oven-baked vegetable chips
  • Trail mix combinations of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
  • Sandwiches – good breads with nut butters, hummus and similar spreads, tahini, canned or smoked fish, cheese, homemade “cold cuts” from fresh meats, egg salad, etc.
  • Whole grain or Paleo crackers plus any of the above
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Sliced or string cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Hearty soup in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. meat or legume, vegetable, whole grain)
  • Hearty smoothie/shake in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. fruit/vegetable, dairy/vegan, seeds)
  • Whole grain or Paleo cereal or granola (cold in small sealable bag, cooked in thermos)
  • Homemade whole-food muffins or bars

How do I plan a budget for my menu?

We recommend you read our article on Budget-Friendly Ways to Manage Your Weight
Additionally, see our article on Freezer Cooking 101 for tips on leftovers.
Be sure to cross reference your grocery list with the foods currently in your fridge and pantry to see what items you already have, and cross them off your grocery list.

Where can I get more tips about eating healthy?

Log in to your Trim Down Club account regularly, because we are constantly updating with tips, articles, and recipes for you.
Below you will find a list of our most informative articles:
Using “good oils” can make all the difference. When in doubt – choose olive oil. In most cases, it is the best choice.
More about SWG bread – Here is a guide for choosing the right bread and an explanation the advantages of eating Sprouted Whole Grains.
Which milk is more healthy – Raw vs. pasteurized, regular vs. organic: learn the pros and cons of each type of milk.
Sweeten your tea naturally – Which sweetener to use? Make an educated decision.
Right Sizing Food Preparation – Cooking for one or two? Looking to limit portions? This is the ultimate guide to right-sizing food preparation.
We get a lot of questions about alcohol. Here is how alcohol fits into the Trim Down Club plan.

How do I get the most out of the Menu Planner?

Here are our most important Menu Planner tips:

  • You can switch the order of your meals to fit your daily schedule.
  • If you find you have significant amounts of staples or leftovers, you can eat similar meals on additional days.
  • Go crazy once a week! Replace your lunch menu with anything you like, but remember to eat slowly and enjoy your meal. This may come in handy while on vacation or attending an event.
  • This program is a way of life based on healthy eating. Ease into it if you need to, but try not to cut back too much on quantity, or any weight loss will be followed by a rebound.
  • Sticking to the menu and not skipping meals is your best bet. Let’s say you gave into one little craving, don’t punish yourself!

How do I change the measurement system?

You can change the measurement system at any time in your profile page.

To do so, follow these steps:

1.  Log in at www.trimdownclub.com/wp-login.php/

2.  After you log in, click on Edit Profile from the My Plan page

3.  Then, select the measurement system you wish to use, lbs. or kg

When you’re done changing the measurement system, click on “SAVE CHANGES” at the bottom of the page.

Profile and Settings

How do I update my profile?

To edit your profile, follow these steps:

1. Log in at www.trimdownclub.com/wp-login.php/

2. After you log in, click on Edit Profile

3. Once you’re in the profile page, you’ll see your Username, First Name, and Last Name. If you’d like to update this information, you can do it at any time

4. Next, select your date of birth from the drop down boxes.

5. Then, select your status, and then, select the Country, State, and City you’re from

6. Next, select your primary goal of the program, you have the option to lose weight or maintain it

7. Now, select your gender

8. Please select the measurement system you wish to use, lbs. or kg

9. Next, enter your weight, goal weight (desired weight,) and height

10. As you move along, fill in your hobbies, and check off your special dietary needs

11. Now, choose the variety and amount of recipes you’d like in your menu plan

12. Lastly, please select your body shape and bone size

When you’re done filling out the fields, click on “SAVE CHANGES” at the bottom of the page.

How do I change my email address?

Below are easy-to-understand instructions on how to change your email on file:

1.       Log in at www.trimdownclub.com/wp-login.php/

2.       After you log in, go to My Activity followed by Settings

3.       On the page that appears, type in the email address you desire in the box (to the right of “Account Email”)

4.       Then, left click on Change Email to update your email address on file

How do I change my password?

No need to worry, click here to change your password.

How do I upload or change my profile picture?

To update your profile picture, please follow these steps:

1. Log in at www.trimdownclub.com/wp-login.php/

2. After you log in, simply click on Edit Profile followed by Change Profile Photo

3. Then, click on “Browse” and locate the image on your computer you wish to upload. Then, after you find the image you want to use, simply click Open

4. Now, click on “Upload Image”

5. Next, scroll down, and crop your profile picture. Then, click on “Crop Image” to save your new profile picture

I am not good with computers. How do I get started?

Luckily, you can access all of the Trim Down Club information from your smartphone, tablet, and/or computer at any time. We’ve made it easy for you to absorb all of the wonderful information we have to offer.  Click here to get started!

Program Materials

How do I access my 8 Week Program?

To access the 8-Week Plan, simply click on the following link http://www.trimdownclub.com/sbs/standard-guide/

If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to log in. And, then after you log in, you will be taken directly to the 8-Week Plan/p>

Where is my product? I never received your welcome letter.

Log into the Trim Down Club website and you will be taken directly to your My Plan page. If you can’t find your login details you should check your spam or junk email folder as it might be marked as spam by your email provider. You can also click here to send us a message.

Where can I find the Express Meal Plans for 14 days?

To find the Express Meal Plans for 14 Days, follow these steps:

1.       Go to http://www.trimdownclub.com/product/trimdownclub-program/

2.       If you were already logged in when you clicked on the link above then you will be taken directly to the program page. If you are not logged in, click on Login and enter your Username or Email and Password on the form that appears  

3.       From the program page, scroll down to Simple Express 14-Day Meal Plan, and you can choose the basic 14 Days Express Meal Plan by clicking on Download Now

4.       Or you can choose a version of the plan tailored for specific needs, such as: Vegetarian (V), Non Dairy (ND), Gluten Free (GF), Low Cholesterol (LC), Low Sugar (LS) by clicking on the circular icons

How do I access the Trim Down Club material?

To access the applications, please follow these steps:

1.  Go to www.trimdownclub.com

2.  On the top right corner of the homepage click Login

3.  Enter your username and password (You can also use your email address as your username. If you lost or forgot your password, click Login and then choose “lost password.” Follow the steps on the screen to reset your password)

4.  Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your My Plan page where you will be able to make the most out of the Trim Down Club Program!

Where to buy in the UK?

Here is a list of places where you can get all the foods we recommend: http://www.trimdownclub.com/where-to-buy-uk.

What does SWG mean?

Where can I find the “5 Foods” list from the introduction?

You can find the 5 Foods under episode 4 “Making Wise Food Choices –What to Eat and Which Foods to Avoid?” in the “Trim Down Main Program Guide”, in the My Downloads area.

You can also join the discussion about that topic in the Live Forums: http://www.trimdownclub.com/forums/topic/5-foods.

How do I view the eBooks?

To view the eBooks please follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Go to http://www.trimdownclub.com/product/trimdownclub-program/
2. If you were already logged in when you clicked on the link above then you will be taken directly to the program page. If you are not logged in, click on Login and enter your Username or Email and Password on the form that appears

Download your products using one of the options below:

Instant Access
For instant access on your computer or mobile device:
eBooks & Cookbooks – click on Download Now beneath each eBook or Cookbook (http://screencast.com/t/XIowlLOVH5Y)

Save Files
To save the files to your computer or mobile device:
eBooks & Cookbooks – click on the orange DOWNLOAD ALL AT ONCE button at the top of the page (http://screencast.com/t/17JRD8IOL9q)

Can’t view the files? See the helpful resources below:

How to download Files on a Computer –
https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html
http://www.winzip.com/win/en/prod_down.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Open-a-.Zip-File-Without-Winzip
How to download Files on an Android Device –
https://www.gadgetdaily.xyz/how-to-access-zip-files-on-your-android-phone/
How to download Files on an Apple Device –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winzip-1-tool-to-zip-unzip/id500637987
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What is “Raw” milk?

Here’s an article to tell you all about raw dairy products: http://www.trimdownclub.com/all-about-raw-milk.

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