Great but interactions and tracking is poor
I’ve honestly found the program pretty good. I’ve lost 6kgs in 4.5 weeks and I’m not finding the meal replacements bad at all.
However, there’s no info on when you move to the next stage of the program, the phone app is really poor, and the pharmacy consultants are nice but still lack any information.
I’ll stay on the program because I’m pretty motivated and have seen results but I’ve heard of women (I’m a male) who have lost little to no weight and found it to be a waste of money.
They really need to work on the program again and how they run their communications and applications because it’s well below expectations.
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You join up at a participating chemist. Your joining fee gives you unlimited support. In 5 months I've lost 12 kg. I have tweaked it to lose weight a little slower so it stays off. You are never hungry and you in control of what you consume. I look at food in a different way now, this makes you think about food choices. You can still splurge occasionly. I feel great and my blood sugar has dropped from 7.4 to 5.5. It works for me and is also working for 3 other people I've suggested it to. Try it, what have you got to lose, except weight.
Updated review: I lost 35 kilos on this program!
A year later than the original review (below; you can read if you want the nitty gritty) I lost 35 kilos on this program and have kept it off for over a year. My BMI is a healthy and stable 21.3. I’m no longer on the program and am doing great with my food. I would say that you need a great deal of determination and the ability to really commit and believe in the program. People we know who were inspired to try it gave it away after losing 5kg or so. I think the reason why it worked so well for me is because I had belief in the program combined...with the self-discipline to keep going. Even my coach at the chemist said that I am one of the few who has stuck with it. So, it’s hard! But nothing comes for free or without effort. If I can do it you can too - I’m still a recovering choc-o-holic with a crazy sweet tooth and a love for salty carbs! The diet showed me to measure my food intake and make wise choices. Also, I must stress that (because of an injury to my archilles) I lost the majority of my weight WITHOUT EXERCISE! Losing weight really is 90% diet and I’m sitting here as the proof. I do walk and run now, mainly because I enjoy it and to keep me toned and healthy, but don’t worry that you’ve got to take on a crazy ‘biggest loser’ style of living. No - you’re just going to eat smarter. Keep reading if you want to see my original review. After a great deal of research my husband and I decided to start the Impromy Program at our local ChemMart chemist. We paid $50 to join for life which included the CSIRO Simply Well cookbook, an app for our phones and we scored a few free shakes. Okay so I usually eat fairly healthily but enjoy my snacks . This is usually no problem as I’m fairly active. However an injury last year has left me unable to exercise to the extent I usually enjoyed and the weight piled on. My husband is very active and not terribly overweight (8 kilos or so) but wanted to lose his middle age belly, lol. I had a bit more to lose - 10 kilos to get back to my former weight before the injury. However I wanted to lose more - 20 kilos would bring me back to my weight 20 years ago. So it’s a meal replacement program and it’s pretty rigid. You have to be committed. It’s 7 days a week (not to me confused with the Flexi online program which is different, giving you a day off each week to eat whatever you want) and initially this seemed daunting. The first couple of days were nasty. I was pretty hungry and craving sugar and salty carb goodness. However, my husband and I are pretty competitive - there was no way I would give this up before he did!
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Questions & Answers
Is this program suitable for type 2 diabetics
You should talk to your doctor first it depends on if you are using insulin and what diabetic medication you are on . Ring your impromy pharmacy and ask the question then chat with your gp.
Where can I buy the Impromy soups from, cannot seem to find them anywhere
Priceline have them
How do the shakes taste? Some i find are super sweet and others tastes like mulched card board.
I like them. My fave is cafe latte. I add a shot of coffee as well. Not oversweet!
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