Slim4Life is working for me!!! There are different weight loss plans that work better for all the different types of people out there. The same type of exercise may not be as beneficial to you as it is to me. I believe that this is the same with weight loss. Slim4Life is more expensive than some other programs. Some restaurants are more expensive than the one next door. I've tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Plexus Slim, taking garcinia cambogia, plus many other pill form 'quick diets'. The reason Slim4Life works for me is because I AM WORKING THE PLAN. When I don't work the plan, I don't lose weight...and I gain a few pounds. Unless you have a personal chef and trainer, you are going to step off ‘plan’ every once in a while. There are temptations around us all the time. There are business meetings, celebrations, family dinner, etc. that come into our lives and you can't always control the food available. This plan has taught me how to eat smart & have healthier eating habits. It’s taught me what to do when I totally bomb a meal; and what to choose when nothing seems like it’s on plan. A huge part of my success are the counselors at the Lewisville, TX location. Cindy, Lisa, Alison, and Arely are very helpful. They are knowledgeable when I have questions. Supportive when I want to eat a Snickers because I had a bad day (or drink a bloody mary), and they give me alternatives. We also talk about new recipes to try. You've got to keep the food exciting to stay committed. I know I can't eat a grilled chicken salad every day! How many ways can you cook chicken? Can I eat roasted Brussel sprouts? No? Why not? How can I better incorporate the SlimSnacks into my day so that I don’t forget to eat one? The most important thing is that they keep me accountable. They cheer with me for each measly little pound I loose and encourage me to buy a smaller sized pair of pants than I thought I could fit into. Supplements. The supplements help. Yes, they are expensive. So were the HCG shots/drops you used to get from your doctor/internet. Oh, yeah....I tried that too. Every product Slim4Life offers is not ‘required.’ I believe there are just 3-4 items, and they are the main products you’d want anyway. The team at my location has never pushed product purchases on me. They've shown me that I can save more if I buy more, but that isn't always the best way. Everyone’s budget is different. Do what's smartest for you and your family. I do think the products are worth it. You might now, but how do you know until you’ve given it 100%? You might be OK with going out to eat 4 nights a week and dropping $40-$80 a night (depending on where you go and your family size) because you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth; but you’re not going to lose the same amount of weight (at restaurants) spending the same amount of money this way. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. We are taught that in every diet anyway. Consume less crud that the body doesn’t need. Now, don’t get me wrong……I love McDonald’s chicken nuggets and French fries…but I don’t feel that great after I eat them. I never noticed until I stopped eating them. I can still take the kids though and they have a grilled chicken salad that’s not too bad when you are goal oriented. What’s your goal? If it’s to lose weight AND learn new skills and better habits that will last you a lifetime; then maybe the ‘expensive program’ isn’t that bad after all. Slim4Life is the only weight loss program that has actually helped me to lose more than 15 pounds and keep it off. I’ve lost 35 pounds and I feel amazing! I’ve hovered around the same weight for a few months because I have not stayed on plan. I continued checking in a few times a week though and I got back on track. I have 20 more pounds to go and I can’t wait to see what I look like and how I feel after losing 1/3 of my total weight. I am not tall. Not even 5ft tall. So, this small amount of weight is a lot on me. I could have lost more if I hadn’t started working out with weights, or taken the 3 week - 5 state vacation I took over the summer. However, I made smarter food choices on vacation, walked a lot, and continued taking my supplements. This is knowledge I’ll use all my life. Plus, my kids are learning about making smarter choices. Bottom line is that if you give the program a chance, work it the way it’s designed, then you’ll see the weight come off safely and feel good about knowing how to keep yourself in check!