This One’s a Keeper – Lipotrim

By | June 27 2007 | 49 Comments


One of the most enduringly popular posts on is one we put up ages ago about reader Niamh’s hellish experience with Lipotrim, which is a meal replacement diet that promises major weight loss. You drink shakes instead of eating food, and you have to drink a huge amount of water too. It’s done through pharmacies, and you can expect to drop several pounds for every week you’re on the diet.

Because is a blog, and not a message board, older posts don’t pop back up to the top when new comments are added. Instead they become part of an archive, and are accessed through their appropriate category, so you guys may not have realised that older posts still see quite a lot of traffic. But as owners of the site, we can see that this story in particular has the longest legs of any post we’ve ever done.

Aphrodite revisited Lipotrim again in April, and it’s grown even more in popularity since then. The original post gets several new comments a day, with the same people logging on, sharing experiences and sympathising with each other. It’s become a fantastic resource for anyone doing this diet, and I think it’s time we shared some more of it with the rest of you.

While Niamh hated Lipotrim – it brought her out in a rash and she stopped doing it doctor’s orders – a huge number of you feel wildly different about it.

The general concensus seems to be that the shakes are disgusting, but that the diet does work. Bronwyn concurred – “I agree that the shakes aren’t that drinkable but I can feel a difference already“. She was pragmatic about the process – “It’s hard but convenient compared to having to count calories and weighing everything you pop into your mouth“, and she concluded with “I suppose we’re all different and it’s really up to you to make the most of it!

Lipokatie did lipotrim for 11 weeks and told us that she has “lost just over 5 stone .. It does work and I have amazing energy, I haven’t felt this good since I was a teenager. It can be difficult if you are not in the right state of mind but if you are in the loosing weight zone it really works“. “I’m on my 2nd week of Lipotrim – I was 3 1/2 stone overweight and so far I’ve lost 1st of that!!!!!” was proudly posted by Lorna and Allie told us her success story too – “have been on lipotrim for a week and lost 7lbs!“.

The benefits of all this fantastic weight loss began to become apparent throughout the comments as time went on. Niailig said “I went clothes looking (not shopping becuase I have a goal weight) and i was thrilled to be getting into the size 14 jeans without fear of rolling out over the top of them, I even tried on one pair that were too big and I nearly fit into the size 12. I have never been so determined to do something in my life“.

Gals, (and the guys that comment too!) we’re delighted that you’re all doing so well and have been using as a support mechanism. It makes us feel all warm n’ fuzzy inside!

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49 Replies to "This One’s a Keeper – Lipotrim"

  • Townygirl says:

    i hate this diet. i watched my boyfriend do it for about 5 months back in 2006. he lost loads and loads of weight. we both went through hell and now it’s all back on and more. it doesn’t seem to stay off long term….

  • Glitterkitty says:

    i just want to lose another bit… half a stone?
    would it be worth doing this for a week or two?
    how much does it cost?

  • Townygirl says:

    it might work for that pet. i think was somethign like €50 for a week…that was last year though.

  • Glitterkitty says:

    hmm.. sounds ok price wise.. i might investigate

    even the thoughts of doing it for one week tho.. i’ve no willpower

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    there’s a weeks worth of it up on swap siopa isn’t there?

  • Townygirl says:

    i don’t know how he did it…he reckoned “you get in on it” after a while. he drove me mad, i had to eat my tea in the kitchen away from him, or he had his nose in my food almost breathing it in!! a week might be ok for just shifting the last few pounds though…. i couldn’t do it, i was born to chew!

  • Townygirl says:

    you have to be careful though. if you use it you’re supposed to go to chemist every week and be weighed and have blood pressure taken and stuff….

  • Meluia says:

    I’ve been doing it now since last Friday and I’m down half a stone – but they tell you that’s mostly water.

    It is not worth doing for a week because you’ll put it all back on as soon as you start eating. you have to do it for at least 3 weeks and then have a food re-introduction week – this is really important so you don’t pile on the pounds again..

    IT IS HELL so you need to be very motivated and not easily tempted

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Meluia – 7lbs!! You must be starving

  • Meluia says:

    I am fairly miserable but the only thing that is keeping me going is I am on antibiotics and the doctor has told me I can’t eat certain foods (All the nice ones) for a month, so I’m not missing out on much.

    If it wasn’t for that I would have given in on Tues.
    It is supposed to get better the longer you go but I’m constantly hungry

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