Quick Trim is a line of 4 weight loss products which is run by GNC (one of the most reputable supplement companies in the world) and promoted by Kim and Khloe Kardashian, former reality stars turned to weight loss presentors. Khloe Kardashian has lost a considerable amount of pounds in the summer of 2009, at first claiming it was due to extensive exercise and later stating that it was, in part at least, due to her using the Quick Trim products.
Sister Kim had no need to lose weight, having the kind of body many women would kill for, but she too announced that she’s using these products to help her boost her metabolism and burn more fat. It seems that the Kardashian sisters are paid endorsers of these products but I have not seen any clear disclosure that this is indeed the case. The only question is does Quick Trim really work or is it just another useless weight loss supplement? There are many trainers and fitness experts who claims that no supplements are really needed to burn fat and get lean. The QuickTrim diet line consists of these 4 products:
QuickTrim Extreme Burn
This product comes in the forms of tablet and is claimed to help you burn up to 8,000 extra calories each month and 300% more calories (according to the diet’s website). The tablets, 2 of which should be taken twice a day, are said to help curb cravings, boost energy, and burn calories. However, it is unclear where the numbers came from, where is the research to support these claims or the testimonials from people who’ve used it (apart from the Kardashian sisters). I’m writing this review on the eve of Dec. 5th 2009. I had a look at the GNC own webpage for this product. According to the user reviews on their page, this product got an average rating of 2.1 stars out of a possible 5 and only 33% of responders said they would recommend it to someone else.
This is a gel that’s supposed to reduce cellulite. You rub the gel into your trouble spots once or twice a day and that’s it. Not much known about this product as there are not too many reviews of it.
Quick Trim Fast Cleanse
The QuickTrim Fast Cleanse bottle is supposed to help you kick start your weight loss process by doing a 48 hour cleanse. You’re supposed to have 4 servings of this product mixed in water between meals and try to stick to veggies, fruit, and clear soups to help you cleanse your body. There are many ways to achieve cleanse your body so it’s unclear what makes this product stand out from the crowd. In addition, according to the GNC website, this product has an average rating of 2.3 stars out of 5 and only 41% of people said they would recommend it to their friends.
Quick Trim Burn & Cleanse
This seems to be the product that users most liked as it got a 2.6 star rating (still not really high) and 46% recommendation rate. This is a 14 day weight loss supplement combining different tablets for various times of the day. This product also comes with its own diet and exercise manual which certainly makes it more appealing in my eyes. I have to say that I am impressed with GNC for allowing open reviews of their products, even when these are mostly negative reviews as in the case of the Quick Trim products. The 4 products are said to be synergistic, meaning that they work better together. Naturally, this also makes them more expensive as you need to buy them all to achieve the finest results. But do you really need to? Let’s go over the pros and cons:
Quick Trim Pros and Cons
- Made by GNC, a reputable supplement company
- Made with natural ingredients
- Easy to use
- Can be bought online or in GNC stores around the world
- Most of the products have more negative reviews than good ones
- As with any supplement, none of these products and their claims have been evaluated by the FDA
- It’s unclear how this product works for regular people and not celebrities with access to personal trainers and dieticians
- No testimonials I can find (apart from the Kardashian sisters)
- Does not promote a real lifestyle change
I don’t like quick fixes or weight loss supplements. Perhaps this is why I have a natural aversion to QuickTrim. I have the utmost respect for GNC and their products, but I believe that real permanent weight loss comes from a real lifestyle change. Yes, cleansing can be a good start but it isn’t a long term solution. I believe that, as the many reviews show, that there are better and cheaper solutions than Quick Trim. I suggest using some diet plan before using any supplements.
Final note: here is the Quick Trim diet infomercial. I’ll leave the final judgement to you: