Who is Dr. Shackelford, M.D.
As our Chief Nutritional Advisor, Dr. Karen Shackelford represents the science and the passion that underlie everything we do here at Trim Down Club.
With a long and distinguished medical career, Dr. Shackelford has worked as a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor, run a neighborhood family medical clinic, started a medical technology company, and served as a respected medical writer.
But, all that healthcare experience didn’t keep her from struggling with her own weight;
for over 16 years, Dr. Shackelford battled yo-yo weight gain and turned to crash diets when she found it progressively harder to lose weight (and keep it off) as she reached her thirties.
At her heaviest, she wore a size 16 and weighed 205 pounds. At this point in her life, Dr. Shackelford knew she had to do something different.
Tired of the dietary misinformation and fads on the market, Dr. Shackelford embraced many of the same weight loss techniques that inspire Trim Down Club: sensible nutrition that removes bad and highly-processed foods and replaces them with good ones without calorie counting or restrictive diets.
As a result, she shed 75 pound, including 25 to 30 pounds of belly fat. That was over 12 years ago and Dr. Shackelford has been helping people lose weight ever since.
Now, as our Nutritional Advisor, Dr. Shackelford brings her decades of experience to our team. She is tasked with making sure Trim Down Club stays committed to our vision and focused upon helping people all around the world look and feel great with simple, great-tasting recipes, nutrition, and health information.
Now, I know you've probably got
a few questions,
so let me answer
some of the most common ones.
Are there specific menus for
low-sugar, non-dairy, vegetarians
Yes, it is possible to create menus
with tasty, easy to follow recipes,
designed to cater to your specific
dietary needs. You can even create
personalized shopping lists.
I'm older, have a slow metabolism,
or other physical problems.
Can I still join?
If you have a medical or physical condition,
we always advise you to talk to
your doctor before starting this
programme. However, this is not a
radical diet plan. This is delicious,
nourishing, clean eating designed to
speed up your metabolism and let
go of excess fat. Individual results
vary but the plan is designed to
work for you regardless of your age
or sex, or whether you are
post-partum or post-menopausal.
Are the foods easy to find?
We do our best to avoid foods that
are expensive or hard to find. Most
of the foods that we recommend
are easily found in your local
supermarket and online as well.
Do I have to know how to cook or
have a lot of time to cook?
Every recipe comes with
step-by-step instructions and is
carefully designed for your busy,
lifestyle. Anyone can make these
terrific meals, and everyone in your
family will love them!
Can I still eat my favorite foods?
Absolutely! Deprivation is the best
way we know to turn a reasonable
treat into an uncontrolled binge!
you just have to learn the right
combinations and proportions to
eat them in.
Will it work if I can't exercise--or if
I just don't want to?
Yes! While individual results vary,
many individuals lose weight with
this plan without ever
exercising at all. However, we have
an exercise programme because it
definitely helps weight loss-and
makes you look and feel great from
the inside out.
Is my purchase guaranteed?
Yes! You have 60 days to try the
Trim Down Club programme. If at any
time during those 60 days, you
decide you are unhappy with the
programme, please email us so we
can refund 100% of your
money--no questions asked.
(Although we hope you'll give the
program an honest try.) And you
can keep your free gifts!
What Our Members Say About Us -
Actual quotes from real users of our forum
“I had my one year anniversary with TDC this weekend! Yippee!! I faithfully use the menu planner and portions and foods each week, as I need to. I try to keep my percentage at 89 or 90% each week. My weight comes off very slowly… so, those of you who lose slowly, don’t lose heart! And for those of you who despair anything will ever work, don’t give up on it! Keep plugging away. It WILL work! It has for me when other things did not”… *
“I tried on trousers that I hadn't worn in 2 years. I also tried on all the trousers that I had ‘grown out of’. I was able to get into them all, but some were still a little tight around the waist. … So the ones with elastic in the waist stayed out of the back of the closet while the ones with a button waist band went back in but not too far in! LOL. I will try them on at the end of June and I’m confident they will be nice and comfy.”*
“would really like to thank all those who have put so much kindness in to creating this wonderful site. I … have managed to maintain my weight at around 160lbs. … Happy New Year to all at TDC and to all who are going to be shedding some pounds in the coming months – it really works so have faith in it.”… *
“I actually took time to read absolutely all of the information provided … It’s VERY good & helpful in understanding how all this works … I’ve made the coco pumpkin cookies, the cashew chicken wrap & a few other breakfast things!! VERY GOOD!! My family is loving the food & I’m BLOWN away these are foods I can eat freely. So yummy & satisfying too … This is the best plan I’ve ever found”… *
“Hey girls I just wanted to chime in and tell you 6 months ago when I first joined this. I could not even walk up stairs without getting out of breath. As I gave up the additives in my food and started reading labels, switching the white rice for brown rice, whole grains for whole wheat, trading the sugars for stevia sweetener. The list goes on! I’ve had much more energy! … I now run up stairs get my housework done! … It really makes a difference to keep at this! We even go out to eat! If I eat the wrong foods I eat a very small portion!!! I also walk on the bowflex tread climber 2 days a week!
I work 40 hours a week @ a very busy hosp. I’m also 56 years old!! All I’m saying it can be done! Praying you girls get this! You are worth it!!!” *
" I joined in early Feb (and my husband did too since I do the cooking lol!)... . We were never hungry on the calorie loss diet and never felt deprived. In fact, we actually felt FULL for a change! I think our taste buds also came alive eating all the wonderful food in the various recipes. Sprouted grains? Who knew lol! Spelt? WOW! Quinoa? Now a much-loved staple as are lentils, barley and REAL oats." *
To Lose the Weight and Keep it Off You Need…
- A Winning Blueprint
- The Right Tools
Joining the Trim Down Club right now gives you all of this and more, including our
and much more.
- completely unique, easy-to-use Personal Menu Planner
- Registered Dietitians to answer all your questions
- active Community Forum for support and encouragement
Join now for just £1.99! Try it for a week and if you love it, keep up your Trim Down Club membership for only £9.90 per month. That’s less than 33p a day! And you can cancel any time.
At the Trim Down Club, we're committed to providing you and your family with the very best educational fat loss products available And we take that commitment very seriously.
We believe that if our programme doesn't work for you, you shouldn't have to pay for it. That's why the Trim Down Club is backed by our unprecedented money-back guarantee.
You can try it in your own home for eight full weeks… show it to your doctor or health professional. Get the go ahead to do this programme, and prove to yourself that this programme really works.
If within two months, you haven't lost weight; if you're not well on your way to having the lean and healthy body you deserve, simply let us know by contacting us and you'll get a full refund.
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