Is Healthy Trim (Healthe Trim) Really, Well, Healthy?

Henry‘s Rating: 1.0 / 5.0


Healthe Trim’s nationwide radio ad campaign claims that you can get “High School Skinny” by taking 2 capsules on an empty stomach 3 hours before breakfast. The idea of deferring breakfast seems counter to conventional weight loss wisdom, but Healthe Trim has an impressive array of radio disk jockeys who claim to have lost as much as 71 pounds while taking the product.

The pack has sent in several requests for an investigation, so I decided to pick up the scent and track down the real story. My findings didn’t exactly come up roses…

The Claim

The Problem (It’s Impossible)

The Healthe Trim website
says you can lose weight without changing your diet.
This is just insulting. You cannot lose weight without changing your diet. If this was true they would not even have to advertise.


The Claim

The Problem (Potentially Harmful Ingredients)

Healthy Trim claims to not cause harmful side effects. Product contains Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). On May 1, 2009, the FDA issued a warning for consumers to stop using a competing product, Hydroxycut (a product containing HCA), because of reports of liver failure requiring liver transplants in some cases.

The Pack Is Not Happy…

Based upon comments on forums, complaint boards, and on this blog (please see below), Healthe Trim customers don’t appear to be losing weight. I am not finding as many customer service issues as other products I have reviewed, but enough to know that they do some creative billing.

In short, it appears to be yet another one of those over-aggressive marketing organizations that I love to sink my teeth into.

So What Can You Do to Lose Weight?

Well, “not changing your diet” simply isn’t going to cut it! I wish I could snap my fingers and make you, “High School Skinny”.

The truth is that you have to change the way you eat and get the right kind of exercise.

Healthe Trim also claims to reduce cravings (kind of weird since you don’t have to change your diet). This is also something a pill won’t do. But a lot of my pack has found that cravings are often caused by eating the wrong foods. If you start eating the right foods, most cravings go away on their own.

There is a great alternative to Healthe Trim that my pack loves. Unlike Healthe Trim, this program is not scam. It’s a 100% free report I’ve put together that shows you the 11 foods you can eat that can help you fight your cravings.

Get this report right here:

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  1. I started taking Healthy trim 3 weeks ago. I weighed in at 328. It has curbed my appitite and has given me tons of energy. I weighed my self yesterday and I am now weighing 292. I have lost over 25 pounds in a little less than 3 weeks. Of course, I am a male and with men, the weight comes off twice as fast as with women. I have High Blood Pressure, and Heart Disease and my doctor has told me that Healthy Trim is fine for me to use. I have completely stopped drinking Soda and Coffee and I drink a lot of Gree Tea and water. I do literally no exercise and I feel great.

  2. I took 2 pills after a meal, and got so jittery I thought I was having a heart attack. It also felt like my stomach was contracting. I felt horrible the rest of the day. I threw the bottle out. I will NEVER try tis again!

    • Stacie, you weren’t supposed to take it after a meal. It’s 1-2 pills 3 hours before breakfast. Maybe that is why you didn’t feel so well!

  3. I just bought a bottle of heathe Trim, and plan on using it starting the July 1, I weigh 325. So after my first month of taking it, I will post my results. At the beginning of March I weighed 345 and have changed my eat habit since I’ve been married and that put me at 325. I want to lose more, and so here we go. Good luck to all.

  4. I started taking Healthe’ Trim in November 2009. I weighed 272 pounds had a BMI of 41%. As of today 6/28/2011 I weight 164 pounds and have a BMI of 18.44%. I have been on Healthe’ Trim for the entire time. I will note I do work out 6 days a week and maintain a very low calorie diet. The thing I notice about the Trim is it gives me energy and does control my cravings. If you are considering the product, try it, but you must use it EXACTLY as instructed.

  5. Wow so wish I would have found this information before I ordered HT. I received it a couple days ago and tried it yesterday. I’m 148# eat reasonably well and exercise five days a week. I was just looking for some help to loose the 20# of post-baby weight I can’t seem to drop. I took two pills in the morning on an empty stomach and drank a few glass of water as instructed. About two hour later I became very jittery, my heart was racing and I felt really nauseated. I ate breakfast although the last thing I felt like doing was eating but I was hoping food would reduce the side effects I was experiencing. Unfortunately it didn’t. I couldn’t concentrate and felt a lot of anxiety and eventually left work. On my way home I had a hard time driving due to the jitters and dizziness I was feeling and actually had to pull over two because I felt like I was going to pass out. This horrible feeling lasted 8 hours yesterday and I felt like I was going crazy. I had no appetite all day not even once the anxiety had subsided but this really was not worth that. I know the bottle says you can start by taking one capsule in the morning but I wouldn’t want to have even half the reaction today that I did yesterday. I’m sending my bottle back today and wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.

  6. I started healthy trim last week and with proper diet and excercise you will lose weight the pill gives me a lot of energy i take 2 every morning when i wake up, now when you start feeling nauseated its because your not drinking enough water, it was yesterday when i started to feel like that but as soon as i started to drink a lot of water i started to feel better, so you have to drink a lot of water so far ive lost 4lbs in just a week. and also all you can drink is water dont drink anything else than water and you will be fine. good luck to everybody

  7. I started taking Healthe Trim July 1, it is now July 8. No weight loss, but I did feel less hungry so I think the appetite suppresent works. I weigh 140#, am 5’5″ tall, and I exercise 5 days a week – 2 days only a 2 mile run and 10 minute ab – the other three a 45 minute workout or one hour class @ the gym. I had hoped to see results b/c I have been dieting and exercising for , well – forever! and since I hit 50 years old last year the pounds just started coming on. I weigh more than ever. I am not completely discouraged – after all its been less than a week. But I sure hope to see results soon – or I won’t be buying another bottle. BTW – I do feel a little Nauseous – will try drinking even more water (is that possible?). also – the first few days my appetite was curbed all day – but the last couple I find I’m hungry at night again. Tried taking the pill 1/2 hr after lunch and couldn’t fall asleep at night. not sure what to do about that!

  8. I am 230 and 5’7-just started Healthe Trim yesterday and I honestly don’t feel any different. I am also participating in methadone maintanance program. Anyone know if this will prevent me from losing weight?

  9. I guess it really depends on the person. I began taking Healthe Trim in mid June and althought I have lost 5lbs the side effects are unbearable. I have been experiencing terrible headaches, nausea and dizziness. I even tried to reduce to the 1 pill at a time with no impact. I eat right and exercise 5 days a week. I have found that drinking water does help with the side effects but they do not go away. I will be discontinuing the use of this product ASAP. Good luck to everyone.

  10. I’m debating on starting healthe trim (although after reading many of the reports I’m starting to question if I made the wrong decision ordering it…) Any thoughts? I need results fast! And I know they won’t happen over night, but I’m just wondering…is Healthe trim worth trying?

  11. I’ve been curious about trying a plan for awhile. I have been walking more, working out 3 times a week and eating healthier with out any real change. I’ve cut down in coffee, sodas and breads. Again no real results it sours me and makes me truly unhappy. So I am debating starting healthe trim. I’m curious about it.

  12. Well I have been taking Health Trim for 14 days. I see a little difference, but little weight loss. I drink water all day trying to mean the 8 to 10 glasses, but I have a glass of koolaid at dinner time. Doing this is a little hard. I wake up in the morning hungry and take HT, and have to wait 3 hours. I don’t like that part. So I have to eat, but I can tell that I am less hungry. For it’s hard to follow HT to the T, with work and my time frame getting up, it’s all over the place. If you have any ideas, please let me know, as of now I won’t be buying again.

  13. I started taking HT about 2 weeks ago. It really does curb your appetite and gives me a nice boost in energy, but doesn’t make me jittery. My only complaint is that it does give me heart burn. I’ve tried to increase my water to offset this but that hasn’t help thus far.

    • I have been taking HT for one week and other than the heartburn I feel fantastic. I’ve taken one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The energy boost is wonderful and I have to remind myself to eat.

      To combat the heartburn I’ve started Gaviscon and digestive enzymes, I hope it alleviates the heartburn or I will be forced to stop HT.

  14. I took Healthe Trim for 2 weeks. I followed every direction completely. I haven’t lost any weight. The hardest part was waiting three hours to eat since we all know eating breakfast is important. I completely gave up coffee and that was so hard to do. I did not feel any lose of appetite. I would say don’t bother with this, save your money and your liver. I’m sending it back today.

  15. I took ht for the first time today and it was awful I followed the directions and within one hour I Was shaking, dizzy and nauseous and sick to my stomach. I got sucked in to the advertising and should have known better. Gotta just sick it out with proper nutrition and exercise!

  16. I was watching tv and there an advertizement regarding healthy trim and I was going to buy until I saw your web site. I have tried sensa without any success.
    I have a bad back and have had several epidurals and gained at least fifteen pounds and have a appetite that won’t stop. I have never weighed this much in my life. I can’t exercise because of my neck and back, today I have made up my mind to drink water and stay away from snacking hoping that will help, can you help me?

  17. I took healthe trim for a month-ran out. I’m going to buy more. It was good in helping my cravings and at a meal time instead of eating 3 plates I only ate one. Never have been able to do that on my own! i lost 15 pounds in that one month. It helped to take one pill in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Gave me energy without feeling too jittery. Drinking lots of water does help. There is an ingredent in Healthe trim that makes you thirsty and so if you dont drink enough water that is what causes the headaches. Good luck to anyone who tries it. My advice is follow the directions COMPLETELY.

  18. Gives you lots of energy and makes you feel warm and hyper (like 5 hour energy). I drink 2 Liters of water before lunch so no headaches. I think the water helps to suppress hunger, and so it is really the smaller lunch (because you are full of water) and skipping breakfast that seems to make you lose weight. I still have massive dinners. 6’4″ and 230lbs.

  19. Hi all,
    I am a certified sports nutrition specialist. Anything that says do not eat breakfast is a bad idea. Eating a healthy breakfast fuels you and gives you energy which in return helps you to burn more calories. Nothing can be better than a healthy diet and exercise. It’s the only proven long-term weight loss system. It is okay to supplement but only along with your healthy diet and exercise program and do your research on your supplements. And anything that promises quick weight loss is unhealthy and a scam. People have come to me asking about this product. Consult your doctor and a specialist. We are trained professionals, and part of what we are trained in is recognizing fad diets etc. Hope this helps.

    • I have been taking Healthe Trim for almost 2 years now. When I first started taking them, I lost 35 lbs in about 5 months. It was not a rapid weight loss and it forces you to change your diet because your appetite is curved. I don’t think it is a miracle pill, but it does give you the boost you need to start losing weight. You do still need to workout and eat right. I had tried in the past numerous times to lose weight and was unsuccessful. I have had a baby and it was very hard to get the baby weight off. Healthe Trim gave my body the kick start it needed to lose the weight. I continue to take it to maintain my weight. I don’t have any adverse effects from it and I get a healthy boost of energy every morning. For all of those who are saying “anything that says don’t eat breakfast isn’t healthy”, it doesn’t say don’t eat breakfast. You just can’t eat for 2-3 hours after taking the pill to allow for maximum absorption. I would recommend this pill to anyone who needs a kick start to losing weight!

  20. No diet or suppliment is right for everyone. I have been taking HT as part of a personal lifestyle change. Always “thin” I was feeling very unhealthy and gaining weight in my stomach that I couldn’t seem to lose. HT was not the cure, but certainly helped. I run 3-4 miles in the morning and take it before I leave. It gives me energy and I’m really not that hungry. By the time I run (6am) clean up, get the kids ready and prepare for work, I am able to eat if I want. I usually drink a shake (banana, strawberry, 1% milk, and protien powder) It runs around 350-500 calories and gives me the energy/nutrients I need to get to lunch. I eat normal lunch and dinner but HT has helped me to decrease my portions. I was 6′ 2″ 187 when I started. Today (1 month later) I weighed in at 176. I feel fantastic! Again, it takes more than a suppliment, but I like HT as a part of my movement to become healthy. I will, however, be looking into the effects it may have on my liver. Thanks for the tip. NOTE: It recommends two each morning. Most mornings I only take one. I also drink a LOT of water. 8-10 glasses a day.

  21. I have been taking HT for 2 months now and I have not lost any weight. I’m 5’9″ and 174. I initially lost about 6lbs, but quickly put it back on. I was taking 2 pills in the morning, and eventually tried the extra one pill in the afternoon. It did increase my energy at first and did suppress my appetite. But I found that my stomach would feel swollen after taking the HT. A very uncomfortable feeling. So I cut down to one pill in the morning and one in the afternoon. I have been drinking only water every day…6-7 16.9oz bottles. No matter what though, I could not get rid of my late night cravings. It’s very frustrating.

  22. I am a mother of 2 little boys trying SO hard to loose 20 more pounds. I thought for a “hot” second about ordering Healthe Trim but upon reading these testimonials I think I am going to pass! I know what I have to do…starting the “Insanity” workout video’s with my husband and I am going to do this! In my right mind I know these pills won’t work…so we all need to get up, workout and just eat healthy!!! Good luck to everyone!!!

  23. It worked for me. I lost 70lbs on it. true, I changed how I ate, and I worked out as well. and they state that you need to do that. but I really didn’t start to change what I was eating and how much I worked out until after I was off Healthy Trim. I have lost 100lbs. and like I tell everyone that ask, Healthy Trim gave me the jump start I needed. it’s not right for everyone, but it was right for me.

    • I am skeptical hearing all these (paid) advertisers from the radio, but guess what folks, DIET AND EXERCISE. There is no magic pill.

  24. I am not going to say that this product does not do what it says it will do; as I lost 8.5 pounds in 2 weeks. I too was sucked in my the radio adverts and ordered a bottle to give it a try. I took the product as directed except I only took one pill in the morning and one pill in the afternoon for the first week. During the second week, I began taking 2 pills in the morning and one in the afternoon. I had no problems, issues, side effects at all. During the beginning of the 3rd week I started having trouble breathing. I felt as if I couldn’t get air down in the bottom of my lungs and began experiencing tightness in my chest. I thought if I went back down to the one pill in the morning everything would go back to normal. Well… that was not that case. The breathing issue and tightness in my chest did not go away and while I was driving to work I began to expereince out of control heart pulpitations. I could feel my heart beating in every part of my body… all of a sudden I couldn’t catch my breathe and was breathing excessively to try to calm down and get air in my lungs. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful- I pulled over into a parking lot and got out of the car. While stepping out, I lost control of all of my limps and muscles in my face and collapsed to the ground. I just barely reached my cell phone and dialed 911. It was very difficult to speak because of the numbness in my face. I had gone unconsious by the time EMS arrived. I was admitted into the hospital where they said I suffered from an anxiety attack; which from what they told me was very common with the diet pills (HT) I was taking. I had nothing to worry about.. I was going along my day as normal until my heart went out of control. I have been out of the hospital for 3 days not and still do not feel right. I have done a lot of research since and found that the heart pulpitations are a “normal” side effect of these pills. There were other forum I found with similar stories to mine. While I enjoyed sheading the few pounds… I would have to say I value my life more. I could have not only killed myself that day, but others who were on the road around me if I had not pulled over.
    I would not recommend this product to anyone after what happened to me. I understand everyone is different- so if you are considering this product I suggest you consult your doctor and do some research prior to doing so.

  25. I am a personal fitness and nutritionist trainer. I take 1 Healthy trim in the morning before I workout. I don’t wait 3 hours to eat breakfast either and I have lost weight and feel great. I take 1 pill an hour before workout, workout for an hour, then I drink a protein shake or a light breakfast. I have been taking Healthy trim for about 6 months now and I will continue to take it to get me a jump start in the morning before workout.

  26. I took my first supplement of Healthe Trim this morning (2 pills, as directed)…and I feel like I’m going insane. For someone who already struggles with an anxiety disorder, this certainly does not help my case. Sure, I’d love to lose weight, but I also don’t want to lose my freaking mind. Ann’s experience with HT is almost identical to mine; I had a full blown panic attack just two hours after taking the supplement. Tight chest, nausea, and an overwhelming sensation of dread. I took two Xanax and still feel shaky and uneasy. I will not be taking anymore HT. Diet and exercise may take longer to shed the weight but it’s better than feeling like you’re dying. (I will concede that my experience with Healthe Trim may be slightly extreme due to my predisposition to panic attacks.)

    • I agree with you. I just took Healthe Trim for the first time this morning and I am totally regretting it. Not even five minutes after taking it I started having a panic attack and could not stop shaking. I thought I was going crazy. It is the worst feeling in my life. I took the pill about 6 hours ago and still am very jittery and shaking. I rather have it take a little longer to lose weight the right way then feel like what I feel now. It is not worth it. (If you do try it I don’t recommend being alone because you don’t know what will happen.)


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