FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The program

DOES THE TNH DETOX WORK FOR EVERYONE?

The diet works for almost everyone…young, old, male, female.

However, as is true with any treatment or medication, doctors find some patients do not respond as expected. So, although our detox programs are effective for the great majority, we won’t make promises that it will work for everyone, every time.

HOW CAN I SURVIVE ON 500 CALORIES PER DAY!?

The short answer? You can’t.

The TNH Active drops trigger the release of between 1500 – 4000 calories per day into your bloodstream. It’s these calories plus the 500 calories from food that are providing your daily energy.

CAN I DO YOUR PROGRAMS MORE THAN ONCE?

You certainly can and for people looking for greater weight loss, it is often recommended.

People wanting to lose more than 15kg can repeat the program as many times as they need to get to their goal weight. The diet phases (1 and 2) can be started after an interval of not less than three weeks on the Maintenance phase, though the pause can be as long as you like.

When a third, fourth or even fifth round is necessary, the interval between rounds should be made progressively longer. Between a second and third course four weeks should elapse, between a third and fourth course five weeks, between a fourth and fifth course six weeks and so on.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?

Weight loss varies from 150g – 1kg per day, but the average weight loss is between 200 – 500g per day. In 3 weeks, it is not uncommon to lose 7kg, and in 6 weeks, 15kg is attainable.

If you are on the 43 Day Program and you reach your goal weight, stop the drops, remain on the VLCD for 2 days then go onto Maintenance for as many days as you were on the drops.

Minimum time frame on the drops – 18 days. Maximum time frame on the drops – 43 days.

HOW LONG CAN I STAY ON THE TNH PROGRAM?

When a client has more than 7 kg to lose, the treatment takes longer. The maximum is 43 days of drops or 15kg of weight loss at a time.

The drops are stopped at either 15kg or 43 days, whichever comes first. The reason for limiting the drops to 43 days is that by then, some patients may begin to show signs of desensitising to the action of the drops.

After 43 days of drops, it takes about three weeks before this desensitising is gone and the TNH Activate drops become fully effective again.

HOW DO I CALCULATE MY 500 CALORIES PER DAY?

The TNH User Guide you receive with your diet program will outline how many calories are in each food you eat on your diet.

You need to calculate the calories for your 2 protein, 2 fruit, 2 starch and milk choices. You then need to make up the balance of calories between your 2 serves of vegetables.

This is because there is a big difference in calories for some of the meat and fruit choices.

Example:

In a day, you may choose to consume:

  • 100g chicken (110 cal)
  • 100g of fish (110 cal)
  • 150g of strawberries (30 cal)
  • 1 apple (90cal)
  • 2 serves of grissini sticks (30 cal)
  • 1tbl milk (9 cal).

You need to add up these calories to be able to work out how much of each vegetable you will need to eat.

In this example, you have a total of 379 calories, so your vegetables have to make up the remaining 121 calories. This might be 4 medium tomatoes (76 cals) plus 2 cups of zucchini (40 cal). Grand total = 495 calories (close enough).

The vegetable portion sizes in the TNH User Guide need to be adjusted to ensure that you eat 500 calories (or as close to).

WOULDN’T I LOSE WEIGHT ON SUCH A LOW-CALORIE DIET (500CAL) WITHOUT THE TNH ACTIVATE DETOX DROPS?

If you tried to just eat 500 calories without our Activate detox drops, your body would trigger a starvation mode reaction and you would feel weak and lethargic – not good.

It would also trigger your body’s defences such as burning muscle to conserve stored body fat (a fun left over process from our hunter-gatherer days).

Our formulated detox drops break this cycle by triggering your body to release between 1500 – 4500 calories of energy into your blood stream from stored fat cells. This is all before you’ve even eaten anything.

This process helps to keep your energy levels up and food cravings down.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I REACH MY GOAL WEIGHT BEFORE THE SCHEDULED END OF THE PROGRAM?

If you reach your goal weight and you are on the 26-day Program, you need to keep taking the drops until you reach (at least) the 18th day.

Increase your daily calorie intake to 1000 (choosing foods from the ‘Allowed Food List’. On day 19, stop taking the drops and transition into the Maintenance Phase 2 days later.

If you are on the 43 Day Program and you reach your goal weight, stop the drops, remain on the VLCD for 2 days then go onto Maintenance for as many days as you were on the drops.

Minimum time frame on the drops – 18 days. Maximum time frame on the drops – 43 days.

CAN MEN TAKE THE TNH DROPS?

Yes, definitely. Most men experience better than average weight loss on the TNH Programs.

WILL MEN TAKE ON ANY FEMININE TRAITS WHILE ON THE TNH PROGRAM?

Absolutely not!

The hormone produced is a naturally occurring hormone in both men and women.

One of its jobs in men is to ensure that muscle would not be cannibalised in a situation where starvation was imminent (eg: stranded on a desert island with little or no food).

The hormone would trigger the release of energy from stored fat cells.

SHOULD I BE FEELING HUNGRY?

You should not be hungry on our Detox Programs. Give us a call or send through an email if the following tips do not solve the problem.

Are you eating a total of 500 calories per day?

Make sure to increase your vegetable portions accordingly to make up your daily allocation of 500 calories.

Are you making sure that you do not eat or drink 15-20 minutes either side of the drops?

This is because the action of the homeopathic can be inhibited by strong smells or flavours meaning their effectiveness is compromised.

Did you load adequately?

Loading is a very important step in the program. Contact us for further guidance if you skipped this step or didn’t adequately load before beginning the detox.

Have you been taking any oil based vitamins or supplements (eg. Krill oil, Vitamin E)?

The oil could have a negative effect on your bodies ability to release the energy from stored fat cells.

Are you doing strenuous exercise?

The program is designed to incorporate light exercise eg. walking, yoga (not Bikram), pilates.

DO I NEED TO EAT BOTH SERVES OF FRUIT?

Yes, it is important that you eat 2 serves of fruit per day. They need to be 2 different fruits (eg apple and strawberries). The 500 calories you eat in a day are made up of a balance of different food groups and this balance is important to maintain.

Learn more about the importance of eating fruit throughout your detox plan in the TNH User Guide.

DO I HAVE TO EAT THE STARCH QUANTITIES?

Yes, you’ll need to eat 2 serves (15 cals per serve) of starch on any TNH Detox Program. These can be eaten at any time through the day, but they cannot be skipped. The 500 calories you eat in a day are made up of a balance of different food groups and this balance is important to maintain.

Learn more about the importance of starch to your diet in the TNH User Guide.

Shipping, returns & orders

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS DO YOU TAKE?

We take your data security seriously and only take payments through afterpay, zip pay, paypal and eway.

We only accept Australian and New Zealand credit cards.

We do not accept USA credit cards and we do not ship to the USA.

DO YOU HAVE STOCK IN AUSTRALIA AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

We have stock in West Burleigh QLD, 4220.

We Express Post all parcels within Australia (Daily – Mon to Fri excluding public holidays).

If you order by 4pm and you live within the Express Post Next Day delivery network, you may receive your parcel by the next business day.

Postcodes outside the network may take up to 4 business days.

We also use Registered Post to NZ.

DELIVERY & RETURNS POLICY

Orders placed at Trim N Healthy (www.trimnhealthy.com.au), once processed, are shipped within 2 full business days. Normally, your order will be delivered at your door step within 5 business days, starting from the date of your order.

Occasional delays may occur with orders, placed on weekends or major public holidays, due to high volume. We ship all packages via Australia Post Express or Registered post to New Zealand.

Order Confirmation

Your order is confirmed through a confirmation email. Once your order has been placed, our system generates and sends a confirmation e-mail stating the pre-authorised amount charged on your credit card by Trim N Healthy (www.trimnhealthy.com.au).

Order Shipment

Once you place an order, we will process the charges to your credit card and ship the package within 2 business days by Express Post. The delivery, subject to occasional delays, will be made within five business days from the date of your order.

Damages

Please inspect all items in the delivery when they arrive. In the event of items arriving damaged, send photos of the packaging of your item(s) on the same day to info@trimnhealthy.com.au, and we will process an insurance claim on your be

General questions

CAN I USE SUGAR SUBSTITUTES?

No. We recommend that you try to avoid all kinds of sugar substitutes.

There are 2 main reasons for this:

  1. Our brain sees sugar as energy, but sugar substitutes contain little or no energy. When we crave sugar, we actually need energy which we usually interpret as something sweet. Feeding a craving with a no or low energy food is confusing. Our body does not get the required energy, so it just craves for more.
  2. The second issue is taste. Most processed foods contain sugar, so our taste buds are very conditioned to sugar. If you can do the program without using sugar substitutes, your taste buds will change, and you will be less likely to need added sugar or sugar substitutes once the diet is complete.
DO YOU HAVE AN ALCOHOL-FREE ALTERNATIVE FOR THE TNH DROPS?

Yes. We have pellets which do not contain alcohol.

These are great for people who would prefer not to ingest any alcohol or who have medical reasons for removing it from their diet.

WHERE ARE YOUR ACTIVATE DETOX DROPS MANUFACTURED?

We source our TNH Activate drops from a lab in Queensland.

Homeopathic preparations are TGA exempt in Australia and can be legally sold in Australia and New Zealand. Our stock is held in Australia and sent via express post to Australia and via registered post to New Zealand.

IS IT SAFE TO ORDER TRIM N HEALTHY PRODUCTS OFF THE WEBSITE?

Yes. We have a secured payment system through eWay which means your card information will remain safe.

You can also opt to pay via direct deposit, paypal, afterpay and zip-pay. Your order will be sent as soon as we have confirmation of the paid transaction.

We send all parcels via express post so you can receive your order as early as the next business day.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS LEGAL?

Absolutely. In Australia, true homeopathic products are regulated by the TGA and are 100% legal to produce and sell.

If you are sourcing your product from America, be aware that they have different guidelines. This means it is probably a synthetic version of the activator hormone and that customs may confiscate your purchase.

Loading phase

DO I TAKE THE DROPS ON THE TWO LOADING DAYS?

Yes. It is important to take the Activate drops while you are loading because the activating hormone will take 2 days to start working effectively.

WHY DO I HAVE TO LOAD (EAT MORE THAN I NORMALLY EAT) IN THE FIRST 2 DAYS?

The Activate drops take 2 days for their active hormone trigger to build sufficiently in your bloodstream. Loading also gives your body a head start on the required energy for the first couple of days of the VLCD (very low calorie diet). Loading will ensure a smooth transition into the diet phase.

DO I HAVE TO EAT JUNK FOOD ON THE LOADING DAYS?

Loading gives your body a head start on the required energy for the first couple of days of the VLCD (very low calorie diet) phase. Loading will ensure a smooth transition into the diet phase.

Not at all. There are many healthy fats, natural sugars and plant-based carbs like avocados, starchy vegetables (eg. potato, pumpkin, sweet potato), dried fruit and dairy which can be eaten in the loading phase.

If you like, you can also eat things like cakes, hot chips and alcohol before beginning your diet, but these are not essential.

WILL I PUT WEIGHT ON IN THE LOADING PHASE?

Yes. Most trimmers put on weight over these 2 days, but it is soon lost once you go onto the next phase (VLCD). This is perfectly normal and to be expected.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON’T LOAD?

Loading prepares the body for the next phase (VLCD).

If you don’t load, you may feel hungry and tired during your detox. It may also take longer for your weight loss to begin. Loading will give you the best chance of success, so it is important not to skip this phase.

Maintenance phase

DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE MAINTENANCE DROPS WHILE I AM IN THE MAINTENANCE PHASE?

No. It is a recommendation only. We have found that many trimmers like to take the Maintain drops as their ingredients help with cravings and hunger while also providing emotional support. The Maintenance Phase is very important so if you think you might struggle to stay on it the Maintain drops are a great option.

HOW DO I WORK OUT HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT PER DAY DURING MAINTENANCE?

Most trimmers will sit between 1400 -2400 calories per day.

The variables for this range are age, height, gender, goal weight and exercise regime. There are many calculators available on the web (search daily calorie counter) to help you do this.

WHY IS MY WEIGHT FLUCTUATING WHILE ON THE MAINTENANCE PHASE AND IS THIS OK?

Some Trimmers will experience 200-500g fluctuations daily while on the Maintenance Phase. Sometimes up and sometimes down.

This is quite normal, so don’t be alarmed.

What you want to be looking at is which way your weight is trending each week.

If you have gained a little weight after the first week, then you may want to cut back on your daily calorie allocation or increase your exercise regime.

If your weight is trending down after the first week, you probably need to increase your daily calorie intake.

Do not try and manage any weight gain by missing meals as it is important to establish a healthy routine throughout this phase.

Vegetarians and Vegans

CAN A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN DO THE TNH WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM?

Yes. We have provided Vegetarian and Vegan options in the ‘Allowed Foods’ List.

Please note: the original research does not really provide for Vegetarians or Vegans. The listed options have been researched and are suggestions from Vegetarians who have had success on the diet using these foods.

Results may vary from those stated on the website.

WHY ARE THE CHOICES FOR VEGETARIANS SO LIMITED?

Protein sourced from vegetables have a high complex carbohydrate component. This means that you’ll need to consume more calories to get the required protein percentage.

This makes keeping to the 500 calories per day more difficult than the standard detox program.

B12

HOW MUCH B12 DO YOU NEED TO USE PER DAY AND HOW DO YOU MEASURE IT?

The correct dose per day of the B12 is 1ml. This does not have to be exact.

When you squeeze the rubber bulb at the top of the dropper and release it, you will draw approx. 1ml of liquid into the dropper. This is equivalent to one daily dose.

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN 1ML PER DAY OF THE B12 (MORE THAN 1 DOSE)?

Having 2 x 1ml doses of B12 per day will not harm you. If your system does not need 2 doses, it will just excrete the excess.

WHEN TAKING B12, DO I HAVE TO LEAVE A 20-MINUTE WINDOW BEFORE I CAN EAT?

No. The B12 is not a homeopathic preparation so you can eat or drink straight away. In fact taking the B12 with food is recommended as it can make some people a little queasy on an empty stomach. Place the drops under your tongue for fast absorption.

CAN I TAKE THE B12 DROPS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE TNH DROPS?

No. The TNH drops are homeopathic and need a 20-minute window either side of taking them when you do not eat or drink. This includes the B12 drops.

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