A researcher at City University London carried out independent clinical trials, testing Slimpod with a group of users against a control group who listened to a non-weight loss recording. All participants had a BMI above 25 at the start of the six-month trials. The researcher told us: “You should be proud of your results.”
THE KEY RESULTS
The Slimpod clinical trials report concludes: “This dynamic, interactive approach yielded positive results and illustrated the benefits of utilising an audio weight loss method. Listening to the recording on a daily basis was shown to improve quality of life, eating and exercise self-efficacy and weight loss.”
95 per cent of the people who listened to a Slimpod lost weight.
On average each one lost 8.2kg (18.04lbs), 6.1 per cent of their body weight.
The average weight loss in the non-Slimpod group was 0.9kg (1.9lbs).
- In the Eating Self Efficacy results, Slimpod helped people to manage their overeating in two high risk situations – overeating while experiencing negative affect (depression, stress or low mood eating) and overeating while in positive situations (socialising).
- Exercise and Quality of Life also showed a statistically significant increase.
- The cost of the Slimpod is 0.5 per cent of the average cost of bariatric surgery.
This graph shows the weight loss results over 24 weeks
Research and ethic committee of the department of psychology of City University London approval number: PSYETH (UPTD) 12/13 71. Report is currently awaiting publication.
How much better Slimpod listeners said they were eating
Participants in the Slimpod clinical trials were asked for feedback on changes they had noticed over six months. Comments given to the researcher included:
“I now eat smaller portions and understand when I am full.”
“I am eating more healthily. Less desire for junk food.”
“I feel that I am able to make better choices about what I eat.”
“I can walk around the supermarket and not buy sweets and cakes.”
“I have started to exercise now almost daily for at least 20 minutes.”
“I have found other ways to relax instead of snacking on biscuits when stressed!”