How is Skinny Up!® Different?

Skinny Up!® is different from other weight loss systems because it attacks the hidden culprit of weight gain and the sugar cravings that drive weight gain: Candida Yeast Overgrowth. The combined use of Skinny Up!® Reduce and Skinny Up!® Yeast Redux is a product partnership not found elsewhere in the weight loss industry.  The Skinny Up!® protocol not only results in tremendous weight loss, but also a full-out battle on candida yeast*.  This is a crucial success factor, because dieting alone doesn’t specifically kill off candida. Therefore, in most weight loss systems, as soon as the weight is lost, the weight gain begins all over again.  However, with the Skinny Up!® protocol, as the issue of Candida Yeast Overgrowth is addressed, the body can rid itself of the culprit that was fueling past weight gain.  Skinny Up!® can help you to finally stop the process.**

Does Skinny Up!® Really Work?

For years, Skinny Up!® was available exclusively through licensed healthcare providers around the country and globally. The reason doctors trust Skinny Up!® is that the Skinny Up!® protocol works for most people who adhere to it. Doctors using Skinny Up!® for their patients’ weight loss have always valued that Skinny Up!® is not only safe, but simple and healthy.  To expound on that, The Skinny Up! protocol encourages the patient to take the weight off very quickly and effectively, without doing any harm to the body.*  Far beyond simply “not harming”, the products are loaded with nutritional support for the body’s vital organs that work very hard during weight loss and detox.  The Skinny Up!® product line is designed to offer the body support throughout these processes, elevating health and vitality.**

How Do I Use Skinny Up!®?

The Skinny Up!® product line is nutritional weight loss support delivered in liquid form.  Skinny Up!® products are liquid to ensure quick, easy absorption by being placed under the tongue.   When used in conjunction with the Skinny Up!® Protocol, the body is able to release and consume stored nutrition easily.* A Skinny Up!® Protocol Guide is sent with every order so that you know exactly how to take each product, what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat.

Does Skinny Up!® Have Any Hormones In It?

No, Skinny Up!® Products do not contain any hormones. All products are all-natural and hormone-free, so you can rest assured that you are putting quality and safe ingredients possible into your body.

Are There Any Side Effects or Contraindications With Skinny Up!®?

Since Skinny Up!® is all-natural and hormone-free, there really aren’t any side effects. However, since candida is being killed at a high rate and fat cells are being cleaned out of the toxicity they hold, a person can experience flu-like symptoms in the first week of the Reduce Phase. Other candida die-off symptoms can include mild headaches and mild fatigue.

Can Anyone Do Skinny Up!®?

Customers are always recommend and encouraged to check in with their primary care physician before doing any weight loss protocol, including Skinny Up!®. It is true that most people can successfully do the Skinny Up!® Protocol if they stick to it with determination and perseverance.* Skinny Up!® is very simple and easy to do, but it does take adherence to the specific guidelines put forth in the Skinny Up!® Protocol Guide.

Anyone with specific dietary needs are highly encouraged to meet with and discuss Skinny Up!® with their primary care physician before beginning Skinny Up!®.

Are There Any Guarantees With Skinny Up!®?

Skinny Up!® has a very high success rate for those who adhere to the Protocol Guide specifications.* However, if a person feels that Skinny Up!® did not work for them or are unsatisfied with their results, Skinny Up!® offers a 30 day, money back guarantee for Skinny Up!® products. Just send the bottles back, and Skinny Up!® will refund the purchase price.

How long does a bottle of product last?

When taken as directed in the Skinny Up!® Protocol Guide, 1 bottle of Skinny Up!® Reduce lasts 12-14 days. 1 bottle of Skinny Up!® Yeast Redux lasts 28-30 days. 1 bottle of Skinny Up!® Maintain lasts 28-30 days.

What is in the Skinny Up!® products?

The Supplement Facts are listed on each product page in the shop section of the Skinny Up!® website.
The ingredients are:

Skinny Up!® Reduce Ingredient List

Active Ingredients:

Vitamin E (as alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Niacin (Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL), Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin), Zinc (as Gluconate), Potassium (as Potassium Citrate)

Proprietary Blend:

L-Ornithine HCL, L-Glycine, L-Arginine, Beta-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Tyrosine, L-Glutamine, Maca Root, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, African Mango Seed, Maltodextrin Fiber (soluble dietary fiber), L-Carnitine

Other Ingredients:

DI Water, Organic Cane Alcohol, Eleuthero Root, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Red Clover Herb, Stevia Leaf Extract, Luo Han Guo, Citric Acid, Lauric Arginate, Potassium Sorbate, Masking Flavor, Berry Flavor

Skinny Up!® Yeast Redux Ingredient List:

Active Ingredients: Proprietary Blend Of:

FOS, Digestive Enzyme Blend, Garlic Powder, Acai Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spinach Juice Powder, Blueberry Juice Powder, Oregon Grape Root Powder, Jerusalem Artichoke

Inactive Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Flavor, Stevia Extract, Lauric Arginate, Potassium Sorbate

Skinny Up!® Maintain Ingredient List:

Active Ingredients:

Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, and Zinc

Proprietary Blend:

L-Ornithine, L-Glycine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, Hoodia, Glucomannan

Other Ingredients:

DI Water, 20% Ethyl Alcohol


Are there recipes for the Reduce Phase?

Yes! Click here to see some awesome recipes that can be used during the Reduce Phase of the Skinny Up!® Protocol.

The Protocol Guide mentions a journal. Where do I get that?

You can download and print a Skinny Up!® journal by clicking here.

Are there certain dressings I can have with the REDUCE PHASE? It’s hard to find anything without sugar or sugar substitutes…

Yes! Check out Bare Foods, Inc. for some yummy and fairly inexpensive dressing and sauce options.

Why am I only having a bowel movement every three or four days during REDUCE PHASE?

During REDUCE PHASE, you are not consuming enough waste to produce a daily bowel movement. You are not constipated, and should not be experiencing any discomfort or pain. You simply are only consuming enough waste to produce a bowel movement every three or four days.

I have been at a plateau for four days, during REDUCE PHASE. I can’t take it any longer! How can I break this plateau?

You have two options.

Option 1. You may do an Apple Day. In an Apple Day, the only food you will eat are apples. You will consume up to 6 apples that day. (You may eat less, but no more than, six.) You will drink plenty of water, and may still consume coffee and tea. In effect, this is a mini liver cleanse, and should break your plateau.

Option 2. You may have a Mini-Steak Day. Similar to the Steak Day during RETRAIN PHASE – except this very lean steak is only the allotted 3 ounces, and may not be cooked in fats or oils. You will have fasted all day, and will choose either an apple or a tomato to eat with your steak. You will drink plenty of water, and may still consume coffee and tea. This should break your plateau.

How much water should I drink during REDUCE PHASE?

Drink to satisfy your thirst. Coffee and teas are an option during REDUCE PHASE, but the main source of your hydration should be water.

Should I continue to take my prescription medicines during REDUCE PHASE?

Yes! Keep taking your medications as prescribed by your doctor. However, be sure to set up an appointment with that prescribing doctor within two weeks or so of beginning REDUCE PHASE. You will have lost so much weight by that time, that your doctor will want to be aware of the weight loss. He or she will want the opportunity to re-evaluate the levels of your prescription (s.)

Should I continue to take my nutritional supplements during REDUCE PHASE?

Yes – except for any oil-type supplements. So – that means you need to avoid fish and omega oils, vitamin E, and vitamin D in its oil form. (You may take vitamin D in a tablet.)

What are some of the reasons why a person’s weight stalls during the REDUCE PHASE?

Every person’s body is made up different cell memories, conditioned responses, stress reactions, and emotional triggers. Because of this, each person is a new, individual case when it comes to this program. Where one person may have extreme success in losing quickly without many (or any) stall patterns, another person may feel that their REDUCE PHASE is riddled with ups and downs or stalls on their weight loss chart. It is important that we do not compare our weight loss with anyone else. There are a good portion of people that lose an average of .8 pounds per day over the course of each round, however, there are many people that average anywhere from .4 to .8 pounds per day.* (Take your total weight lost so far and divide that by the total number of days you have been in REDUCE PHASE to find your daily average weight loss)

If we stepped into this program with the perception that we would lose 1/2 pound a day, we would be so happy that we were losing 1 pound every 2 days . . . Right?! But, because some people lose weight a bit more quickly, we become disappointed with our own amazing results!

Here are some reasons for stalls or gains

  • Addition of oils or fats into the diet or absorbed through the skin.
  • Old weight set-point (your body feels safe at “this” weight)
  • Emotional issues: fear of success, fear of attention or advances from opposite sex, fear of giving up the excuse to be: sad, lonely, sick, tired, less than wonderful, less than beautiful, less than needed, less than worthy, less than…
  • Release of toxins (fat soluble toxins) back into the system which increases acidic nature of the internal terrain of the body. When the body becomes too acidic, it retains water to help alkalize the internal terrain. This extra water retention can show up as weight gain or a stall.
  • Emotional issues: fear of success, fear of attention or advances from opposite sex, fear of giving up the excuse to be: sad, lonely, sick, tired, less than wonderful, less than beautiful, less than needed, less than worthy, less than…

It’s time for RETRAIN PHASE and I’m soooo scared to eat!

Let’s face it, REDUCE PHASE was “safe”. You had a certain portion of food that you ate, in a set manner, that finally moved you in a new direction with regard to your stubborn weight. It was simple and the “thinking” was done for you. Remember that even though you were only putting in around 500 calories per day through the mouth, you were consuming between 2,000 and 4,000 calories per day from your visceral fat. Your metabolism was alive and cranking during REDUCE PHASE! Now, during RETRAIN PHASE, you need to keep that metabolism working, but you no longer have Skinny Up!® Reduce in your system to help you get calories from visceral fat – so you MUST eat enough food in order to keep your metabolism functioning well.

Consider taking our optional product, Skinny Up!® Maintain. This product will not support additional weight loss, but will help curb cravings for the sugars and starches you can’t yet partake of, and continue to give you a nice, even energy.**

Though you may have a history wherein you have grown to distrust your body’s metabolism, and you hate to leave the safety of REDUCE PHASE, you need to recognize the fact that Skinny Up!® Reduce has helped you reset your body’s resting weight.* You need to learn to trust that your body is going to work hard to keep you at this new weight. You will be amazed that when you get on the scale in the morning, your weight will only move slightly up and down the scale within 2 pounds of your last Reduce Phase weight. If you happen to eat something that is inflammatory to your body, you’ll know it because the scale will be higher. Use the easy fix: Just fast with liquids for breakfast and lunch (you can have V8 juice now) and have a big juicy steak with an apple or tomato for an early dinner. This will bring you down to a lower weight and you will be back on track again! Welcome to the RETRAIN PHASE – it is wonderful!!

Is it important for me to take my Skinny Up! ® Reduce drops at a certain time during the day?

It is good to have the Skinny Up!® Reduce drops taken throughout the day to help suppress your appetite. Our goal is that you keep a nice, consistent level of Skinny Up! ® in your system.

Should I stop taking Skinny Up!® Reduce during menstruation?

No. Skinny Up!® Reduce can be taken the entire REDUCE PHASE round without interruption.

Help! I’m getting ready to go into RETRAIN PHASE. I’m scared because I don’t want to gain the weight back. What do I eat?!

Once you have completed the REDUCE PHASE, you are now free to add oils and fats back into your diet. In RETRAIN PHASE you are allowed to eat fatty meats like turkey, ham, pork, tuna, salmon, etc. You also have a wider variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from.

RETRAIN PHASE is a three-week long maintenance period that is most important for resetting the hypothalamus. Still no sugars or starches. You will continue to weigh every day and maintain your weight within 2 pounds either side of your last Reduce Phase weight. If at any time your weight is higher than 2 pounds of your last Reduce Phase weight, you will do a “steak day”. Fast on liquids for breakfast and lunch and then eat either an apple or tomato and large steak for an early dinner.

This should drop your weight to back within range of your last Reduce Phase weight. From that point on, eat as your body tells you to and eat smaller meals more frequently.

Consider taking our optional product, Skinny Up!® Maintain. This product will not support additional weight loss, but will help curb cravings for the sugars and starches you can’t yet partake of, and continue to give you a nice, even energy.

I’m a big soda pop drinker. Can I continue to drink diet soda while I’m in the REDUCE PHASE?

No! It is important to understand that the chemicals in diet soda have a negative effect on the glands, organs, hormones, and on neurology. The toxic effect of the artificial sweeteners on the body has been proven and should be avoided now, and always! We know that is not what you want to hear, however, there is an alternative.

If you need the bubbles, there is a way to get it without putting so much strain on the body. Sparkling water, low sodium club soda, mineral water, seltzer water, etc., all have fizz. Add Stevia to the seltzer water of your choice and you now have a soda that is much less harmful to the body. Nu-Naturals Vanilla Stevia has a very smooth aftertaste and can give sparkling water the flavor of Cream Soda. Now add any flavored Stevia, (Sweet Leaf brand carries many flavors) and you can have root-beer, lemon-lime, orange, etc. This is a great alternative, and, another wonderful advantage to using Stevia is that it actually helps to balance blood sugar levels in the body!! Double Bonus!

What do you recommend I use for lotion?

Many programs require you to change your whole skin care routine as you go through their weight loss protocol. That is not the case with Skinny Up!®. Weight loss really comes down to what your body is consuming, so as you cut out sugar and the bulk of your carbohydrates (with the help of Skinny Up!® Reduce!) you will lose weight successfully. The added pressure of changing your skin care routine can cause stress on the body, which can tend to slow down weight loss. So let’s not do that!

If you are only a pound or two away from your body’s ideal weight and the scale isn’t budging… at that point, it might be a good idea to address some of the digestible oils in your hygiene products. For most  people, though, this will never be an issue.

I just started REDUCE PHASE. When do the hunger pangs get better? Also I’m a little confused when I should take Skinny Up!® Reduce. Is it right before you eat, or anytime you are really hungry or around lunch and dinner? Also, is it alright to eat the Melba Toast or part of fruit in the morning? I found I was really hungry in the morning.

Hunger is really common during the first few days. People experience different forms of “hunger”. Some say their stomach grumbles and grumbles; some say it feels like an empty feeling in the pit of their stomach (like when you’ve gone way too long without food). Until this initial feeling goes away, there are a few things you can do.

  • Make sure you are drinking plenty of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces each day!). Heavy teas like Chai tea also can be helpful. (Celestial Seasonings Chai- no sugar) Also, mineral water, with bubbles (low sodium please) can settle the stomach grumbles quite well.
  • You can spread your food out throughout the day. If hunger sets in at 10:30 a.m., eat some or all of your Melba Toast, or 1/2 of one of your fruit servings.
  • You can take a bit more of the Skinny Up!® Reduce if you feel you need it. A few drops under the tongue can be very helpful to stave off cravings. Everyone is a bit different when it comes to effective Skinny Up!® Reduce amounts (.75 up to 1ml – 3x per day) and the timing of taking their drops. You will find your own rhythm and finally settle on what works best for you.

Is there a good way to measure veggies?

Most people follow the ‘handful’ rule. On lettuce, salad mix, shredded cabbage and spinach, most people use as much as they can grab. Which, usually turns out to be 1 1/2 handfuls. A veggie like asparagus perhaps needs to be cut up to put in a measuring cup.

Try not to fret over serving size so much. The most important rule to follow is the lean meats at 100 grams weighed raw. Just use common sense and your best judgment.

Can I take over the counter pain relievers?

There is always a chance that adding a chemical to our system can stall or slow down the process of fat loss. Chemicals are acid in the body. When the body becomes acidic, it has to retain water and fat to neutralize the acid. This could be interpreted as a stall on the scale. However, when the body has regained a safe pH, it will release the toxin, or chemical, or emotion, and weight reduction will continue. Use pain relievers if necessary, and remember to not be alarmed if your weight loss is slowed a bit. This too shall pass.

When should I break a stall?

Let’s never let a stall go on longer for more than 3 days. Do a mini steak day to break your stall. Fast with liquids for breakfast and lunch. For an early dinner, 100 grams of lean steak and an apple or a tomato. This should enable you \ to lose 2-3 pounds and continue going down from there without any problems.

How important is water consumption? I only really drink tea and coffee.

Very!!! Water is vital to the body functioning properly. Water helps to flush toxins out; (you’ve heard that before). Here’s why: When the body releases waste from the cells, which happens every second of the day, it has to protect itself by moving this acidic waste out of the system. One way to decrease acid in the system is to dilute it with water. So, here’s a good scenario: You are doing great in your fat loss, you’ve had three good days of losing .8, .6, and 1 pound. You’re thrilled! Then whammmmm, you stall for 2 days in a row. What happened? One possibility is that your body is diluting the newly released acid in your body by retaining water. This dilution will allow your body to remove these toxins more easily without harm. So, after your 2-day stall, you miraculously drop 1.2 pounds! Your body neutralized the acid and was able to release the waste and the extra water it took to neutralize it. This is why consumption of water is so, so, so important! When we lose weight at this rate, our body is releasing fat soluble toxins back into the system. More water will help your body neutralize the acidic toxins with greater ease. Tea and coffee are, by nature, acidic. If this is all you are drinking, you are keeping your body in a state of acidosis. Rethink your lifestyle choices and benefit greatly!