The dad first took to Reddit to reveal his diet and since he went public with the eating plan, it’s already become one of the most popular diets for 2019.

The dad shared the diet has helped him lose 12kgs, “Everything is available from ALDI, and if you stick with it for 10 days with no mistakes you will lose as much as 10kg,” the dad reportedly posted to Reddit.

“And for the 10 days, it’ll only cost you around $80 or just $8 a day which is awesome,” he added.

The simple meal plan involves starting with a berry and banana smoothie for breakfast, made with skim milk and 99% fat-free yoghurt.

aldi diet

Morning and afternoon tea is either one carrot or one apple, while lunch is a Slim & Trim meal replacement bar.

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For dinner, it is an easy Greek salad with ham, made up of cos lettuce, carrot, cucumber, olives, feta, and triple smoked ham dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar.

aldi dinner

Experts share their concerns

Experts aren’t convinced, with accredited practising dietitian Alex McClelland slamming it as ‘never sustainable’ and ‘extremely repetitive’.

“Rapid weight loss with a highly restrictive diet is never sustainable, as we (as humans) generally like to eat a variety of foods over the course of a week,” Alex told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Alex was particularly hesitant about the use of meal replacement products which she claims, ‘should not be marketed or suggested for use of rapid weight loss’.

“They are often used inappropriately and set up expectations of dramatic weight loss without considering overall nutritional intake.”

“Dinner is very low in carbohydrate and meals likely to be low in carbs often lead to over-compensational intakes particularly of foods/snacks high in added sugars,” Alex added.

Would you try this dads Aldi diet?

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  • There are no quick fixes with weight loss. A little more variety in his meal plan would help and definitely some more healthy carbs such as oats with breakfast and quinoa in his salads would be just as healthy.


  • Yeah I’d give it a try no harm in trying it for 10 days, and see it lasting more than that haha


  • It would be alright to kick start weight loss, doing for the 10 days. Though it would be difficult and require strong will power if you’re used to a greater variety and more calories.


  • Does he really get all that food for $8 from Aldi?!?! I’m impressed. Pretty sure I would get bored of this after a few days. Would be good if you had a social event coming up that you wanted to lose weight for. I could do it short term. Then no doubt the Weight would return with a normal diet


  • It looks and sounds tempting but yes just another fad. Your body will not cope well with this diet. you will gain weight once you stop. All these diets send your body into starve mode so it stores fat or turns good fats into bad fats I think. Not an expert of course.


  • Another diet that looks a lot like every other fad diet. This is not sustainable.


  • It looked pretty healthy till I got to the meal replacement bar.


  • Could be great if you’re looking for quick results, but an overall healthy and balanced diet combined with exercise would be a much better option.


  • these type of fad diets are always difficult to sustain – eat in balance and find what works for you!


  • Sometimes getting some kilos off the scale quickly is a good way to spur you on to eating more healthily. I think if it’s for a short time it’s probably no worse than binge eating like some people do.


  • While this diet may be a quick fix in weight loss, it’s in no way the healthy way to lose weight. And usually when you lose weight on a crash diet like this, once you return to normal eating, the weight creeps back on again


  • No way would I do this – I’d try to see why I was gaining weight first and cut out the unhealthy foods I was eating first. Then I would eat responsibly.


  • I couldn’t eat the same thing every day. I’d get bored and start eating stupidly. I could do it every 2nd day.


  • Sounds boring to me. I think you need to eat a variety of foods to get adequate nutrition.


  • Wouldn’t be something that I would be interested in – too boring for my liking, but if it works and it’s only for a couple of days to kick start your weight lose journey, surely it can’t be that bad for you. All these “Health experts” are the ones that give the high sugar cereals etc the ticks and high ratings as they’re paid for by the companies


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