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.

aldi diet 2

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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  • I guess you just have to do what is right for you. I think its important to have lots of variety and nutrition in your diet.


  • I love that it’s working for him but I’m finally learning that fad diets aren’t sustainable in the long term.


  • It is already hard enough at times making the meals for this family without adding something like this to it. Maybe ok for a short term loss to help start you off losing weight but not something you can live with for too long.


  • Great for Aldi free advertising, I wonder if they paid him? I do not think it is healthy, he is just eating less that is all, and once you stop you will put the weight back on, also it is not covering all nutrients so not good long term. There are better ways to lose weight and keep it off, go to and learn about how people changed their lives on plant based diets. Well it is actually not a diet but a long term way of eating, and more sustainable.


  • It looks healthy still


  • Not balanced enough for me but good for him


  • This diet wouldn’t be great for the long term, there isn’t much variety.


  • I wouldn’t last on this diet – definitely not enough food and I’d be cranky and hungry all the time.


  • Good on him for listing the weight but I would never follow this. I have lost 24kg in 24 weeks and I have a lot of variety and no meal replacement crap. There are lots of ways to lose weight, you just have to find one that is sustainable long term.


  • Definitely not for me. It’s too restrictive and would get boring


  • nope I don’t diet, I enjoy what i eat and I try to eat everything in moderation. 10 days of eating a salad for dinner each night would probably kill me lol! – I need carbs in my life at least once a week!

    • I totally agree and love to prepare and eat food – it is such a joy.
      Food is fuel but is to be enjoyed too.


  • I do not do diets! So a big no from me!


  • I agree not sustainable but a great basis his needs a bit more variety to avoid repetition


  • Not sustainable long term but probably isn’t a bad way to get some weight off quickly


  • I think I would starve on this diet there’s nothing filling to eat it’s just smoothies and salads that’s not enough


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