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?

Share your comments below

  • I love food wayyy too much to be restricted this much!!


  • I suppose you could change up the veggies every now and then.
    I wouldn’t do it but whatever floats his boat!


  • It doesn’t look like a balanced nutritional diet to me. Long term, those types of diets can cause medical problems. He needs to see a dietician to check this diet out.


  • There is no way I could stick to that I’d be starving.


  • I’m not keen but you can see how it would work in the short term.


  • It’s not a diet I will be taking up


  • I don’t like those meal replacement bars. The rest of the days could be ok, even I would miss grains and pulses mainly.


  • I’d miss potato cakes and chocolate way too much.


  • It’s not a sustainable way too eat so the weight loss won’t be sustainable either


  • It sounds good to me and so much weight was lost.Good on him!


  • It doesn’t sound like a healthy balanced diet to me. I’m not keen on meal replacement bars, they’re not healthy and lack nutrients. And every morning a berry and banana smoothie and evening a Greek salad for dinner ? Very repetitive indeed. Not a diet you should use for long, with the chance all weight comes back up as soon as you eat a normal diet, causing jojo effect which isn’t good for your body.


  • 10kg in 10 days is way too extreme


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