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February 21, 2012 11:25 AM
Hey loves,
Has anyone tried SlimFast before?? Any results??
Any answer would be great.
Feel free to add me if you want :)
February 21, 2012 11:28 AM
I love the chocolate flavor. I mix in some frozen strawberries and whip it up in the blender. Like a chocolate strawberry milkshake. Or vanilla with strawberries, or frozen blueberries. It makes a big glass full and it fills me up.
  17287086
February 21, 2012 11:30 AM
overpriced, processed garbage
February 21, 2012 11:48 AM
I agree its crap I gained on it its loaded wit sugar. U need a protine shake that's healthy like visalus I've lost my first 20 lbs using that.only
February 21, 2012 12:03 PM
I agree with shanda and uponthisrock. You can make a healthy, nutritious meal for about the same calories as SlimFast and it isn't just sugary crap and would probably be cheaper too.
February 21, 2012 12:31 PM
QUOTE:

Hey loves,
Has anyone tried SlimFast before?? Any results??
Any answer would be great.
Feel free to add me if you want :)


If you're looking for short term weight loss with a long term gain. PERFECT!

I tried it once. It does nothing to help you learn how to be healthy or lose weight in the long term.
  910420
February 21, 2012 4:02 PM
OHHHHH! Because I bought it yesterday and was gonna only use it as a breakfast since I hate eating solid foods in the morning :-/
February 21, 2012 4:32 PM
Once your slim fast supply ends, maybe try switching to protein smoothies instead?
  12251680
February 21, 2012 4:42 PM
Yes, I'm gonna try fruit smoothies instead! I feel like I gave into the false advertisement of slim fast lol
February 21, 2012 4:44 PM
My dad uses slim fast every morning to maintain his weight loss. He also successfully lost using slim fast, but you need to TRULY follow the progam, no cheating. And when you stop completely it comes back. You're stuck on it for a long time if you chose to use it.
Be careful with fruit smoothies, they are full of sugar! Can cause a nasty sugar drop halfway through the morning without protein mixed in.
  1710900
February 21, 2012 4:46 PM
QUOTE:

I agree its crap I gained on it its loaded wit sugar. U need a protine shake that's healthy like visalus I've lost my first 20 lbs using that.only



Where would I find visalus??
February 21, 2012 4:49 PM
I have Lean Shake protein mix that you can get online or at the store through GNC, I only do it for mornings every now and then for whenever I just want something quick. Slim Fast is just full of sugar like the others said.
February 21, 2012 5:12 PM
The Slimfast shakes are what... 200cal with 8oz of skim milk? i think there is 6g of sugar in the actual powder itself. 5g of fiber. A bunch of vitamins. They're designed to replace a meal right...

Its 10bucks for a 14 serving can of it. 14 meals replaced for 10 bucks?

Sounds legit to me. I use it. You have to remember that its a meal replacement shake, not a snack. Count your calories and keep track of things and i don't see anything wrong with it.

And apparently it keeps you full if you drink water in the hours after drinking the shake... because of the fiber in it? Idk i heard that somewhere.
Edited by frescalol On February 21, 2012 5:42 PM
February 21, 2012 11:13 PM
What is the idea of protein shakes...why are they so popular, what good do they do...Are they beneficial...what is the point of them...i keep seeing them mentioned but thought they were....for body builders???tongue
  16036256
February 21, 2012 11:47 PM
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The Slimfast shakes are what... 200cal with 8oz of skim milk? i think there is 6g of sugar in the actual powder itself. 5g of fiber. A bunch of vitamins. They're designed to replace a meal right...

Its 10bucks for a 14 serving can of it. 14 meals replaced for 10 bucks?

Sounds legit to me. I use it. You have to remember that its a meal replacement shake, not a snack. Count your calories and keep track of things and i don't see anything wrong with it.

And apparently it keeps you full if you drink water in the hours after drinking the shake... because of the fiber in it? Idk i heard that somewhere.


200 calories does not sound to me to be the equivalent of a meal, even if your calorie goal is 1200 a day...
I am sure you are not suggesting one can have 3 of those shakes and call it a day

I have read a bit on the Slimfast "plan", and they propose for the day:

1) Snacks
Pick three nourishing snacks a day – Slim·Fast 100-calorie snack bars, nuts, fruits and/or veggies

2) Shakes and meal bars
Choose two Slim·Fast shakes or meal bars.

3) A balanced meal of 500 calories
Enjoy one 500-calorie balanced meal per day. Our recipes are specifically designed by our Test Kitchens to provide delicious-tasting, 500-calorie meals that you can enjoy at home

So you will be spending a lot more than 10 bucks, after purchasing the snacks and meal bars.
And their plan encourages you to buy their products for snacks, shakes, bars and even the balanced meal !
Does not sound like a good deal to me
Edited by ElPumaMex On February 21, 2012 11:56 PM
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February 22, 2012 12:01 AM
you're meant to have 2 shakes, 3 x 100 calorie snacks and a meal at dinnertime. I have them with semi skimmed milk cos I can't stand skimmed, its only a few more calories and then dinner is salad or vegetables with fish (not batter or breadcrumbs) or lean chicken or turkey breast.

Sometimes I only use it as a quick shake at breakfast with a banana if I don't have time to eat before I go out. I'm thinking of sticking to it strictly cos can get 2 tubs for £10 and last like 12 meals twice a day can't buy 2 weeks breakfast cereals and lunches for that! .. and I'm short of cash cos my money hasn't gone in! sad
  10577386
February 22, 2012 12:06 AM
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Yes, I'm gonna try fruit smoothies instead! I feel like I gave into the false advertisement of slim fast lol


Its not false advertisment, you will lose weight... but not the right way, and youll gain it all right back. Unless you plan on drinking Slimfast for the rest of your life anyways. IMO
February 22, 2012 12:07 AM
kinda waste of my money, IMO. and... it doesn't make me feel full... lol
  11181404
February 22, 2012 12:10 AM
QUOTE:

What is the idea of protein shakes...why are they so popular, what good do they do...Are they beneficial...what is the point of them...i keep seeing them mentioned but thought they were....for body builders???tongue
Bodybuildiner only = Myth!

many of us drink it for three main reasons...
one, it's filling,,
two, it repairs overworked muscle when you are excerising
three,,, very high in protein,, must have in your diet. it was said, the more protein you ate/drink, the better it is for your body
Edited by spottedlee On February 22, 2012 12:13 AM
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February 22, 2012 12:14 AM
the 3-2-1 chocolatey royale meal replacement shakes in canada are 276 cals.

I bought a bunch to kick start my diet ...but i really don't do well with large amounts of sugary stuff. And they leave me hungry!

So I haven't touched them since january - I still keep a couple bottles in my office drawer for emergencies.

It really was a natural progression to 1200 cals of real, more filling food, (which still includes carb-y goodness and chocolatey items).

I stuck with the 3 meals, 3 snacks idea though and that works for me.
February 22, 2012 12:17 AM
When I was a teen I tried it...... I gained like 20 pounds lol there REALLY REALLY GOOD!

So I would say for those that are ok with eating fewer meals then o.k. but if you like to eat you might wind up eating meals and drinking the slim, cause you know the Slim Fast is supposed to be in replace of a meal.


Also I personaly don't think suppluments are very healthy I am the get the good stuff stright from the sourse kinda person
February 22, 2012 12:18 AM
I don't know about SlimFast, but my personal trainer has asked me to start using protein shakes as a supplement. I am going to give it a try, but it seems to me this is a bit self-defeating. A packaged, processed, convenience food, by any name is still a packaged, processed, convenience food. Shouldn't i be able to get adequate nutrition from food? And am i really learning to eat better if i use protein shakes?

Any opinions?
  16189590
February 22, 2012 12:26 AM
Processed processed processed!!!!!!!!
Have you read the list of ingredients?
It's shocking!
February 22, 2012 12:36 AM
I am in the UK and its a bit of a standing joke how fussy I am about drinks. I will eat pretty much anything but I cannot stand aftertastes from diet drinks (and some full sugar ones)

My sister gave me some leftover USN Diet Fuel (strawberry) she had and I have to say that even though I only had half a serving I was full for about 3 hours. She paid £31 for 1kg but there is a place online I have found where its £18 so I figure I may as well give it a go!

From 300ml you get 25g protein, 5g fibre and 15g carbs. I am not sure if the carbs are a little high but it has to be better than what I currently do which is skip breakfast, eat mcdonalds breakfasts OR head for the crisps.
  8002172
February 22, 2012 12:44 AM
A simple rule is, the fewer the ingredients the better and try to avoid using produts with more than 3 ingredients that you cant pronounce.

I used it looong time ago. If you hate solid foods in the morning, you can try a milkshake or a protein shake in the morning (whole milk+couple of banana only, no sugar or nothing. Maybe the protein shake or other fruits..)
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