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Diet Program Review: Slim Fast
By Zach Bashore
Slim Fast is the most common diet shake available on the market today.
The plan allows for a shake at breakfast, lunch, and then a normal dinner.
It also allows two pieces of fruit and a Slim Fast bar as a snack. According
to nutrition experts, the Slim Fast plan does have healthy aspects. It is an
easy plan to follow and promotes healthy exercise and drinking plenty of
water throughout the day.
Slim Fast centers the weight loss program on products made by their own
company. Traditional shakes and nutrition bars are what the diet mostly
consists of, making it obvious that the one meal you eat for dinner must
consist of nutritious and wholesome foods since your shakes only add
vitamins and minerals. The goal for dieters on Slim Fast is to stay away
from high-fat, calorie dense foods, and eat a diet that is high in fiber and
The problem with the Slim Fast plan is that the caloric limit is set so
low that it can be bad for any long-term goal of weight loss. Each shake
only contains around 250 calories, add in the shakes and regular meal, and
you are likely to be only consuming 1,300 calories a day. It seems
reasonable that reducing calories is the key to weight loss, but when you
reduce too many, you can experience side effects.
The only good thing that Slim Fast had ever done was that it introduced
meal replacement shakes to the consumer. Slim Fast may have been good when
it first came out, but with today`s diet choices, there are much better diet
programs available. I simply do not recommend the Slim Fast dieting program
if you are looking for long-term weight loss results. With that being said,
I still feel that Slim Fast shakes and nutritional bars are a good
complement to one`s diet. If Slim Fast would change their "2 shakes a day"
plan to one shake a day, I would reconsider my opinion of them. But until
they change it, I`m going to stay away from it.
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