With swimsuit season here who isn’t concerned about a few excess pounds packed on beneath the heavy sweaters and sweat suits of winter?
Slim Fast is one supplemental weight loss shake that has been around since the 1960’s and remains a popular choice to drop a few pounds in a hurry but does it work?
My first experience with Slim Fast was when the only option was adding a powder to your skim milk. UGH…the gritty texture and consistency was not for me! When ready to drink shake options came on the market, I gave them another try.
Slim Fast’s Rich Chocolate Royale in the original formula remains a favorite meal replacement option for me, especially in the summertime heat!
Slim fast shakes offer convenience first and foremost. Never having been a big fan of breakfast, Slim fast shakes give me the option to just grab it and go! Same with lunchtime concerns. The new Slim-Fast Optima varieties have a better balance of nutrients, proteins and less sugar. They also seem to have more staying power, filling me up for a longer period of time and helping to curve the afternoon munchies that attach just before quitting time or while I’m preparing the evening meal.
A trick I use in the summertime is to tuck a can of Slim Fast into the freezer about 30 minutes before I plan to drink it. When I take it out, I find it frozen to a slushy consistency giving the same satisfaction as a regular milkshake with far less calories and none of the guilt! Slim Fast is best enjoyed well chilled. I will often pour it over ice if I haven’t already semi-froze it already.
Another plus to using the Slim Fast products is the support you can find on their website. There you can find tips and tools to trim excess fat from your diet, exercise ideas and support from others in forum discussions.
Slim Fast is quick to remind everyone that slow steady weight loss is best done under a doctor’s supervision. They also suggested using the Slim Fast shakes as meal replacement options for no more than two meals a day, adding at least two healthy snacks an a balanced meal to round out a reasonable number of calories each day based on your height, frame, and weight loss needs.
Slim fast shakes come in a variety of flavors and formulas and I am sure you will find one or more to meet your needs. As will all other supplements, the Slim fast diet plan can and does work when combined with other lifestyle changes like wise food choices, portion control and exercise.
For convenience this summer and help in chasing away ‘snack attacks’, try a cold frost, partially frozen Slim fast shake and let me know what you think!