The Slim-Fast Diet is as the name expresses, a diet to lose weight quickly. While it’s not an adjustment that can be made permanently, it does promise quick results.
With the Slim-Fast 3•2•1 Plan, you’ll pick three nourishing snacks a day. You can choose from Slim-Fast 100-calorie snack bars, nuts, fruits and/or veggies. Snacking can be a good thing! In fact, it’s an important part of the Slim-Fast 3•2•1 Plan. It keeps your metabolism going and gives you the energy you need to help get through the day.
Choose two Slim-Fast shakes or meal bars to replace 2 of your meals. You can replace these meals with Slim-Fast shakes and meal bars in a range of flavors. Some of these flavors are much tastier than others, so it may take you awhile to find the flavors you like best.
Lastly, you’ll enjoy one 500-calorie balanced meal per day. The Slim-Fast website has recipes that are specifically designed by their Test Kitchens to provide delicious-tasting, 500-calorie meals that you can enjoy at home.
There are, unfortunately, a few limitations. First of all, you should be eighteen years or older or the diet could cause complications while your body is still in its final stages of development. Additionally, it cannot be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people with any medical problems. As such, you will have to consult with your doctor before embarking on the Slim-Fast diet – which is a good thing to do when you want to follow any serious weight loss plan.
Lastly, the makers only advise it for use by people who intend to lose a maximum of around thirty pounds. As such, it is not recommended for a large portion of the population who have far more than 30 lbs. to lose. If you need to lose more than thirty pounds, you should explore other options instead.
If you’re just looking to get weight off quickly for an upcoming event like a reunion or vacation, this diet might be for you. The website has some tools to help you plan for specific events.
If you’re looking for a long term solution to your weight problems, this probably isn’t the best plan for you.
If your eating pattern is not sustainable, it is unlikely that the results will be sustainable either.
Have you tried Slim-Fast? Did it work for you? I’d love it if you’d leave a comment!