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Slim Fast Diet Plan Works For Me

Success with Slim Fast

A week and a half ago I started with the Slim Fast diet plan. I have had success with this diet in the past but unfortunately, I gave in to cravings, didn’t watch all that carefully how many calories and such I was consuming, and over the course of five years, I put the weight back on and then some. People are always telling me that I am not over-weight, yadda, yadda. They do not see what I do, and the fact that I am 5’9” helps me hide the extra pounds.

My favorite Slim Fast Diet Products

My favorite Slim Fast Diet Products

Lose Weight With Slim Fast

If you have never experienced the Slim Fast diet and want to shed a few extra pounds I highly recommend it, providing you are healthy otherwise. Diabetics should stay away from Slim Fast, as the sugar is high in content in the meal plans. Personally, this is one of the best diet plans for me to follow.

The menu plan that I use is as follows for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack times.

Nutritional Information For The Breakfast Shake

Nutritional Information For The Breakfast Shake

Breakfast with Slim Fast

I have a Chocolatey Royale shake, Strawberry Supreme shake, French Vanilla shake, or a Cappuccino shake. Calories vary from 245 to 246. The French Vanilla shake is my favorite as I find the chocolate one tastes a bit chalky.

For me this works really well as so many times I skip breakfast because I am busy doing something and will not eat until lunchtime. As soon as I get up in the morning I will drink the shake and then I do not worry about eating until snack time.

Slim Fast Snack Time

Halfway between breakfast and lunch, I will have either one of Slim Fast’s delicious snack bars. There is a variety to choose from which include: Chewy Caramel Twist, Chocolate Chip Crisp, Chocolatey Nougat Gone Nuts and Peanut Butter Crunch Time. The peanut butter one to me tastes just like a Crispy Crunch chocolate bar. There are many other things you can have at snack time, which I have listed.

All snack bars are 100 calories.

Lunch is Easy With Slim Fast

Most days I will have a Slim Fast Lunch Bar. Your choices for these are Chocolatey Cookie Dough, Milk Chocolatey Peanut, Oatmeal Raisin and Rich Chocolatey Brownie. I find that these will fill me up providing I drink a large glass of water before and while eating these, as well as chewing the lunch bar really well and not gobbling it down, helps to satisfy my hunger.

Calories in the lunch bars range from 225 – 235.

Snack Choices other than the Slim Fast Snack Bar

1 medium banana

3 cups of air-popped popcorn plain

1 large apple

¼ of a cantaloupe

2 kiwis

1 large boiled egg

1 cup of grapes

I myself will stick to anything healthy that is not over 100 calories


Snack Time

Between Lunch and Dinner, you are allowed to have another snack. You can choose either a snack bar or choose from the snack list.

Dinner

The Slim Fast Diet Plan suggests a sensible, healthy, well-balanced 500-calorie dinner.

You may think that this is not very much for dinner but I will give you an example of what I eat, or you can go to the Slim Fast online site where they give you many items to choose from as well as a plan that you can follow for two weeks that includes recipes.

Example of A Dinner That I Make While On Slim Fast

1 small chicken breast grilled with garlic powder and pepper

1 cup of cooked broccoli

1 baked small potato (I do not use margarine or butter while dieting but instead add ground chili peppers)

1 small salad made with romaine lettuce, 1/4 of a tomato, sliced cucumber and a low 10 calorie per tablespoon Italian dressing.

Snack Time

Between dinner and bedtime you can have one more snack.

Eating less more frequently = success

I really feel that the success of this diet can be attributed to the fact that you are eating six times a day, which is what most dietitians will tell you to do. I am a strong believer that by eating smaller quantities, healthy choices, and eating more often, gives your body all the fuel it needs throughout the day.

It's okay to indulge every now and then

There are days that I am just famished. Yesterday afternoon was one of these times. I just had to have something to eat so I got out 3 stalks of celery and munched away while having water at the same time. This did manage to tide me over until dinnertime.

Both my husband and I are following this diet and for a treat once a week we do indulge at dinnertime at Subway sandwiches. I will have a whole-wheat turkey sub. No mayo, no sub sauce, and no cheese. On this sub, I have turkey, tomato, green peppers, onions, lettuce, cucumber and a bit of mustard. I am not really sure how many calories this sub entails, but I suppose you could also just have a veggie sub to cut back even more on the calories.

You may want to have your main meal at lunchtime and this is fine and probably the better way in which to do it depending on your schedule.


Helpful Tips I Find Beneficial For Any Diet

  • Drink plenty of water before and during meals and throughout the day
  • If you absolutely must have something other than what is on your diet plan, try to eat something that is very low in calories such as celery.
  • Exercise
  • Try not to eat a meal past seven at night.
  • Dieting with another person or group of people helps to keep you in tow.
  • When hunger hits go for a walk, get out of the kitchen or just do something to get your mind off of the food.
  • Do not weigh yourself 4 times a day. Try to only get on that scale 2 - 3 times a week.


Where to Purchase Slim Fast Products

I have found in Canada, the best place to purchase all of the Slim Fast Diet products is at Walmart You can buy them online through Amazon for perhaps a better deal, or at grocery stores and pharmacies.

The products for Slim Fast that I have listed here are what one can purchase in Canada. For products in the U.S.A. and to get to the site in the U.S.A. go to Slim Fast.com

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Susan Zutautas

Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 09, 2020:

Airenherbals, Thanks so much!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2012:

MM, Nice to meet you. True not all diets will work for everyone.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2012:

Vicky, Let me know how it goes and all the best to you.

Alanna Fox Starks from Detroit, Michigan on December 29, 2012:

I tried the slim fast plan years ago because I was tempted by the delicious shakes. After gaining 10 pounds in a week, I realized that I was eating less calories than the plan called for naturally. I am not a big eater, and just wanted to lose a couple pounds at that time. It doesn't work for everyone, but those chocolate shakes are delicious! LOL

Victoria P from Orlando, Florida on December 29, 2012:

I think this is gonna be my new meal plan come Jan 1st! I have gained about 30/40lbs in the last two years due to Pcos and bad eating habbits :( really hope this works for me! Thank you!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 29, 2012:

Paula, After gaining too many pounds this past month I'll be stocking up on Slim Fast for January.

Happy New Year!

Suzie from Carson City on December 28, 2012:

Susan.....I do like Slim Fast. The thing I appreciate most, is that I can keep the shakes in the fridge and the other goodies in the cupboard all the time. So, when it's time for lunch, I can choose to have just a shake some days. Their snack bars are delicious....SMALL, but delicious. It chases away the sweet cravings!

Every little effort counts!.....

LMAO...I love lesleysherwood's comment. What a sweetheart she is....I'm sure you are incredibly relieved you don't have a FAT HEAD!!!.....Oh...I can't help myself, Susan!!....UP+++

Sueswan on December 28, 2012:

Happy New Year!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 28, 2012:

Sue, I like SlimFast for convenience sake. Its fast and easy to grab. But I can see your point of getting tired of it.

Happy New Year!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 28, 2012:

Vincent, I'm not a big breakfast person during the week so the shakes work well for me. I use either the pre-made ones or the powder mixed with milk. Good luck with the diet and let me know how it goes. Happy New Year to you as well.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 28, 2012:

Deborah, Thanks for posting this on TOPS. All the best to you and your family in 2013.

Sueswan on December 28, 2012:

Hi Susan,

I am glad that slim fast works for you. I tried it years ago and it worked but then I got sick of eating the bars. I didn't like the shakes cause I rather have something to chew. :)

Vincent Moore on December 28, 2012:

I like the convenience of this diet plan, add exercise to it and I should be able to trim down fairly nicely. I will give it a try in the New Year. Thank you Susan for brining it to my attention, your a sweetheart. A very healthy and Happy New Yeart to you and yours. Hugs

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on December 28, 2012:

Susan I have used slim fast before with great results.. thank you for sharing this hub.. and reminding me of this product..

in fact I live down the road from the plant they make slim fast at..lol

yes Walmart has the best prices on this product

I will post this ion TOPS take off pounds sensibly on Facebook

happy new year

Debbie

Qurat on September 06, 2011:

i want to buy this slim fast jst nw

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 01, 2011:

getadateinfo, That is great that this diet worked for you as well. I am still on it and must admit that I have been cheating a little this summer, but I am still losing just slower than I would like. Thanks so much for your comments and Welcome to HubPages.

getadateinfo from Orlando on August 31, 2011:

I did the slim fast diet and lost 50 pounds and am at my recommended weight. It really worked for me. The first two weeks was the most difficult but then it was not too bad.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 29, 2011:

Lilleyth I was unaware that Slim Fast offered low carb. I will try to find it here in Ontario as I would love to be able to lower the sugar. Thanks so much.

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on May 28, 2011:

I buy the low carb Slimfast because it is lower in sugar. I have found the Vitamin B 12 gives me an energy boost just like a 5-Hour Energy drink. I always turn to this diet when I need to drop a few pounds.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 26, 2011:

barbergirl good news for you Tim Hortons has opened in As of March 30, 2008, there are 399 Tim Hortons locations in the United States. These are primarily situated in (and the areas surrounding) Buffalo, Rochester (New York), Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, Lansing(Michigan), Columbus, Dayton, Toledo (Ohio), Erie (Pennsylvania), Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling (West Virginia), Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. They are looking to open in Richmond (Indiana) and Syracuse (New York).

Tina, I am just starting on week 3 of Slim Fast and it is going pretty good so far. I really enjoy the shakes, thanks for stopping by.

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on May 25, 2011:

I have tried diet shakes also and I think it is a great way to get started since something is really happening. But I only do it for 1 week or so and then it is easier to watch what I eat. Thanks for the reminder, the summer season is here soon!

Tina

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on May 21, 2011:

I used to drive through Canada every time I went home when I lived in Fort Drum, NY. It is absolutely beautiful there. Tim Hortons was amazing! MMMMM - I might have to make me a trip to Canada! LOL

By the way - I think you have enlisted me to jump on the slimfast wagon. I need to pick up supplies - but hopefully I can stay good and stick with it for a week :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2011:

RH That would all depend on which part of Canada you want to go to.

Cardisa Some people just don't Slim Fast but thanks so much for reading.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on May 21, 2011:

Very informative, I am not a slim fast fan but will recommend it if necessary.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 21, 2011:

South Dakota..:) I bet the Yukon would be cool too.

At first - I thought you were going to say your mother in law comes up in June so you head out to Florida:) LOL That must be a really long drive!

I was just looking at photos of us in Destin, FL from like 15 years ago? Too funny!

When is the best season to travel to Canada would you say?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2011:

Yes it gets hot and humid here. Have seen the temperatures go to 100. It is not as humid as it gets in Florida but it does get pretty sticky.

Black Hills of Arkansas, South Dakota or Yukon?

November is not too bad here. Some years we have a bit of snow and other years lots of snow. But I would say the coldest part of winter would be January and February. I usually go to Florida in August. LOL Call me crazy go ahead. My mother in law comes up here in June then I usually drive back down with her in August. I really would like to go to Florida in the dead of winter.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 21, 2011:

Susan - what are the summers like there? Does it get really hot and humid? Here it runs around a steady 90 degrees through August. It's really humid but not like Texas. I'm so looking forward to summer. I love traveling;).

My next trip is going to be a road trip - to The Black Hills. Then every year at Thanksgiving - we leave the country! It's easier than choosing whose family we will spend TG with:) is Canada really cold around Nov? I usually go somewhere hot because it's middle of winter here!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2011:

suziecat You can always still eat a healthy breakfast and have the shake for lunch or dinner. Thanks for stopping by.

Pamela The snacks and eating all through the day really do make a difference. Thanks for your comments.

RH No diet is fun :) But I really want to be able to get into those shorts from last summer.

Ruby Thanks for your comments and you are one of the lucky ones that is not over weight.

Lesley Thanks :)

Lesleysherwood on May 21, 2011:

You dont look as though you need to lose weight at all!!!!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 21, 2011:

Hi Susan. I'm a firm believer in a good breakfast, whole grain cereal, an orange, and coffee. I never deviate from this routine...Perhaps the Slimfast could be used for the other meals. I'm lucky. I'm not overweight, but i do have a sweet tooth. When i look at chocolate my mouth starts to drool. LOL Good info. here. Thank's

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 21, 2011:

This does not sound like very much fun Susan! I have zero will power - I could not do this. I'm on the drink coffee all day plan!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 21, 2011:

Thanks for this information. I tried Slimfast once a long time ago and failed to lose weight but I did not follow the plan you outlined. I think I could handle that due to the snacks between meals. Thanks for the info.

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on May 20, 2011:

Thanks for the great information. I doubt I'd stick with this one though. I love my breakfast.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 20, 2011:

Mary and barbergirl I went to the American Site for Slim Fast and wow in the states you have a lot more products that what we have here in Canada :( no fair lol. The names for the shakes I see are a bit different as well. I suppose I should add a link for the U.S.A. site as well. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on May 20, 2011:

I love the Chocolate Royal shakes... the plain chocolate ones seem to chalky. I will stock up on these shakes and usually have them for breakfast because I have a tendency to skip breakfast alot. However, I never really thought about doing the whole diet plan because I can only imagine how much I would miss food by only drinking shakes and eating snack bars with the exception of super. I might need to try this.... especially since summer beach weather is right around the corner!

Mary Contrary from Columbus, OH on May 20, 2011:

Thanks for the info on slimfast-years ago I tried the shakes but never lasted long. Last fall I quit smoking and I have really put on the weight, so I have to do something fast! I think I'll give this a try. Thanks again.

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