21 October 2008

Slim fast was owned by Unilever and this program has been over 25 years old. The program is substitute cooked meals with shakes and bars.

Slim Fast has been a popular choice for weight loss. However in recent years. The original Slim-Fast shakes were criticized for being too high in sugar. This was rectified by replacing sugar with the artificial sweetener Splenda.

Slim Fast Products
The Slim Fast offerings comprise the following :
  • Optima - Shakes (Ready-to-Drink), Bars, Smoothies, and Powders
  • Original - Shakes (Ready-to-Drink), Bars, Smoothies, and Powders
  • High Protein - Shakes and Meal Bars
Sensible meal
This meal is based around a lean protein (such as skinless chicken breast, or fish), carbohydrate (potato, rice, or whole wheat bread), and a large serving of vegetables.

The Diet Plan
  • Replacing two main meals with Slim-Fast products.
  • Consuming one Sensible Meal such as fruit/vegetable snacks each day.

Sample Meal Plan

Breakfast
Optima Chocolate Shake & 1 slice frozen French toast with 1 Tbsp light syrup

Snack
1 cup grapes

Lunch
Slim·Fast Optima French Strawberry Shake & 1/2 roast beef sandwich
(2 oz. Roast beef, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 tbsp horseradish, lettuce, tomato)

Afternoon Snack
1 apple

Dinner
Chicken Veggies Grill :
  • 4 oz. Grilled chicken (no skin),
  • 1 small baked potato with,
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli with 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 cup watermelon

Snack
One slice low fat pound cake.

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