I use slim-fast on rare occasions, I keep some powdered around. Its good for days when I don't feel like I can eat, I am on the run, or I just crave it randomly. However if you actually followed the whole shake for breakfast, shake for lunch and a sensible dinner you would probably get around 1000 calories a day. Thats why it works, it greatly restricts your calories, if you arent careful when you get off of it and start eating like you have in the past, you most likely wouldnt be creating that calorie balance and gain weight.
My husband is going to get me a blender that has either a big thing, or the ability to use two smaller containers (shake size) so that I can make smoothies and stuff to take on the run, I usually know a day in advance if I am going to be on the run. My suggestion is like nellie, try to make your own. I use them occasionally but far more often I make something with protein powder and whole foods, my new blender will help with that.
Cora (29) wife to S(32)
Mommy to Lilly (10/28/2010) our FTT, GERD, GF, NUT ANAPHYLAXIS, IgA Deficiency, Immunocompromised, Extended Breastfeeding little miracle girl!
Emergency Cholestectomy 3/28/11
Last edited by Cebsme; 07-10-2009 at 05:25 PM.