3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions > LA Weight Loss

SlimDown Replacements?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
SkinnyMini-to-Be :)
 
EmilyLashea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 162

S/C/G: 200/check the ticker/130

Height: 5'2"

Question SlimDown Replacements?

I am trying my best to get back on track, but need some breakfast ideas. The counselor at COD suggested SlimDowns, but don't want to pay the COD price. Has anyone found a replacement that seems to work as well, or has around the same contents? Thanks so much for the help! I really need to get back in the swing of things before I start gaining back what I've lost..
EmilyLashea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
Purple with Lites
 
AvidKayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: California
Posts: 58

Height: 5'5"

Default

Hi Emily, There is some information about Slim Down replacements in the Newbies thread: Newbies To The Lawl Area - Please Read Before Posting!

I use a powder mix called Wellements Pro Rated. 2 scoops is equal in calories to a Slimdown, but the protein is much higher so I usually limit to 1.5 scoops.

You can do it!
AvidKayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
3meows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 104

Default

I use the Slim Fast High Protein drink. It tastes really good and is comparable in all areas to the Slim Fast -- also, much cheaper -- especially on sale!!!
__________________


3meows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 07:48 PM   #4
Sarah: LAWL Not-So Newbie
 
IKIF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Posts: 25

S/C/G: 187/150/125

Height: 5'4"

Default

I've tried the Slim Fast High Protein and the Optima too.. and they both taste horrible!! I love the SlimDowns so much.. but I cant keep affording them.. can anyone give like not an alternative.. but like what can I do to make the slimfast taste better? I mean how did you guys made the leap from Slimdown to Slimfast... I mean I'm really picky.. maybe its just me... ? any help?
__________________
11/2006 - 05/2007 : lost 27 pounds and stayed there until joining LAWL
10/2007 - 12/2007 : hope to be at 125
MY GOAL:

NEW YEAR'S CHALLENGE:
IKIF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 08:38 PM   #5
SkinnyMini-to-Be :)
 
EmilyLashea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 162

S/C/G: 200/check the ticker/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

Well... i didn't ever try the SlimDowns, so... And yes, the SlimFast shakes are pretty bad, but I like to make them a little thicker by mixing plain vanilla yogurt with it in a blender.. also ice helps. I know it doesn't sound like it would but it does. Try to powder if you don't like the pre mixed ones...
__________________
Emily
Plan 2, COD

LA Goal

MY Goal
EmilyLashea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 02:04 PM   #6
Member
 
Desiree Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Williams Lake, BC
Posts: 55

S/C/G: 223/176/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

The pre-mixed Slim-Fasts are disgusting... they taste so artificial. The Chocolatey Royale Optima Powder Slim-Fast is really good... and it compares in every way to the Slim Downs. Plus, it's cheaper than the pre-mixed, so you win in every way

Actually, I don't know if this is typical, or just my mom, but she was doing the LA Slim Downs, and when she switched to the Slim Fasts, she lost more weight every week....
__________________


Desiree Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 09:01 PM   #7
Tina
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 111

Height: 5'5"

Default

I bought a six pack of the vanilla slim downs and wish I had never spent the money. I know some people like them but I couldn't even swallow a little bit of it. They were seriously gross. Just my opinion though, I know that others like them.
Ternoway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tuesday Cool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Davis, California
Posts: 312

S/C/G: 220/170/155

Height: 5' 8"

Default

No, you are right the slim-downs are gross.
I keep some around for extreme emergencies but I find the treat of having one makes me find something on plan to eat. A bowl of broccoli becomes more interesting at that point!
Plus, they replace a protein and a starch both things I have no trouble getting in during the day. Find me a quick and easy veggie replacement and I will be interested!
__________________

In for the long haul!
Tuesday Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 11:13 AM   #9
Katy66
 
Katy66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 539

Height: 5'6"

Default

I've actually started using the Target brand Ultra Weight Loss Shake. They are about $2 cheaper than slim fast and of course much cheaper than the slimdowns that LA offers. Like slim fast they are a little less protein that slimdowns so I add a piece of string cheese. That and a banana for breakfast and I'm set
__________________
KATY
Back on LA February 2009
(Red without Lites - I THINK)

Katy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 11:56 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
shshshhh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 332

Height: 5'4"

Default

So if you are using a SlimFast to replace a protein and starch, is that on the new numbered programs? Would that also translate to a protein and a starch on the old color coded plans (especially since the Red1 has bigger portions of proteins)?

Just found Avidkayaker's post in the newbie section with the nutritional breakdown for the Wellements Protein Powder (thanks A.K.) and I can see lot of pluses.

#1, it is made with Whey protein, which is great for all of us who cannot consume soy products. It is also sold at Costco by the HUGE (6 pound) bag ful, but it is also very very low in sugar. Since the calorie count is really different than the slimdowns, do you compensate for the difference?

Here's the recap from AvidKayaker's post:

Slimdowns

Calories: 270
Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 380 grams
Carbs: 36 grams
Sugars: 32 grams
Protein: 20 grams

Wellements Pro Rated
Calories: 135
Fat: 1 gram
Sodim: 52 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 27 grams


Here is the Nutritional information from the label on line:

1 scoop=serving
Calories: 138
Total Fat: 1.5g
Transfat: 0g.
Sat Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fiber: 0 g.
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 27g
Sodium: 52g.

Thanks

Last edited by shshshhh : 11-28-2007 at 12:20 AM.
shshshhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 10:22 AM   #11
LAWL since 2/07
 
smjezzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 568

S/C/G: 240 / 226.2 / 130

Height: 5'1"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ternoway View Post
I bought a six pack of the vanilla slim downs and wish I had never spent the money. I know some people like them but I couldn't even swallow a little bit of it. They were seriously gross. Just my opinion though, I know that others like them.
I think they're nasty too. I can only really handle the coffee flavored one but my store was out one day so I bought the vanilla. I ended up adding instant coffee to mine and managed to choke it down.
__________________
Shannon
Laughter is inner jogging

Red without lites - March 2007
Plan 3 - November 2007
Plan 2 - January 2008

smjezzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 219/195/169

Height: 5'9"

Default

I like the EAS "low carb" shakes. They are really tasty. Low calorie, low carb, and high protein. They come in Straw, Choc, and Van. I asked my counsler and she said she drinks them, but she was being all hush-hush about it. You should try them!
__________________
proud2bme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 04:25 PM   #13
SkinnyMini-to-Be :)
 
EmilyLashea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 162

S/C/G: 200/check the ticker/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

E A S?
__________________
Emily
Plan 2, COD

LA Goal

MY Goal

Last edited by EmilyLashea : 12-01-2007 at 04:26 PM.
EmilyLashea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #14
WonderWoman
 
JLem311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LaLa LemonsLand.
Posts: 1,764

Height: 5'5 and a half!

Default

i actually like the slimfast optima french vanilla ones. i add some sugar free caramel syrup to it (since i work at starbucks, i have access to that) and they taste yummy. or i take a chocolate one and blend it with a banana and ice and make a smoothie (sometimes i add peanut butter if i need to get in a protein)
__________________
Jillian
Highest weight: July 2003 when I delivered my 1st child




"Exercising is like brushing your teeth...it's just something you have to do everyday."

"Success often comes from doing ordinary things with extraordinary commitment."
JLem311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 05:46 PM   #15
SkinnyMini-to-Be :)
 
EmilyLashea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 162

S/C/G: 200/check the ticker/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

Jillian- I was just about to post something asking about caramel!! [I kind of figured I didn't want to know the answer before I asked though..] Have you ever asked COD about it? Also, how much do you use and what do you count it as? Thanks!
__________________
Emily
Plan 2, COD

LA Goal

MY Goal
EmilyLashea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:14 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2