- Thank you SO much for starting a thread like this! I was wondering if anyone else around here was doing Slim-Fast. I saw there used to be active threads - but they've since disappeared. I would love to start seeing one active again!
I started my Slim Fast plan on Saturday. Why did I choose Slim-Fast? Mostly for the structure (which I need) and the convenience. I dislike having to think about what I'm going to pack for lunch, or even prepare anything. I'm more into simplicity...lol. And once I went to Slim-Fasts website and saw that it's completely different than what I thought, I figured I'd give it a shot! If anything, it will hopefully give me the boost I need to get going on this weight loss journey!
(FYI - I think many people have the misconception that you can only drink 2 Slim-Fasts each day and only have one sensible meal, but that's not true. If you go to their website, you will see that you can have plenty of snacks in between your Slim-fast and even at lunch you can add regular foods along with your Slim-fast bar or drink.)
I personally decided against using the Slim-Fast bars (as they're too tempting to me, I would end up snacking on them more than I should) so I thought I would try the Slim-Fast Optima canned shakes instead. (They are YUMMY and now have more protein than they used to).
So I went to Sam's Club and bought 2 of the 24 packs (one Milk Chocolate and one Dark Chocolate Royale).
1 - 24 pack of cans cost me $19.88 at Sam's Club (So I'm estimating about $40-$50 per month).
I was a little concerned at first about how I would do the plan, but I think I've figured it out thus far and I think it will work for me. Here's a sample breakdown of what my plan is for today:
Breakfast (9:00 a.m.): Slim-Fast drink
Snack (11:30 a.m.): Apple & Light & Fit Yogurt
Lunch (1:00 p.m.): Slim-Fast drink
Snack (3:30 p.m.): Navel Orange & Light & Fit Yogurt
Dinner (6:30 p.m.): Baked Chicken, small baked potato, steamed veggies
Snack: Undecided as of yet - may be veggies, may be fruit
So far this has worked for me and I have not been hungry at all today. As a matter of fact, I really feel full. The shakes definitely do what they say they do - keep you full for up to 4 hours. I'm pleased with them this far and as I said before, they taste great.
I should also mention that I've been keeping track of everything I eat on www.fitday.com
- that website has been wonderful for me in the past and really keeps me accountable for what I eat. Plus I love all of the charts and graphs showing my calories/fat/carbs, etc... it's an eye opener for me and it allows me to see where I need to make changes.
So anyhoo... I think a Slim-Fast thread for us "slim-fasters" would be GREAT! I look forward to getting to know many of you and give and get support as well!
Looking forward to chatting with you all!