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32 Delicious Salad Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss: The Way to Slim Figure (Best Recipes for Dieters)

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Jun 152014
 

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Slim Extreme 3d Thermo Active Slimming Serum – Anti-Cellulite Fat Burner 250ml

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Sep 292013
 

Slim Extreme 3D Thermo Active Cellulite Serum (8.8 oz)

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The first Thermo Active Cellulite Serum developed in the laboratory of Eveline Cosmetics visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite by treating the affected area, and smoothing the skin's surface. Thanks to the technologically advanced Thermo Active formula, it delicately warms up the skin, enabling instant penetration of active substances in to the epidermis, assuring maximum results. Use regularly to make skin smooth, and reduce cellulite appearance. Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteareth-20, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum / Cholesterol / Cetearyl Alcohol , Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol , Octyldodecanol, Caffeine, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caffeine/ Sodium Salicylate/ Lecithin/ Silica, Centella Asiatica, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Water / Butylene Glycol / Laminaria, Hyperborea Extract , Hyaluronic Acid, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol / Methylparaben / Butylparaben / Ethylparaben / Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteareth-20, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum / Cholesterol / Cetearyl Alcohol , Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol , Octyldodecanol, Caffeine, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caffeine/ Sodium Salicylate/ Lecithin/ Silica, Centella Asiatica, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Water / Butylene Glycol / Laminaria, Hyperborea Extract , Hyaluronic Acid, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol / Methylparaben / Butylparaben / Ethylparaben / Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA

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Green Smoothie Magic – 132+ Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes That Trim And Slim

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Aug 242013
 

Green Smoothie Magic - 132+ Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes That Trim And Slim

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*Β  * Amazon # 1 Best Seller! *Β  * Discover how to make Magnificent Delicious Healthy Green Smoothies for Weight Loss, from Easy to Find Ingredients. Perhaps you are on a 10 day green smoothie cleanse, or you are looking for the best raw vegan or vegetarian weight loss cookbooks - or maybe it's none of those, and you just want to extend your healthy eating repertoire! Whichever it is, I promise you, Green Smoothie Magic will deliver you the best tried-and-tested smoothie recipes to suit adults and kids alike! (Includes detailed instructions on how to make them delicious and tasty, the best blenders to use, how to adapt and substitute ingredients and much much more!) "I read - and write - health books and am especially a huge fan of greens, whole foods, raw foods, green juices and of course, green smoothies. I've read a ton of books - by a ton, I mean at least 20! This book is the best. It is visually gorgeous. It is written with the most friendly yet humbling and informative writing voice, it covers everything you may want to know about green smoothies as a beginner and also directs you to the right sections if you are in a hurry to get to the recipes. The author also have very smart and innovative ideas about what to do with your smoothies, how to measure correctly, how to simplify this whole process and she is NOT dogmatic - THANK YOU for sparing us that, Gabrielle - but she is thoroughly convincing and credible. I LOVE this book. Highly recommend it and of course, most of all, get your green smoothie on if you aren't already, book or no book! Got it? :) Good! PS: Hope this review helped you decide!"By Farnoosh Brock (USA) Amazon Vine reviewer! Hi, I am Gabrielle Raiz and I have taste-tested and refined every single one of the (more than) 132 green smoothie recipes that you will find in this healthy eating cookbook. I know how hard weight loss can be. I also know how hard it can be to get all those greens, vegetables, fruit and healthy raw food into our children. So whether you want to lose weight or just simply be as healthy as you can be then Green Smoothie Magic has the power to change your health, your nutrition, your life and also those of the people around you. All the recipes were tried out by many other people. Many of them were scored out of 10 by my (then) 9 year old daughter. This is a great way to locate kid-friendly smoothies. I give you advice on how to make any smoothie tasty for children (and adults too!), tips about washing and storing greens, blending and even some blender models and brands to look for that start at under $50. You don't have to be vegetarian or vegan to benefit from green smoothies. Nor do you have to be focused on weight loss to enjoy the health benefits. Me? I love green smoothies. I love that they are SO quick and easy to make. But more than that, I LOVE the way they make me feel. Healthy. Vibrant. Light on my system yet fulfilling and deliciously satisfying. But that's enough about me (hehe). What you will discover in Green Smoothie Magic is this: 132 tested green smoothie recipes (plus suggested variations)How to adapt and substitute ingredients depending on availability and tasteHow to easily introduce green smoothies to your family (without the taste or color 'shock')How to add superfoods to smoothies (not essential, just a bonus - and great for raw vegans!)The best ways to wash and store ingredientsBlending and blender recommendations (starting at under $50)196+ pages of practical information

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Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan (Formerly Optima) Chocolate Royale Shake Mix Powder – oz 31.18

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Aug 292012
 

SlimFast – Original Meal Replacement Shake Mix Powder – Weight Loss Shake – 10g of Protein – 24 Vitamins and Minerals Per Serving – Great Taste – 31.18 oz. – Rich Chocolate Royale Flavor

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Losing weight is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 when you activate the SlimFast Plan. One of the essential elements of this clinically proven weight loss program is replacing two daily meals with the great-tasting SlimFast Original Meal Replacement Shake Mix Powder. This meal replacement product that put SlimFast on the map is a great-tasting product that curbs hunger cravings for up to four hours. It contains 200 calories in each 8 fluid ounce serving, giving you plenty of energy to keep your body alert during the day. It’s also packed with vitamins, protein, essential minerals, and fiber. This meal replacement shake mix by SlimFast contains 10 grams of protein along with 5 grams of fiber and 24 essential vitamins and minerals that help your body process and burn stored fat, making it easier for you to lose weight. Weight loss can also taste great! In fact, SlimFast has received multiple awards from Men’s Health and OK! Magazine as well as the Chef’s Best Taste Award for its exceptional-tasting formula. These meal replacement smoothies can also be used as an ingredient in several recipes. One 8 fl. oz. serving contains a third of your recommended daily intake of most essential vitamins and minerals. This keeps your body running strong during the day. As part of the clinically proven SlimFast Plan, this delicious gluten-free meal replacement shake mix helps to control hunger, but does not starve your body of essential proteins. The SlimFast Plan is proven to help you lose weight fast and keep it off. Over 50 clinical studies by independent researchers confirm that SlimFast works. With the SlimFast plan, losing weight is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: simply enjoy one of your favorite 500-calorie meals, replace two meals a day with SlimFast shakes, smoothies or baked treats and indulge in SlimFast snacks to satisfy your hunger. It’s easy to start any timeβ€”just Pick A Date, Lose The Weight.

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  • PART OF THE SLIMFAST PLAN - The SlimFast Plan offers flexibility and simplicity to make losing weight as easy as 1 - 2 - 3, this clinically proven process helps you lose weight fast and keep it off
  • CURB HUNGER CRAVINGS: SlimFast Original Meal Replacement Shake Mix Powder is a great-tasting product that curbs hunger cravings for up to four hours, it contains 200 calories in each 8 fluid ounce serving, giving you plenty of energy to keep your body alert during the day
  • PACKED WITH PROTEIN, VITAMINS, & MINERALS: This meal replacement shake mix by SlimFast contains 10 grams of protein along with 5 grams of fiber and 24 essential vitamins and minerals that help your body process and burn stored fat, making it easier for you to lose weight
  • GREAT TASTE - SlimFast has received multiple awards from Men's Health and OK! Magazine as well as the Chef's Best Taste Award for its exceptional-tasting formula, this meal replacement shake mix can also be used as an ingredient in several recipes
  • REPLACE TWO MEALS PER DAY: One 8 fl. oz. serving contains a third of your recommended daily intake of most essential vitamins and minerals, this keeps your body running strong during the day

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The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy!

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Jul 142012
 

The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy!

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Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy―The Full Plate Diet (TM) is based on eating foods our Moms said we should eat― fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans & peas, and nuts & seeds. You can eat meat―just follow Mom's advice. No yo-yo―you can stay on this diet because you won't feel deprived―won't have to eat tiny portions. You get started by making small changes, not big ones. No hassle―you don't have to count calories, you can shop at your regular grocery store, and spend less on food. Big health payoffs include heart health, cancer fighting, diabetes friendly, more energy, and long life. Lots of medical research backing The Full Plate Diet (TM).

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Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan – 3 Weight Loss Food Combination’s

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Nov 012011
 

Are you looking for ways to lose weight without depriving yourself of food? Do you know what to eat and what to avoid? Are you aware that there are combinations of food that promotes fast weight loss? A low carbohydrate diet plan can make you think clearer and can improve your moods.A carbohydrate diet plan can also reduce muscle pain, headaches and heartburn.To get the most out of a low carbohydrate diet plan, here are 3 combinations that you can choose from.

Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan Combination 1

Breakfast: Make an omelet with 2 eggs, a piece of sausage and some roasted red peppers.

Lunch: Make a sandwich with half a cup of low sodium corned beef, 2 tablespoons of Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Be sure to use whole wheat bread instead of the refined one. Adding some lettuce and tomatoes will make it more flavorful.

Dinner: Prepare a salad with 3 pieces of grilled chicken breast, 4 pieces of steamed asparagus, some yellow squash and Romaine lettuce. Add tomatoes and white onions too. It will be better to use vinaigrette or a low carb dressing to make you lose weight faster.

Snack: You can either have a few celery sticks with a low fat dip or a cup of yogurt with fruits.

Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan Combination 2

Breakfast: Poach 2 eggs with some smoked salmon and 2 pieces of sliced tomatoes. You can top that with some cream dill sauce.

Lunch: Prepare a salad with some steamed broccoli and cauliflower, 2 pieces ofgrilled pure beef patties and some Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, olives and white onions. Top that with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: Prepare a salad with a cup of roasted chicken and herbs. Add some steamed broccoli and parmesan curls. Use vinaigrette or a low carb dressing to add flavor.

Snack: Either have some sliced raw red pepper sticks with low a fat dip or have another cup of yogurt with fruits.

Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan Combination 3

Breakfast: Have a piece of low carb muffin and a piece of hard-boiled egg. Make sure not to eat the yellow part of the egg.

Lunch: Prepare a salad with some sliced avocados, tomatoes, white onions, olives chicken, hard-boiled egg whites, 2 slices of grated blue cheese,2 strips of sliced bacon and Romaine lettuce. Of course you have to top that with olive and balsamic vinaigrette again.

Dinner: Have 3 pieces of smoked salmon, some steamed green beans with a little sesame oil and seeds. Compliment that with a cup of cabbage coleslaw made with a low fat dressing. By the way, you can add a little Teriyaki sauce on your smoked salmon to make it taste better.

Snack: Have some olives, raisins and cubed white cheese.

These 3 low carbohydrate diet plan combinations will make you lose those extra pounds in a week. Feel free to rearrange them to make more varieties. It will be better to create your diet plan ahead of time so you won’t lose track.

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Fast Food Weight Loss – Is Eating At McDonald’s The New Path To Weight Loss?

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Sep 212011
 

Is eating at McDonald’s the new path to weight loss? Can fast food burgers, fries and sodas fit into your diet and weight loss program? For years, the answer has been a resounding NO. But lately, Wendy’s, Burger King and many other fast food chains have made changes to help consumers stick to a healthy diet. Why have fast food companies finally started to pay attention to healthier food choices? Simply stated, because it’s good for business. Americans are trying everything from the newest weight loss pill to Weight Watchers to lose their extra fat, spending ‘…..more than $40 billion in 2004 on weight control pills, gym memberships, diet plans and related foods, estimates Marketdata Enterprises, which studies the weight loss industry’ (Source: cnn.com; 1-14-2005). Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 80 percent of overweight individuals and almost 87 percent of obese individuals are trying to lose or maintain their weight. Any fast foods company that’s paying attention to public sentiment and trends has made changes to make their menu more palatable to the health and fitness enthusiast. McDonald’s, long an industry leader, has made tremendous strides in this area culminating in their recent announcement that all fast food packaging will soon include nutritional information. But have they gone far enough? -> Fast Food = Fat Food: No matter how many healthy new products are introduced onto the fast food menu boards, the problem is that their core products are high in fat and calories. Consider these typical meals from McDonald’s: * Big Mac, Large Fries, Large Coca-Cola, Hot Fudge Sundae = 1,730 calories, 99% of daily fat, 108% of daily saturated fat, 86% of daily carbohydrates * Chicken Selects Breast Strips (5 pc), Large Fries, Large Coke, McFlurry with M+M’s Candies (12 oz.) = 2,290 calories, 151% of daily fat, 131% of daily saturated fat, 100% of daily carbohydrates * Bacon Ranch Salad/Crispy Chicken, Newman’s Ranch Dressing, Large Coke, McFlurry Oreo (12 oz.) = 1,390 calories, 73% of daily fat, 81% of daily saturated fat, 69% of daily carbohydrates (Source: mcdonalds.com) Some consumers, in an attempt to reduce the number of calories and fat they’re eating, have opted for salads instead of traditional burgers and fries. Unfortunately, some fast food salads are almost as bad for us as a Big Mac. A California Cobb salad with Newman’s Own Cobb Dressing from McDonald’s, for example, boasts 490 calories and 42% of your daily fat. Compare that to a Big Mac, which has 560 calories and 47% of your recommended daily fat. Although chastised in the movie ‘SuperSize Me’, McDonald’s isn’t alone in offering high calories foods. The Original Whopper with Cheese from Burger King will cost you 800 calories and 49 grams of fat. Make that a Double Whopper with Cheese and you’ll consume an incredible 1,060 calories and 69 grams of fat. The Big Bacon Classic from Wendy’s is better with 580 calories and 29 grams of fat, while the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger from Jack In The Box is the highest on the list with 1,094 calories and a tremendous 78 grams of fat. Clearly, high calorie fast food has become a problem. With approximately 65% of Americans classified as overweight, people are pointing fingers of blame. ‘In a lawsuit filed in 2002, two Bronx teenagers accused McDonald’s of making them fat by serving them highly processed food that affected their health. A judge tossed out the case a year later, but an appeals court reinstated part of the suit earlier this year, according to published reports.’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-20-2005). McDonald’s isn’t the only chain being accused of making people fat. ‘A New York City lawyer has filed suit against the four big fast-food corporations, saying their fatty foods are responsible for his client’s obesity and related health problems. Samuel Hirsch filed his lawsuit Wednesday at a New York state court in the Bronx, alleging that McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC Corporation are irresponsible and deceptive in the posting of their nutritional information, that they need to offer healthier options on their menus, and that they create a de facto addiction in their consumers’ (Source: foxnews.com; 7-24-2002). The fast food industry initially responded by arguing that customers have a choice of what to order when going to a restaurant. ‘It’s senseless, baseless and ridiculous,’ National Restaurant Association spokeswoman Katharine Kim said. ‘There are choices in restaurants and people can make these choices, and there’s a little personal responsibility as well.’ (Source: foxnews.com; 7-24-2002). Our elected officials seem to agree with that assessment. ‘The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would block lawsuits by people who blame fast-food chains for their obesity. The ‘cheeseburger bill,’ as it has been dubbed in Congress, stems from class-action litigation that accused McDonald’s of causing obesity in children’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-20-2005). This bill is not yet law, having passed the House but not yet the Senate. In the last Congress a similar bill passed the House, but the Senate never acted on it. About 20 states have laws similar to the ‘cheeseburger bill’. -> Fast Food Makes A Change: To their credit, McDonald’s and some others in the fast food industry have made changes to their menu making it easier for us to stick to our diet program or weight loss plan. McDonald’s allows consumers to substitute Apple Dippers with Caramel Dip for the french fries in their meal, cutting calories from 350 to 100 and reducing fat from 16 grams all the way down to 1 gram (comparison vs. medium fries). McDonald’s also allows a no-cost substitution of 1% milk instead of a Coke, further cutting caloric intake by 50 calories and boosting protein and calcium (comparison vs. small Coke Classic). Upon request, Burger King now provides Mott’s Strawberry Flavored Applesauce in place of french fries which will save you 270 calories and 18 grams of fat (comparison vs. medium fries). Wendy’s will honor customer requests to substitute mandarin oranges for french fries, sparing you a belt-busting 360 calories and 21 grams of fat (comparison vs. medium fries). Not only are the fast food giants allowing healthier substitutions, but they have also added a selection of fairly nutritious menu options. McDonald’s new Fruit & Walnut Salad has only 310 calories and 13 grams of fat, while their Fruit & Yogurt Parfait boasts 160 calories and 2 grams of fat. In some markets Burger King is offering a Veggie Burger that has only 340 calories and 8 grams of fat when you order it without the mayonnaise. Now McDonald’s has given consumers looking for fast weight loss another tool: easy to read and easy to find nutritional labels. In the past, customers wanting to find nutrition facts on their fast food choices either had to search in the restaurant for a hard-to-find poster or go online. Now, in what is being called a ‘bold move’, McDonald’s is planning to put these nutritional facts right where they’re easiest to find – on the product wrapper itself. ‘McDonald’s Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world’s largest restaurant company for contributing to rising incidents of obesity and other health problems, McDonald’s said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-26-2005). McDonald’s is to be commended for their efforts to educate their customers. This new informative label goes a long way towards answering nutritional concerns. Expected to be in most stores by the end of 2006, the new labels will include the amount of the nutrient (calories, fat, protein, etc.) and the percentage of the daily recommended intake, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. -> Is It Enough? The fast food industry has heard the public asking for healthier options and more nutritional information, and they have responded. But it is enough? McDonald’s and others still sell high calorie and high fat products, and we shouldn’t expect those to disappear anytime soon. In our free market, as long as there is a demand there will be someone with a supply. ‘Data from USDA’s food intake surveys show that the food-away-from-home sector provided 32 percent of total food energy consumption in 1994-96, up from 18 percent in 1977-78. The data also suggest that, when eating out, people either eat more or eat higher calorie foods-or both-and that this tendency appears to be increasing’ (Source: usda.gov). Even with more information at their fingertips, there is some doubt that consumers will actually use that information to make healthier choices. Consider the limited impact from warning labels on cigarettes and alcohol packaging; despite such dire warnings, people still use these products. There is evidence that Americans will continue to eat what they want, no matter how much information they have available to them. ‘According to a 2000 Roper Reports survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,000 Americans 18 or older, the percentage of Americans who say they are eating ‘pretty much whatever they want’ was at an all-time high of 70 percent in 2000, up from 58 percent in 1997′ (Source: usda.gov). The question of ‘is it enough’ seems to be misdirected. Instead of asking the fast food industry to do more to educate the public and offer healthy options, perhaps what we as a country should do is ask ourselves if the information we have right now is enough. If we look for it, is there enough health, fitness and nutritional information out there to help us make the right dietary choices? As uncomfortable as it may be for some, the answer to this question is probably yes. -> The Overlooked Answer: All too often, when participating in a discussion of diet and weight control, we fail to mention the most obvious answer: exercise! Consistent exercise can balance out and make up for the occasional high calorie fast food meal, while at the same time providing countless other health benefits. Exercise is the only path to quick weight loss that virtually every doctor in the world agrees upon. Exercise is safe, effective, and brings many more benefits to our lives than nutrition labels ever will alone. Exercise is fun, invigorating, motivating and the single most powerful way to improve our life and well-being. Reaching your ideal weight via a healthy and active lifestyle has been found to lower health risks and medical problems in 90 percent of overweight patients. In addition to the exercise benefits listed above, fit people are eight times less likely to die from cancer than the unfit, and 53 percent less likely to die from other diseases. Fit people are also eight times less likely to die from heart disease. Yes, nutrition labels are important insofar as we actually use them. But without a doubt, regular exercise is the most important piece of the puzzle and the best way to achieve rapid weight loss. Exercise is the safest way to achieve permanent fat loss, and when combined with a sound diet and nutrition program the body is turned into a virtual fat-burning furnace! Consumers would be wise to use the new tools from the fast food industry. Order the healthier items off the menu, pay attention to the nutritional labels, and above all else remember to participate in regular exercise.

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Slim Fast Diet Plan: What Is It?

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Apr 162011
 

Slim Fast is both a brand and a claim of the makers. Originally made by the Thompson Medical Company, in 2000 it was acquired by Unilever who are now the current owners. The principle behind the program is simple. You have one “regular” meal a day and all the other meals are replaced by their products. It’s been around for years and a lot of people swear by it. Generally, it’s pretty good providing you like (most of the time) drinking your meals. You can imagine you’re an astronaut if it will make you feel any better.

The Slim Fast plan does have a few restrictions though. You must not be pregnant, as much as possible be over 18, plan to lose a maximum of 30 pounds, not nursing and don’t have any major health problems. Other than that, you’re good to go. Naturally, it is strongly advised that you first consult your doctor before going on any weight reduction program.

So what’s the plan? On a typical day, a lot of people don’t really eat much at breakfast so it’s not a biggie to have one of their shakes and an apple or any fruit. For lunch, a sandwich or a huge 200 grams of whatever you want and a shake. As a mid afternoon snack, you can have something light like gelatin. For dinner it is (surprise, surprise) a shake, some protein dish like fish, lean meat or skinless chicken or turkey and a salad.

So what really happens is that two of your main meals are replaced by their product. Again if you don’t mind drinking say, your breakfast and dinner, then this diet is for you. Although Slim Fast has come up with chewable bars, their main products are in the form of powders, smoothies and shakes. For the people that don’t like cooking and don’t mind replacing a solid meal with something liquid or using a straw instead of a spoon and fork, then I guess this is okay.

So, am I proponent of this program? Probably not. Although it has been round for quite some time, and a lot of people do swear by it and its’ effects, there are a lot of other simpler, non restrictive and not to mention cheaper ways of losing weight like plain old watching what you eat and exercise. Incidentally, the Slim Fast program or plan does still advise that you do exercise.

One major drawback of the Slim Fast plan is availability of their product. It is not readily available worldwide. Even in the US, not all stores carry the line. I read a comment from a lady in nearby Mexico who could not find a store that sells it. Some of my friends who live in Asia for example have trouble. And the price is double what you would pay for here. If you were shipped overseas on an extended tour for example, what do you do then? Anything more than a case or two of the stuff will be classified as commercial quantity and the duties will be out of this world. So is Slim Fast a diet or just a very clever marketing program? You decide.

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