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Anyone doing the slim fast plan?

Fri. Mar 24, 10:14am

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I am I am! Doctor is supporting my choice! I've lost weight! Shakes taste Greattt!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:17 AM

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Woo Slim Fast!

I actually am too!.. I did it before and lost weight and now I'm going to do it again! I don't really like when ppl who haven't tried it think its unhealthy. The shakes have more of what you need in them, then most foods! Not to mention the calcium you are getting from the Milk and the avoidance of junk food on the plan! My doctors also said it was okay for weight loss and once you drop the weight go on the very safe maintenance plan! How much have you lost?

Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:24 AM

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Do you feel full after you drink a shake? or do you do the bars? I tried SF for a little while and I never really felt full. Also, something in the shakes made my stomach get bad cramps. Does that happen for any of you?

Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:30 AM

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Try it again!

I think the point of eating in general isn't to feel full. You aren't supposed to eat until full usually. I am also on the program. It does take some getting used to. I did get a few times sharp stomach pains but my doctor said it was from my body getting used to burning fat! I also get kind of a gurgling, which he also said was your body actually metabolizing fat! I was amazed, but it made sense because anytime I felt that sensation the next day I would be down on the scale!

If you can get past the first week or so of the plan, you are golden for the next few months. My doctor suggested that I go on it for 3-4 months then go back to one shake per day. I find I get more fullness out of the shakes. I also try and have a bit of protein with the shake as well, usually 1 slice of turkey bacon!

Trust me, I have lost 20 pounds before on the slim fast plan and I know that its tough the first few days, but again... at about day 5 or 6 or 7 you start wondering what all the fuss was about! Give it a try again, and try to have a little something with the shake so your body doesn't respond so harshly.

In addition, another poster said about all the great things slim fast has in it like nutrients and calcium and such, and you need all of those to thrive and really have the energy to work out! Also, because you aren’t eating so many heavy foods, you feel lighter and not so lethargic ~!

Hope that helps!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:59 AM

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2nd poster here... I have lost 10 pounds on the SF plan so far!!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:59 AM

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I was poster number 3 and I have lost 28 pounds on the plan so far! It’s the only thing that has worked that really changed my entire life.

I really do feel lighter, I do have more energy and I clearly do have weight coming off.

I went for medical tests to see if I was deficient in any minerals (as last time I went, I was) and now after doing the plan I am fine in every category. Try it.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 11:09 AM

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Okay fourth poster again. Do you drink the shakes for breakfast and lunch, then have a regular dinner or some other combination? I workout during lunch and would have a shake afterwards and by dinner I was starving. I will have to try it again and get through the cramps. I am glad to know thats just fat burning! I thought maybe I was alergic to something in SF. Thanks for the info everyone!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 11:19 AM

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Sometimes I have a shake for breakfast and lunch then regular dinner.. sometimes I have breakfast and then shakes for lunch and dinner.. I find it crazy how addicted ones body is to food. The first week, the fat burning cramps and not only that but your body is actualy going " hey... you stuffed me before... I'm waiting to be full.... hello? *cramps* " lol Also sometimes your body can have a reaction to just that in your stomach. I agree with the person who said have some protien with it, it will help ease the cramps so long as its not that much food and not high in cals! :) Hope we all helped

Friday, March 24, 2006, 11:44 AM

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I never lost weight doing the SF plan - I had a shake for breakfast, one for lunch and then a "sensible" dinner.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:14 PM

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I lost 15 pounds on it and have kept it off. Slim Fast was INCREDIBLY motivating for me because if you stick to the plan you will see fairly quick, steady weight loss. Hoever I knew I needed to change my life and that once I was off it the weight would come back if I didn't. Slim Fast will tell you as much too - they are not meant to be a long-term solution. So I did a lot of reasearch and started improving my dinners (which I prepared according to Slim Fast guidelines), and then I replaced breakfast and then lunch and I have maintained my weight loss for 3 years. I am actually ready to go down another 10-15 pounds to my ideal weight. I am not sure how I will do this. I can lose weight eating conventional food, but I must admit Slim Fast takes any guess work out of it and you get those results quick!

As I was following it - you are to drink 1 shake for breakfast, have a piece of fruit midmorning, drink a shake for lunch and have a fruit or veggie for your afternoon snack. Then eat a healthy dinner with 1 serving protein, 1 grain/starch and 3 veggies (measure your portions!) and 1 evening snack. I usually cut out the midmorning snack (no time where I used to work) and had fruit and lite yogurt with lunch instead. Then I would have a hot cup of veggie soup in the afternoon for a snack. If I didn't have much time for a snack I would eat one of their snack bars (most of which are quite good and the peanut butter crunch downright rocks!). I still eat these today when I am craving candy or something sweet - I will have a snack bar instead.

While I was following the plan, I started religiously measuring my dinner portions and snacks, and this has been the most lasting change I've made - smaller (more realistic) portions! The first week I was hungry quite a bit, but that did go away and now I cannot believe I used to eat the size of meals I did. Where did I put everything? (I have some ideas there ;-))

The shakes are definitely decent - I did think the mix was better than the cans. Possibly because I buy 'Skim Royale' which is skim milk that tastes and cooks like 2% and thus the ones I made tasted a bit richer and thicker. A shake kept me full for ~2-3 hours. If you have any issues the first week you might consider a mild appetitie suppressant, but really once my body adjusted I was not hungry.

This plan worked really well for me, but ONLY because I followed Slim Fast's recommendations for healthy eating on the plan and had a strategy for when I went off the plan in order to maintain my weight loss. If I had gained the weight right back, then I would be much less of a fan. Best wishes!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 12:17 PM

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