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Do you think Slim Fast works?

I've just started on it this lunchtime, and eager to see if it works.  Have you tried?  Do you think it works?  It's two slim fast shakes and a 600 calorie evening meal.  The shake is pretty nice and you add skimmed milk to it.  I need to lose about 2 stone I think.   :cheers:

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RE: Do you think Slim Fast works?

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I've just started on it this lunchtime, and eager to see if it works.  Have you tried?  Do you think it works?  It's two slim fast shakes and a 600 calorie evening meal.  The shake is pretty nice and you add skimmed milk to it.  I need to lose about 2 stone I think.   :cheers:

If you keep to the two shakes + 600 calories yes, but there is nothing magic about it. If you are capable of producing healthy low calories meals yourself then don't bother, but a lot of people aren't. I find increasing exercise levels helps, particularly as you can usually do more (e.g. run further) as your weight decreases which helps encourage you to keep on the diet.

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I've just started on it this lunchtime, and eager to see if it works.  Have you tried?  Do you think it works?  It's two slim fast shakes and a 600 calorie evening meal.  The shake is pretty nice and you add skimmed milk to it.  I need to lose about 2 stone I think.   :cheers:

If you keep to the two shakes + 600 calories yes, but there is nothing magic about it. If you are capable of producing healthy low calories meals yourself then don't bother, but a lot of people aren't. I find increasing exercise levels helps, particularly as you can usually do more (e.g. run further) as your weight decreases which helps encourage you to keep on the diet.

 

:cheers:   The milk shakes are nice, so I will keep to them, the hardest part will be the evening meal for me.  I go for walks a lot so that should be okay.

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I lost over 3 stone in two years (and have kept it off) by cutting out all the #### in between meals. 

No biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, fizzy drinks, crisps, sweetened cereal, bacon sandwiches, sausage rollls, chocolates or other snacks. 

Over the same period I upped my  intake of pilchards, sardines and (Pacific) salmon and salads and fruit. (Especially red grapefruits and freshly squeezed orange juice from actual oranges rather than cartons.)

I still eat the same evening meal as everyone else and still use butter rather than diet spreads. I haven't had sugar in drinks for over 15 years and my only breakfast cereal is weetabix.

I was neglecting the exercise somewhat (working from home doesn't help) but have addressed that now and I am very slowly losing a bit more weight. (The exercise just makes me feel better anyway and the weight is not really a big issue any more.)

I am in this for the long haul so no silly diets or 'potions'. As I said at the beginning, just cut out all the in between meals #### and eat more fruit, veg and salads.

Your tastebuds and your system will adjust after a few weeks or months and you won't get any cravings eventually.

 

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I lost over 3 stone in two years (and have kept it off) by cutting out all the #### in between meals. 

No biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, fizzy drinks, crisps, sweetened cereal, bacon sandwiches, sausage rollls, chocolates or other snacks. 

Over the same period I upped my  intake of pilchards, sardines and (Pacific) salmon and salads and fruit. (Especially red grapefruits and freshly squeezed orange juice from actual oranges rather than cartons.)

I still eat the same evening meal as everyone else and still use butter rather than diet spreads. I haven't had sugar in drinks for over 15 years and my only breakfast cereal is weetabix.

I was neglecting the exercise somewhat (working from home doesn't help) but have addressed that now and I am very slowly losing a bit more weight. (The exercise just makes me feel better anyway and the weight is not really a big issue any more.)

I am in this for the long haul so no silly diets or 'potions'. As I said at the beginning, just cut out all the in between meals #### and eat more fruit, veg and salads.

Your tastebuds and your system will adjust after a few weeks or months and you won't get any cravings eventually.

 

 

Nice one!   :cheers:

 

I need a set routine me, because I put the weight on through taking medication, so I don't snack anyway.  I just stay the same weight normally.  But losing weight I find pretty difficult, so I'm hoping this works.   :pray:

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chebby wrote:

I lost over 3 stone in two years (and have kept it off) by cutting out all the #### in between meals. 

No biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, fizzy drinks, crisps, sweetened cereal, bacon sandwiches, sausage rollls, chocolates or other snacks. 

Over the same period I upped my  intake of pilchards, sardines and (Pacific) salmon and salads and fruit. (Especially red grapefruits and freshly squeezed orange juice from actual oranges rather than cartons.)

I still eat the same evening meal as everyone else and still use butter rather than diet spreads. I haven't had sugar in drinks for over 15 years and my only breakfast cereal is weetabix.

I was neglecting the exercise somewhat (working from home doesn't help) but have addressed that now and I am very slowly losing a bit more weight. (The exercise just makes me feel better anyway and the weight is not really a big issue any more.)

I am in this for the long haul so no silly diets or 'potions'. As I said at the beginning, just cut out all the in between meals #### and eat more fruit, veg and salads.

Your tastebuds and your system will adjust after a few weeks or months and you won't get any cravings eventually.

 

this is the best advise,problem with diets is eventually you have to end and there's a good chance you will go back to what you no.
The most successful way is to eat food you can continue to eat for the rest of your life.
I don't eat processed foods or anything with added sugar .
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I'm with Chebby on this one. I've lost over 3 stone since New Years Day by completely cutting out the rubbish between meals, eating normal healthy meals, and considerably upping the exercise I partake in.

Fancy diets are all well and good but as soon as you stop them the weight goes straight back on in my considerable experience over the years of losing and gaining weight. It's nice not to groan everytime you bend down to put your socks on Laughing

 

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I'm with Chebby on this one. I've lost over 3 stone since New Years Day by completely cutting out the rubbish between meals, eating normal healthy meals, and considerably upping the exercise I partake in.

Fancy diets are all well and good but as soon as you stop them the weight goes straight back on in my considerable experience over the years of losing and gaining weight. It's nice not to groan everytime you bend down to put your socks on Laughing

 

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Wow, nice one!  

 

 

You are allowed 3 fruits per day too but I doubt I will need them. Just had a jacket potato, salad and 2 pieces of bread and 2 sausages! Smile

I should be okay on that, shouldn't I? That is under 600 calories.

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You are allowed 3 fruits per day too but I doubt I will need them.

It's sounds a bit dodgy that a manufacturer of slimline milkshakes is 'allowing' you such a limited amount of fruit.

Fill a good sized bowl full of sliced apple, sliced strawberries, grapes, kiwi fruit, halved orange segments and banana slices (or any other fruit you fancy) then pour the juice of a freshly squeezed red grapefruit all over it. (Red grapefruit is quite sweet.)

You won't want any 'chemical shakes' after that lot! (Especially if it's a decent sized bowl.)

If you have the option, always go for real nutrients rather than the kind you get in pills or powders. All that real fruit contains no end of fibre and minerals and other vitamins (not just vitamin C) you simply don't get from a sachet.

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Better still get yourself a nutribullet. Smile

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You are allowed 3 fruits per day too but I doubt I will need them.

It's sounds a bit dodgy that a manufacturer of slimline milkshakes is 'allowing' you such a limited amount of fruit.

Fill a good sized bowl full of sliced apple, sliced strawberries, grapes, kiwi fruit, halved orange segments and banana slices (or any other fruit you fancy) then pour the juice of a freshly squeezed red grapefruit all over it. (Red grapefruit is quite sweet.)

You won't want any 'chemical shakes' after that lot! (Especially if it's a decent sized bowl.)

If you have the option, always go for real nutrients rather than the kind you get in pills or powders. All that real fruit contains no end of fibre and minerals and other vitamins (not just vitamin C) you simply don't get from a sachet.

 

:cheers:   I will try it.  With the Shakes you put a glass of milk in with it, so you get pretty full on the milk.  Any evening meal suggestions?  Remember just 600 calories.

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Better still get yourself a nutribullet. Smile

 

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Better still get yourself a nutribullit. Smile

I prefer to see the individual fruits, enjoy their different textures and tastes, rather than convert it all into some homogenized mush or goop. Whatever rocks your boat though.

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As others have said, diets don't work.

Healthy eating, that you can maintain is the best way of losing and keeping off the weight. Potatoes and bread are fine, but try to eat wholemeal bread, and most importantly, eat your carbs earlier in the day. if you can remove the carbs from your evening meal, you will lose weight, but smaller portions of carbs will make a difference.

I'm not pushing you towards a no carbs diet, as they are seriously unhealthy, but reducing carbs, and not eating them after 5pm will make a difference.

Increasing the amount you exercise will also make a difference. 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

As others have said, diets don't work.

Healthy eating, that you can maintain is the best way of losing and keeping off the weight. Potatoes and bread are fine, but try to eat wholemeal bread, and most importantly, eat your carbs earlier in the day. if you can remove the carbs from your evening meal, you will lose weight, but smaller portions of carbs will make a difference.

I'm not pushing you towards a no carbs diet, as they are seriously unhealthy, but reducing carbs, and not eating them after 5pm will make a difference.

Increasing the amount you exercise will also make a difference. 

 

:cheers:   I think I do need to adopt a more healthy diet in general too, but I may stick with the the morning shake as I quite enjoy it, and can't stand most other breakfasts apart from fried ones.  I will give it a try and try and adapt to more fruits.  No eating after 5 is a new one for me, I normally eat my tea at 6.  I will have to look into that one.

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gel wrote:

I've just started on it this lunchtime, and eager to see if it works.  Have you tried?  Do you think it works?  It's two slim fast shakes and a 600 calorie evening meal.  The shake is pretty nice and you add skimmed milk to it.  I need to lose about 2 stone I think.   :cheers:

The better option (and cheaper) is a normal diet but smaller portions and cut back on carbs. It's the carbs that piles the weight on: Eat whole wheat pasta and rice, plenty of salad and wholemeal bread, grilled fish, chicken. If you have to fry use Rapeseed or olive oil.

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