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RE: Do you think Slim Fast works?

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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. 

 

: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.

No eating carbs after 5, not no eating after 5.

Carbs really do make a difference, and we all need them as part of a healthy diet, but reducing the amount, and eating them earlier in the day will make quite a difference.

Pizzas, takeaways, fizzy drinks and booze are all no goes if you want to lose weight.

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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:

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.

I think that's 2 things I've agreed with you on in the last week.  :O

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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:

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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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.

No eating carbs after 5, not no eating after 5.

Carbs really do make a difference, and we all need them as part of a healthy diet, but reducing the amount, and eating them earlier in the day will make quite a difference.

Pizzas, takeaways, fizzy drinks and booze are all no goes if you want to lose weight.

 

:cheers:

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Vodkas good for dieting  >)

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Vodkas good for dieting  >)

My mate died of vodka in 2009 but he was on a full bottle a day.

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I have this (from Costco):

Works like Nutribullet. Every morning, I make fresh juice / smoothie using whole fruits / vegetables / greens / nuts / seeds in different combinations with a boiled egg for breakfast. Then soup or salad with roasted / grilled chicken pieces or fish for lunch, then a fruit in the evening and usual dinner (steamed fish, grilled chicken, vegetables etc.).

For you, I would suggest your usual habit of returning........pizzas, crisps and cola back to Tesco. Wink

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It will work in the sense that you'll lose weight, and perhaps quite rapidly, but you'll probably be hungry, and I think there's a strong possibility that hunger is the enemy of sustained weight loss.

 

I don't think we need any carb at all.

 

 

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I have this (from Costco):

Works like Nutribullet. Every morning, I make fresh juice / smoothie using whole fruits / vegetables / greens / nuts / seeds in different combinations with a boiled egg for breakfast. Then soup or salad with roasted / grilled chicken pieces or fish for lunch, then a fruit in the evening and usual dinner (steamed fish, grilled chicken, vegetables etc.).

For you, I would suggest your usual habit of returning........pizzas, crisps and cola back to Tesco. Wink

 

:cheers:   Some good tips there.

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It will work in the sense that you'll lose weight, and perhaps quite rapidly, but you'll probably be hungry, and I think there's a strong possibility that hunger is the enemy of sustained weight loss.

 

I don't think we need any carb at all.

 

 

 

Yep, I have been a bit hungry already!  I should add the fruit allowance.  

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I don't think we need any carb at all.

No carbs is not healthy, ask the doc.

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Not all docs would agree. They seem to do nothing for you, really. I don't think they do anything that more proteiny and fatty foods can't do better.

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Yep, I have been a bit hungry already!  I should add the fruit allowance.  

Eat a banana.

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Yep, I have been a bit hungry already!  I should add the fruit allowance.  

Eat a banana.

 

Only have apples at the moment, I will be okay, the doctor told me not to eat bananas too when I was ill! I will get some grapes and strawberries.

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