Slim Fast has been around for a long time now and seems to be staying pretty popular these days. We have all tried losing weight more than we would like to admit, right? So, maybe you’re thinking about trying the Slim Fast plan out for a change. Well, before you do, this is a must read review on the Slim Fast program. Slim Fast is actually a lot more than just a healthy shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch and a sensible dinner, like Slim Fast is quoted in commercials.
When I was nursing my first son, I was also trying to get back in shape. I tried healthy eating, but I craved chocolate like no body’s business! I considered Slim Fast because I found out it was basically a nutritional drink, and was completely safe for nursing motherers. Slim Fast is also said to be a good vitamin drink to take while pregnant (with out the goal of losing weight).
The problem with most diet programs is it can be too restrictive, and unsafe for nursing mothers all together, so Slim Fast seemed to be not only a good option, but one of the only options available to me. I feared I would be drinking two shakes a day and eating small dinner, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Slim Fast actually offerers so much more to their program. They actually tailor make your diet program specific to your needs. I was amazed to find out that I could eat a normal breakfast! While on the Slim fast plan, I often had pineapple and cottage cheese in the morning with a slice of whole wheat toast. I was able to have an apple with peanut butter along with my Slim Fast Shake and was encouraged to eat a wide variety of food while on the program.
Now, if you don’t know that Slim Fast offers a VERY comprehensive support system and meal planning program, than you are missing out on what Slim Fast has the offer. After you have decided to commit yourself to the Slim Fast plan, you can log onto Slim Fast’s website and create an account. There are so many benefits to becoming a member of Slim Fast’s on line community. I guess I will start with the biggest benefit of joining Slim fast – It’s completely FREE. that’s right. It costs you absolute nothing to be part of Slim Fast’s on line community. the support you get is entirely free, the meal planning that Slim fast offers is completely free, besides the products you buy – it’s all free!
When you sign up with Slim Fast you will answer a questionnaire which will best determine your plan of success. An added benefit, if you are a nursing mother, they tailor your diet completely to meet the needs of your child! You plan will include a meal plan, a break down of how many calories you will be eating daily as well as many other benefits. Slim fast will even pair you up with a support buddy, who you can e-mail anytime for motivation. Your support buddy often has a similar lifestyle and goals to your own, so you both can relate better with each other.
There are numerous success stories that pour out of the mouths of those who have used Slim Fast. For me, it’s one of the only diets I would ever consider. Slim Fast offers me the craving satisfaction of chocolate, which is a huge weakness of mine. Slim Fast let’s me eat real food, that i can buy from the grocery store and feed to my family in addition to the Slim Fast nutritional drinks and snack bars. I really like this program, and encourage you to check it out. The shakes really do taste pretty good, although it’s almost a must that they are cold because a warm Slim fast is gross – I will warn you of that!
I do have one other word of caution, and it is about Slim Fast’s most popular new line, Slim fast Optima. Slim Fast Optima contains all types of artificial sweeteners in it. Everything from splenda to nutra-sweet is in the ingredients (disguised as aspartame and sucrolose). Slim Fast Optima also includes real sugar in it, which is fine by me, but I refuse to put artificial sweeteners into my body, and I would never recommend a nursing mother even consider it. If you are going to start the Slim Fast plan, opt for the old fashioned, regular Slim Fast shakes and bars. Slim Fast is making all kinds of different Optima flavored shakes and bars, and they may be tempting, but stick with the original. The original Slim Fast uses real sugar, which is okay, as it only raises the shakes caloric amount by 40 small calories per can, and remember, this is the shake that Slim fast first introduced which gave way for its success today!