In this post, I will be reviewing the slim fast diet. Most people don’t know what it is. I was surprised at the looks and reactions I received once I brought it up in a weight loss conversations I’ve had. So I decided to write a review on it to help the uninformed individuals out there.
This is a help for me as well. I use to love these things a few years back. I haven’t heard or seen much of them lately on the tv or the internet. I want to know what they have been up to. Let’s get to it.
What Is The Slim Fast Diet?
It was started back in 1977. As a product line of the Thompson Medical Company founded in the 1940s by a guy named S. Daniel Abraham.
The Thompson Medical Company also sold the weight loss dietary supplement Dexatrim. In the late 1980s, Abraham took the brand private, and it was acquired by Unilever in 2000.
They have had 3 major eras. Those being the following.
- Original (1987-2004)
- Low Carb (2004-2009)
- Current (2009-Today)
They had a recall on their canned products due to possible bacterial contamination. Wow, and I use to drink at least 4 of these things a day man.
The company stated that it stopped the production until the cause was discovered. No further problems or issues have surfaced.
It is a dietary plan that will initially have you to replace two meals a day. The meal replacements are shakes or smoothies and nutritious bars.
You then have you to indulge in three 100-calorie snacks that will cease your hunger between meals.
Finally, you get to enjoy your favorite 500-calorie meal. You can eat up to 6 times a day with this plan very easily. It has been around for some time now.
I will say it has changed drastically over the years. I don’t really know if it was for the better or not. The last time I had one of these things. They were still making them in the little metal cans. Hope I didn’t get contaminated by the bacterial claim they had going on.
Nowadays they have these taller plastic bottles. They also have a bunch of other stuff. Like bars, mixes, and other things you can snack on. Claiming to be healthy for you and beneficial to you losing weight.
It is sold in many areas across the world.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
The headquarters is located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
What The Slim Fast Diet Claims To Do
It claims that if you follow their methods and eating strategies. That you can lose up to 1 to 2 pounds per week. How true that is. I don’t know I have never tried this plan.
I will say that I did use to drink the shakes, though. But it was way before I was concerned with my weight. I honestly was drinking them because they taste good. I would suggest that you invest in a medicine ball or a yoga mat.
Exercise will boost your results. I do know that much. There is no doubt in my mind. That if you get this and start throwing back those milkshakes with no exercise.
You will gain weight. Not a little bit but a lot. So remember to lose weight effectively. You must exercise also and eat healthily. It goes hand in hand.
What Does It Taste Like?
Well, I can only speak for the shakes. I have tried in the past.
- Vanilla – Favorite
They are all good and easy to get down. That was the case the last time I had one. Which was a few years ago I will say that they are very sweet. So watch out on how many you consume.
Especially if you have pre-diabetic or have diabetic issues. This could have an impact on your blood sugar. That is not good. I remember that’s one of the main reasons I loved them so.
It was because they claimed to healthy and to help you lose weight. But they were also so sweet.
I have visited the slim fast website. I saw a plethora of stuff they have to offer on there. I will name what I saw.
100 – Calorie Snacks
- Sour Cream & Onion Baked Crisps
- Cinnamon Bun Swirl Drizzled Crisps
- Mesquite BBQ Baked Crisps – These looked pretty good. I’m not going to lie.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Snack Bites
- S’mores Drizzled Crisps
Meal Replacement Shakes
I was telling you about these in the beginning. But they have added a new one. I might have to give it a try.
- Creamy Chocolate
- Strawberries & Cream
- Vanilla Cream
- Caramel Latte – Newly added since I last had one of these drinks.
Meal Replacement Smoothies
- Creamy Chocolate
- Vanilla Cream
Meal Replacement Bars
- Caramel Almond Sea Salt – This sounds disgusting. I’m just being honest.
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
Eat Less Pill
The have a supplement on their site you can take. I guess it helps you not crave food as much. How effective is it? I’m not sure. I haven’t even heard of this. It says to take 2 capsules 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With at least 8 Fl. oz. of water. You can find this eat less supplement at your local Publix or Meijer stores.
How Much Does The Slim Fast Diet Cost?
The Slim fast products are sold in grocery stores and drugstores. With the bump in technology nowadays you can order them online also. I have seen prices vary all over the place. It depends on how much or what it is you plan on buying.
A 30-day supply of 6 boxes of meal bars, five boxes of snack bars, and 32 milkshake mixes. Will cost you about $75 that’s not including shipping and handling.
A five pack of meal bars is about $5.00. A six-pack of snack bars is a little over $3. An eight-pack of pre-made shakes is about $10 and a carton of protein powder shake mix is about $8.
I have seen different prices all over like I said before. So I’m sure you can find cheaper or more expensive options if you dig enough for the best price.
Where To Buy Slim Fast Products
If you really want these products and don’t know where to get them I will help you out. Here are a few places you can visit and find these products right now. You also have the option to make a purchase if you like.
This is the Slim fast website itself. I’m sure anything you want to know or ask them about. You can do it here.
Amazon has everything on their site. You don’t have to think twice about a product being on amazon.
- You can also check out your local grocery and drug stores. All of these places may vary in prices. Choose what best fits your budget.
Do I Recommend The Slim Fast Diet?
I will say that. I am a bit hesitant about this one for some reason. I just don’t have that feeling about this. It seems a bit sketchy to me. I will say give it a try. About a good 90 days.
If you have positive results then stick with it. If you do not see the results you want in that timeframe. Dump it and try something else.
The constant consumption of milkshakes and sugar snack bars just can’t be healthy. I am having a hard time wrapping my finger around that claim. Not only is it not healthy for you. But that is very bad for your teeth as well. If you try this.
Do it with caution. Be sure to check yourself and health more than you would with any other dietary plan. The slim fast diet may not be what it is hyped to be.
I’m not saying that it is the worst out there. But it leaves me with many questions. If you have done this or know someone who has. Ask them how did it go. If it’s not too personal you should ask them how their body handled all of this.
There you have it. This is my review of the Slim Fast diet and what it is. This is a sub-par dietary program to me. It is much better dietary programs out there. Like the Atkins diet, weight watchers, and jenny crag’s program.
But they can get a bit costly. If you can only afford slim fast right now. Then that is understandable Another great alternative to this is apple cider vinegar. If you have the funds to do better.
Then you have a bit more wiggle room than others. The choice is ultimately up to you and in the end, it is best to do what works for you.