The Slim-Fast weight loss plan: Does it work?
It is a method of weight loss that replaces the dishes cooked by meal replacements: milkshakes, snacks, bars, powdered substitutes … All Slim Fast are based on the guiding principle of the manufacturer: substitute’s foods that help you lose weight.
To lose weight, the Slim Fast proposes a 4-stage approach fairly similar to the methods of other regimes emphasize portion control, eating in moderation, get regular exercise, monitoring during the regime.
According to the manufacturer of these foods, you can lose 10% of body weight during the first six months at the rate of 0.5 to 1 kilo per week.
What to eat
This program for weight loss involves eating 6 meals a day and snacks. The manufacturer of this meal replacement regime speaks of Slim Fast 3-2-1: 3 snacks, 2 milk shakes or bars, one right food (in the sense of balanced meal).
In addition to the 3 meals and snacks based meal replacements, should make a proper meal of about 500 calories. This should be based on lean proteins (such as boneless chicken breast or fish), carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, bread, etc.) and a large portion of vegetables.
For other meals you can make healthy food choices when eating away from home or even when cooking at home. It’s not about counting calories. No food is forbidden, you can always eat favorite foods. In any case, lean proteins and fruits and vegetables are to be prioritized.
A typical day…
If you were to follow this diet, so would your food day:
- Breakfast: milkshake, slice of bread with a spoonful of jam light.
Collation: 150 grams of grapes.
Food: beaten, half-baked steak sandwich (60 grams of beef, 1 slice whole wheat bread, lettuce, sliced tomato).
Collation: 1 block.
Dinner: grilled chicken and vegetables -100 grams of skinless chicken breast grilled, one baked potato with 2 tablespoons of cream without fat, 90 g of steamed broccoli with cheese 1 tablespoon parmesan – and 160 g of melon dessert.
Collation: 1 replacement bar.