Product Type: Slim Fast in Health Misc
Newest Review: ... shakes themselves are easy to make up but they do require mixing with skimmed milk which is tricky when you are out and about as the... more
~Slimfast - Loosing Weight Easily the Banana Shake Way!~
Slim Fast Banana Milkshake Powder
Member Name: newby2
Slim Fast Banana Milkshake Powder
Advantages: is really working for me and tastes nice
==Slimfast Banana Milkshake Powder==
This last month or so I have really been working hard to achieve the figure I want, especially since summer is coming up. Therefore I have taken up running (also signed up for the Race For Life) and have been doing something which I never thought I would do, the Slimfast diet. I remember a time when my Mum was doing this diet and I would scoff at her and think what a silly idea it was. How wrong could a person be. So far I have lost around a stone and it has been a very easy thing to do unlike all the other times when I have tried to watch what I have been eating and exercise more which seemed like I was getting nowhere fast.
The way that Slimfast works is very simple indeed it is not something that you need to buy tons of books or magazine for to work out a certain point system. You don't need to attend meetings once a week to paid to be weighed but you just see results each and every week if you stick to the simplicity of it. The Slimfast shakes are literally just meal replacements and you take away the food you would eat at breakfast and the food you would eat at lunch and replace it with a shake. You are allowed to have an evening meal of up to 600 calories and 3 snacks (fruit, veggies or Slimfast ones) and there you go. I have found that I don't need to snack at all and my brain has got used to the fact of having these shakes and one meal. I can't believe how easy I have found it.
The shakes themselves are easy to make up but they do require mixing with skimmed milk which is tricky when you are out and about as they can't be made up and stored for any amount of time. However the process of pouring out 250 ml of skimmed milk and adding two level scoops of the Slimfast powder to it and then shaking for 20 seconds is really simple and easy to do and it also produces a great tasting drink. The scoop required is included in each tub that is bough so you always know how much of the powder you are adding.
Not only is Slimfast helping me to loose weight but it is also helping me save my pennies as it does actually work out far cheaper to be doing this diet than eating regular food! A tub of powder which contains a total of 12 servings of shake costs £5 from Tesco and of course that will last you 6 days of shakes which when compared to breakfast and lunch foods I think this would cost a good deal more.
The shakes also contain a whole load of vitamins and minerals that perhaps I wouldn't even be getting in my diet before when I was eating regular food. There are vitamins A, D, E, C, B12 as well as Thiamin, Folic Acid and many others. The minerals include Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and another bunch too. Of course choosing a very healthy meal to have in the evenings is a key point as well. I make sure my 600 calories is made up by having an absolute ton of vegetables and a nice bit of lean meat or fresh fish. You can actually have a lot of vegetables for 600 calories and I often feel quite stuffed.
I find that the Slimfast is working for me because it has got my mind trained to saying "I have just got this shake and no more" where as before I was thinking "I can eat this and then what else can I eat". I was kind of at the point where if I eat something I would just want to keep eating till I felt bloated. Of course there is the worry of when I stop using the shakes and how I will handle maintaining my weight. I think that once I have got down to my goal weight and size that if I keep up the running and just begin to eat sensibly I can maintain the weight but not loose any more. That's the plan anyway and just to keep an eye on my weight and not put on more than a few pounds.
However I wouldn't be adverse to staying on this diet for a good while or even stopping and starting it up again when I needed to. It think the banana shakes are so tasty that I could probably live on them for the rest of my life should I have to! There is no powdery taste like I thought there would be, the shakes don't repeat on me at all, like other shakes similar to this that tasted vile and chemically and I find that I enjoy them as much as a proper full fat milk shake! The banana flavour probably wouldn't be to everyone's liking as I know that a lot of people hate the taste of fake bananas. I can't say that this shake tastes like real banana because it does have that fake banana twang to it but I don't mind that at all. The flavour can be a little strong at time but then I would just add less of the powder to make a milder shake and thus getting less calories.
The banana one doesn't differ much at all from the vanilla flavoured one in the fat and calorie content of each made up shake. Per 250 ml shake made up with skimmed milk you are looking at having 230 calories, and 2.5 grams of fat, of which only 0.4 grams is saturated. Of course when you work this out including your 600 calorie meal you are taking in a little over 1000 calories per day which is a sensible amount to do if you are dieting. Of course I was worried about ever having the Slimfast snacks as I would expect them to be nearing 100 calories each and this just adds to the days intake.
All in all though it has to be said that I am really liking the Slimfast diet and it is actually working for me. I find the shakes are very tasty and this banana one being my particular favourite. They are easy to make and the tub works out a lot cheaper than buying wither the ready to drink Slimfast shakes or indeed proper food itself! I think I shall probably continue with this diet for a good couple of months to come or until I reach my goal weight (which ever comes first) but until then it has to be said that this wonderful banana version f the Slimfast shakes get a big thumbs up from me and score a great 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend it to all trying to shed a few pounds.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A great shake
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