Product Type: Slim Fast in Health Misc
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Chocolatey Milkshake For Dieters
Slim Fast Shake
Member Name: rufusdog
Slim Fast Shake
Advantages: Tastes nice, good if you want a fast weight loss boost
Disadvantages: Do not fill you up like a proper meal would
I have been on a diet for a few months now and am losing weight gradually, my aim is for 1lb a week and I have been managing this fine. Before I went on my diet I used to love chocolate milkshake, although I wouldn't be drinking it everyday, just for a treat if we were out but I hadn't had one since I started my diet. We were in Asda the other day and I saw these Slim Fast shakes that were on offer so I decided to buy some in. They were 4 for £5 (they are normally £1.55 each) so still quite expensive but they are supposed to be a meal replacement and not just a drink so the idea was that if we were going out I could take one with me so I could have this as my lunch instead of buying something.
I have been doing a calorie counting diet using an online food diary and I have been going on religiously putting in what I have eaten for each meal plus a small snack in the afternoon and I have been keeping under 1600 calories a day from all meals. My breakfast is roughly 170 calories, my lunch 450, afternoon snack about 170 and the rest goes on my main meal (if I have some left over I just leave them). So when I looked at the calories for one of these shakes I saw that it only has 220 calories in it, this is for the whole bottle which contains 325ml of shake so it is quite a bit less than I would normally be having for my lunch but thought fine, it might help me move the weight a bit quicker.
I kept the shakes in the fridge ready to use and the other day I was going round to see a relative for lunch and told her I would bring mine with me so took my shake round. She found me a glass and I poured it out. It did look nice in the glass, it looked quite thick and creamy and had a nice texture to it. I took a sip and it wasn't too bad, it had a nice chocolatey taste too it, but I could sort of tell it wasn't going to be very filling and sitting watching her tuck into a nice cheese sandwich with some salad was making me feel hungry but I persevered and drank my shake. I stayed round her house for about 4 hours in total and I must say, by the time I was leaving to come home I was already feeling hungry again. I would normally have a snack in the afternoon anyway but even after the snack I was still hungry so I ended up having my dinner an hour earlier than normal.
Would I use them again? Well I have three more in the fridge so yes I will use them up, it was quite nice having a nice cold chocolate milkshake but I think I will keep them and use them as my afternoon snack if I have had a lighter lunch than normal or if I know I have a low calorie dinner to have in the evening. I don't think I could use these to replace my meals completely even if only for a short period. The recommendation is to replace two meals with them and then have a proper dinner in the evening but i reckon I would be really hungry all day and then it would make me more likely to sabotage my own diet and grab something to eat that I shouldn't be having. I much prefer my own way of doing it with counting the calories. I can have a proper meal lunchtime which will fill me up for much longer and I am still losing weight (1 and half stones gone since beginning of May).
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