Product Type: Slim Fast in Health Misc
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Slim Fast Summer Strawberry Milkshake Powder
Member Name: SoadFan
Slim Fast Summer Strawberry Milkshake Powder
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: Not suitable in the long term
~Slim Fast ~ slim your purse and your body at the same time!~
I have in the past tried some of the Slim Fast products including the Strawberry flavoured drink which I found had a strong, synthetic, yet not unpalatable taste. I tried Slim Fast strawberry as it is well known, easy to source and seemed like a helpful option at the time. Whilst I feel that these types of slimming/ diet aids can and do work for many people, I am of the opinion that they are not something to be used on a regular basis, as they are not really something that most people would want to consume as part of their regular daily diet.
The Strawberry flavoured drink is strongly flavoured in my opinion and has a reasonably thick consistency making it similar to a non diet milk shake type drink, meaning that if you like milk shakes the Slim Fast strawberry drink might be an option. Slim Fast drinks can be bought in a number of varieties and size options, with the strawberry flavour being available as both a powder type mix that you prepare yourself and as a ready to drink single use product. The powder mixes seem to offer best value for money in my opinion.
The ready to drink bottles are easy to use when out and about, as they are mixed and ready to use, however they are more expensive to buy in the long run than the powder mixes. Each 325ml bottle contains 220 calories and can be used as part of the 3 2 1 weight loss regime that allows you to pick up to 2 meals a day, 3 snacks, 2 Slim Fast meals and 1 so called sensible meal. This can and does make dieting rather expensive and in my opinion this money may be better spent later on, on a new wardrobe of clothes after following a more healthy eating plan that may have sometimes included these Slim Fast drinks, for ease and convenience.
I found that when using this type of product it is best to limit the intake of these drinks to just one per day for the first few days of a new weight loss regime, rather than rely on the drinks over the course of a number of weeks or months. The reason I say this is that I feel using Slim Fast drinks can mean that when you return to a normal diet, the weight simply piles back on as you are not re-educating yourself to eat more healthily, you are simply opting for the perceived quick fix method of losing weight. I find that counting calories and mixing food groups means you can eat healthier meals and have larger portions yet remain under your daily calorie limit and still successfully drop some weight....and more importantly keep the weight off!
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The concept of the Slim Fast drink does appear helpful as a boost at the beginning of a diet, if used as directed and I am certain that in the short term this plan and these particular drinks can and do aid weight loss to a certain degree, however they are not a long term fix and do not re-educate people or help them towards a healthier diet for the longer term. I would say that as an occasional thing there is no reason why these drinks may not be of use, but I would not want to use them as part of my regular eating plan.
The flavour of this particular drink is strong and synthetic yet not unpleasant in my opinion. My rating for the product is 3 stars, as I feel that there are better ways to stay slim, although this product can give you a little boost at the beginning of a new weight loss regime. The cost of a single ready mix drink is around £1 and the powder mixes that come as a 438g tub can be bought for around £4 in some well known supermarkets, although they can cost a little more at £6 plus. The powder mixes offer best value in my opinion.
Summary: A product to use with care
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