Slim Fast

Posted 02/28/2012 | By HealthCorps

One of the first commercial diet plans to offer shakes (and later on, bars and other snacks), in order to help you lose weight, this company has been around for decades. Certainly having a shake for one or two meals can help to ensure they you adhere to a strict calorie count and spur significant weight loss. The challenge comes when you need to wean off the drinks and introduce food. It can become a slippery slope, with the dieter slowly blurring the lines between strict food counts and “eating just a bit more.” So may Slim-Fast dieters often find that they need to reintroduce one or two shakes to lose some of the weight that they re-gain.

The new 3-2-1 program offers 2 shakes or meal replacement bars (to replace two meals) and three 100 calorie snacks per day. You then eat one balanced meal, usually dinner. You can use recipes the plan offers to help prepare delicious calorie conscious dinners (that average 500 calories). The Slim-Fast site also offers water, activity and weight tracking tools and lots of tips. The shakes and bars are portable, making this an easy diet to do on the go.

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