Slim Fast is a weight loss program that substitutes cooked meals with shakes and bars. Earlier the original Slim-Fast shakes were criticized for being too high in sugar. This was rectified by replacing sugar with the artificial sweetener Splenda. The new range of Slim-Fast products is called Optima.
Slim Fast Products
The Slim Fast offerings comprise the following:
- Optima – Shakes (Ready-to-Drink), Bars, Smoothies, and Powders
- Original – Shakes (Ready-to-Drink), Bars, Smoothies, and Powders
- High Protein – Shakes and Meal Bars
The Slim Fast Diet involves replacing two main meals with Slim-Fast products. Each day will also include one “Sensible Meal” i.e. a lean protein (such as skinless chicken breast, or fish), carbohydrate (potato, rice, or whole wheat bread), and a large serving of vegetables, and fruit/vegetable snacks.
Review of the Slim Fast Diet
There is one study that Slim Fast cite claiming that “People who followed The Slim•Fast Plan routinely to lose and manage their weight were, on average, 33 pounds thinner after a decade as compared to a matched group from the same community who did not participate in the study. (reference: Blackburn GL. et al. Obesity Research 2003;11:A103)”
Note: Fitho does not endorse this diet.Author Information