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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Okay for a short-term weight loss option...
on 20 March 2014
I've tried quite a few products in the Slim Fast range over the years and the mix-it-yourself shakes are still my least favourite product in the meal replacement category; the taste is okay and the texture is nice and thick, but I just think that these are the least satisfying and filling option available - I find the ready made shakes and meal-replacement bars are tastier and much more filling.
Whilst I do seem to lose the weight faster then I usually do, as you are meant to follow the Slim Fast plan while exercising, drinking plenty of water and eating other calorie controlled food, it is hard to say what weight loss is actually due to the Slim Fast products alone. The biggest result that I did see was a reduction in water retention and resulting bloat which made me feel lighter, but like I said above, as soon as you stop the meal replacement the results start to undo themselves, so your back to square one.
I've given this three stars as it is a simple plan to follow [2 meal replacements, up to 3 snacks, and 1 600 calorie meal a day], it isn't wildly expensive to try short-term, the ready-made shakes an bars both taste lovely and are filling, and I didn't suffer any ill effects. But whilst I think it is fine for following the Slim Fast plan in the run up to a holiday or special occasion, I don't think this plan is worth following long term; there are plenty of alternative plans that are easy to follow, and that won't end up as costly as the Slim Fast plan would become over prolonged periods.