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Does Slim Fast Really Work?

Slim-Fast is a drink mix that aims to help an individual control hunger at a longer period of time but still provide the body with the necessary carbohydrates, fats and proteins needed daily. Manufactured by Unilever, this shake mix comes in a variety of flavors so a user has options to choose from. Active ingredients include: Fat free milk, water, sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali), gum Arabic, calcium caseinate, cellulose gel, canola oil, potassium phosphate, cellulose gum, soybean lecithin, mono and dyglicerides, artificial flavor, carrageenan, maltodextrin and dextrose. It may be consumed as a replacement for a whole meal or may also be combined with fruits when prepared. Each serving of Slim Fast shake only contains between 180 to 220 calories. It is available in most drug stores and supermarkets and it may also be conveniently purchased online.

Slim Fast Reviews

Yes - Helped me
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I used Slim Fast to help me lose weight. I do believe it works, but you must incorporate exercise into it as well. I used Slim Fast to help me replace the unhealthy food and unhealthy food portion sizes I was taking in. Did it work? Yes, with exercise. After being on Slim Fast for 30 days I slowly weened myself off of it. I also found that being without the unhealthy food for 30 days, my appetite for those foods were lessened, as well as my appetite. When I ate, I found myself full on small portions. Your not starving yourself on nothing but apples everyday. I have maintained my weight loss goal going on 3 years now. It takes effort and the will power to lose weight. It has helped me get a good start on losing weight.

Miss Brandy
March 15th, 2012
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Yes - Slim Fast will work if you work
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I have used slim fast on numerous occasions especially after a hard work out. Nothing is going to stop making you eat unhealthy foods. You have to do that for yourself. But if you have a good workout plan and occasionally use it to replace a meal, I promise it will work.

April 19th, 2011
Moreno Valley, CA
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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No - Need 3 Drinks to feel full
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I have used Slim Fast several times. It is expensive. It is basically a very thick shake that isn’t very good. It did not curb my hunger. I ate the same amounts at lunchtime as I did prior to using the drink. I felt that I would need about 3 of these to actually make me feel full, in order to be able to skip a meal. Save your money and use Psyllium capsules with water to make you feel full. Lots cheaper.

January 7th, 2011
Blue Ridge, GA
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No - If you buy this, I have a bridge I can sell you...
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By now, you’ve either heard of Slim Fast, tried it yourself, or know someone, somewhere, who has tried it. Like Atkins, some swear by these canned “shakes”, while others find them a scam. I’ve used Slim Fast twice in my life and that was close to 20 years ago. Were they tasty? Some flavors more than others, yes, but even the tastier flavors still had a slightly unpleasant mouth-feel, thanks to an alternately sludgy and chalky consistency. But did they fill me up so as to make me not hungry? Um, NO. Not even close. The “trick” – unspoken, but always there, like the ‘g’ in ‘sign’ – is BELIEVING it will fill you up. That, in a nutshell, folks, is the ‘secret ingredient’ in Slim Fast: your MIND. If you REALLY and TRULY BELIEVE that a 10-ounce shake will calm any and all food cravings, well…PT Barnum was right about a sucker being born every minute. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on these shakes (and let’s face it, despite the warnings that you shouldn’t consume these for more than a week at most, I’ve yet to find ANYONE who loves them who doesn’t make them a regular part of their diet for months on end) so you can believe they’ll help you lose weight, why not save yourself a few dollars and believe, say, YOU can help you lose weight? What a revolutionary diet plan, no?

John Abramson
September 16th, 2009
Key West, FL, USA
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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