Slimfast, five days in, not lost an ounce

(10 Posts)
BoffinMum Fri 12-Jun-15 16:30:59

I thought the Slimfast diet was supposed to get you losing weight fast, but I find that after 5 days on it I still weigh the same. Total calorie intake per day has been 1200-1300 against 2442 for maintenance of weight. I am baffled by this. Will I be a lard arse for life? Has this happened to anyone else?

I am bloody starving.

SoleSource Fri 12-Jun-15 17:56:12

Have your weighing scales malfunctioned? Weigh at Boots? Sticking to plan will get you results. Maybe your body is thinking hey I need to a just myself a bit and then let go of this unhealthy fat?

BoffinMum Fri 12-Jun-15 19:49:17

No, I have a spare set and I weight the same on both. I am really the same weight and I am so starving I can hardly see straight. I honestly don't know what to do for the best apart from have a proper meal and start again.

SoleSource Fri 12-Jun-15 20:02:17

Rotisserie chicken, cottage cheese, balsamic vinegar, loads of salad?
I'm doing the Cambridge diet. Not a smidgen of conventional food has passed my lips since Wednesday. As long as I drink water in between shakes I'm not hungry.

BoffinMum Fri 12-Jun-15 23:22:59

Well I cracked and had some WW tomato soup, two pieces of toast, 2oz cheese, and some crackers. Felt like a new woman and I could finally poo. I think my metabolism had slowed down to something glacial.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 12-Jun-15 23:44:09

I'm not at all sure metabolism slows down like that - sounds more like your digestive tract had. Aren't you supposed to have a proper meal if you do slim fast? Make sure it includes lots of green veg, that'll help fill you up but move things along.

whatdoesittake48 Fri 12-Jun-15 23:57:09

Slim fast is high in sugar. Equals insulin response equals no weight loss. Cut sugar a nd white carbs for quick weight loss.

MarchLikeAnAnt Sat 13-Jun-15 00:02:37

Try 'slim&save', it has the same results as the Cambridge diet but is cheaper and you have meals as well as shakes. ( all are low carb and high protein).

BoffinMum Sat 13-Jun-15 14:18:15

I did find the slim fast stuff really sweet - I don't normally eat much processed food so I am not used to it at all.

Today I have been eating along the lines of Weight Watchers core foods and had skimmed milk porridge, then an apple and skinny cappuccino mid-morning, then gazpacho, pumpkin ravioli, salad, prosciutto, and a peach for lunch. I feel pretty OK on this and not dizzy any more.

I was eating masses of raw fruit and veg and drank litres of water while having the slimfast shakes but everything literally just stopped working.

simplydevine05 Sun 28-Jun-15 21:22:00

I did slim fast for around four weeks and lost nothing. I was constantly hungry. Some of the bars gave me a dodgy tummy and I got sick of sweet stuff. I now calorie count using my fitness pal and have lost 20lbs in 3 months. I think slim fast is a waste of money.

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