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How does slim fast work

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rockcakesrock Mon 02-Jul-18 14:12:44

I have seen the shakes but does any one know the science behind it. Does it work?

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foodiefil Mon 02-Jul-18 14:20:53

The science is you're eating less calories than you're burning so you lose weight

It's a waste of money

Look up Team RH fitness or just download My Fitness Pal and work it out yourself

rockcakesrock Mon 02-Jul-18 15:33:50

Is it supposed to blow you up so that you don’t feel hungry

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OutComeTheWolves Mon 02-Jul-18 19:58:01

I did slim fast about 6 years ago & kept the weight off (except for a post baby blip!) It pretty much works by reducing your calories. I think you'd get the same results if you drank a yazzoo milkshake for breakfast & one for lunch then had your tea.

It worked for me partially because it was so restrictive there wasn't much room to cheat, but mainly because I had a huge problem with over eating and I felt it sort of reset my appetite and made me realise I didn't need as much as I thought to feel full. Obviously I could have done this myself with calorie counting & portion control, but like I said the restrictiveness worked for me.

The most important thing I found was coming off it. I started with breakfasts & made sure I could replace my morning shake with something nutritious with a similar amount of calories then when I'd grasped that I'd did the same for my lunches. I was very aware that if I just went back to my old eating habits the weight would just go back on.

I used slimfast as a last resort and when I came off it, I vowed never to give another penny of my money to the diet industry and I'm pleased to say I've managed to stick to that.

rockcakesrock Mon 02-Jul-18 21:12:34

I have lost almost my goal of 2stone but the last few pounds are difficult. I am fine all day but am tempted to snack at night. So I thought maybe a shake at about 5 instead of dinner might fill me up.

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foodiefil Mon 02-Jul-18 21:52:24

Have a glass of milk?

rockcakesrock Fri 06-Jul-18 22:57:11

Well I have lost 3lb by replacing one meal a day with the shake. I am not sure if my loss of appetite is due to the hot weather or because the stuff tastes disgusting.

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