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Can I Have Slim Fast Shakes With Ibs
Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more
What is good for weight loss... I'm currently taking slim fast shakes and eating no meat for 3 weeks now. Is this safe to do?
It is safe: But what you really need is a well-designed program of diet restriction, education, exercise and weight reduction that you can follow for the rest of your life. Check w/your physician and a good registered dietitian rather than relying on commercial products. Real food is cheaper and healthier. ...Read more
Does drinking Herbalife milkshakes or slim fast milk shakes help me to reduce weight fast. Is their any side effects for that?
Herbalife: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Hi doc. I have a question. Can the slim fast shake make u fat because it have a lot of calories (200) in it
Hi doc, today I bought the slim fast shake (the red one)and I would like to know how much I can drink per day. Have a good day ☺?
You decide: You get to choose how many calories you consume. ...Read more
Meal replacements: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Diet not safe: Its not a good idea to diet while breastfeeding. The baby on its own will be taking in anywhere from an additional 500-1000 calories a day. If your intake is suboptimal, it could affect your infant nutrition, growth and developent. The first year of infant life is too important for brain development to have you diet while breast feeding. ...Read more
I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?
Bariatric specialist: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Yes, but..: Slim fast has horrible ingredients, and I would not feed it to my dog if I had one. From their website, they list Hydrogenated soybean oil, High Fructose Corn syrup, etc. Soybean oil will make you fat, and so will high fructose corn syrup. I have lots more to say, but 400 words is not enough. Suffice to say, stay away from Slim Fast! Eat whole foods instead. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes taking Metformin and drinking Slim Fast is fine. I know there are a variety of Slim Fast drinks out there and their nutritional facts vary, but in general they tend to be low in carbohydrates and sugar. Metformin tends to cause GI / stomach issues though so taking it with food might be better to avoid those unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Slim fast vs juice: Plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Actually good: Since fatty meals will make the side effects of orlistat worse (abd pain/cramp, fatty stool, flatulence, nausea/vomittinf), slim fast is quite slim and thus will be better than a double mac with cheese! Xenical really works by teaching how to eat--less fatty/greasy foods. If trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy Thursday. I can't eat all day tomorrow. Can I drink slim fast for some calories?
The purpose of limiting diet prior to colonoscopy is to have a relatively clean bowel when the scope is passed for visualization of the bowel lining. Solid foods should be eliminated but liquids should be used to prevent dehydration. On the preceding day oral GOLYTLY is taken and in many instances a Fleets enema is also used.
No problem in using Slim Fast ...Read more
No sign of ovulation in 6 mo. Started slim fast. 2 days after starting, lots of clear mucus! Cld that b from starting the slim fast? I'm not over #.
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