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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Drink Slim Fast With Thyroid Trouble

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Dr. William Singer
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Hi doc, i would like to know when is the best time to drink slim fast shake?

Hi doc, i would like to know when is the best time to drink slim fast shake?

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I have a colonoscopy Thursday. I can't eat all day tomorrow. Can I drink slim fast for some calories?

I have a colonoscopy Thursday. I can't eat all day tomorrow. Can I drink slim fast for some calories?

Yes: 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

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Can you drink slim fast with kidney diease?

Can you drink slim fast with kidney diease?

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

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Can u take metformin and drink slim fast?

Can u take metformin and drink slim fast?

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

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What can drinking foul smelling milk do to you? I drink slim fast everyday in the same bottle I don't always fully wash not sure its that or the milk

What can drinking foul smelling milk do to you? I drink slim fast everyday in the same bottle I don't always fully wash not sure its that or the milk

Usually nausea: I see you have the component of OCD involved so you are likely to worry more than others. Foul smelling milk is usually spoiled, if it hasn't caused you stomach upset, that's fortunate. It would unlikely result in any serious harm. Smell the milk separately to figure out the source. When in doubt, you can replace the bottle you mix it in. Otherwise wash with good soap/water and smell the bottle. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Isis the slim fast diet safe while breastfeeding?

Isis the slim fast diet safe while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it safe to take orlistat (xenical) while on slim fast meal replacments?

Is it safe to take orlistat (xenical) while on slim fast meal replacments?

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

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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?

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

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Are slim fast shakes a good source of nutrition to lose weight?

Are slim fast shakes a good source of nutrition to lose weight?

Slim Fast: Slim fast is fairly high in sugar (18g/serving) and low in protein (10g). Plus it has other additives in it that may or may not agree with your system. http://tinyurl.com/n4reuma for a healthful protein shake, you can do a lot better. ...Read more

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What is the difference between slim fast diet and juice plus diet?

What is the difference between slim fast diet and juice plus diet?

Slim fast vs juice : plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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On a slim fast type diet and I feel woozy between shakes, what should I do?

On a slim fast type diet and I feel woozy between shakes, what should I do?

High protein diet: Most likely you are having some hypoglycemia si you should try a small fruit like an apple or a small banana and that should resolve the problem , also make sure you hydrate well when you are on high protein diet. ...Read more

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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 #.

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 #.

Well: If you are using slim fast and were not over weight, if you are all muscle and do not have enough body fat it will inhibit ovulation . You don't give much information about your height, weight and exercise but it is not a direct side effect of slim fast. ...Read more

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Great garcinia cambogia slim fast, what is this?

Agree w Dr. Rahimi: garcinia cambogia - no well documented scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Do you know which is better slim fast or juice plus?

Do you know which is better slim fast or juice plus?

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