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What Are The Dangers Of The Slim Fast Diet
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
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
I weigh 250lbs am 5'5" and 22yo. I'm breastfeeding and continuing to gain weight. Would it be bad to go on the slim fast diet? My doc doesn't think so
Slim fast vs juice : plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Just how fast does slim fast work? Would slim fast have to be drunk everyday to start seeing results?
Doctor recommended?: Did a physician actually recommend slim fast for you? Starvation diets do not work. In fact they often lead to rebound weight gain more than was initially lost. There is no proof that slim fast will lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. Perhaps you should discuss your diet plans with your physician. ...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,: Read the label to see what is in there. It really is food with calories and all. ...Read more
Can slim fast chocolate drinks really help you lose weight? How and how much would you lose if you excercise daily and watch what you eat?
Slimfast: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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
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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Does slim fast work to help lose weight? I always see before and after photos of people who use them in TV commercials. Are those fake results?
Often regain wt.: 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
Not safe for anyone:
I don't think Slim Fast is particularly safe for anyone because it has Splenda and Acesulfane Potassium, chemicals that I consider toxic (though not all Drs. agree) as well as ingredients from GMO corn, soy and canola oil, all best avoided. See https://tinyurl.com/y7ltl54g and https://tinyurl.com/yax8zlom
There are FAR better choices- see https://draxe.com/meal-replacement-shakes/
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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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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 #.
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
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
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
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
Can u drink slim fast while pregnant? Not wanting it for dieting i'm just hungry and it's what I have on hand at work until i get lunch. I'm 21weeks
Protein shakes: You can drink protein shakes for a snack -- but you can also be wise about the protein shake you select. Slim fast has 18 grams of sugar and only 10 grams protein/serving. There are other prepared shakes with much less sugar + more protein that would be satisfying, and keep your blood sugar more stable. One is pure protein by GNC -- 1 gram sugar and 35 grams protein. Other good ones too. ...Read more
I need to lose weight to keep my heart healthy (have bicuspid aortic valve). Are the slim-fast or Atkins dietshakes unhealthy & do they actually work?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.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. ...Read more
I do not know how much I should weigh because I am obese...And I do not know how to exercise off belly fat. I am a short 18 yr old and obese @ 185 pounds and 5'2". I have tried energy bars, v8, protein bars, slim fast, and cutting back on meals and drinki
In : In order to lose weight, your caloric intake must be less than your energy expenditure. To calculate your energy expenditure and your basal metabolic energy needs, you can go to: http://www.Health-calc.Com/diet/energy-expenditure-advanced. Using this, you should carefully track your food intake, counting the calories on the food and drink you take in daily. You can either decrease your calorie intake, or increase your energy expenditure by increasing your activity. Clearly exercise has a major impact on how much energy you expend. A nutritionist can assist you with your diet and provide some tools to count your calories. ...Read more