Right now, you may know that you want to lose weight. That’s a good first step. You may not know exactly how you want to do it. The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. It can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
There are five very important aspects to any weight loss program. If you expect to lose some unwanted pounds it is very important that you consider these five factors: Permission from doctor, portion control, calorie intake, ease and convenience to implement, and exercise. If you want a diet that incorporates all the factors mentioned above, then you may want to consider the Slim Fast diet.
By now, unless you’ve been living on a deserted island, you’ve probably seen the commercials for the Slim Fast diet. In fact, if you think hard enough, you could probably recite the slogan right now: “A healthy shake for breakfast one for lunch and a sensible dinner.”
How does the Slim Fast diet work?
The Slim Fast diet is as simple as the slogan. You drink one of their shakes or eat one of their meal replacement bars in the morning and the afternoon. For dinner, you eat a healthy, low fat, low calorie meal.
The Slim Fast diet also allows for you to have food along with your meal replacement bar or shake. However, whatever you choose to eat along with your meal replacement bar or shake must be 200 calories or lower. For example, you could have half a turkey sandwich a mini pizza or a salad, etc…
It is a known fact that if you eat 5 times a day, you will help your body to burn more fat. The Slim Fast diet also encourages you to have some healthy snacks between your meals to help your body burn fat. For example, they suggest that you have an apple, half a banana, half cup of grapes, small bowl of fruit salad, one ounce of mini-pretzels, etc…
What should you eat for dinner while on the Slim Fast diet? So long as you keep the meal balanced and at or under 500 calories you can eat it, within reason. The Slim Fast diet suggests that the calories of your meal consist of one fourth proteins, one fourth starches, one half vegetables. You should also have a tossed salad and a dish of fruit. You should drink something that doesn’t contain any calories.
Just like any other diet, if you are on the Slim Fast diet, it is suggested you also get regular exercise. For example, you can walk. The Slim Fast diet suggests that if you would like to walk you should do it daily for 30 minutes to an hour. You don’t have to walk if you don’t want to. They want you to pick an activity, any activity and do it daily. This will help you to burn more calories and lose weight quicker.
As you can see, so long as your doctor says the Slim Fast diet is okay with you, it brings a lot to the table in terms of weight loss. It covers all the bases when it comes to portion control, reduced calorie intake, ease and convenience to implement and an exercise routine.