Diet aids such as slim shakes have come a long way since they first came out as they were a thick chalky powder you added to milk or water in replacement of a meal. Since the early days thankfully there has been a huge taste change to the drinks which indeed helps if you plan to be on this type of diet for any length of time it is a must that it is palatable or this diet is doomed from the start.
Whether the shake is Slim Fast, Opti Fast, and Celebrity Slim, Tony Ferguson to name but a few there are countless testimonies from people who have been able to return to their goal weight and they put this down to the success that they have had with either of calorie controlled shakes. When using either the strawberry, chocolate or vanilla shakes this helps in 2 ways not only the obvious by having you lose weight by following their plan closely but the sweetness of the drinks helps satisfy the chocolate urge and this alone will keep you on the diet and not give in to those chockies.
When it comes to losing weight especially a lot of weight the plans have changed considerably from the earlier days when the drinks were just there to strip the weight off and when you got to the half way point only then were health and wellness plans were added in but now a days the manufacturers of the shakes have change the focus and incorporated both health and wellness plans from the moment you start on the milkshakes.
The most significant change that I noticed is not only the shake flavours you get a choice from you are now able to have variety to suit the various needs of the consumer by not only choosing shakes but for convenience able to have the snack bars as the meal replacement. This suits many people on the run or not able to get to a kitchen to prepare the snacks and as they say variety is the spice of life.
The secret ingredient of any diet is to follow it closely and don’t divert from what is recommended. The meal replacements are a tool to help you win the weight war but this should be in conjunction with keeping a food and exercise diary along with your chest waist and hip measurements as this will keep you honest and on track and when times it is not showing on the scales the measurements will encourage you to keep going.
With the allowance of vegetables don’t just get an eye for the amount measure this out. Keep drinking water it is filler and your body craves the water to be kept hydrated and for the stools to be kept soft to pass without enough water you will get constipated. And the biggie of the day is that you must do some form of exercise. I know your rolling your eyes by now but it will definitely aid your weight loss and tone you at the same time. If you start with baby steps first and manage 10-15 minutes and daily add another 5 mins. Walking is excellent form of exercise, it is cheap and anyone can do it.