Give us a week, we will take off the weight. That slogan brought a lot of attention in the 1990s to Slim-Fast shakes a line of weight-loss and bars. By replacing two meals a day with a Slim-Fast product and eat a “sensible dinner” products “manufacturers says dieters can lose a significant amount of weight
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Slim-Fast was introduced in 1977 by Thompson Medical Company, which had previously produced Slim-Mint Gum and Dexatrim diet pills. At the time, Slim-Fast a powdered formula mixed with low-fat milk. The original diet was a 1,200-calorie-per-day diet with two shakes and a sensible dinner. However, Slim-Fast withdrawn from the market after 60 people died after following a similar 300-calorie-per-day diet promoted by a competitor.
Slim-Fast was reintroduced in the mid-1980s. In 1988 the company signed Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda as spokesman and promised a $ 20,000 donation to his favorite charity if he stuck with Slim-Fast diet. As a result lost Lasorda almost 30 pounds and manufacturer donated the funds to build a new convent for the nuns in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has continued with celebrity endorsers ago. Slim-Fast was spun off from Thompson Medical in 1990 and was acquired by Unilever Group in 2000. It reported $ 28 million in revenue in 1999
According to Slim-Fast website, there are five types of products available:
Optima shakes, powders, meal and snack bars, which controls hunger. These have less sugar than the original product.
High-Protein shakes, meal and snack bars and powder with vitamin B complex to boost your metabolism
Easy to Digest shakes for those who are lactose or gluten-sensitive
Lower carbohydrate shake and snack bars with 6 g of total carbohydrates
Original Slim-Fast shakes and meal bars
Each of these products are available in a variety of flavors. Most major supermarkets carry items and individual portions can often be found at convenience stores.
The Slim-Fast website has lots of activities and tools to create a personalized diet plan. In general, dieters are encouraged to “replace, combine, eat and snack.” For example, replacing a regular breakfast with a Slim-Fast shake, combine a shake or meal bar with a sandwich for lunch, eat a 500-calorie “sensible “dinner and eat fruit, vegetables or Slim-Fast product as a snack.
According to Slim-Fast website, users have lost up to 18 kg. seven months and kept it off by continuing to use a Slim-Fast product daily instead of a meal and continue to exercise regularly and eat sensibly.
Some who have used Slim-Fast products do indeed lose weight quickly, but stop the program for a week because of the monotony of a shake diet. Weight-Loss Center. net’s assessment noted that the sugar content of products can result in a “sugar crash” at midday. It also noted that the products can be expensive if you buy it in large quantities.
No major health hazard has been linked to Slim-Fast products when used as directed, according to diet. com.