Why not get a guide for the Slim-Fast Diet?
The Slim-Fast Diet essentially relies on meal substitutes. It is addressed to people over 18 years old in good health, and neither pregnant nor breast-feeding who want to lose up to 30 pounds (13.5 kilograms). The suggested weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds a week. Once dieters have attained their objective they may maintain this new weight by substituting a meal replacement for a meal once a day. Here are some of the diet principles.
Breakfast is always a Slim-Fast meal replacement, either a shake or a meal bar. Either lunch or supper is a Slim-Fast meal replacement accompanied by a salad or vegetables. Your other meal is balanced including 120 grams of fish or 100 grams of meat; 125 milliliters (about 4 ounces) of brown rice, 250 milliliters of noodles, or a small potato; and vegetables. This meal contains about 500 calories. Drink a lot. Eat up to three nutritious snacks daily. A typical mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack may be a piece of fruit and a Slim-Fast Snack bar. Typical evening snacks are 500 milliliters of plain pop corn with 250 milliliters of skim milk, 125 milliliters of light cottage cheese with 4 crackers, or 175 milliliters of bran flakes with 250 milliliters of skim milk. Be active, the more you move around, the more calories you will burn.
You'll be eating a lot of these shakes.
An advantage of the Slim-Fast diet is its simplicity; this diet is easy to follow. The meals are easy to prepare. On the other hand many people are unhappy with liquid or “candy-bar” meals. It is easy to get tired of the Slim-Fast products.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 Breakfast: A Slim-Fast meal substitute. The mid-morning snack is a Slim-Fast snack and half a grapefruit. Lunch: A Slim-Fast meal substitute. 500 milliliters of lettuce, half a tomato, half a carrot, and one quarter bell pepper. The mid-afternoon snack is a Slim-Fast snack and an apple. Supper: Green salad. 100 grams of grilled chicken breast. 1 small potato. 6 Asparagus.
Menu 2 Breakfast: A Slim-Fast meal substitute. The mid-morning snack is a Slim-Fast snack and a banana. Lunch: A Slim-Fast meal substitute. 250 milliliters of celery, carrots, and cucumbers. The mid-afternoon snack is a Slim-Fast snack and an orange. Supper: Green salad. 100 grams of grilled lean beefsteak. 250 milliliters of noodles. 125 milliliters of broccoli.
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