Frequent Asked Questions
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Yes, of course you can still drink tea and coffee while you are on the SlimFast Plan, you just need to consider the amount of calories and deduct them from your snack allowance or main meal. When you make tea or coffee at home, there is usually very little calorie content especially if you only add skimmed milk and have a zero-calorie sweetener instead of sugar. As a guide, a cup of tea or instant coffee with skimmed milk and sweetener is about 25 calories. Fruit or Green teas are a delicious way to enjoy a hot drink and are only around 5 calories per cup.
Beware of milky coffees from your favorite coffee shop. A skinny cappuccino could be around 100 calories or more especially if it is made with semi-skimmed milk. You can still enjoy these on the SlimFast Plan, you just need to swap one milky coffee for one of your snacks.
You could use a natural plain nonfat Greek yogurt with our shakes, but you will need to eat about 4 oz of yogurt with the SlimFast Smoothie Powder to get 20 g of protein in your meal. Try mixing it with a zero-calorie sweetener for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Serve them chilled but not that chilled! We wouldn’t recommend that any of our SlimFast products are frozen as this could lead to a quality deterioration of the product and also destroy some of the vitamins which are present in the product.
Keep them chilled for best results. Our shakes taste at their best when shaken and served cold. It is fine to drink them at room temperature but we wouldn’t recommend heating them as this may destroy some of the vitamins in each product as they are heat sensitive.
SlimFast Original and SlimFast Advanced products do not currently contain any added caffeine or appetite suppressants. There is some caffeine naturally present in the Chocolate, and Coffee flavors, but no more than you would get in a bar of chocolate or a cup of coffee.
No, you won’t gain extra weight. The SlimFast plan is clinically proven for you to lose weight and keep it off. The idea of “dieting makes you fat” has long been disproved. To maintain weight loss we recommend you follow our maintenance plan and continue to replace one meal a day with a SlimFast shake or bar and eat sensibly for the remaining two meals, including 1-2 100-calorie snacks or other low-fat snacks in your daily diet.
Keep up the exercise too, research shows that people who include physical activity in their daily routine are more likely to keep the weight off. Choose an activity you enjoy and have some fun! Weigh yourself weekly and if you gain a few pounds, get back on our Plan and watch the weight disappear.
Stick to our maintenance plan and you’ll have no problem keeping off any unwanted extra pounds. Replace one meal a day with a SlimFast shake or bar, and eat sensibly for the remaining two meals, include 1-2 of our 100-Calories Snacks or other low-fat snacks into your daily diet as well.
Keep up the exercise too, research shows that people who include physical activity in their daily routine are more likely to keep the weight off. Chose an activity you enjoy and have some fun! Weigh yourself regularly and if you gain a few pounds, get back on our Plan and watch them disappear.
We know it’s disheartening when you’ve got your sights set on a target, you’re sticking to your plan and the weight won’t change. There are lots of factors which influence weight loss which have nothing to do with fat loss, everyone is different. But if you don’t lose anything for a week or 2 try not to start worrying. Most of the time it is your body adjusting to the weight loss plan. Often the body retains water but still loses fat. Have you tried measuring yourself to see if the inches are still coming off, even though the weight isn’t? Exercise can get things moving quicker too. So keep the faith and keep at it!
The SlimFast Plan is clinically proven to give a weight loss of between 1-2lbs a week. On average the Plan gives you 1200 calories per day for women and 1600 calories per day for men. An average woman usually consumes around 2000 calories a day. To give a 1lb weight loss a week, you need to consume 500 calories less a day on average. Exercise is also a great way to burn off extra calories.
Yes, but you will lose weight faster without it. There are extra calories in alcohol. On The SlimFast Plan, in fact we do have some cocktail recipes. (LINK) Remember, like all foods, alcohol contributes to your daily quota of energy (each gram of alcohol contains 7 calories), so drinking too much can lead to weight gain. Alcohol isn’t that nutritious either, so don’t replace meals with it – if you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, use up part of your snack allowance to do it, and only have a small glass, rather than replacing important nutrients.
Research shows that people who include physical activity into their weight-loss plan are more likely to keep the weight off than people who only change their diet. Exercise helps you feel and look better. It doesn’t have to mean spending 3 hours in the gym every day, walking is acknowledged by experts to be one of the best, most effective exercises. We recommend 30 minutes of light exercise each day.
Just remember, do something you enjoy and build the exercise up slowly. If you’re new to exercise start gently with a 15-20 minute walk three times a week to build your stamina up. Swimming, bike riding, and even dancing are also great forms of exercise. Most importantly make sure it’s something you enjoy, that way you’re more likely to stick to it. Check with your doctor before starting any type of exercise program.
Yes. Lose weight like a man with The SlimFast Plan. Here’s the good news for you men… you generally need more calories than women, so we recommend to increase your evening meal to 800 calories rather than 500 calories. For recipe ideas check our healthy meal options.
At SlimFast we always advise those with medical conditions or those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, to always speak to their doctor or medical professional before starting a weight loss program.
Fast, easy, delicious and clinically proven to work, the SlimFast Plan has been designed to give you the right amount of calories with products that satisfy your cravings to help you lose weight fast and keep it off.
You can satisfy your hunger with 3 of our tasty 100 Calorie Snack products per day, enjoy 2 of our delicious meal replacement shakes or bars, and savor one sensible 600 calorie meal (800 calories for men). A satisfying combination that gives you around 1200-1400 calories per day. The average woman consumes at least 2000 calories a day and in fact even some common fast food meals can be well over 2000 calories.