what to eat while drinking slim fast?
Topic: what to eat while drinking slim fast?
July 19, 2019 / By Darrin Question:
ok im about to start drinking slim fast, but i dont want to eat the Slim Fast meals cause i cant force them down my throat lol (horrible taste) So what are good and healthy things to eat on ym diet while drinking Slim fast?
kk i didnt mean meal, what i meant was for the light snacks u are suppose to eat in between
Best Answers: what to eat while drinking slim fast?
Bailey | 1 day ago
I have to say that I'm not crazy about the whole diet shake idea replacing a meal.
However, IF you are using Slim Fast as a meal substitute 2x a day, make sure your sensible dinner is a complete meal. High in protein, whole grains, vegetables and moderate on good fats (avacado, olive oil, nuts.) Avoid white bread, sugars and processed foods. The less processed the food, the more nutrients your body can use.
Example: Poached tuna, brown rice, roasted broccoli and baked pears w/brown sugar
If you can't cook or don't care to cook, shop at a market like Whole Foods where you can buy prepared food that is made from healthy and whole ingredients.
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Originally Answered: How does your body know if you are eating or drinking say Slim Fast vs. just taking Vitamins/minerals?
Very generally, your body consumes either glucose (sugar), proteins, or fat. Minerals and vitamins enter your body, gets broken down and are used in the consumption process, basically assist the consumption process. Slim Fast should not be replacing your water intake really... because only water is water.
Also, slim fast does not have everything you need, it doesn't have fiber, for one (it helps with constipation and digestion). Plus it has a lot of chemicals in it that you probably don't want in your body (any bad chemicals entering your body needs to be broken down into harmless entities, more work for your liver, increases your risk of cancer).
Even vitamin pills aren't the best solution because your body cannot easily absorb its contents as it would in natural food (ie, iron pills, or just a piece of meat, your body can absorb the iron in the meat easier).
So the answer is, is there are a difference in slim fast and vitamins? Not really. Is there a difference in the above and real food, definitely.
I'm not a fan of slimfast. I would prefer to praise weight watchers to slimfast; but no matter the case, the basics of what to eat would be the same:
Anything that is lean and sensible. Remember to watch your portions. Fruits, veggies (fresh/steamed) so of course salad, grilled chicken (w/o the skin), yogurt, nutrigrain bars, and if you want fast food Subway is great.
It's also finding healthier alternatives to what we already eat. Instead of white rice eat brown rice, instead of white bread get wheat or multigrain bread, it's small things like that.
Oh and if you like pasta or any noodle dish, there is this tofu noodle that is out called Shirataki noodles. You can find it in a select few Asian markets, but Japanese stores definitely have them. It comes in 2 forms: regular and fettuccine. It is high in fiber and really low in carbs (3 grams of carbs per serving!). It tastes good! Add pesto or whatever sauce, or make a nice soup ouy of them, and you have a healthy and tasty meal.
Hope this helps!
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slim fast twice a day with a light snack inbetween am and noon drinks. for dinner try weight watchers frozen entree's. smart balance also has some pretty good frozen dinners as well.
me? watch total caloric intake. no more than 1200 calories a day and walking/riding a bike or swimming helps you burn.
watch your sugar intake-they are empty calories. try stevia instead of the fake sugars that will make you crave the carbs that turn into sugar.
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Just skip the Slim Fast (which is basically sugar water) and drink a class of low-fat milk-- it has more vitamins and minerals and is much healthier.
Eat meats, fish, chicken, vegetables, and complex carbs.
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Originally Answered: How do i get slim fast?
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"Your body needs a certain amount of calories each day to maintain performance of normal activities, such as walking, breathing, sleeping, and thinking. Depending on your size, your body will require a different amount of calories each day.
On the flip side, if you eat too few calories your body will think its starving. This phenomenon goes back to the days of the caveman, when cave people weren’t really sure when or where they would find their next meal. The body learned to store excess calories as fat for future use. Well, we no longer live like that as we, fortunately and unfortunately, have unlimited access to food thanks to modern conveniences. What this means is, if you’re not eating enough calories your body will store the calories it does get as fat rather than trying to burn those calories. That sounds counterproductive, and it is. That’s why it’s important to feed your body regularly with the right amount of calories from the right sources.
One pound of fat equals about 3500 calories of stored energy. To lose weight you need to eat fewer calories each day or get your butt to the gym and burn off those calories. It’s that easy - you don’t need to be a mathematician to lose weight, you just need to start taking a look at some of your daily habits. Losing weight could mean shaving an extra 250-500 calories off your daily intake. Start your morning with a tall latte? Just one Vanilla Latte could pack an extra 250+ calories onto your daily caloric intake. By simply substituting your latte with regular coffee or green tea you could reduce your caloric intake substantially. If you want to try more exercise, calorie-burning activities such as walking to work, going for a jog with a friend, or taking the kids on a bike ride are all fun and easy ways to increase your daily activity level.
It is also important to remember that you need to eat the right calories from the right sources to lose weight and to maintain your weight loss. A meal of jelly beans and ding dongs that equals your daily caloric needs will not help you lose weight because these types of food are not nutrient sources that your body can use efficiently.
Eating right is a vital component of any weight loss plan, but it's also very important to ensure that you get enough exercise. Combine aerobic exercise activities (also know as cardio) like walking, jogging or cycling with weight training (it doesn't have to be anything too intense, but it helps a lot to lift some weights) to maximize your weight loss."
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I really hope this helps, the fact that you're looking for help is a great start!
Good luck :)