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Thread: How long are you all following Slim Fast for?

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    How long are you all following Slim Fast for?

    Hi guys,

    I'm new to posting on Mini Mins although have looked at various boards over the years.

    I've done Slim Fast a few times, both a few years ago when I was bigger and a couple of times in the past couple of years, so I'm familiar with the plan and how it works.

    The question I have is - how long can you sustain following the plan? I ask because I have no problems for normally 5-6 days, and then I start to feel exhausted and wobbly, and have to take a "day off". When I was bigger this was about 10 days ish, but I've only 10lb to lose at the moment and I've done 5 full days then felt so exhausted this morning I had to eat to feel like I could function.

    I enjoy the diet, it fits in well with my lifestyle and I get good results, and I'm doing it properly - shake for breakfast, snack, meal bar for lunch, snack, 600 cal meal and normally another snack. I'm doing 30 mins of moderate exercise a day burning only about 200 cal, and spend my day sat at a desk so I'm not burning masses of calories.

    So, bit of a long post just to ask that pretty simple question, but would welcome your thoughts!

    Thanks,
    Hannah
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    Diet: Calorie Counting
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    Start Date: 31/04/2014
    Start Weight: 26st9lb
    Current Weight: 21st7lb
    Goal Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Date: as long as it takes


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 55.1
    Current BMI: 44.4
    Goal BMI: 27.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 5st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st0lb
    % Lost 19.3%
    I'm honestly not sure how long I'll last

    Today is the first day and I'm hoping to stretch the tins out to 14 meals rather than the 12 (purely because the first one I had this morning (Strawberry) although lovely it was veryvery sweet. Just had my dinner one almost half an hour ago and only put one and a half in instead of 2 so found that was a bit better

    I bought 8 tins from Amazon (one each flavour and doubled up on a couple that I thought i'd like the most) so that's 8 weeks if all goes to plan. Also bought 12 ready mix shakes from superdrug (as well as assorted snacks) with their 3 for 2 and half price offer so that's another 3 days.

    I guess I'll start to consider my options 6 weeks in and see if it's really working for me I'll take a xenical tab with my evening meal and hopefully together they'll work perfectly!

    Welcome to the board - I'm a n00b too I've got a lot of weight to lose but find I struggle gaining an appetite and actually eating three meals, I usually don't eat much until my evening meal and then end up hungry 10pmish again. Hopefully this will stop it. Good luck to you
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    I am planning to do it during the week primarily and then try to eat healthily at weekends.

    One of my major downfalls is that my husband enjoys cooking and therefore prepares most meals. However, he loves carbs and hates vegetables, and although he has said he will happily prepare me whatever, it is really tough having those lovely rices and potatoes staring at me while I eat my veg bag. Not least because, since he doesn't eat them, he isn't clear on how to cook them properly and so adds no salt or flavouring - they are just steam microwaved!

    So, I have 18 cafe latte bottles to have for breakfast, then I have a vegetastic lunch (with cottage cheese/tuna) or something from our local sushi place which counts calories - then when I come home I have a choc or strawberry shake and the choc snack. Somehow I feel better specifically not having the proper food in the evening - and I have never been a fan of the "full dinner" approach, I'm just not that hungry in the evenings!

    Plan is to do this all through April and evaluate with the GP at that point.
    I can and I will - WATCH ME!

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    Goal Weight: 13st7lb
    Goal Date: as long as it takes


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 55.1
    Current BMI: 44.4
    Goal BMI: 27.9


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    Total Weight Loss: 5st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 8st0lb
    % Lost 19.3%
    Oh love, I'm with you too! I'm mums carer and have to cook/prepare her meals. It's killing me I do batch cook though so they're not full of preservatives and crap x Good luck to both xx
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    It's a lot easier to sustain when you have at least one off day. I see my partner at weekends and will join in on some of the eating but have smaller portions than I used to. Am going this time to maintain plan over 6 weeks in time to lose enough to look good for my 28th birthday and the dress I spent silly money on buying and currently does not fit!

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    Diet: slimmingworld
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    Start Date: 15th february 2012
    Start Weight: 14st10lb
    Current Weight: 12st2lb
    Goal Weight: 11st7lb
    Goal Date: 25 december 2012


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.3
    Current BMI: 28.3
    Goal BMI: 26.8


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st9lb
    % Lost 17.48%

    It's hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by mellymoo1986 View Post
    It's a lot easier to sustain when you have at least one off day. I see my partner at weekends and will join in on some of the eating but have smaller portions than I used to. Am going this time to maintain plan over 6 weeks in time to lose enough to look good for my 28th birthday and the dress I spent silly money on buying and currently does not fit!
    Hiya, I only started on S F on Thursday after gaining 10lb of the weight I had lost following Tesco diet. I have only bought 3 tins of the powder and 3 bottles of ready made. I have only tried the ready mix banana one and I didn't think it was as good as the powder. I have enough SF to last 3 weeks so I will have to see what happens. Lol

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    I'm starting tomorrow and hoping to do the diet until my friends wedding the end of June. If i'm doing well i'm hoping to carry on though as i'm going to Florida in October for 3 weeks and i really want to look and feel better in myself.
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    Diet: Slimming World Green and Extra Easy/ occasional calorie counting on MFP/ORLISTAT
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 4th January 2014.
    Start Weight: 17st7lb
    Current Weight: 15st2lb
    Goal Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Date: as soon as possible please!


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 39.5
    Current BMI: 34.2
    Goal BMI: 25.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st5lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st12lb
    % Lost 13.47%
    Im thinking of starting i have 6 weeks until i go for a holiday and would like to have lost 1 stone x

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    Hey i did it for 5 months then calorie counting after that to loose three stone . If i was having a cheat day i replace on shake with 230 cal dinner which i did most for last couple months

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    Hi, I just started slim fast yesterday. I've never done this before. I weigh 10'1" and really want to lose just over a stone. How long do you think it will take? X

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    I started 2 days ago I've done it before for short bursts of 3 months but I want to do it longer this time around. That was before I had kids so don't know if I will loose it so fast this time around! I hope I do. I'm not sure how long you can do it for I should imagine as long as you don't feel ill i think the shakes are a light balanced meal. I agree it's hard I have to cook for my kids and then my husband. I also have a 11 month old baby to make all food for and grandparents that insist on giving them chocolate!! Ooof lol!!

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    Current Weight: 6st6lb
    Goal Weight: 5st5lb
    Goal Date: August


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    Start BMI: 13.6
    Current BMI: 13.6
    Goal BMI: 11.4


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    Weight to Lose: 1st1lb
    % Lost 0%
    Hey guyz

    I will start SF tomorrow!!! I am 5ft8 and 90kg..... Never done any firm of dieting before but need to lose at least 15kg and joined da gym too so will try go 3-4x a week do mainly treadmill/ cardio wrkout- does anyone know if i stick to da diet n go gym roughly how long it will take to lose weight?

    Wishing everyone da best on their journey?
    Any tips would be great on what i should snack on-

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    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 44.5
    Current BMI: 42.1
    Goal BMI: 24.9


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    Hey guys I started on Saturday. Lost 7lb already. Started at 19st 9.8 then down to 19st 3 before starting. I know it will slow down but I intend on staying on it for a while.
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    Diet: Slimming World Green and Extra Easy/ occasional calorie counting on MFP/ORLISTAT
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    Goal Weight: 11st4lb
    Goal Date: as soon as possible please!


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    Start BMI: 39.5
    Current BMI: 34.2
    Goal BMI: 25.5


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    % Lost 13.47%
    Quote Originally Posted by Camplestar View Post
    Hey guys I started on Saturday. Lost 7lb already. Started at 19st 9.8 then down to 19st 3 before starting. I know it will slow down but I intend on staying on it for a while.
    Good Luck! X
    Im starting Tesco Ultra Slim tomorrow. 4 week challenge to lose atleast 10 lbs!! In time for a holiday xx

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    Diet: my own
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    Start Weight: 19st9.8lb
    Current Weight: 18st8.8lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 44.5
    Current BMI: 42.1
    Goal BMI: 24.9


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st1lb
    Weight to Lose: 7st8.8lb
    % Lost 5.44%
    We can do it x
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