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CoCo

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S: 13st0lb G: 10st6lb
#1
I have told a few friends that I am on a meal repalcement (Tesco's version of SlimFast) and they say that because it is a very low calorie diet, my body will go into a starvation mode and then everything I eat or drink will be coverted to fat?!
But surely if that was the case, everyone who is dieting or cutting down on calories, wouldn't lose weight if the body stores everything as fat?
 
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Deb G

Silver Member
S: 13st10lb C: 13st7lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st3lb(1.56%)
#3
You won't go into starvation mode, but your metabolic rate will drop by about 10%. When you start eating again you will up your metabolic rate by 10% again (but by then you'll be MUCH smaller, so you will be using less calories anyway!).

You'll put yourself into starvation mode if you don't take the recommended amount of packs, OR if you dramtically increase your exercise far in excess of what you would normally be doing. Just make sure the meal replacements have everythign you need to live!

Hope that helps!
 

CoCo

Full Member
S: 13st0lb G: 10st6lb
#4
Thanks for your replies. On the Tesco version of Slimfast you have 2 shakes a day and a usual meal, so it's the same as SF, just tastes better than SF,lol!
 

Busybee

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S: 16st9lb C: 15st5lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 1st4lb(7.73%)
#5
Just curious CocO, where can you find information on this diet, is it on the tesco's website?
thanks for your help
 

CoCo

Full Member
S: 13st0lb G: 10st6lb
#6
Hi, not sure if it's on the website. I went in Tesco's to get Slimfast and saw the Tesco's own Ultra Slim. It's the same as Slimfast, replace 2 meals with a shake, but reading the box properly it doesn't say have snacks it says to have another shake as a snack, so it is a bit different to SF regarding snacks. And it's low GI, whatever that means.
 
S: 19st7lb C: 19st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 45.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#7
Hi Coco, just wanted to wish you luck with your diet. :) I think the Low GI means lower carb which is another difference to SF as it's full of carbs lol.
 


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