Slimfast but no meal?????

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  1. loobylou22

    loobylou22 Full Member

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    Hi, Just a wondering, but has anyone thought of using slimfast in the same was as cd and LL.... as in no meal, just 3 shakes? because of the cost mainly and the fact of it being easily available, Surely slimfast will be full of vitamins the same as the food packs.
    Lou.xxx
     
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    KD Gone fishing

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    Unfortunately it doesn't have all the vits, minerals etc which is why they say you must have a meal aswell.
     
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    Sarah_P Happy to be slim at last

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    I also thought that the sugar and carbs were to high and you won't go into ketosis? Also in comparison to the Exante packs that I use, Slimfast is horrible!
     
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    Hello LoobyLou I really advise against it slimfast alone does not contain enough vitimins or minerals to sustain your body. I tried this when I was 16 in a silly attempt to lose weight I went from a size 16 to a 12 in a couple of months but I looked awful and started to be really ill. My mom sent me packing to the doctor when the head called home regarding me being behind with work and constantly falling asleep in class. I had zero energy. I ended up with a panemic anemia latin for death anemia its caused by a lack of the vitamin b12 in the body yes I panicked to when the doctor told me but its called that because in the old days before they knew how to treat it they literally sent patients home to die. Luckily they can now treat it but if left untreated for a long time it can cause organ failure a coma and eventually death. So I had to take these huge pills daily and once a week go into the doctors for a huge injection straight into the muscles that really really hurt and I'm a person who doesn't even mind needles but I'd never want them again they made you ill for 24hrs after. The docotor did a test to see if it was permant or if by getting my B12 level normal it would go away otherwise I'd be on the pills and injections for life thankfully it wasn't the permant kind I had. Eventually I got better but my silly act of living off slimfast and nothing else could have done seriouse damage. So please follow the proper plan if our going to do slimfast your body needs all it's vitamins and minerals to function properly. and afterall losing weight should makes us healthier not ill. Lots of love Emma xxx
     
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    Sarah_P Happy to be slim at last

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    Wow Emma. Thank heavens it wasn't permenant. This should be a sticky on the Slimfast board to warn anyone else that is thinking of using these products as a VLCD. Just goes to show that VLCDs produced in line with guidelines are worth every penny!
     
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    J2BLUE Low Carber

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    I have tried this. I lasted about 2 days. The sugar crashes drain you of any energy. You could do it with protein shakes though, as long as they contain complex carbs, lots of protein, essential fatty acids and a complete vitamin and mineral spectrum. You would also need about 1200 cals minimum so it wouldn't be a VLCD.
     
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    Thanks Sarah P I was very lucky that it was not permanent. Obvioulsy other people who misuse slimfast or any other diet products may not get the B12 deficency that I got but it may make them ill in other ways. I just hope my post serves as a warning to those thinking of mis-using the products as we should never gamble with our health
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    Gosh i cont believe how serious things can get. I have done a wk and a half of cd then gave up as i was starving, but have now been on it again for another week and seem to be doing ok, but i only have supplies left for another day, im really not sure what to do, eat healthily or arrange to meet my councelor again as its so expensive.xx
     
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    If its massivly hurting your money at the moment just eat heathily or talk to you cdc about changing to another plan such the add a meal or someting which would be slightly cheaper. But I'm sure you can eat heathy meals which will help you lose weight and then save up a bit and do cd to lose the last few stone or however much you have left to lose Best of luck hun xxx
     
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