This post brought to you by Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. A few years ago I just quit the fight and accepted the fact that I would never, ever be a size 8, 10 or even 12. However, that doesn’t mean that I want to gain weight either. The holidays are famous for weight gain. Cookie parties, candy parties, cocktail parties, and holiday meals can all pack on the pounds if you’re not careful. Why do you think everyone goes on a diet on January 1st?
This year I’ve decided to be proactive and really monitor what I’m eating before and during the holidays instead of worrying about it in the New Year. Slim-Fast offers an easy to use system in order to maintain and not gain during the holidays or starting after the holidays can help shed those holiday pounds.
Can it really be that easy?
It’s as easy as 3-2-1:
3- Pick 3 healthy snacks. NO, not the cookie sitting on the counter Choose a fruit, veggie, a handful of nuts or even a Slim Fast 100 calorie snack bar.
2-Replace 2 meals with a Slim Fast shake or meal bar.
1-Have a balanced meal of around 500 calories.
For me, this system would work well. Mostly because it requires little to no effort. Grab a shake for breakfast and dinner and eat a sensible lunch and I’m good to go. I’m seldom hungry in the evening so having my shake then makes more sense for me.
Sounds good, but how do the shakes taste?
As most of you know I’m not a real fan of chocolate. I find most of it bitter and not to my liking. However, I sometimes like chocolate milk. A lot depends on the depth of chocolate taste. I was a bit concerned about how good a meal replacement shake would taste but, I thought the chocolate flavor might overrule any after taste of the shake. I was pleasantly surprised that the Slim Fast milk chocolate shake was so tasty. It didn’t have a heavy chocolate taste and there was no icky flavor left after drinking the shake. It is a very smooth and enjoyable drink. I can completely see using these to replace 2 meals a day.
In addition to milk chocolate Slim Fast offers these flavors:
Cappuccino Delight Shake
French Vanilla Shake
Rich Chocolate Royale Shake
Strawberries N’ Cream Shake
Lower Carb Creamy Chocolate Shake
Lower Carb Vanilla Cream Shake
If you are not a fan of meal replacement shakes, Slim-Fast offers a variety of meal bars that can be used instead. There are 6 different flavors available:
Chewy Chocolate Crisp Meal Bar
Chocolate Cookie Dough Meal Bar
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Meal Bar
Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bar
Fruit & Yogurt Trail Mix Meal Bar
Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond Meal Bar
I, personally, would like to try the Fruit & Yogurt Trail Mix bar.
What do you think? Do you think Slim Fast is a good option to help you keep the pounds off this holiday season? Would you like to try it for yourself? I’m giving away 3 lucky readers a coupon for free Slim Fast product valued up to $8.99.
Giveaway ends Friday, December 16th at Noon.
Tell me which Slim Fast product you want to try.
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