#SFSlimDown. Does Slim Fast Really Work?

For the past couple of months I have been a Slim Fast Ambassador. If you are new here, that means that I having been doing the Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan to lose weight and then I blog about my results.

Over the course of the last couple of months I have been asked a million questions about Slim Fast and if it really works. So I thought it would be great to do a sort of Q&A right now.

1. What exactly is the 3-2-1 Plan?

The Slim Fast 3-2-1 plan is an super easy to follow diet. It allows you 3 low calorie snacks in a day, 2 Slim Fast shakes and one 500 calorie sensible meal. Following these guidelines I am able to easily keep my calorie intake right around 1,200 calories a day. It cuts out the need for points or calorie counting that you find with other diets and makes it all very simple to do.

2. Do you get hungry between meals?

I will be honest when I was first starting out on this it was brutal. The first week and a half I felt so hungry all of the time. It took a lot of will power to be able to follow the plan. But after that first hump, I find that I am not at all hungry between meals. And I am allowed 3 snacks a day and that really helps to take any hunger away between meals.

3. What is your favorite flavor?

I love chocolate anything so I am a huge fan of the Creamy Milk Chocolate and the Rich Chocolate Royale. But Slim Fast also has a new flavor and I think my favorite is the Cappuccino Delight.

For the 100 calorie snack bars my all time favorite is Chocolate Nougat Gone Nuts. It is filled with nuts, nougat, caramel and all covered in creamy chocolate. Yum!

4. Are there any gluten free options?

Slim Fast is not a certified gluten free food. The labels read that it may contain wheat. However I have also read some accounts of those who are gluten free using the shakes with no problems.

5. Does it really work?

This is the one question I am asked the most. And I can honestly say yes, it does work. As with any diet you cannot just cut out certain foods and lower your calories and expect to see results. You have to add exercise into your routine. With the addition of exercise and the 3-2-1 plan, I am thrilled with my results.

6. What is the one thing you love most about Slim Fast?

I love the ease of it. Having the shakes, meal bars, and snack bars already made and ready to grab makes it the easiest to follow diet. No matter what our day holds I am able to grab a shake and some snack bars and just throw them into my bag. So no matter what we are doing, my meals are covered!

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world!
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  1. Keep it up mama! Those chocolate shakes look yummy.
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  2. I would have a Slim Fast shake in the car on the way to work. Convenient and filling breakfast. I like the Chocolate Royale flavor.
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  3. The fact that the portions are controlled is GREAT! I did it a long time ago, but they’ve really improved the line since then.
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  4. that’s great!

  5. I like the portion control.

    keep it up!
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  6. I have never been a fan of Slimfast, but if it is working for you I say keep it up.
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  7. My Mom did slimfast when I was younger, I remember it being really yummy, I’d love to try it again one day. Glad to hear it’s working for you!
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  8. Great to hear your progress! I remember my mom doing it when I was younger, too, and I remember it working for her. I’ve been thinking of trying Slimfast myself now.
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  9. I love Slim Fast, especially their new chocolate flavors! I add a banana if I want something extra thick!
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  10. I wish SlimFast had a soy option, because I am mostly lactose-intolerant, unless I take something that helps with that. :(
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  11. I wish I was brave enough to try the SlimFast diet. I am picky when it comes to mixes.
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  12. I am glad this worked out so well for you!
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  13. Thanks for the info. I might have to do this after the baby is born. Would be GREAT to get rid of the baby weight!
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  14. I ove the shakes, I just need to stick with a plan!
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  15. I’m so glad you’ve had such good results! I’m trying to lose weight too, but I tend to get hungry all the time too. I guess I’ll have to push through it like you did instead of giving in and opening up a bag of potato chips. :)
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  16. the 3 2 1 plan sounds pretty darn sensible. Good luck!
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  17. nicole @nicky_olea says:

    I’ve not had a slim fast anything in years. I think everything in moderation and exercise is a good thing…Add in chocolate and it becomes GREAT!

  18. I love the simplicity of it- no counting, adding, etc. &I’ve tried their products before and absolutely loved the taste. I may just have to try the 3-2-1 plan!
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  19. Glad to know it is working for you. I love the taste, but I don’t like doing liquid replacement for too long, because I am easily bored!
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  20. I could easily drink all of my calories. The cappuccino is hands down my favorite flavor – it definitely doesn’t taste like a diet drink.
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  21. Ashley - Embracing Beauty says:

    I use to use Slim Fast and loved it. It really tastes good! Plus, you can’t beat the simplicity of it!
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  22. I’m not doing the plan, but I keep the vanilla shake mix on hand for my smoothies and I love it. I’ve also tried some of the meal bars and they’re really good too.
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  23. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says:

    Glad to hear that this is working for you. Keep it up.

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