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Old 10-17-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys think of Slim Fast?

I am right now around 206 and I want to get down to 201 or a little bit lower. I have the fat to burn, so no need to worry about my health.
To the question, what do you guys think of slim fast as a way of losing a few pounds? If I do it I'm going to drink it 3 times a day: Breakfast(8:00 a.m.), Lunch(12:00-1:00 p.m.), & Dinner(5:00-6:00 p.m.) and with a lot of water. I'm only gonna do it for a week and of course keep doing my training. So thoughts, comments, suggestions, or observations would all be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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I think that's a terrible idea. That's not nearly enough calories to get through a day, let alone to do it an entire week. Starving yourself like that only slows down your metabolism in the long run and causes you to binge out of hunger. Just eat a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables and lean protein and get plenty of exercise. The weight (and fat) will come off.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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Slim Fast didn't work for me personally... I always drank the damn things one after the other, couldn't help it, the chocolate flavor tastes good to me, so I quit buying those a few years back. So Im not the world's leading authority on Slim Fast, but damn do they taste good imo.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:02 PM   #4
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If you only want to lose 5 lbs, you could do that with one really hard workout. (It will all be water weight though)

If you want to lose 5 lbs of fat, just eat healthy, cut back just a little bit and workout hard. The weight will come off, especially if you have the fat to lose.

The point is...your slim fast plan is not a good idea, and it is sort of unhealthy and will probably make things worse.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Besides, Slim Fast is full of sugar. You'd be better off just eating light and healthy and taking a multivitamin.
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I'm glad I asked. The idea of losing weight and satisfying my sweet tooth at the same time was just too good to be true. Well since the Slim fast thing is not good. What daily calorie intake would you recommend? I'm around 6'6" and have around 10% to 12% body fat.
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I'm glad I asked. The idea of losing weight and satisfying my sweet tooth at the same time was just too good to be true. Well since the Slim fast thing is not good. What daily calorie intake would you recommend? I'm around 6'6" and have around 10% to 12% body fat.
You are that tall and weigh only 206 lbs.? My advice... put on some weight, muscle or fat, it doesn't matter at this point... with respect sir.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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I'm glad I asked. The idea of losing weight and satisfying my sweet tooth at the same time was just too good to be true. Well since the Slim fast thing is not good. What daily calorie intake would you recommend? I'm around 6'6" and have around 10% to 12% body fat.
Why are you looking to lose weight? Sounds like you are about where you need to be. Depending on your activity level you probably need about 3,000 calories a day.
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You are that tall and weigh only 206 lbs.? My advice... put on some weight, muscle or fat, it doesn't matter at this point... with respect sir.
Its cool, I knew as soon as someone knew my wieght and height ratio there would be some concerns, but I'll have you know I'm very healthy and in good shape, just need to lose a few pounds of fat is all. Thank you for your concern though, it diddn't go unnoticed.
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Why are you looking to lose weight? Sounds like you are about where you need to be. Depending on your activity level you probably need about 3,000 calories a day.
I'm aimming to fight as a heavyweight and I know it is not unreasonable to get there, so judging from what you gave me that calorie intake is for maintaining weight with training? So would it be reasonable to go to 2000 you think?
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Its cool, I knew as soon as someone knew my wieght and height ratio there would be some concerns, but I'll have you know I'm very healthy and in good shape, just need to lose a few pounds of fat is all. Thank you for your concern though, it diddn't go unnoticed.
Your most welcome sir. At first I thought it was a typo, but guess not. Be well my friend. Keep healthy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:43 PM   #12
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I'm aimming to fight as a heavyweight and I know it is not unreasonable to get there, so judging from what you gave me that calorie intake is for maintaining weight with training? So would it be reasonable to go to 2000 you think?
No, that was to lose weight. You want to get down to just under 201, I assume?

Go to nutritiondata.com and use the daily needs calculator and it will tell you what you need to eat every day to maintain your weight. Then eat about 500-600 calories less than that.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:46 PM   #13
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No, that was to lose weight. You want to get down to just under 201, I assume?

Go to nutritiondata.com and use the daily needs calculator and it will tell you what you need to eat every day to maintain your weight. Then eat about 500-600 calories less than that.
Thank you, I knew it was good idea to ask on here before trying to slim down.
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Another question, does this site cost money to join up to?
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