What Ingredients Are in Slim-Fast?


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Skimmed milk, sugar, preservatives, vitamins and mineral mixtures are some of the key ingredients of Slim-Fast. Slim-Fast is a weight-loss plan that allows dieters to eat two Slim-Fast meal replacements during the day and a healthy, low-fat meal at night.

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Slim-Fast follows a “3-2-1” diet plan. It allows its followers to eat three 100-calorie snacks, two 200-calorie meal replacements and one dinner. For 100-calorie snack options, dieters can choose among four different Slim-Fast snack bars, including chocolate, nonfat yogurt, peanut butter crunch, pretzels and carrot sticks. For dinner, Slim-Fast recommends its followers eat plenty of vegetables and low amounts of lean protein and starch.

Slim-Fast conforms to the 2010 dietary guidelines provided by the US government. It provides 30 percent of daily calories from fats, 50 percent of the daily calories from carbohydrates and 20 percent of daily calories from protein. Slim-Fast products also contain other key nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamin D and vitamin B-12.

Slim-Fast not only helps in weight loss but also has a direct effect on blood sugar and insulin. Successful weight reduction also helps to prevent and control diabetes. Additionally, guar gum, an ingredient in Slim-Fast products, helps diabetic patients to control their blood sugar levels.

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