Slim fast & Special K
Slim fast and Kellogg’s Special K are some of the most popular meal replacement diets on the market at the moment.
These diets offer all kinds of products such as shakes and bars that you can use to replace meals with the purpose of losing weight.
Obviously both of these programs are straight forward in their approach and therefore easy to follow and very convenient. They both encourage you to replace one or two meals with their products instead of eating your normal food. Special K recommends replacing at least one of your meals with Special K cereal, but you can also have cereal for lunch or have another one of their products if you are getting tired of cereal.
Both plans recommend that you don’t replace more than two meals and have a healthy balanced dinner of “real food” every night. They have some guidelines and give you an indication of the amount of calories you’re supposed to eat for dinner in order to get the maximum benefit from this program. Both programs offer some snack products and encourage you to have some fruit and vegetables for snacks as well.
Now, the whole principal of replacing food with something that has less calories makes sense and will obviously lead to weight loss. The problem: How long can one keep this up, and what happens when you stop? More importantly, is this healthy?
The bottom line: It’s an unhealthy way of losing weight. It can not be followed for a long time seeing that it is very restrictive and most people complain that it leaves them hungry and dissatisfied. So if you need to lose a lot of weight, meal replacement diets will not be a good idea at all.
Now say for instance you have been able to stick to a meal replacement diet for a while and you have manage to lose some weight, will you be able to keep the weight off? Unfortunately most people find that the weight comes back on as soon as they return to eating normally.
Please Note: I tried to give an unbiased review of the above mentioned diets.
However, I do not endorse diets that promises “quick fixes” or diets that restrict certain food.
In fact, according to research and my own experience these diets are extremely dangerous for a person with food addiction and can even push you further into eating disorders.
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