It’s not really fair to call it day one, when I’m only a few hours in.
So far, I will say the meal bar is actually very filling. For someone who gorges on food constantly, that’s saying something.
My snack is an Adkin’s Peanut caramel cluster bar. My snack are supposed to only be 100 calories, but this bar is 140. I know I’m going to earn the calories back from line dancing tonight.
My water bottle and I are becoming best friends, too. I really do think it’s helping with the cravings and the hunger.
So, why did we pick slim fast? My husband is finally to get on board the bandwagon. We needed something portable and easy for my husband to understand. We both have a long way to go in terms of understanding nutrition. I gave my husband the option of just learning to eat better, and he just would not go for it.
I am also combining this with food logging on myfitnesspal.com, for both of us. I did this because I knew that a 1200 calorie diet would not be healthy for my husband. For my husband to lose 2 pounds a week MFP has him at 1500 calories a day. He was excited because he gets extra snacks and a bigger dinner. MFP calculate this number by also figuring in how active you are in a day, and not just your height and weight. Slim Fast seems like it’s the same plan for everyone, no matter what.
I also like that MFP gives you more calories when you exercise. I feel like this is healthier, and probably keeps you from going into starvation mode and actually preventing weight loss.
We looked into Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig. To be honest, they seemed a little expensive. My theory at this point, since I know Slim Fast isn’t going to be a sustainable option for my husband forever, is to practice using our willpower with this cheaper option now. Get in the habit of being “good.” It’s not a habit either of us are really used to.
What’s your favorite diet/food plan?