Embracing a Healthy Family: My Family Weight Loss/Get Healthy Challenge & New Slim-Fast® Shakes Plan

My Family Weight Loss/Get Healthy Challenge & New Slim-Fast® Shakes Plan

This Monday, myself and five family members will start a new journey with losing weight and getting healthier.  The plan is to encourage and motivate one another with a targeted date of July 1st.  Between us, we have a range of weight we want to lose and I feel we can get there.  It's not the first time we did this as we did at the beginning of the year and together, we love over 60 pounds.  I tried a variety of methods to lose weight but when I was contacted to try the new Slim-Fast® Shakes, I thought this was an ideal time to try out the new shakes and incorporate it into our plan.  It will be strictly volunteer if my other family members want to go on the Slim-Fast® plan but myself and my oldest daughter will.

Creamy Milk Chocolate Shake

I'm going to start out with the Creamy Milk Chocolate Slim-Fast® Shake and will see if my grocery store carries the other flavors:

  • Cappuccino Delight
  • French Vanilla
  • Rich Chocolate Royale
  • Strawberries N' Cream
  • Lower Carb Creamy Chocolate
  • Lower Carb Creamy Vanilla

The Creamy Milk Chocolate shake has only 190 calories and 25 grams of carbs.  I'm a carb watcher so finding the lower carb versions will be paramount for my plan.  The actual plan I'm using is the Slim-Fast® 3•2•1 which is a simple plan and you eat six times a day:  three snacks, two shakes or meal bars and one balanced meal.  The plan includes online tools to track your progress and it's FREE!  Yes, FREE!  I love anything that is free.  

The new shakes are convenient in that you can take them with you and have a lid.  I liked the shakes in the can but I do like having a bottle that I can take and save if needed.  It has 10 grams of protein and helps to curb your appetite for up to four hours.  The entire plan is something that is appealing to me since it's online, free and has products that can help me stay on track not to mention, tastes great.

In case you are wondering what is a balanced meal, it averages around 500 calories and has a general rule to fill 1/2 your plate with vegetables, 1/4 of lean protein like chicken and 1/4 with starch (preferably whole grain).  They also provide examples of ideal types of vegetables, lean protein and starch to avoid confusion and sabotaging your plan.  Some other benefits to the Slim-Fast® 3•2•1 plan include:
  • Online store to purchase your favorite products
  • Connect with friends and groups to further help you stay motivated
  • Ask a registered dietician

It's a perfect set up for success so stay tuned for updates as we are officially starting 10/24!

*Disclaimer:  I received complimentary product but the opinions are of my own and the idea to include Slim-Fast with my family's challenge was my own.

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