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Slim-Fast Diet


Slim-Fast is a company that believes weight loss consists of the following four tenets: a balanced, personalized diet, a customized activity program, round the clock support, and a method to track one’s success. Their product line consists of shakes, meal replacement bars, snack bars, and protein powder to accommodate the diet aspect of losing weight. Meal replacement has worked as a diet option for a long time – and for many, it is a quick temporary weight loss answer.


Diet Keys

The Slim Fast line is a scientific formulation of products based on a caloric in-take made up of 20% proteins, 30% fats, and 50% carbohydrates. What separates the shakes from the original Slim Fast is that they have 55% less sugar, are richer and creamier, and they control hunger up to four hours, while still providing one-third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and nutrients and being low in calories. The shakes come in the following five flavors: Milk Chocolate, Rich Chocolate Royale, Strawberries N’ Cream, French Vanilla, and Cappuccino Delight.

The Slim Fast meal replacement bars come in the following ten different flavors: Milk Chocolate Peanut, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Caramel Crispy Peanut, Oatmeal Raisin, Rich Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Crisp, Chewy Granola Peanut Butter, and Chewy Granola Chocolate Chip. These bars contain roughly one-third of the recommended daily allowance of various vitamins and mineral, 220 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 34 carbohydrates.

The Slim Fast Optima snack bars come in the following eleven flavors: Crispy Peanut Caramel, Chocolate Mint Crisp, Chocolate Peanut Nougat, Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Banana Nut, and Apple Cinnamon. Cookie Bars come in Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal Raisin. Both contain roughly 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, and 15% of the daily recommended allowance of various vitamins and minerals.

The Slim Fast Powdered Shake Mix comes in the following four flavors: Strawberry Supreme, Chocolate Royale, Milk Chocolate, and French Vanilla. There are fourteen servings per container. They are quite similar to the Optima shakes in nutritional value.

Slim Fast Diet


The Slim Fast Optima Shakes cost $8.49 for a six-pack of 11oz.cans. A six-count box of the meal replacement bars costs $6.49 and a six-count box of the snack bars cost $3.99. A 12.8oz.container of shake mix costs $8.49. Standard shipping rates apply and they begin at $5.95. Opened items cannot be returned, but other unused items can be returned within 30 days of purchase.



  • This product is available in many grocery stores, and is often part of in store specials
  • The company offers coupons for its products
  • Convenient


  • The average person may have a hard time affording the price of the shakes
  • The Slim Fast Optima bars may be nutritionally appropriate, but they are small and not a very satisfying meal or snack
  • The Slim Fast Optima powders contain aspartame


Diet Summary

There is definitely more good than bad about this product. The Slim Fast line of products, including the Optima line, is meant to be part of a long term, personalized diet and exercise plan, which is the healthiest and number one recommended way to lose weight. Adding to this is the highly developed and helpful website, friendly customer service department, and easy access to the product.

If you are seeking a weight loss supplement, be sure and choose a product with ingredients that address both aspects of successful dieting. Add a healthy eating plan, and exercise – and you will have success.

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