What is the deal wit the Slim Fast Optima Diet? Does the Slim Fast Optima Diet work? Can the Slim Fast Optima Diet control your hunger? Can the Slim Fast Optima Diet control your hunger for up to 4 hours, as they claim?
First of all, if you need to lose weight, diet products are not the answer. They provide a short term solution, at best, but they leave you out in the open without any skills that are necessary to keep the weight off.
Second, look at that ad for the Slim Fast Optima Diet. Is it just me or does it send a mixed message? I mean, I get the point but I want to eat those donuts. I do not want to drink some shake from a can. The donuts look very appetizing, even the flying pieces look great; you can see the cream and everything. If that does not send a wrong message, I do not know what does.
So let’s see what the ad for the Slim Fast Optima Diet says:
“Slim-Fast Optima controls hunger for up to 4 hours. Have Slim-Fast for breakfast and, for up to 4 hours, you’ll be ready for those cravings. It’s formulated with HC4, s special blend of proteins, fiber and lipids. Kick some cravings – and your first 10 pounds.”
This HC4 thingy sounds somewhat similar to Slim Shots. Could it be that the Slim Fast Optima Diet shake is really just a super-sized Slim Shot? Nah, I am kidding. Anyway, what everyone wants to know is simply this: Am I going to lose weight on the Slim Fast Optima Diet?
According to Slim-Fast, you can expect to lose up to 2 pounds a week on the Slim Fast Optima Diet (which is an accepted standard for a safe and sustainable weight loss) – if you replace 2 meals a day with Optima shakes; oh, and you need to exercise 30 minutes daily.
In my opinion, what Slim-Fast claims is not unrealistic. You can certainly lose 2 pounds a week following their plan, but you can also lose the same amount of weight if you learn how to change your eating habits, which will give you the necessary knowledge to keep the weight off long term.
The Slim Fast Optima Diet and the hunger control I do not know if the HC4 formulation can keep your hunger under control for 4 hours. It seems plausible that a combination of fiber, proteins and fats can curb appetite for a certain amount of time, but again, I think it is better to achieve the same results with real food.
The bottom line on the Slim Fast Optima Diet This is not a fad diet, so you should not be afraid of trying it. If you go for it, I still think that you should learn about making healthy food choices with real food.