Monday, 20 July 2015

The #slimfastchallenge results

If you are regular reader of my blog than you would know that I recently took part in the 
#SlimFastChallenge. You can read my first post about the challenge here.

Now that I have completed the challenge I am here to tell you how I got on
and my likes and dislikes regarding the challenge. 


Well I am disappointed to tell you that over the two weeks I didn't loose any weight. 
I feel there are a few reasons as to why this challenge didn't work for me which I'll talk about in the
Pros and Cons section of this post. 

Here is short reminder on what the challenge is all about: 

The slimfast plan is a meal replacement plan which includes low calorie snacks and a healthy meal a day. 
The plan is called the 3, 2, 1 plan which means that you have 3 low calorie snacks a day, 2 meal replacement bars or shakes and then a healthy 600 calorie meal. 
This can include the range of slimfast snacks and or healthy options such as fruit or veg. 
The plan is flexible and is made to loose weight in an easy way.



So here are my Pro's and Con's with regards to the #SlimFastChallenge

Pros: 

- It is such an easy plan to follow as you don't have to worry about what you are eating 
other than planning your 600 calorie evening meal. 

-  The shakes and snacks all taste pretty good and are great if  
you have a sweet tooth. 

-  The plan is convenient for busy people like myself as you can just grab a bar or shake and go. 
It's also great as I can just carry the bars in my bag for when I am out and about and a pre made up
shake or meal bar is ideal for when I am in a rush and don't really have time to eat much. 


Cons: 

- I didn't find it super filling so really struggled to actually stick to the plan and found myself 
having more than three snacks a day. I also found myself thinking of food alot of the time due to hunger. 

- High sugar content 
One of my main criticisms of the plan is that it has such a high sugar content.
When if you are like me and have a sweet tooth you need to be cutting down.


Overview

I also mentioned in my last slimfast post that I have PCOS and I do wonder if by having PCOS it also
was a factor of why I didn't loose any weight. 

I think it could be because my body doesn't take to sugar very well and tends to hinder my weight loss.
If anything has come from taking part in this challenge it would have to be that I now know that for me the best way for me to loose weight would be to stick to a healthy diet with loads of fruit and veg. 

I feel that the #SlimFastChallenge can work for some people as I have seen other bloggers
have amazing results but it just turns out it wasn't for me. 

8 comments:

  1. This is interesting to read, I had exactly the same problem I actually gained weight because I found it so hard to stick to, I have been losing weight eating healthy balanced meals.

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  2. i think i would worry about the sugar content also, the highs & lows of sugar rush can't be good

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  3. This is really interesting, I was thinking of trying this out but I think I will look at alternative options as I think I would be the same as you and feel hungry all the time, which would mean I would fail :(

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  4. That is so frustrating to have worked so hard but lost none. I'm on slimming world and love it so far, as you can have occasional treats and still see results.

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  5. Great post, might give the challenge a go myself :)

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  6. Found your review of this interesting, I have thought about slim fast before but felt that it would be too much of a quick fix for me and not a permanent solution.

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  7. thats awful that you did not manage to loose any

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  8. sorry to hear that it didn't work for you. I always think that you need to be in the right frame of mind to actually lose weight x

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