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Anyone tried the Slimfast Keto diet plan?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Oldvatr, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks. Although Medical News Today produces articles that are generally of good quality, it is a) essentially an online magazine and b) based in the USA where advice may be different.

    I found this from 2015 NICE guidelines regarding preventing excess weight gain:-
    Reduce the overall energy density of the diet. Practical ways to achieve this may include:
    reducing how often energy dense foods and drinks (such as fried foods, biscuits, savoury snacks, confectionery and drinks made with full fat milk or cream) are eaten
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng7/chapter/1-recommendations
     
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    Thanks. Although Medical News Today produces articles that are generally of good quality, it is a) essentially an online magazine and b) based in the USA where advice may be different.

    I found this from NICE:-
    Reduce the overall energy density of the diet. Practical ways to achieve this may include:
    reducing how often energy dense foods and drinks (such as fried foods, biscuits, savoury snacks, confectionery and drinks made with full fat milk or cream) are eaten

    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng7/chapter/1-recommendations
     
  5. Oldvatr

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    Yes, it seems my reference to NICE for dietary guidance was amiss. The NG28 Guidelines for T2D were re-written in 2009, and references to Eatwell etc were ditched in favour of a personalised lifestyle management plan involving dieticians instead,
    The guidelines have been updated again in 2020, and this is from that latest advice on weight control that is referenced from NG28 (2020)
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng...-that-reduce-the-risk-of-excess-energy-intake

    The NG28 main document has this advice for diabetic specific advice on diet
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28/chapter/Recommendations#dietary-advice-and-bariatric-surgery


    But there is no formal guidance on snacking.

    I wonder if anyone here has had an individual and ongoing interaction with their lifestyle management consultant by the NHS'
     
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  6. Roggg

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    No, they are different. Slimfast is a carb-based diet meal replacement that is super-common here in North America. I used it when I did ND in the past, but the keto formulation didn't exist back then as far as I know/knew. I haven't looked at the keto version, but I'm assuming it's reasonably low-carb.
     
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    It’s 4.4g of carbs per serving based on 200mls of cold water. @rogg
     
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    #27 Newly diagnosed, Apr 27, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    Hi @Oldvatr
    The Newcatle diet worked for me as advertised.using Optifast shakes for eight weeks it returned my my bg to normal levels,stopped all medication and lost 16kg.
     
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    Hmmmm... Googled some stuff. There's an "original" formulation that is 18g carb (14g net). There's an "Advanced High protein" which is 7g/2g/. The Keto is 9g/7g. The diabetic is 10g/9g. So ironically the keto is higher in carb and net carb than the "high protein". The instructions for all of them (I think) suggest milk, which of course boosts the carb count.

    Edit: I'm probably wrong about the keto version. The label on their website doesn't list sugar alcohols, but the ingredients list includes erythritol. So I cant say what the net carb is.
     
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    I bought a tub of Slim Fast Keto Shake on Saturday. I didn't know that it existed, until I saw it in the "oops" section of sainsburys, with a dent in the side of the tin and a bargain price. The chocolate flavour has 3.8g carb per serving, and recommends that it is mixed with water. I haven't tried it yet - will report back later today when I do. However, I do like to make protein powder pancakes, so nutritionally it seems like a good option.
     
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