Well I couldn't resist. I have to add my .02 now
Im my opinion the Slim Fast plan is not one you want to follow in the long run. Those shakes and bars contain quite a bit of sugar, and everyone knows that not good for you. Also they seem to revolve around what I believe to be a sort of starvation plan. There just doesn't seem to be much substance to their plans.
1.First of all, Id say eliminate any soda, juices and the like from your diet. It might seem a bit extremem, but these do nothing good for you. They are loaded with different forms of sugar that just quickly raise your blood sugar level. This, in big amounts, can supposedly lead to insulin resistance.
2.Remember to include fibrous carbohydrates in your diet. Leafy green vegetables, some wheat breads, and the like are good.
3.Always include execise as part of your weight loss plan. It helps with burning calories, plus builds up muscle which will raise your metabolism as muscles need enegy to work.
4.If possible have 6 smaller meals a day instead of the regular 3 meal day. Food throughout the day is definetly a metab. booster, and stops you from having hunger pains.
5.Research some minerals, vitamins, and the like to find out which ones would be helpful for you.
6.Remember that you do not have to stick to this all the time! Treat yourself to something special now and then. Helps keep morale up!
There some tips to what I believe is a good weight loss plan.