For those of you looking to cut v. SlimFast

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  1. BlackIce72

    BlackIce72 New Member

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    I decided to go a completely different route with diet plan this time. After punching numbers, I've decided it's a lot cheaper than a lot of other cuts I've been on.

    It all started when I was in a hurry to get to work in the morning and grabbed a Slim Fast Optima at a store on the way. I was incredibly surprised how well it lasted me until lunch time. So I went over to Target and got a 6 pack to see how it does for a couple days. It was ok, but I wanted to make sure it satisfied me so I'm not overly compelled to cheat.

    So I went over Walmart where they have a $6 for 8 cans special. I bought 24 cans.

    The Strawberries and Cream packs the following:

    Cals: 190
    Fat 5 g (2g sat, .5 polyun, 2.5g monoun)
    Cholesterol 5mg
    Sodium 200mg
    Potassium 550mg
    Carbs 23 (5g fiber, 17g sugar)
    Protein 10g

    So this isn't bad as a small meal. But, it's not very attractive to an active person who lifts, does cardio, and is currently on a cut. So what did I see as a problem?

    For the mornings I'd like to have a little more fiber and definitely some more protein than 10g.

    Breakfast: 1 milk chocolate slim fast Optima blended with 4 cubes of ice, 1 whole banana, and 3/4 scoop of ON chocolate whey. This tastes absolutely amazing. It's incredibly surprising.

    Lunch: Turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, hummus on whole wheat and skim string cheese. (anything else and I'll crash. my body hates food at this time)

    A few hours later: Can of slim fast

    Then the only carbs in your last meal should have green veggies with fiber (if you lift your carbs should be in your post-workout shake at this point and CAN be more high GI for recovery).

    For me, simply substituting breakfast and early-afternoon meal with Slim Fast really has been boosting my cut so far.

    You might think it's for fat ass middle aged women who walk 3 miles a day and drink it as a snack but never really lose weight. I really see it as a great product that's surprisingly cheap (less than $1/can).

    Hey, it might not work for you but I passed this on to a few guys cutting at the gym and it's been working wonders so far.

    EDIT: The milk and royal chocolate are my favorite. Vanilla is second. I'm only a fan of the strawberries and cream in the morning shake with the banana.
     
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    i picked up a couple at 7-11 the other day. They were 1.69 there. I got the french vanilla. It tasted fine and i had three within a 10 hour day, about 3 some hours a piece.
     
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    7-11 robs you.

    It's best to buy these things in bulk. $20 plus bananas for 24 meals. I'll take that.
     
  4. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    This wont be a very popular die on this board, but if it works for you then go for it.
     
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    Because it's not masculine and broly. It's practical.

    noes!
     
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    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    I wouldnt actually call it practical, practical would be just eat a normal balanced diet, keeping your portions moderate. Laying off sweats and junk foods and eating veggies, fruits, and lean meats.
     
  7. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    why not just get the low carb ones with a ton less sugar
     
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    i don't see anything wrong with the slim fasts if you enjoy them, but that aside how many calories are you taking in per day? That doesn't even look to be over 1000 and lacks of sufficient protein for someone who is lifting.
     
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    I have this SlimFast High Protein thing for breakfast..it tastes a lot better than other stuff I've tried.
     
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    17g of Sugar, pass please.
     
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    :rofl:

    When cutting you want to decrease your carbs, not get rid of them! How can you say the low carb ones are a "ton" less sugar when there isn't even a lot of sugar in there in the first place?

    The extreme low carb diet propaganda is really decaying people these days.

    During my cut I'm in between 1600 and 2000 cals/day.

    meal 1: 350
    meal 2: 350
    meal 3: 190
    meal 4: 350
    meal 5: 500 (usually this is a PWO shake) which is followed by some cardio

    I was skeptical too, but I've had nothing but great results so until I find a problem I'm sticking with it.

    Additionally, I'm not experiencing catabolism and losing on lifts so far.
     
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    :ugh: What?
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    I see low carb slim fasts. What do you want me to do with this picture?
     
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    2g of sugar vs 17sugar, and 17g of sugar is alot, I dont eat that during a whole day when dieting, but yea low carb diets are killing people left and right and its just an easy fix :rolleyes:

    And low carb is less than 50g a day for me ussually around 20-30
     
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    Heres a low carb diet day for me:
    Meal 1:
    Ten Egg Whites
    1 Whole Egg
    1/4cup Nutts

    Meal 2:
    10oz Tilapia
    1can of Green Beans, natural
    1/8th cup Nutts

    Meal 3:
    10oz Chicken
    1/4cup of Nutts
    1/2 can of green beans

    Meal 4:
    10oz Lean steak almost no fat
    Salad with 2tbsp olive oil + vingear dressing

    Meal 5:
    10oz Tilapia
    Green Beans
    Nutts

    Meal 6:
    2scoops Casien Protein
    1/8th cup of Sunflower Seeds
    6g Fish Oil
    1g Seasmin
     
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    Not my style because I can't do any sort of aggressive or even effective workout on any less than 70 carbs/day.

    But my goal is to lower BF% and improve conditioning. If I lose weight in the process that's great.

    I guess it depends on your goals. I don't think my muscles would ever get past catabolism on 20, 30, 40, or even 50 carbs a day.
     
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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    lol at you
     
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    :thumbsdown: to Slimfast. Crappy ingredients, crappy soy protein, crap crap crap.
     
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    holy shit 200 less calories! world of a difference!
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Hence the ON whey in the morning and PWO

    It's working quite nicely. At least I'm splashing around and trying something new to try.
     
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    when i'm bulking i drink stuff like that with my meals to spike my calories
     
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    Are you fat? I know fat people who will lose weight with anything as long as they eat less, its getting below 15% bodyfat they never ever will see.
     
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    I am not fat, but I used to be in high school. I jumped from diet to diet when I felt myself hitting a plateau and since then it's really sort of been a fascination of mine to mix up different diets to see how my body likes it.

    Of course, after losing 50 pounds senior year in high school I went on the dreaded Dominos pizza diet first semester of college and put some weight back on. Since then, though, I've been completely turned off to junk foods because they only offer that 10 minutes of satisfaction and the rest of the day you feel like shit. Conversely, while eating healthy one may not be eating the most tasty foods for that 10 minutes, but the whole day you DO feel good about it. Not long after eating a very healthy meal do you forget that it didn't taste quite as good as dominos.

    I've learned the following: Eat to live. Don't live to eat.
     
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    Tell that to my av
     
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