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slim fast hunger shots

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
any good?

do they work or are they a waste of money?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That was something I was going to ask as well. Would be interested in the responses.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i can understand the theory, full of protein and fibre which help keep hunger at bay but realistically it could be completely useless.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right, so it's claiming to be a 'smart little drink' designed to help you eat less between meals, ignoring the fact that it's perfectly ok to be eating every 2-3 hours. Rather than spending money on a tiny little bottle that has an ingredients list that resembles something you'd find in toxic waste (which I'll get onto in a sec), a person could spend their money on something more worthwhile like a tub of natural yoghurt with some raisins/seeds/nuts/honey thrown in.

    They also contain acesulfame k (under the EU, known as E950) and sucralose (E number 955), so for all it's 'low in fat' talk, it's pretty packed with sweeteners, the long term effects of which are still not really known.

    There are plenty of foods containing protein and fibre which cost significantly less per unit, and sound a damn sight tastier.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think they would be good as a filler inbetween meals but I doubt they will fill you up like a meal would, for that I'd just have the meal replacement shakes.

    My friends on slimfast and she's tried them and she says there quite nice.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    go_away wrote: »
    Right, so it's claiming to be a 'smart little drink' designed to help you eat less between meals, ignoring the fact that it's perfectly ok to be eating every 2-3 hours. Rather than spending money on a tiny little bottle that has an ingredients list that resembles something you'd find in toxic waste (which I'll get onto in a sec), a person could spend their money on something more worthwhile like a tub of natural yoghurt with some raisins/seeds/nuts/honey thrown in.

    They also contain acesulfame k (under the EU, known as E950) and sucralose (E number 955), so for all it's 'low in fat' talk, it's pretty packed with sweeteners, the long term effects of which are still not really known.

    There are plenty of foods containing protein and fibre which cost significantly less per unit, and sound a damn sight tastier.
    :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmm, thanks.

    i guess an apple would be better, for the same amount of calories
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    slightly related question: at work the other day my friend was drinking "Skinny water" which is supposed to stop you craving sweet things. It definitely had sucralose in it (no aspartame). Is this the same kind of stuff?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    not really. ive had the skinny water before, probably better off just having fruit flavour mineral water.
    the hunger shot is like a little actimel/yakult type thing, and the protein and fibre is meant to help keep hunger at bay between meals. and its only 54 calories.

    just a way for companies to make more money by targeting the one thing that a lot of people with fall for(me included!)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sikorah wrote: »
    not really. ive had the skinny water before, probably better off just having fruit flavour mineral water.
    the hunger shot is like a little actimel/yakult type thing, and the protein and fibre is meant to help keep hunger at bay between meals. and its only 54 calories.

    just a way for companies to make more money by targeting the one thing that a lot of people with fall for(me included!)

    For 54 calories you could have a couple of bowls of strawberries... which sounds much more appealing to me :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    True. ive eaten so many starwberries already this year!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I combat hunger by eating fruit... In fact, I think that a large portion of my shopping is fruit for snacks.

    An apple will kill your cravings, or even better an orange.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Namaste wrote: »
    An apple will kill your cravings, or even better an orange.

    I'm the opposite. Apples make me feel really hungry!
    Bananas are good though, followed by a coffee.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    an apple often works for me, especially useful when you're in a ahurry or just plain old can't be arsed to make anything proper to eat.
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