The Slim-Fast Plan
Slim-Fast is more than a line of diet shakes. In recent years, the company has developed soups, pasta, meal-in-one bars, and snacks -- all based on the premise that meal replacement products help people lose weight.
On its web site, Slim-Fast outlines a four-step approach to weight loss that is similar to most others -- emphasizing portion control, sensible eating, regular physical activity, and support.
Stick to the plan, and you will lose 10% of your body weight in the first six months -- at a rate of one to two pounds a week, says the web site.
It's certainly true that Slim-Fast's approach is backed by research. Controlling portions -- and using meal replacement products to do it -- has been shown to help with weight loss.
The plan involves six small meals/snacks every day. You are advised to use Slim-Fast products for two meals and one snack daily.