I have done my time with Slim Fast. I have been using the product off and on since I was in High School. Mind you, I am now 35 years old, so that tells you how long SF has been in the picture. The only thing I still like from them is the ready to drink Cappuccino Delight shake in a can. I put them in the freezer for a few minutes and have one for breakfast. I also like one of the snack bars because it reminds me of a Butterfinger, but the name escapes me at the moment. I can’t follow the actual Slim Fast plan. I always feel like I am starving. Even when they came out with the Optima formula. Not only that, everything is SO sweet I can’t even stand to eat the bars.
Bob Green. The Best Life Diet. I know this book is a few years old. I bought it, read it, followed Oprah on all her journeys and about six months ago someone close to me gave me another copy of the book. Good thing, mine was long gone. In those months it has been in my possession I picked it up and started, or re-read it more times than I care to remember. Shame on me, I know. These last few weeks I have been looking for something a bit more structured for me. I do not want to pay for Weight Watchers (lifetimer over goal) or another year of TOPS (I never go to meetings) as I prefer the online support since it suits my busy life much better. I love that the Best Life incorporates so many of the foods I love and that they are readily available to me at my local market. I also am a huge fan of Slim Fast since it is super easy, and sometimes I just need a break from cooking. Another plus about SF is I can put a meal bar in my purse to save me when we have our “family” outings to McD or BK for the kids playground feature. She plays, he eats whatever, and I am good with a diet pop and my meal bar. [Read more…]