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Health Effects of Slim-Fast

Updated February 21, 2017

Each year, millions of individuals look for the perfect diet that will help them shed unwanted pounds. There are thousands of diets to choose from, and one of the most popular is Slim-Fast. Slim-Fast is a weight loss plan that offers products for dieters. The products include snacks, bars, packaged meals and shakes. The company is predominantly known for its weight loss shakes.

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Slim-Fast works by providing a meal replacement strategy that is critical for weight management. During the meal replacement, individuals reduce the amount of calories they consume by replacing their normal diet with products from the Slim-Fast company.


In addition to a healthy diet, the creators of Slim-Fast also encourage their dieters to be active and exercise. Dieters are encouraged to fill out forms so that the company can personalize a fitness plan that will meet their needs and lifestyle.

Transient Side Effects

Slim-Fast states that some individuals may experience transient side effects. A transient side effect is a side effect that is considered easy to manage. Some of the side effects include headache, constipation, abdominal discomfort and intense hunger.

Depression and Slim-Fast

Dieters should be aware that some Slim-Fast products contain an artificial sweetener called aspartame. According to the National Institute of Health, individuals who suffer from depression or mood disorders should avoid aspartame because this chemical has the ability to aggravate mental health problems.


Slim-Fast products also contain gluten. This can be harmful to people who have Celiac disease. More than two million Americans have Celiac disease. Celiac disease damages the small intestines and interferes with the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food. People who have Celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten products like Slim-Fast.

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