The mercury is finally rising in our thermometers and with the warmer weather comes the inevitable magazine articles giving us top tips on achieving the perfect bikini body. For those of us who find it hard to shed the pounds or who are trapped in a cycle of yo-yo dieting, this time of year comes as a constant reminder of our seeming inability to keep the weight off. But if you are sick of counting calories or resorting to tasteless meal plans, you might want to try something different this year.

There are plenty of weight loss plans to try out, but one of the best-known is Slim-Fast. And for good reason, as it has been around for about 30 years and has a wealth of published research in its favor.

Get Quick Results with Slim-Fast’s 3.2.1 Plan

Slim-Fast helps you to slim down with its 3.2.1 plan. This lets you choose three snacks, two branded shakes or meal bars and one balanced meal each day. Its products are available in a range of “delicious” flavors, so food won’t seem dull and tasteless while you’re trying to lose weight. And Slim-Fast’s test kitchens have devised a series of balanced meals to stop you craving variety – something that can often be a problem with structured diet plans.

How Quickly Can I Lose Weight?

Slim-Fast claims to give you quick results; but unlike many of those ‘fad’ diets you read about on the internet, the emphasis is on “safe” weight loss. The Slim-Fast calculator lets you know how much you can safely lose while you are on the plan and follows experts’ advice not to lose more than 2lbs per week. Safe and steady weight loss is the key to staying healthy while you diet and will make it easier for you to maintain your target weight once you’ve reached it.

How Do I Know It’ll Work?

When you’re making a decision to spend money on a weight loss plan, you need to be confident that it will work. Fortunately, there’s plenty of published research that shows Slim-Fast does indeed help people lose weight, as long as they stick to the plan and commit to exercising regularly. In fact, there are so many studies on Slim-Fast that it was hard to know which ones to mention.

They range from a trial involving 238 obese people – published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition – that found Slim-Fast helped them to sustain “significant” weight loss for two years, to another in the journal Public Health Nutrition that confirmed the plan’s effectiveness at achieving weight loss and improving risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Why Should I Choose Slim-Fast Over Other Weight Loss Methods?

Actually, it comes down to personal choice about the way you want to approach dieting and weight loss. Yes, the research shows Slim-Fast is effective when followed correctly, but then so are several other commercial diet plans. In the end, only you can decide whether it suits your circumstances.

The important thing is to choose a safe and effective diet plan – not one that forces you to cut out certain food groups or promises drastic weight loss – and to stick to it, as well as committing to regular exercise. You might not be in a bikini in time for summer, but the pounds should start to drop off and you’ll be on your way to a healthier future in no time at all.

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