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Munky
11-23-2004, 04:20 PM
Anyone ever use slimfast drinks to gain weight? They have like 300 calories in their and 16 grams of protein. So i figured if i drank 2 and still ate my 6 meals a day it would help me gain. This sound good?

JTyrell710
11-23-2004, 04:22 PM
i wondered this as well

Isaac Wilkins
11-23-2004, 04:24 PM
It's not a bad idea, but I think you could find more cost-effective ways to get those calories in. They have a fair amount of sugar in them, too. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 40g of carbs, mostly from sugar?

JTyrell710
11-23-2004, 04:38 PM
cost effective, no
time-efficient, yes. hopefully ths sugar isnt all hfcs

Pitfan04
11-23-2004, 04:46 PM
A friend of mine did this. He ate about 4 meals a day, and for snacks he drank slim fast. Put on weight pretty well.

Munky
11-23-2004, 05:09 PM
well my parents can get a 24 or 30 pack of it for like 12 or 15 dollars i figured its worth a try. I'll try it and let you guys know.

RichLockyer
11-23-2004, 09:55 PM
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 40g of carbs, mostly from sugar?
Ditto. I used to drink them, but my first trainer said to replace them with straight whey. Granted, I needed to trim over 10% from my BF%, but his problem with them was they contained too much sugar. I don't have a can in front of me, but I do remember most of the carbs being from sugar.

Isaac Wilkins
11-24-2004, 03:42 AM
Ditto. I used to drink them, but my first trainer said to replace them with straight whey. Granted, I needed to trim over 10% from my BF%, but his problem with them was they contained too much sugar. I don't have a can in front of me, but I do remember most of the carbs being from sugar.

Yeah, I checked them out. It's 40 grams of carbs per shake, 5 grams of fiber (good), and 34 grams of sugar (bad). It didn't have an ingredients list on the website, so I don't know if they use maltodextrin or high fructose corn syrup. My mom drinks them sometimes, so I'll look at one on Thursday when I go home for Thanksgiving.

Vapour Trails
11-25-2004, 12:11 PM
I should add to this convo: A recent study of many nutritional supplements revealed that many don't contain what is claimed on the label. One of the products which did not live up to it's billing was named : Slimfast.