or many, the recent Slim Fast recall may be an opportunity to start fresh with natural weight loss strategies. The Food and Drug Administration announced a nationwide Slim Fast recall due to potential contamination in the diet drinks. These products run the risk of being contaminated with a micro-organism called Bacillus cereus that causes flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. For those who use these diet drinks instead of natural weight loss products, the Slim Fast recall should be taken seriously, and the cupboards should be cleared of any 11 ounce (325 ml) cans of Slim Fast.
For those who have not found the answers to natural weight loss, clearing out the old and bringing in the new may be just the change needed. By consuming natural diet drinks, it is possible not only to lose weight, but also to increase energy and reduce illness.
Natural weight loss products actually have numerous advantages over the processed diet drinks offered under labels like Slim Fast. One of the most important factors is that they are often made from natural whole foods and are therefore much more easily digested by the human body. This means that more of the vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients are being put to their proper use. Instead of just “curbing” hunger, natural diet drinks nourish and feed the body on a cellular level.
The variety of natural weight loss products is also a bonus for many consumers. Because there are so many ingredients to choose from in nature, the combinations are nearly limitless. This means a wide range of flavors, as well as different strategies for losing weight. One healthy diet drink may include blueberries for their natural anti-oxidants, for example, while another will utilize carrots to take advantage of the lycopene they contain. There’s certainly something to be said for a diet drink that not only helps with natural weight loss but also has potential cancer-preventing qualities.
Of course, the canned diet drinks do come in several flavors such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. The Slim Fast recall extends to all flavors of the canned diet drink. No matter the lot code or UPC number, consumers are requested to discard the cans immediately. Full refunds are available by calling 1-800-896-9479 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The recall does not extend to any other products offered by Slim Fast, such as powdered shakes or snack bars. Still, if it’s time to get rid of the ready-to-drink canned beverages in order to make way for natural diet drinks, it is probably also time to consider ways to replace other unhealthy foods and drinks with more natural weight loss products, as well. Eating healthy natural foods should always be considered before consuming laboratory-produced “meal replacement” products, for example. For those who need quick, on-the-go foods, there are pre-