Wondering About Slim-fastgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This may sound totally nasty but here goes. Does anyone think that Slim-fast could be used for nutrition? Maybe mix it with dry milk and water? It does have alot of vitamins and it stores easily. Although, I can't imagine using it as your only source of nutrition.
-- shellie (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 1999
There are better supplement/protien/hi cal mixes available at health food stores, however you need to drink alot of water when using these because they are pretty hard on your kidneys. Passing Kidney Stones doesn't sound like fun to me.
-- Deborah (email@example.com), February 27, 1999.
Besides, Slimfast tastes YUCK unless it is VERY COLD. Where you gonna get ice?
-- Just Sunshine (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 1999.
Yes it is awful. I was just wondering about several products so I used Slim-fast as an example. I guess if you need that much water then it's not such a great idea...thanx
-- shellie (email@example.com), February 27, 1999.
Does Dieter know that you're thinking of eating his sorry ass? Personally I wouldn't want him cold, I would prefer having him for dinner, with some vegetables and Chablis :). [Hannibal Lechter]
Alternatively, did you see the movie Deep Impact, the Washington Senator bailing out on his motor yacht was stocking up with "Ensure", plenty of calories, not many grams of fat. Slimfast will not have enough calories - you don't *really* want to go on a diet do you? That will the end result anyway. Consider bulking up before rollover - your own personal portable "stash" :)
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), February 27, 1999.
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-- Dieter (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 1999.
Could I have a date with you?
-- Monica (email@example.com), February 27, 1999.
Slim-fast? Read the label. JUNK! Go to a health food store to find out about HIGH quality protein supplements.
-- curtis schalek (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 1999.
"FAvA BEaNS ANd a niCe ChiANtI!!!!!"
It was on the tip of my tongue, honest! :)
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), February 28, 1999.
"MALaRKEyNess"? Are you tall, dark and handsome? I think I love you.
-- Scarlett (email@example.com), February 28, 1999.
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-- Dieter (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 28, 1999.
Slim-Fast? Give me a break? You are going to be worrying about getting all the nutrition you can including FAT, not dieting. We're talking survival, not preventing porridge thighs. Heed the other posts, get REAL food in some form or another. BTW -- I've heard that if you try to live solely on rabbits, you will DIE. Not enough FAT.
Fat has got a bad rap. It's not the fat that's the problem, IT'S EATING TO MUCH!! This could be corrected within a year.
And another thing, unless you've got a supply/source of WATER, all this dehydrated and other stuff requiring water to reconstitute or prepare is going to be a problem. "Food, food, and not a morsel to eat."
-- a (A@AisA.com), February 28, 1999.
-- a (A@AisA.com), February 28, 1999.
Shellie, you had the right idea, but the wrong drink. As someone suggested earlier, Ensure and other "geriatric" drinks would be a great addition. They have a very well balanced mix, formulated to be easily digested with the most nutrition. They are meant as a supplement though, not total daily nutrition, for people who don't eat right, which is usually older people who aren't eating right, but it's also often prescribed for younger people hospitalized for prolonged periods of time. I have drank it myself a few times to give me a boost in times when I couldn't get off the floor to eat lunch, it tastes better cold, but I've had it warm off the shelf too (when your tummy's growling and your blood sugar is low, your taste buds don't bark as much.)
Slim-fast is very low in calorie, 120, but high in protein and vitamins. It is meant to skip one meal daily and lose weight safely. Ensure is meant for people who need to GAIN weight, so it has a lot more calories. It could be a good addition to your stockpile, especially if you have teenagers who are constantly ravenous and need a much higher caloric intake than younger children and adults. I believe the daily recommended caloric intake for average adult women is 2000, for adult men it's 2500 (more for physically active adults or athletes) and for teenagers it's 3000 to 4000. I'm not totally sure on these numbers, I'm quoting from memory so I could be off a bit. You might want to do a search with search engines and find out.
-- Chris (email@example.com), February 28, 1999.
Also, for children, there is a drink sort of like a shake that comes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry (yuck) that is very very high in calories and fat (and lots of vitamins,minerals and protein) that helps underweight children gain weight. Gosh, can't remember the name, Pedia something.....can find it with the baby formulas and such...safe for use with children up to 10 years old...also used when kids are sick and need nutrition but can't stomach solids...
Had to give one a day to my daughter when she was 22 months old and still weighed 20 pounds....to this day she is still a tiny thing not much interested in food, but fortunately has gained enough weight to be an almost normal sized 4 year old.
I am going to buy several cans ...oh and they don't need water to prepare....ready to drink (and expensive but might be worth it for children IF needed!!! Do NOT substitute for real food if real food is handy and the child will eat!!!)
-- Preparing (Preparing@home.com), March 17, 1999.