Those that know me in my real life know that I lost 40 pounds 8 years ago. I went away to dental school one year and came back 40 pounds heavier. I was depressed and just wanted to get the weight off. I am proud to say that 8 years later I am still 40 pounds lighter. Most people ask me what I eat. That is the tough part, especially when you have kids. Some days, I am so tempted to eat fast food because it is so available/convenient, but then I remember all the hard work it took to take off the weight. So, I decide to start most of my mornings with the delicious, Slim Fast Shakes.  

While I did like the shakes before, they recently renovated the taste to include the new and improved Slim Fast Shakes.  What I love about these is the variety of flavors they come in. They expanded the line to include the Cappuccino Delight,  French Vanilla, Creamy Chocolate,  Rich Chocolate, Strawberries N’ Cream, and the Lower Carb Chocolate/Vanilla Shakes. I never get bored with the flavors as I rotate my selections every morning. Each of these shakes come in the new and improved plastic containers with screw on lids. I love the convenience of these containers and also like the fact that they did away with the aluminum cans. Something about the aluminum cans left a strange taste in my mouth. With the new plastic bottles (which I recycle), I don’t notice any taste but the delicious and smooth flavor of the drinks.

Each of these shakes contain 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber to help curb your appetite for 4 hours. I usually drink mine around 8 am and it keeps me full till I eat lunch at 12 pm. Sometimes I throw in an apple if I am working out in the am, but usually I just drink these alone. All of the shakes also provide one-third of most of the recommended essential vitamins and minerals.  I also love the fact that each shake contains approximately 180 calories per bottle.  It really is a terrific breakfast that would start your day off right. I also have been known to drink them as an afternoon snack.

The new Slim Fast shakes are part of the Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan. The Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan is a customized plan to help you lose weight quickly, easily, and conveniently. It also helps with maintaince.  Along with the shakes, they have other amazing products such as Slim Fast snack bars, meal bars, shake mixes. It is definitely a plan to check out for those trying to lose weight.

You can buy Slim Fast shakes at most local grocery stores and retail shops nationwide. I am lucky that Slim Fast has generously offered to give my readers 3 GIFT CARDS to SEPHORA!! I personally love Sephora so I thought this was very generous of Slim Fast to offer. I will be picking 3 winners all through The first two winners picked will each receive a 50 dollar Sephora Gift and the last winner will receive a $25 gift card. The only mandatory entry is to tell me which shake looks the best: Slim Fast Shakes (I also listed the flavors above in bold). While it is not mandatory to fill out the other entries, I highly recommend it as it will greatly increase your chances of winning. For the winners, I can send you the gift card code (if you want to shop online) or I can mail you the actual gift card to use in the stores. It is up to you.  This giveaway is run via rafflecopter to click “read more” to see the giveaway. GOOD LUCK!

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*I received Slim Fast products and coupons for my review. I also received Sephora gift cards for my participation. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

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  1. Lori Doherty says

    Looking good, Mel… I have had the shakes in the past and always liked the coffee flavor. It's a sub for me ~ instead of a latte!!!! :)

  2. Camille says

    mmmmm rich chocolate royale, please!! ;)

    i love this giveaway. i NEED some real make-up…not CVS kind. haha.

  3. Samantha says

    40 lbs! That's awesome. These sound like a great way to start the day, I think Creamy Chocolate sounds delish!

  4. crackersmacker says

    I'd like to try the Creamy Chocolate so that I could get my chocolate fix without racking up the calories.

  5. Maria says

    congratulations on losing 40 lbs…that's so awesome!! and i so admire that you stay away from fast food – i need some pointers on that haha
    i would like the vanilla. makes me feel like i'm drinking a milkshake!

    have a happy monday!
    maria <3

  6. Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom says

    I love Slim Fast, but never knew about the Strawberries n' Cream. THAT is the one I most want to try!

  7. Dawn says

    Cappuccino Delight is the one I would like to try the most. It would be great instead of my morning Starbucks! :)

  8. Sean Marie says

    Good for you girl! Sephora is awesome, that's so generous of them. And personally I think the rich chocolate is best! :)

  9. Ada says

    I couldnt fine the + button to click for the last entry that i had already submitted assuming i would find the button below. Anyways i went to your google+ & +ed the post about checking out your review/giveaways.

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  10. lorialcorn2006 says

    I Love the Strawberries N Cream but I would love to try the cappuccino flavour thats sound like it could help with replacing me over sweetened coffee with something much better for me

  11. lotusdragonfly says

    I prefer the French Vanilla, the chocolate is good for a change but I found the French Vanilla easier to drink regularly.

  12. B. Wilson says

    Never tried any, but I'm certain the rich chocolate would be my fave. Chocolate milk = love… so I would love this.


  13. Lucy Lincoln says

    Hi there! I love the vanilla, but would also like to try the Strawberries N' Cream. Thanks for a great giveaway and post!

  14. Angie says

    I LOVE the strawberries and cream flavor. I had a chance to try it and to be quite honest, I get cravings for it now. It reminded me very much of a Strawberry milkshake.

    angiewith3 at live dot com

  15. TaylorLouise says

    I am allergic to chocolate, so I always reach for the vanilla. It is so good- without being bad! :)

  16. Petunia says

    40 lbs lost and kept off for 8 years? wow- you should be very proud of yourself!
    i am always a sucker for french vanilla. :)

    petuniahiggenbottom at yahoo

  17. Holly says

    I would want to try the Strawberries N' Cream shake! I'm not a huge fan of chocolate so always happy when there are other flavors!

  18. Haggatha says

    I would love to try the vanilla cream. I love vanilla and it just sounds good
    ladycolor7 at yahoo dot com

  19. Kat says

    I would love to try the cappucino delight – if its really good I would have to get them all. And God knows I'd LOVE to lose 40lbs again!

  20. Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says

    The Rich chocolate royale was my favorite when I did Slim Fast 10 years ago after Styles was born. I lost 60lbs by using Slim Fast! The weight didn't come back on until I got pregnant with #2, 7 years later and was put on bed rest.

  21. Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says

    The Rich chocolate royale was my favorite when I did Slim Fast 10 years ago after Styles was born. I lost 60lbs by using Slim Fast! The weight didn't come back on until I got pregnant with #2, 7 years later and was put on bed rest.

  22. Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says

    The Rich chocolate royale was my favorite when I did Slim Fast 10 years ago after Styles was born. I lost 60lbs by using Slim Fast! The weight didn't come back on until I got pregnant with #2, 7 years later and was put on bed rest.

  23. Lyly Tee says

    I would love to try the strawberries and cream shake. I've had their strawberry ones before and I'm curious to see if they taste the same. I need a way to keep the 15 lbs I just lost off too! Happy holidays :)

  24. Heather from Our Girls Keep Us Moving says

    I need to lose weight desperately! I am very interested in trying the Cappuccino!

  25. Alisha L. says

    I have never tried any of them but I'd love to try the Vanilla Cream.

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. HannahAchrissmile says

    I'd love to try the Rich Chocolate Royale Shake, it sounds delicious
    aigcanada7 [at] hot[mail] dot} (com))

  27. Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families says

    I love Slimfast but don't think you can consume it while nursing. I need to lose this baby weight!

  28. ChicnSavvy says

    Mine is the Rich Chocolate, because it makes me feel like I am getting a sweet treat that I don't feel guilty about!

    kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com

  29. Mom of 12 says

    I love Slim Fast, but I have always used the powder. Like you, I thought the cans had a metallic taste, but I would love to try the new bottles. My favorite is the Rich Chocolate.

  30. Deb Hornick Gotham says

    I would love try the Strawberry and cream..yummy!!! Thanks for this giveaway..Happy New Year:)

  31. Mtlgrl4evr says

    I would love to try the RICH CHOCOLATE ROYALE SHAKE! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

  32. pauline15 says

    I like the rich chocolate and french vanilla flavors. I buy these in bulk and it makes a great breakfast for myself!

  33. heymissvirginia says

    The creamy chocolate looks absolutely delicious. I have gained weight over the holidays and it's time to take it off!

  34. ewhatley says

    I've beend drinking the French Vanilla and will try Capuccino next.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  35. Karen says

    I'd like to try rich chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.


  36. pam9498 says

    Thanks for the info. I, too, had a time long ago with slimfast and thought they were yuck and gave up. I am going to try again! Think I'll start with Creamy Chocolate and strawberries and cream! :)

  37. April Olinger says

    French vanilla is my favorite, yum yum!! Doesn't even taste like a weight loss shake!!

  38. iplaytrack1224 says

    Definitely the Cappucino Delight!
    Awesome blog by the way and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!

  39. Chelsea says

    I wan to try Strawberries 'n Cream, love it! Congrats on your weight loss … great acheivement! I'm doing okay with my own attempts but maybe this would help, hmm. :o