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I just came across this today, so I thought I'd post it. I haven't contacted the company to see how sure they are of it being gluten-free, so anyone wanting to try it might want to do that.

http://www.slim-fast.com/products/product-...category_id=841

I looked into it a little further and it says that it doesn't contain any drugs, stimulants or suppressants.

I've never used this type of thing. But I'm thinking that something like this might work as a meal replacement in a pinch?

Nancy

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I have been drinking the "high protein" Slim-Fast Chocolate and the "Optima" Chocolate shakes a few times a week for about 2 months now. I have had no reactions to either. The ingredients on the label seem ok.

A conversation with Slim Fast corporate person led to "those 2 shakes are probably gluten-free, but we cannot guarantee it, but please wait for a while because we will be introducting a GUARANTEED gluten-free shake soon".

Well here it is.

It's more than likely ok, since even their "not guaranteed" ones seem to have no CC problems.

I will try this new one as soon as I see it on the shelves.

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but will any of them ever be dairy free? *sigh*....

Everyone on this board seems to have combinations of dietary restrictions but this version of Slim-Fast does say gluten free and lactose free on the can. I saw them at a local Wal-Mart yesterday but didn't purchase one.

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Everyone on this board seems to have combinations of dietary restrictions but this version of Slim-Fast does say gluten free and lactose free on the can. I saw them at a local Wal-Mart yesterday but didn't purchase one.

Lactose free isn't dairy free. They still contain casein.

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I bought some of these this weekend. The store only had the chocolate and they aren't 1/2 bad. :) Thanks for sharing the info about them!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Yep, they are lactose free, but most definitely not milk or casein free. =(

I'm lactose intol - so I "should" be able to drink them. We shall see. My husband picked me up some last night. I haven't tried them yet.

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Ok, so I tried the chocolate one today. And, I've been sick all day. =(

I don't know what's in it that's making me sick, but I feel like death warmed over. I'm sure it "could" be something else, but I felt great before I drank it... and about 20 minutes after, i started feeling icky.

Casein, perhaps?? Great, one more thing I may need to remove from my ever shrinking diet.

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I've been drinking them about every other day for about 2 weeks. At first I didn't think I had a reaction.

Since I have DH, the reactions can take a week or more to happen. Makes it hard to figure out what it was.

I've have been having increasing DH over the past 3 days - and drank one of these almost each day this week- so I'm suspecting them. I am only Gluten intolerant, no other allergies or intolerances.

The other thing could be that we have a snack area where I work that has freebie goodies out for the taking and they ran out of Reese's PB Cups (my usual take), so I ate Snickers for several days. There was a thread here about Snickers (and all Mars) CC issues. So it could be that too - or a combo of both.

Can't think of anything else it could be. I've had some yogurt, but Dannon Fruit on the Bottom has not given me DH before and i've had them consistently for about a year.

So I'm going to be real real good and not do Snickers or any more Slim Fast gluten-free and see if the DH starts to clear. I'm hating life again because I'm going on travel for Sun - Wed to Tampa and there will be catered lunches with no opportunity to go out (meeting is in restricted facility with no cafeteria or anything)......! I always get glutened at those things and now I'm going there already glutened - TERRIBLE.

(Maybe I'll starve and eat only Hershey's plain choc, plain potato chicps and fresh fruit for the 3 days).

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That sucks Franceen. It always happens at the worst time too. I agree on the CC issues. If you overthink it, all it takes is one person not washing their hands after lunch while working in a factory and that batch is contaminated. I know before being gluten-free, I never would have thought about washing my hands because I had just eaten a sandwich. Hopefully you'll be able to figure out which source it is.

Nancy

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I just bought some of these today to have on hand in case I need to run out of the house without breakfast.. but then hubby got home and read me the riot act because he said I'm already losing weight so fast he doesn't want this to mess me up further... hmph... well, I'll see how I do on them.

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