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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Is Slim Fast Gluten Free?
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I have searched and searched and am unable to find out if Slim Fast is Gluten Free?

Of course, I am one of the many people that are overweight and have Celiacs, I excercise everyday, eat good and I still couldn't lose a pound if my life depended on it.

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I can't answer for sure but before I was dx I would get very ill, bloating-D-cramps, whenever I would drink one. I have heard, so its only hearsay, they are NOT gluten free. Someone else may know for sure but I will not chance one myself.

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I'm not sure if it's gluten-free, but I can assure that there are much healthier ways to lose weight.

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I will try to find a can tomorrow and look at the ingredients. If it is gluten free and you do not have problems with dairy meal replacement products can be used very successfully. Yes, whole foods are better but something is better than nothing. There is a low carb version that might be better all around - the original has too many sugary carbs in my book. If it is gluten-free better to use is for just one meal and definately not as a snack between meals. The theory is that you use it for one of your meals it eliminates the need for making choices or planning which is hard sometimes. Marilyn

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I drank Slim Fast for awhile after I was diagnosed because I started gaining weight. I did not really have any problems with them that I remember (it was awhile ago). I read the ingredients and didn't see anything in them that has gluten in it, that I am aware of. I say, if you don't see any gluten-filled ingredients in it, maybe try it and see how it makes you feel. Of course there is the chance that it does have gluten and you may not have a reaction...so its kind of catch 22. If you're really desperate to use that as a weight-loss system...perhaps try to contact the company and ask them if it has gluten in it or is processed in a gluten infested environment. You don't want any cross-contamination.

I know its tough to stay on track with the diet and trying to lose the weight you've gained. Especially if you got really thin before you were diagnosed. Believe me...that's what happened to me! I got as thin as I always wanted to be (although I was very unhealthy) and then went gluten free and gained it all back! And now I just had a baby not even four months ago...so part of me just wants to eats loads of gluten so I will lose weight! Sounds silly doesn't it? But I know that I need to be healthy before I look slimmer. So just try to stay on track...and lose weight the healthy way! You'll thank yourself in the end.

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Several places have claimed that a few flavors of the Slim Fast drinks are gluten-free. Most recently I'd been drinking the Chocolate Royale drinks...not because I want to lose weight because my weight isn't an issue but sometimes because I just don't have time to eat and it is something to put in my stomach that was "safe" and quick...however, over the past two weeks I had one every morning...and for the past two weeks I have had some severe glutenious (new word I believe) reactions...that was the only thing in my diet that could've been considered "ify" even though I've checked on this product. I've been very careful these days with my diet after a year or so of the occasional cheating, I finally came to the realization that it truly isn't worth it (I know, I know...)

I suppose it could've been a cross contaminated batch or something but I'm done with the stuff, there's no need to feel horrible! I've heard that carnation instant breakfast are considered gluten free but honestly I'm tired of even risking it. Now I could have a developing issue with milk, it's give or take depending on the day and one milk product may bother me but another doesn't....SO if you're a daredevil....go for it...I agree that there are healthier ways to lose weight however I feel that as long as you follow the diet and exercise it isn't "unhealthy", again just my opinion, each person feels differently based on expereinces. It's much better than Hydroxycut and those "quick fix" pills which are certainly bad for you.

As a substitute for the slimfast drinks I've been drinking those yogurts...talk about a healthier alternative and ironically the yogurt doesn't bother me, and yet it is milk......oh the joys of being a celiac.

Hope this helps!

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I had a jar of the Slim-Fast that you mix with water to make your own smoothies not long ago, the label says that it may contain traces of wheat. I wouldn't risk it.

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Yes, most of them are gluten free:)

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I've drank the Optimas a couple of times since going gluten-free and i don't seem to notice a negative reaction. they don't say anything about gluten on them...as long as they don't make you feel sick, you should be okay.

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I have searched and searched and am unable to find out if Slim Fast is Gluten Free?

I was drinking slim fast optima when I was "diagnosed" with celiac. I e-mailed their website and they gave me the CYA answer that they do not have any gluten ingredients (except the malt flavor) but they cannot guarantee that the suppliers of their ingredients don't have a CC issue.

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I have searched and searched and am unable to find out if Slim Fast is Gluten Free?

Of course, I am one of the many people that are overweight and have Celiacs, I excercise everyday, eat good and I still couldn't lose a pound if my life depended on it.

THIS IS A OLD QUESTION BUT SLIM FAST EASY DIGEST IS GLUTEN FREE IN CHOC VANILLA AND COFFEE COFFEE IS THE BEST. WAS TOLD BY THE CO AND TRIED IT DID NOT BOTHER ME AND I AM REALLY GLUTEN SENSISTIVE :D

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Below is the link to the Slimfast website. The website says the Easy to Digest is lactose and gluten free. Based on the ingredients and allergen statement it is NOT casien or soy free.

http://www.slim-fast.com/products/products.asp

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Out of the pre-made ones, only the "easy to digest" are gluten free (and they are clearly labeled as gluten-free on the front and good!). I drink them every day. I don't know about the other ones.

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I would do alot of research before drinking slim fast or any weight loss drink. SLim Fast is very hard on your liver.

I agree with Lorka --- there are many safe ways to lose weigh & I for one do not think slim fast is one of them...

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I would do alot of research before drinking slim fast or any weight loss drink. SLim Fast is very hard on your liver.

I agree with Lorka --- there are many safe ways to lose weigh & I for one do not think slim fast is one of them...

I have bought slim fast for my husband at our Walmart and they do make chocolate and vanilla in a four pack and it says Gluten free on the box. But I can only find it at Walmart.

Sue

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Hi- I found this fabulous site as I was doing some research for a client of mine. I have family members who have Celiac....Both have used slimfast with no reaction....but have to say as far as loosing weight goes...I work with a company that has a product called "Going Going Gone" -supplements are gluten-free and really work to take off the lbs...my family members are soooo happy about it!

Here is a link to their ingredient list: http://www.arbonnemarketing.com/PK/dl/pk/1857_us_eng.pdf

You can email me if you have any questions.

hellowillow@gmail.com

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I am gluten free because it helps with my IBS-C problems and I too sometimes have a hard time finding a quick bite when there is little time to prepare anything. I was hoping Slim Fast would be an option. Here's what is posted on their website:

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Here in Canada, the slim-fast optima say in the ingredients "may contain Wheat". I use the Glucerna shakes for diabetics, they have a slow releasing carb which is better for you. And they are gluten free!! It's a good alternative when you have nothing gluten free on hand to eat.

Rachel

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The EAS body for life shakes (not the metabolife ones) are my heroes.

I called them and they are gluten-free. They do contain soy, though. About 110 calories and lots of protein.

Vanilla + banana+ ice=great smoothie

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Here is their web site: http://www.slim-fast.com/support/contact/question.aspx

I would ask their registered dietitians if their products are gluten free.

I have searched and searched and am unable to find out if Slim Fast is Gluten Free?

Of course, I am one of the many people that are overweight and have Celiacs, I excercise everyday, eat good and I still couldn't lose a pound if my life depended on it.

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Does anyone have links to slim fast & liver damage? I'm trying to convimce someone tha tslim fast causes liver problems. I need medical info so maybe it will make them stop & they are also giving it to their children. It's scary!

thanks

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i noticed that when i had a strawberry slim fast in the morning, i became extremely gassey and bloated. now, it might be coincidence, but those symptoms are usually my main problems when it comes to consuming gluten. i would be careful.

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I have been using the easy to digest ones and have had no problems. Then, my store stopped selling that kind, so I checked the regular ones for ingredients. I didn't find anything bad, so I starting drinking it. Bad. I am miserable.

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