SlimFast Keto - Thoughts???

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  • LadyBlanks
    LadyBlanks Posts: 1,070 Member
    I watched the KetoConnect video and they pretty much just liked the fat bombs. I think if I would get any of the SlimFast Keto products it would be the fat bombs. I would like to have something quick on hand for those times when you can't get what you would like and don't want to resort to something you don't need.
  • LadyBlanks
    LadyBlanks Posts: 1,070 Member
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    bametels wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    I looked up the nutrition information.

    First, they aren't premade shakes, so are they really handy to keep around? Eh.
    Second, they contain mostly palm oil, not coconut oil.
    Third, they have ingredients such as silica, carrageenan, and dextrose. Depending one how strict you are, I avoid those.
    Fourth, they have 9g carbs per serving. If you count total carbs, that's really high, lol!

    I did see their MCT Oil is non-GMO pure coconuts, C8...that has me interested in price and taste...

    But, in order to powder something like MCT oil it has to be bound to a carbohydrate. Typically maltodextrin which is a 130 glycemic index compared to table sugars 65. It’s a nefarious product fooling people.

    It's an oil, not a powder. It is listed as "Pure MCT oil from non-GMO coconut oil." That's it.

    I don't see how it is possible to have MCT powder without something else being added to it to bind it as Sunny Bunny has noted. I wouldn't trust that the information on the product is correct. Unfortunately, just because a company says it is so, doesn't mean that it's true.

    I'm so confused. Both of you have said MCT powder. Who is talking about a powder? The product that I mentioned is MCT OIL. Not a powder. If it were a powder, I KNOW there would be other ingredients. What am I misunderstanding??? Can you not derive an OIL from the coconut?

    Is the slim fast product wet or dry? If it’s dry the MCT oil has been made into a powder. Regardless of the fact they still call it an oil.

    It is a liquid oil.
  • Sunny_Bunny_
    Sunny_Bunny_ Posts: 7,140 Member
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    bametels wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    I looked up the nutrition information.

    First, they aren't premade shakes, so are they really handy to keep around? Eh.
    Second, they contain mostly palm oil, not coconut oil.
    Third, they have ingredients such as silica, carrageenan, and dextrose. Depending one how strict you are, I avoid those.
    Fourth, they have 9g carbs per serving. If you count total carbs, that's really high, lol!

    I did see their MCT Oil is non-GMO pure coconuts, C8...that has me interested in price and taste...

    But, in order to powder something like MCT oil it has to be bound to a carbohydrate. Typically maltodextrin which is a 130 glycemic index compared to table sugars 65. It’s a nefarious product fooling people.

    It's an oil, not a powder. It is listed as "Pure MCT oil from non-GMO coconut oil." That's it.

    I don't see how it is possible to have MCT powder without something else being added to it to bind it as Sunny Bunny has noted. I wouldn't trust that the information on the product is correct. Unfortunately, just because a company says it is so, doesn't mean that it's true.

    I'm so confused. Both of you have said MCT powder. Who is talking about a powder? The product that I mentioned is MCT OIL. Not a powder. If it were a powder, I KNOW there would be other ingredients. What am I misunderstanding??? Can you not derive an OIL from the coconut?

    Is the slim fast product wet or dry? If it’s dry the MCT oil has been made into a powder. Regardless of the fact they still call it an oil.

    It is a liquid oil.

    I thought the original question was about the powdered shake stuff. I thought it had MCT in it in powder form. I know they make the oil too but wasn’t the original question about the shakes?
  • tcunbeliever
    tcunbeliever Posts: 8,219 Member
    The original discussion was about the keto slimfast shake, which is only available as a powder, and the fudge brownie batter flavor lists the following ingredients...

    Ingredients: MCT oil blend (palm, coconut, grass fed butter), protein blend (whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, grass fed collagen peptides), cocoa, erythritol, natural flavors, soy lecithin, salt, xanthan gum, silica, carrageenan, dextrose, stevia leaf extract, monk fruit extract, guar gum.

    So, it does list "oil" even though it a powder...it also has a lot of whey which from what I've read causes an insulin response and kinda defeats the purpose of keto eating with regards to keeping insulin low.
  • Sunny_Bunny_
    Sunny_Bunny_ Posts: 7,140 Member
    Bottom line is that if they make an oil into a dry powder ingredient it must be bound to a carbohydrate. Maltodextrin is th most commonly used. It is like a 135 glycemic index which is more than twice as high as table sugar.
    I will always say that products like this are not made for your benefit. They are made to cash in on trends.
  • LadyBlanks
    LadyBlanks Posts: 1,070 Member
    edited January 2019
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    bametels wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    NicoleL874 wrote: »
    I looked up the nutrition information.

    First, they aren't premade shakes, so are they really handy to keep around? Eh.
    Second, they contain mostly palm oil, not coconut oil.
    Third, they have ingredients such as silica, carrageenan, and dextrose. Depending one how strict you are, I avoid those.
    Fourth, they have 9g carbs per serving. If you count total carbs, that's really high, lol!

    I did see their MCT Oil is non-GMO pure coconuts, C8...that has me interested in price and taste...

    But, in order to powder something like MCT oil it has to be bound to a carbohydrate. Typically maltodextrin which is a 130 glycemic index compared to table sugars 65. It’s a nefarious product fooling people.

    It's an oil, not a powder. It is listed as "Pure MCT oil from non-GMO coconut oil." That's it.

    I don't see how it is possible to have MCT powder without something else being added to it to bind it as Sunny Bunny has noted. I wouldn't trust that the information on the product is correct. Unfortunately, just because a company says it is so, doesn't mean that it's true.

    I'm so confused. Both of you have said MCT powder. Who is talking about a powder? The product that I mentioned is MCT OIL. Not a powder. If it were a powder, I KNOW there would be other ingredients. What am I misunderstanding??? Can you not derive an OIL from the coconut?

    Is the slim fast product wet or dry? If it’s dry the MCT oil has been made into a powder. Regardless of the fact they still call it an oil.

    It is a liquid oil.

    I thought the original question was about the powdered shake stuff. I thought it had MCT in it in powder form. I know they make the oil too but wasn’t the original question about the shakes?

    My original post was about all of the SlimFast Keto Products not just the powder.
  • retirehappy
    retirehappy Posts: 4,752 Member
    Bottom line is that if they make an oil into a dry powder ingredient it must be bound to a carbohydrate. Maltodextrin is th most commonly used. It is like a 135 glycemic index which is more than twice as high as table sugar.
    I will always say that products like this are not made for your benefit. They are made to cash in on trends.

    I totally agree with this.

    Also I avoid malto* crap, none of those do my DH's BS any good, while I don't test if his reaction is bad, I assume mine would not be favorable, maybe not exactly like his but still not a good thing.
  • kristamas
    kristamas Posts: 30 Member
    Some people on keto feel the need to turn it into a moral question. Well la de freakin da! I tried the peanut butter cup fat bombs and they were delicious and have 1 net carb. I don't see why anyone gets high and mighty about eating "real" food. If erythritol helps you stay in ketosis and keep to your diet then awesome! You do you!
  • Boboelink
    Boboelink Posts: 1 Member
    I think this is great and they taste delicious.
    I am pleased to see companies going in this direction and offering keto/low carb options. :)
    Some days one just wants something quick and easy and that also tastes good.