Bariatric Product Review: Slim Fast Advanced Energy

Steph Wagner

February 16, 2018

Bariatric Product Review: Slim Fast Advanced Energy

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⇒Name of Product:  Slim Fast Advanced Energy

⇒Where it was purchased: Walmart (I received it as a free gift for placing a pick-up order)

⇒Cost: $5.93 for 4 pack

Nutrition Information:


My standard rule of thumb to approve a protein drink is for it to have 15 grams or more of protein, less than 5 grams of total carbs. Ideally it should have less than 6 grams of fat but there are times when a pre-made shake exceeds that number and may still fit a pre-op patients diet. After surgery too much fat can cause stomach upset. 

This protein shake has 20 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates and 9 grams of fat. In terms of percentages that is 45% protein, 48% fat and 7% carbs. 

It has enough protein, just one gram more of carbohydrates than ideal and a little higher than desired in fat.

The other thing to note is the caffeine content….which leads me to my next point:

How it might be used:


This shake is said to have “as much caffeine as a cup of coffee” and the company’s main aim with this product is to replace a sugary coffee drink from a coffee shop.

With that focus, a grande Mocha Light Frappuccino from Starbucks has 28 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of protein and 0.5 grams of fat.

If this shake is used to replace a sugary coffee drink, it would make a great replacement.

If you are looking for a shake for another reason, it may not be a good fit because of extra caffeine and a little higher on the fat side. It’s also important to note when it IS and is not best to have protein shakes after weight-loss surgery.

This video course for members teaches on the DO’S and DON’TS of protein after bariatric surgery

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