Celebrity Slim's meal replacement products are formulated to comply with a code developed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). This code stipulates guidelines on the nutritional content of products labeled as "Meal Replacements" and is designed to ensure that products of this type follow researched best-practices and are fit for their intended purpose (helping people lose weight). The Food Standards Australia New Zealand Meal Replacement Code requires a minimum Energy level of 850kJ per Serve. In order to achieve this, it is important to use Protein, Fat & Low GI Carbohydrates. If we removed a significant % of the Low GI Carbohydrate, we would have to compensate with far higher levels of Fat to achieve the desired level of Energy.
We have had feedback from tens of thousands of Australians in the last 8 years stating that they have lost substantial amounts of weight on the Celebrity Slim Program. We have run research studies with well-known Australian and international universities and research institutes and are very confident that our program provides effective weight loss results both in the short and longer term.
Celebrity Slim Shakes contain high levels of Skim Milk Powder & Whey Protein Concentrate, which are Dairy Proteins. Both contain a natural level of Lactose (Milk Sugar), which is also a low GI Sugar.
Our products all have different formulations, with a range of different nutritional profiles. If you are looking for low carbohydrate and low sugar products, we do offer a Low Carb range and a "Rapid" range that feature much lower levels of carbohydrates in total (including sugars). These products still comply with relevant FSANZ codes. We also have a range of Meal Bars, which feature very low sugar levels (<5g per 100g) and again meet the FSANZ code for meal replacement.
Celebrity Slim Shakes do not contain added Sucrose or Glucose, or Artificial Sweeteners. Sucrose & Glucose are high GI Sugars that have a negative impact on blood glucose levels. Celebrity Slim Shakes do contain added Fructose (which is a low GI Sugar) at a level that is well below the allowable daily intake for this Nutrient. Fructose divides opinion in the health arena based on a number of issues, but it is a lower GI form of sugar. This means that it enters the bloodstream more slowly than "normal" sugar. This has a range of benefits, but the main one is that you avoid the energy spikes and food cravings that normally come from eating sugary foods.