Slim, Fit & Healthy Magazine Review
By Trudi Purdy, wlr team
Key Questions Answered
- What’s in an issue of Slim, Fit & Healthy?
- How do I get hold of a copy?
- Who would it suit?
- Is it worth buying?
Slim, Fit & Healthy is what is says on the tin – a monthly magazine for women who need help, advice and inspiration to become slimmer, fitter and healthier.
Their message, one of lifestyle change to improve health and help readers feel their best, sits well with wlr. On the whole, the magazine managed to back this message up with the content.
The issue I reviewed had articles on calorie saving lunch swaps, convenient supermarket short cuts to make prepping meals easier, how to spring clean your health as well as a 5 day eating plan and a 3 week walking programme to try.
There is also a raft of delicious looking recipes, healthy hints and tips and some success stories.
The success stories were from readers who had weight loss success using a few different methods – calorie counting, Slimming World, Boot camp and lower carb eating – this makes a refreshing change and highlights that different things work for different people. I liked the section in each success story that detailed what they used to eat in comparison to what they eat now.
There’s an ad in the magazine asking for readers to submit their success story for future issues – meaning that no one way of losing weight is favoured by the magazine.
I found the article on eating well on the go really interesting with sensible suggestions and the lunch swap piece didn’t suggest swapping a tempting sandwich for just a carrot but for an equivalent meal – just lower calorie.
The 5 day meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinners are things like beef stroganoff and one of the lunches was a salmon frittata.
- Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs with rye bread, 236 cals, 11.4g fat, 15.9g carbs
- Lunch – Lentil Dahl, 174 cals, 4.8g fat, 25.2g carbs
- Dinner – Beef Stroganoff, 438 cals, 30.1g fat, 10.8g carbs
The magazine only gives calorie and fat information though. They could improve that by supplying the full nutritional info for each recipe – adding in the carbs, protein and fibre information.
- Breakfast – Mashed avocado on rye toast, 230 cals, 15.6g fat, 16.5g carbs
- Lunch – Tuna, avocado and egg salad, 541 cals, 43.4g fat, 8g carbs
- Dinner – Mediterranean chicken, 254 cals, 6.8g fat, 17.8g carbs
However, when I worked out the nutritional info for the plan, it does work out lower carb and quite high in fat. Good fats admittedly. This plan may not suit everyone.
- Breakfast – Greek yoghurt with chopped nuts and berries, 267 cals, 21.3g fat, 9.4g carbs
- Lunch – Chicken salad, 269 cals, 6.9g fat, 20.1g carbs
- Dinner – Spinach and ricotta lasagne, 296 cals, 18g fat, 13.6
There are lots of recipes to give you some food inspo if you’re usual repertoire is getting old. Just be aware that the recipes do tend to be lower carb.
This low calorie roasted vegetable lasagne is the perfect dish to share with loved ones. Gather round and dig in to this traditional Italian dish.
366 calories per serving
- Breakfast – Protein smoothie, 306 cals, 19.5g fat, 27.4g carbs
- Lunch – Butternut squash with chilli yoghurt, 176 cals, 8.3g fat, 21.8g carbs
- Dinner – Baked herbie salmon with vegetable cauliflower rice, 372 cals, 22.9g fat, 10.8g carbs
I was a little disappointed to see that there were no dessert recipes as I do have a bit of a sweet tooth.
- Breakfast – Baked avocado boat, 399 cals, 34.1g fat, 2.1g carbs
- Lunch – Salmon frittata, 183 cals, 10.6g fat, 4.9g carbs
- Dinner – Chorizo chicken , 294 cals, 12.5g fat, 12.4g carbs
Who Will It Suit?
As mentioned above, the magazine is aimed at people looking to change their lifestyle to a healthier one.
This magazine could be one of the tools in your toolbox if that’s you.
What does it cost?
If you pay by direct debit, you get the first 3 issues for £5 and then the next 12 issues are £23.90. You also get a free gift of 60 days’ supply of multi-vitamins worth £19.99
If you subscribe using cheque or credit/debit card it costs £26.91 a year.
A single copy of the magazine from a newsagent or supermarket is £2.99.
Is It Worth Buying
The magazine is A5 sized and only has 100 pages so it is a little expensive in comparison to other slimming and health magazines. However, I found it interesting to read and, in this issue they had packed quite a lot in.
There is a website that accompanies the magazine that has some great articles on it too.
Some of the advertisers were offering money off codes so, if you wanted what they were selling, it may be worthwhile just for the savings.
The advertising wasn’t overkill either and it was good to see some charity events (hiking, walking, cycling) included in them.
|Issue reviewed:||May 2018|