Post # 1
I cannot even count how many of my friends are pushing me to buy weight loss/nutrition drinks. It seems that regardless of the company they all have stories online of success accompanied by additional stories of pyramid schemes, liver damage, and reviews that they just plain don’t work.
Whether it is Herbalife, Shakeology, Body by Vi etc I would love to get your opinions on these drinks and whether or not you felt they were worth the high price and committment.
Post # 3
I have a home made smoothie for breakfast and slimfast for lunch. I like it. It’s easy and that’s what I need. My friend J did body by vi and liked it, I can’t justify the cost.
Post # 4
Honestly I wouldnt do it because you dont know what kinds of additives and preservatives are in those shakes…I would stick to making your own so you actually know whats in it! Oh yeah and the cost is crazy..so a definite no to that!
Post # 5
I recently got some meal replacement shakes and I’ve lost 7 pounds by drinking one and having some fruit for breakfast. We have a metabolic weight loss office that is connected to the hospital and all you have to do is go in and buy the shake mix. I paid $35 for a 35 serving bag. It tastes so much better than the other stuff I’ve tried, and I bought it from a doctor, so I’m confident that it’s safe.
Post # 6
My FI’s sister tried them. She lost weight, but quickly put it back on.
Post # 7
i drink a protein shake that my Hubs started drinking, im NOT using it as a meal replacement though, i drink it before or after i excercise and still maintain my regular diet.
its EAS Lean 15 in vanilla, i use 2% milk and its soo good. super cheap too, got it at target or luckys for 17$
Post # 8
Thanks for your input bees!
I currently drink a muscle milk for breakfast every morning (3 g of sugar) and that was the best option I could find without getting into huge expenses. It also had the least amount of sugar versus alternatives (some with 25+ grams!).
While I see the benefits of these shakes I also don’t think it is realistic to think I am going to drink two a day for the rest of my life, who knows. I am also very leary of the huge expense ($100+ a month) and locked in ordering.
Still on the fence I guess.
Post # 9
most of that stuff has soy in it which is SOOOOO bad for you….
i agree with @sweetchiquita12 that stuff has tons of additives/preservatives in them that are horrible for your body
if you’re going to have a smoothie, use real ingredients…none of that powder crap…
also use Whole/raw/organic/local milk if you’re going to drink dairy…if its not its going to have powders and other additives in it as well that makes is highly processed.
Post # 10
No…I need real food! I make my own smoothies though sometime and they are very healthy and green.
Post # 11
@karenlinebarger: Any suggestion on how to do a real smoothie? Do you mean just yogurt, fruit, perhaps almond milk for me (I don’t drink real milk or soymilk). Perhaps I am overthinking it. 🙂
Post # 12
The best diet advice I’ve ever gotten is that expensive shakes/supplements will at best make your piss more expensive, and at worst critically overload your body with way too much of what it doesn’t need.
For me, a protein shake is a good option because it’s a good source of protein obviously, doesn’t expire or take up space in the fridge, is quick and easy to prepare, can be versatile with add-ins, and satisfies a craving that might otherwise be filled by a milkshake. I don’t have one every day; like I said, it’s an option among others.
I use Elite Whey Protein Isolate from Dymatize Nutrition, Rich Chocolate flavor. It has the best taste as far as I’m concerned, and it’s on the inexpensive end of the spectrum while still offering the nutrition I’m after.
Total Fat: 2 g
Sat. Fat: < 1 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 2 g
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 24 g
In my opinion, nothing that is all that great for you will ever be available exclusively via multilevel marketing.
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: I’ve been on the Reader’s Digest Diet for only 3 days, and I have lost 3 lbs! My FMIL is on the diet too and she has lost over 10 lbs.
Post # 14
@shaka: So you basically add it to your milk and fruits etc? That sounds like something I am much more willing to try. Less of a financial committment and I can control what goes into it.
Post # 15
3/4 cup non-fat yoguart
1/4 cup non-fat coconut milk
4 ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons honey
3 teaspoons of non-fat powdered milk
1 teaspoon flaxseed
1 apple (peeled and cored)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Throw in Blender – Yum!! (do for breakfast and dinner)
Post # 16
MIL basically lived off of the Atkins shakes and chocolates bars for like 2 months before our wedding. Needless to say she gained all that weight back immediately.