(Closed) Who has actually tried nutrition/weight loss shakes?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
5245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
4607 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
4685 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My FI’s sister tried them. She lost weight, but quickly put it back on.


Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 9
394 posts
Helper bee

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
9174 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

No…I need real food!  I make my own smoothies though sometime and they are very healthy and green.

Post # 12
710 posts
Busy bee

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
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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 # 15
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


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

1/2 avocodo

1 teaspoon flaxseed

1 apple (peeled and cored)

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Throw in Blender – Yum!!  (do for breakfast and dinner)

Post # 16
7990 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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