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JackieFernandez87JackieFernandez87 Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
Does anyone drink any meal replacement shakes? I know lots of people are against them however I know they can create quite a deficit in the short term for weight loss. Does anyone else drink them? If so, how many per day and what kind?

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  • Lynnsgoals2020Lynnsgoals2020 Member Posts: 227 Member Member Posts: 227 Member
    No shakes for me either, I'd rather eat my meals.
  • Chutchins0619Chutchins0619 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I do after the gym, I eat two meals and since I IF I do a shake. I also don’t starve myself. I guess it’s what everyone feels they are comfortable with. I don’t eat enough calories in a Day sometimes so the shake helps with that
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,466 Member Member Posts: 9,466 Member
    I use them from time to time, but for me they are to help me get calories in vs. try to lose weight. I find them convenient and better than no food at all. I will have them sometimes a few times a week to a few times a month depending on my schedule.
  • BrittanyFarrell1BrittanyFarrell1 Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    I always keep one in my lunch bag for if I'm feeling snack-y and want something "sweet" or if I'm running around a classroom and dont have time to sit down and eat my morning breakfast I'll drink one. But I end up feeling hungry about 2 hours late if I dont follow it up with at least 8 ounces of water
    edited June 20
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 5,410 Member Member Posts: 5,410 Member
    @JackieFernandez87 Jackie, it's true. Shakes don't have a high satiety factor. I enjoy them as an add-on. They're a good Grab N Go item when you don't have a lorra lorra time. A couple of scoops of any of them will do you in a pinch.
  • jacqQ2017jacqQ2017 Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    I was on them for years. I found it difficult to reinstate food again, I hadn't learnt what I should be eating instead. But that was me! I would eat them if I was ill or something and couldn't cope with cooking!
  • sofrancessofrances Member, Premium Posts: 82 Member Member, Premium Posts: 82 Member
    I occasionally have some of the "Fast 800" shake.

    I don't generally use them to replace food on a daily basis. I use them:
    (a) when things really get on top of me and things don't have time to prepare healthy food.
    (b) if I'm targeting a particular calorie level and my "real" food doesn't quite get me there, so I need an easy and healthy way to top up.
    (c) when I want to top up my protein (the shake I use is pretty high in protein).

    So, for me, the priority is finding a healthy meals replacement shake to have on standby - a lot of them aren't healthy. And they very rarely form more than 500 calories on a given day, and most days I don't use them at all.
    edited June 21
  • mc62412mc62412 Member Posts: 147 Member Member Posts: 147 Member
    I do shakes. I do the equate meal replacement shakes. They have vanilla chocolate and strawberry. In the beginning I felt hungry, but now when I drink it they hold me over a good 3-4 hours.
    I’ll grab one in the morning if I’m running late or if I have to get to work for 5am and there’s no time to cook breakfast.
    I usually only drink mine in the morning for breakfast/brunch depending on how busy my day is.
  • AgnesFerniotAgnesFerniot Member Posts: 62 Member Member Posts: 62 Member
    They don’t work for me, give me terrible food binge backlashes
  • clairesbubbeclairesbubbe Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    I have one for lunch. I am usually hungry several hours afterwards so I have either cottage cheese or an apple. I use Procaps chocolate secure with a cup of dark chocolate almond milk. I add some water and shaved ice then mix it in a bender. it's a complete meal replacement. The water doesn't dilute the flavor but it prevents it from being too thick to go through a straw.
  • rhaiinrhaiin Member Posts: 705 Member Member Posts: 705 Member
    I do shakes for breakfast sometimes. I like the pre-made Pure Protein or Ensure for a quick grab-and-go. I also like the Elevation Chocolate Whey Protein from Aldi. I keep a jar of that and a blender bottle at work. It dissolves well in water and it tastes good, plus its super cheap.
  • tryingtobehealthy37tryingtobehealthy37 Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member
    rhaiin wrote: »
    I do shakes for breakfast sometimes. I like the pre-made Pure Protein or Ensure for a quick grab-and-go. I also like the Elevation Chocolate Whey Protein from Aldi. I keep a jar of that and a blender bottle at work. It dissolves well in water and it tastes good, plus its super cheap.

    I’ve never seen one in Aldi which part should I look in? Thanks

  • mc62412mc62412 Member Posts: 147 Member Member Posts: 147 Member
    rhaiin wrote: »
    I do shakes for breakfast sometimes. I like the pre-made Pure Protein or Ensure for a quick grab-and-go. I also like the Elevation Chocolate Whey Protein from Aldi. I keep a jar of that and a blender bottle at work. It dissolves well in water and it tastes good, plus its super cheap.

    I’ve never seen one in Aldi which part should I look in? Thanks

    It’s In the aisle with the cereal ... at least in my aldi it is.
  • tryingtobehealthy37tryingtobehealthy37 Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member
    mc62412 wrote: »
    rhaiin wrote: »
    I do shakes for breakfast sometimes. I like the pre-made Pure Protein or Ensure for a quick grab-and-go. I also like the Elevation Chocolate Whey Protein from Aldi. I keep a jar of that and a blender bottle at work. It dissolves well in water and it tastes good, plus its super cheap.

    I’ve never seen one in Aldi which part should I look in? Thanks

    It’s In the aisle with the cereal ... at least in my aldi it is.

    Thanks I will have a look next time I’m in there
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