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CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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4/19/13 12:09 P

I have several co-workers who are using these and one of them swears by them and they other one said they made her sick.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with an occasional meal replacement shake/bar. There are some mornings when the alarm doesn't go off, the cat throws up on the floor, the kids can't find their homework and your hair dryer quits working... who has time for breakfast on days like that? A meal replacement shake/bar is an excellent alternative! Long term, I don't think it is sustainable.

When you really sit and think about it... could you drink 2 shakes a day for the rest of your life? I know I couldn't.

Body by Vi is really just expensive Slim Fast. There is nothing wrong with Slim Fast... it is pretty tasty sometimes, but really isn't something you can drink for the rest of your life.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
4/19/13 11:57 A

These are not worth the money. IMO, they don't have enough protein to keep anyone satisified, which is why there are a million recipes that ADD protein to them. I use my protein shakes as a before or after workout snack. I don't use it as a meal replacement. Using shakes as meals teaches you nothing about how to deal with food.

I use the Body Fortress protein shakes. They are affordable and they pack 26g of protein per scoop and 98 calories. and they are YUMMY!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/18/13 1:02 P

I agree with DRAGONCHILDE. These are not a good use of your money.

However, if you search the boards or even teams, i am sure you will find people who have never heard of them, used them and failed, used them and succeeded and those that are thinking about using them. Most of the posts i read on this topic are negative.

LIMIT81 Posts: 332
4/18/13 11:24 A

This is the first I've heard of them. I drink Jillian Michaels Protein mix. It is only 100 calories and 23 grams of protein. The chocolate is awesome.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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4/18/13 11:20 A

These shakes are not going to hurt you, but they don't provide something no other shake does, and in my opinion, they're not justified for the price. The ones in the grocery store are just about the same, the only real difference is the price and the taste, and the fact that these come from a multi-level marketing company that makes more money from their reps than their products.

Shakes are a legitimate way to restrict calories, but the problem is that shake diets don't teach you how to handle real food (in spite of what the untrained reps will tell you), so that when you stop the shakes, you tend to gain the weight back. So you drink a shake for lunch. How does that teach you how to cope when your office goes out for lunch at a restaurant, and you have to navigate the menu? How does a shake teach you how to deal with your mom bringing over a ban of triggery brownies?

I like meal replacement shakes only very rarely, when I'm skipping a meal because I'm too busy (such as a busy morning, no time for breakfast, and a trip to the gym in the schedule. And I make my own; I don't do high-dollar shakes. There's never been any evidence that has convinced me these are worth the price tag.

BRAKAI02 SparkPoints: (21,467)
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4/18/13 10:42 A

Has anyone tried these shakes? I have a friend that says she is using them and she really loves them and can tell the difference in her hunger level and energy leverls. My concern is the cost and the fact that she has really good will power that I do not have so I want to get some more feedback before making the investment.

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