To really determine what is going on with your intake, your hunger, etc---I would need to see your nutrition tracker. Let me know if you want to make it public and need the steps. I see that you are a new member---so I encourage you to start tracking daily to get a more clear picture of what is happening. I did not see any mention of fruits and veggies or what your meals include.
There are too many unknowns to answer your question accurately.
So for you they'd be a good way to transition into more regular eating, but after a while you get hungry while doing that and turn to junk to eat with them?
How about turning to 'food' instead of junk? That is your body going "Ohhhh, we eat more regularly now? I get it - gimme food!" That's exactly what you WANT it to do by using shakes to transition into more regular through the day eating!
You do need, however, to avoid the junk food.
Honestly, I'm sorry, you have to be tough with yourself. No junk. You don't need it. You need to have healthy real food options available so that you turn to those first. If you have to take a little bit of time to prepare it, that is something you're going to have to start getting used to.
You cannot go on with one meal a day for life, nor with eating shakes and junk food every day. Both of those are unhealthy options that you need to change.
Well I usually only eat one meal a day and that is dinner. I have been starving myself through out the day. Thats why they are trying to get me to do the shakes. When I eat with the shakes they aren't meals, should have clairified, they are candy and cookies and crackers. So it isn't two meals, its one shake and a bunch of junk. Yes, I know real food is better but I also know that if comes down to making something or a shake I will go with the shake every time. I think I'm going to do the slim fast. Thanks
Why use a smoothie when you can eat real food? If you're left feeling hungry and eat a meal anyway, that's 2 meals instead of one. You can use a smoothie that's lower in calories as a snack for sure, if you like them. I've found it easier to teach myself better eating habits and watching portions so that I have good eating habits for the rest of my life. If you need more protein, you can have a smoothie made with Greek yogurt and skim milk and fruit. You could also just have some cottage cheese & fruit or yogurt or some cheese & beefo jerky or something.
Everyone tells me that I should do the meal replacement smoothies for breakfast and lunch. I've tried them and when I first start them I do really well and even lose some weight but the problem is that when I'm on those I'm always hungry and I end up eating a meal along with them. I was also told to eat them as a snack and to just have a meal. I like smoothies and know I need more protein but I'm not sure if a meal replacement smoothie is the right way to go. Any ideas?
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