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JANLUCY Posts: 1,524
4/24/13 9:51 P

I use the Slimfast shakes and sometimes the Special K ones because sometimes they are the only way I can get any protein at all. I'm at work on average 100 hours a week, and although I'm sure they're not as good as eating the real protein, I'm certain it's better than nothing! :-)

BNGARZA SparkPoints: (3,835)
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4/24/13 9:42 P

I drink 2 slim fast shakes a day plus 2 or 3 snacks and a balanced dinner. I have lost 20 pounds in 5 weeks. I like the shakes. They are easy for me in the mornings. I have a disabled husband, son and dog. So I make them at work. I'm not allowed to eat at my desk but I can drink what ever I want. Then at lunch I mix up my shake and place in the freezer. Then I use my lunch time to walk around our building a few times. It about the only time I get to exercise. I work full time and go to school full time. Its not for everyone but I get my chocolate fix every day with shakes.
Good luck :) emoticon emoticon

BUKOWSKI1 SparkPoints: (71)
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4/24/13 8:35 P

I don't use store bought shakes, I just make my own smoothies.
The Body Reset Diet book is really good for recipes. The recipes are really quick to make and are full of lots of protein and other good stuff. If I have one to replace a meal it keeps me full until the next meal.

GAYEPB SparkPoints: (0)
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4/24/13 6:07 P

My doctor told me not to drink my calories and protein. She helped me to find foods (veggies, beans and lean meats) that helped me to eat healthy.

SONGBIRDCINDY SparkPoints: (4,850)
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4/24/13 4:52 P

Drinking Alive Ultra energy shake right now... w banana for lunch. No milk. Just water. Sometimes instead of banana, greek yogurt, no fat.

KENDILYNN SparkPoints: (22,924)
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4/24/13 3:13 P

I like to make a blended coffee drink with the Starbucks Via instant coffee packs, fat-free greek yogurt and vanilla soy milk blended with ice. I add a couple drops of Stevia to mine, and my husband likes a little chocolate or carmel syrup. Not as high protein as a protein powder shake, but I like that it's all real food. Plus it saves me money and calories over Starbucks Frappucinos!

VESUVIOUS SparkPoints: (27,345)
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4/24/13 2:33 P

I don't use shakes daily. But to get my protein up I eat cottage cheese daily. It is way cheaper than processed shakes. I do carry Slimfast ones around for "on the go" to much days or craving chocolate days. Would be interested if anyone has a good chocolate protein shake recipe that doesn't destroy your calorie intake for the day!!! Trying to keep my dependence on processed foods down. emoticon

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,760
4/24/13 12:03 P

I'm not a big breakfast eater so I drink muscle milk in the mornings.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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4/24/13 11:28 A

Well, if you're under eating that might be a good part of the problem. You should increase in your calorie intake and stay in you Spark range.

KENDILYNN SparkPoints: (22,924)
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4/24/13 11:08 A

Although you say you're not a vegetarian, you could definitely benefit from some of their eating habits. Toss some beans and sunflower/pumpkin seeds in your salad. Have a couple Tbsp of hummus with your veggies. Roast some garbanzo beans with olive oil and spices for a crunchy snack. I eat very little meat as well but choose not to supplement with shakes/powders/processed vegetarian meat substitutes.

BRETT132 Posts: 7
4/24/13 10:56 A

mrm chocolate protein
1 banana
some greens perhaps

ELOQUENTZ SparkPoints: (6,833)
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4/24/13 10:40 A

A couple of times a month, I'll do some sort of shake. Really just for when I'm in a super rush and just can't manage to get a "good" meal. At least I know I'm getting not too bad nutrition for that one meal. Sometimes I'll put a scoop in a fruit smoothie.

JAZZYGF Posts: 2,753
4/24/13 10:25 A

thanks for the posts. I know this sounds bad but I do not eat meats on a daily basis. no not vegetarian I eat the same just about everyday. vegies, salads tomatoes cucumbers carrots sometime brocolie
Chick thats it occasionally turkey pepronie or a lean burger. so I will have to substitute something. If I get 1100 calories a day thats good normally 900

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
4/23/13 1:01 P

I got away from all the processed shakes...

They are still processed and bad for your body, plus, I LIKE my $$$$$ LOL

I rather have it in my pocket then give it to someone else if possible..

I find when I eat right more protien, fruits and veggies, I don't need those shakes..
I love making my own shakes with yogurt, chia seeds, real frozen fruits..
Plus its cheaper and more power protein/fiber packed.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/23/13 12:45 P

don't use store bought shakes or ones sold by distributors. Have not really found anything healthy or sustaining in these. However, I will make smoothies and juices for myself in my lovely vitamix. That way I control everything that goes into it.

JDMAKEIT2HOT Posts: 8,458
4/23/13 11:52 A

stupidgf- the chocolate shakeology is good, but way to much $$$. If you want to use a shake GNC sells lean shakes. I use them sometimes. I stick to vanilla bean and swiss chocolate. The berry lean shake was to sweet for me and the cookies and cream taste like chemicals. You can mix them with water or milk.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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4/23/13 11:34 A

Eat more lean meats, low fat cheeses (like cottage cheese), legumes, lentils, Greek yogurt, milk, eggs/egg whites, nuts/nut butters, seeds.

No, I don't use shakes. I get 100-120g of protein from the foods I eat and sometimes will suppliment with some whey protein powder but I only use 1/4 of serving and add it to my oatmeal or yogurt.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 4/23/2013 (11:36)
JAZZYGF Posts: 2,753
4/23/13 11:21 A

Just did research on shakeology
ideal shake px 90
like the ideashape low sugar and carbs and calories.
I eat only 60 grams of protein on a good day and now I could just lay down no energy.
shakeology is too expensive and they say taste is really bad so don' think I can do that one. I have used slimfast and kroger brand but too much sugar and carbs.

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