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I've added Protein Powder to my SP plan ~

Sunday, February 10, 2013



I have added Visalus to my daily program. I have been having a difficult time lately. I seem to be hungry a lot more ~ and a lot sooner than I should be, between meals. It is causing me a lot of problems. Especially after supper. As a result, I've been eating at the high end of my calorie allotment ALL the time. I haven't lost any recent weight, either.

I've tried everything I can think of ~ more protein, more water, more coffee and tea, eating snacks between meals. Not much seems to be working. Unfortunately. :(

My niece came over last week and started singing me the praises of Body by Vi and how much a person can loose, etc. etc. I tasted the powder mixed with milk ~ and it is fabulous! It truly DOES taste like cake mix batter. So, I've purchased 3 months supply. BUT ~ I told Angela, I am doing it MY way. The Spark People way. There is NO way that I am going on another diet plan. Going on a liquid diet isn't going to teach me one thing about eating properly. Sooo ~

MY plan is this ~ since I have a hard time eating breakfast, anyway, I will have a shake mixed with lots of fruit at breakfast time. I will eat my lunch and dinner, as I should. When evening comes, if I can do without a shake and just have a snack, great ~ but, if I can't, I will have another Vi shake, again mixed with freggies. Those evening shakes have already saved my bacon the last 2 nights. I have had an evening shake, which does contain lots of vitamins, both evenings and it has stopped me from eating the whole cupboard full of food. For the week prior, I had eaten one thing after another, in the evenings, until all my calories were used ~ I even knew to save calories because that was going to happen. When I have a protein shake, it doesn't happen ~ or hasn't so far. So far, so good. :)

I'm at the point of doing 'anything' in order to make my diet work ~ and continue to lose weight. If a shake works at 'some point' during the day ~ I'm going to have it. If I don't need it, I won't have it. I will deal with this problem one meal at a time. I've been doing more exercise, as well ~ but still no recent weight loss. I'm hoping this 'addition' to my program will help that problem. At some point, this ravenous hunger has got to go away. emoticon emoticon
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NATNOEL 2/16/2013 9:43PM

    I bought a month of the Visalus and it was delicious but unfortunately I cant lose weight with soy in my diet.

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_KATHY 2/11/2013 10:19AM

    Thanks for the info on Visalus. I'm looking for some kind of way to increase protein without the added fat. Good luck with your new program

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JAOTAO 2/11/2013 9:13AM

    I like your plan for the shake! I use protein shakes and bars in the same way, but have forgotten in the past few weeks due to stress. Thanks for the reminder!

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PHOENIX1949 2/11/2013 1:32AM

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/10/2013 10:40PM

    I've considered a protein drink/shake, as well, but honestly don't know where I'd fit it into my calories--would have to cut back on something else. However, if the content is primarily protein, then it should be a big help in cutting the hunger and maybe I wouldn't miss giving up the calories from somewhere. It's been recommended to me, too. Good for you for doing it your way, though!! Good luck!

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