Dietitian?!??? Or was it a nutritionist?
A dietitian should NEVER recommend a multi-level marketed diet product. If this person really is a Registered Dietitian, s/he should be reported to the state licensing board, because that's just unbelievably unethical. If any of your doctors referred you to this dietitian, you should tell them as well, because they won't want to send any more patients to someone like that.
If it was a nutritionist, just stop going. "Nutritionist" doesn't actually mean anything; any of us can call ourselves that. Going to a nutritionist instead of a dietitian is like going to a "toothist" instead of a dentist.
Advocare is a multi-level marketing system. That doesn't automatically mean the product is bad; it just means that the product isn't what the company cares about. They make their money by taking commissions from people who sell it, and having their salespeople recruit more people to sell it and pay commissions. Most people who sell it end up losing money, or working full-time to break even.
They've been sued a few times, including in one case by an Olympic athlete who was suspended because she tested positive for a banned prescription drug that was hidden in an Advocare product she was taking. Since it's sold as a supplement, not a food, there's no truth-in-labeling law; they can put things in it that are not listed on the label and they can leave out things that they claim to have.
If you want a meal replacement shake, buy one that's sold in a grocery store and says "nutrition facts" on the label (not "supplement facts.") Slim-Fast, for example, is just as good, quite a bit safer, and a fraction of the price.
But if you're doing well without it, it doesn't make sense to add an unknown element, especially a supplement. Remember, no truth-in-labeling laws, so it could have a lot more calories than it says, or a lot less nutrients, or both. You'd be far better off adding something like a bowl of soup, so you get a vegetable serving as well as a little protein, and you know exactly what the nutrition facts are.
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