this isn't going to answer your specific question but here's my two cents....
Those people on the 'shake diet' might be losing weight but that's not the whole picture.
You have to keep in mind what the goal is here.
1) Lose a bigger ratio of fat as opposed to muscle.
2) Maintain without a big shift in eating style when you've reached your desired goal.
When choosing how you want to be healthier you need to look at the long term solution not just a number on the scale.
Can people incorporate shakes into their eating style? Sure, many people have smoothies as a meal or a snack.
Should it replace the majority of your meals? Probably not, unless you're under medical supervision.
Use the tools SparkPeople gives you and then you can make informed decisions when it comes to your goals. This isn't meant to be an easy road or even a short road. You'll be better off in the long term by learning what your body needs to be the healthiest 'you' possible.
Remember, you're worth the effort.
Edited by: STDWYNWEN at: 3/29/2013 (10:17)
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