Monkey don't feel bad... we all like different things!
Some people like "meal replacements" and "shakes" and the like. Some people don't.
There are pros and cons to using them.
Pro - the "good ones" are typically nutritionally balanced and calorie-appropriate. They are quick to make, and fit the bill for a "No Time For Making Breakfast, Breakfast" or a "Omg I'm Going To Die of Starvation Right Now, mid-afternoon or post-workout snack."
Con - can be pricey. Can be "un-filling" (there are plenty of folks, me included, that just do not feel "full" from liquid foods - to me, it just doesn't feel like I've eaten until I've chewed! kind of a psychological thing.
Whether they are going to be a good idea for YOU, really only you can answer that, you'll just have to give them a go.
I think what a lot of us here "worry" about is that various commercial products are sold with an implicit promise of weight loss - but really, they're just another form of food/calories, they don't do anything special to enhance weight loss. So some of us get grumpy at the misleading messaging in the advertising. The other big worry is - and we worry about this BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL DONE THIS AT SOME POINT - you hear about some product that will "help" - and you try it, and... it tastes gross or unsatisfying, makes you feel miserable, like you "can't do this!!!!!!!!!" and then you beat yourself up as if it is "your fault" that you couldn't make the Miracle Product work for you.
I think that is all anyone is really trying to say here - test them out, see if they suit your needs/lifestyle/preferences/tastebuds.... if so, great, and if not, chalk it up to "tried 'em didn't like 'em"...
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0