They're both about the same, and neither provide advantages over the other. Shakes are just an easy way to count calories; none will make you lose weight faster or easier. They can help you lose weight, but they don't help you keep it off. A 200 calorie shake contains nothing that will suppress your appetite more than a 200 calorie snack will.
The problem with shake diets is that they don't teach you how to deal with real food. How does drinking a shake for breakfast and lunch teach you how to deal with the company meeting buffet? Or Aunt Joan's famous apple pie? Shakes won't help you deal with your emotional eating, nor your overeating. Definitely skip the supplements they sell; none do what they claim.
Skip the high-dollar meal replacement shakes, and focus on real food, in limited portions. Diets don't work! If they did, all those places would put themselves out of business. If you want to go with a shake, the ones in the grocery store will do the same thing, and won't kill your purse in the process. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/26/2013 (12:39)
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