As JENNILACEY mentioned, be sure that if you're using any kind of shake instead of a meal, that it says it's intended for that purpose. Otherwise, you're depriving your body of vital nutrients.
I drink an Atkins shake every morning because I take a lot of Rxs and supplements, and I need something thicker than water to get those down. That seems to be okay - and I am mindful about it, because if I get hungry, I will eat real food. Some days I do want solid food food for b'fast, so I don't do the shake on those mornings.
When you say "shrink your stomach muscle" -- do you mean reducing your stomach volume capacity? Eating less or smaller meals will eventually result in a smaller stomach (organ). It won't do anything about increased belly/abdominal contour though, at least until that changes due to overall weight loss. You can't pinpoint a specific place to diet fat out of.
I think using nutritional drinks as meals is probably okay, so long as they're labeled for it. But be sure to still eat a good "real" meal every day, and monitor how you're feeling. If you start to lose energy, you know perhaps you need to eat more real food.
Edited by: EXOTEC at: 11/10/2013 (19:56)
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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