Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Diet again

Okay, I'm going to start a new diet on Monday. It's 2 shakes a day and 1 meal. It's not Slimfast, but a really cool program.

Of course it encourages exercise but it's not a huge part of it. My Photographer friend went on the shakes the week after Thanksgiving and since then, as of the middle of March, she went from a size 18 to a size 12. I am not kidding. She dropped 6 sizes in 3.5 months!!!

She has 2 shakes a day and then eats a regular meal. She also snacks, but on healthy stuff. She hardly ever exercises. She did it all with just the shakes and regular food. She also has Lupus and is diabetic and her neurologist and her internist are both on board and totally recommend the shakes because of how healthy they are- full of tons of vitamins and nutrients. Both of the docs did do some research and think it's a great program.

And it's not just for fat people, though there are obviously benefits for overweight people. There's also a variation for people who are already fit and just want to maintain their weight. There's a plan for people who are super fitness people. There's a plan for people who are just a little over weight and then a plan for those who are really obese.

She makes shakes with 2 scoops of the powder and then she has about 100 recipes to vary it so it doesn't really get boring. She can make an Orange Julius out of it. She uses almond milk as her base but soy or skim can be used. She uses sugar free instant pudding for flavoring and blends it altogether with ice. She adds fruit sometimes. Sometimes she uses sugar free jello with fruit. There's just a ton of combos. (And I keep saying she but when a person buys the shakes, recipes are provided). Once she made almond milk, shake mix, sugar free chocolate pudding, a spoonful of peanutbutter and ice- Reese Cup Shake!

There are lots of healthy snacks, too. Vegetables and fruits are unlimited. Any of the Weight Watcher snacks are recommended. Low carb is good. Basically not eating junk food and fast food is recommended.

Meals are just supposed to be smaller portions of regular food. It's recommended to eat less bread and pasta but it's not FORBIDDEN.

I'm going to try it for a month. All of these people I know are losing tons of weight doing this. Photographer's sister lost 30 pounds in 3 weeks. Another teacher lost about 75 lbs. There are several people who are losing. It just seems to be working for lots of folks, so I'm going to give it a try. If I lose some weight, then awesome. If I don't, well, it was worth a shot.

I'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

Curley said...

If it works for you, great. I might be interested in it myself. Good luck.