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    Diet shakes vs milk and vitamin pills

    Can anyone tell me what benefit is there to buying a factory-made slimming shake (which are expensive) which is fill of artificial sweeteners and chemicals, rather than drinking a half pint of skimmed milk and taking vitamin pills (which would only cost pennies per serving and contain no nasty additives)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplygetfit View Post
    I would say, marketing mainly

    When I go weight training we have a protein and carb drink after to replenish the glycogen we have used from muscles (I wont mention any brand names but they all contain pretty much the same thing)

    Many people have said that chocolate milk does pretty much the same thing (not milkshake)

    Different to the product you are talking about, but the same principle.. especially when you do look at the ingredient labels

    Real food's usually best though, with drinks to replace meals so many people end up putting weight back on as they dont track the calories properly once they go back to real food
    Thanks for your reply, Simply. I totally agree that real food is best, and I am eating loads of it every day myself. But I was thinking on behalf of people who buy a Slimfast to have at work or whilst travelling, or who lash out a lot of money on Cambridge meal replacement shakes. I was just pondering really, whether real fresh milk and vitamin pills would not only be a fraction of the price, but more healthy.

    But then I think maybe they put a lot of fillers or fibre or something in the shakes to make you feel full up.

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    In 2010 I weighed 366lb (26 stone 2).
    By 2014 I had only lost one stone.
    Started current diet at 352lb on 9th August 2014

    Minigoal 1 Get under 25 stone ~ HIT!
    Minigoal 2 Get into the 23 stone bracket ~ HIT!
    Minigoal 3 Reach 324 = two stone lost since August
    Minigoal 4 Get into the 22 stone bracket
    Minigoal 5 Reach 299lb = in the 200s
    Minigoal 6 Get into the 21 stone bracket
    Minigoal 7 Reach 19 stone 13... so I am no longer in the "20 stone plus" range


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