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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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    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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 366to266 View Post
    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.

    Helena
    Yeah, the fibre would help fill people up. Not looked at the ingredients but know my brother who's a personal trainer has alot of knowledge on them and his blood pressure rises when one of his clients even mentions them

    For breakfast i often have eggs to fill me up for hours, or two scoops of protein powder and a tablespoon of wholeearth peanut butter which is a good fat (just people go manic and spread it all over toast with butter and put on weight)

    Anyway the protein powder, peanut butter fills me up for 3-4 and im 6ft and you feel alot less bloated than if you had two slices of toast for breakfast





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