adding more water to shake packs/tetras

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  1. AmyE

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    I've not started yet but have done Celebrity Slim before which involved shakes, I've noticed that some people add more water to the tetras or packs to make them go a bit further... does this make them watery and weak, or do they still taste ok?
     
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    I take mine to about 300ml at least, personally i think they taste better they are not weak just a bit thinner but not watery, the tetras though are just perect as they are ;)
     
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    OK, Thanks for the reply :)
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    I use 450ml of water in a shake but don't add anything to a tetra. I have tried watering the tetra down, but it tastes horrible.
     
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    I thought it would as it would get rid of the flavour, just read on another forum though someone watering it down so that it makes a pint.
     
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    Hi Amy, Mia and Susie -- I am using the Cambridge Diet from the US (Food for Life -- which is soy based, so it has lower lactose). So, I have powered mix. I mix it with 500 ml instead of the 300 ml, so it is bit thinner than a true shake... but it still tastes good. Then, I sometimes mix the 500 ml shake with another 500 ml of diet rootbeer. I know that diet sodas are supposed to be a no, no... but this has never affected my weight loss nor does it "kick me out of ketosis". I did LL this way and lost about 5 stone.

    I kept it off until I quit working out (about 1/2 year)... it started creeping back on... and now 18 monhts after I finished LL, I am trying to lose the almost 2 stone I regained. I have been doing the CD since Tuesday and so far so good. Fingers crossed. I find it easier to do this diet when it is warm because I am so cold natured, that being in ketosis makes me very cold. Good Luck.

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    I know what its like to be cold, I'm always cold LOL even when the heating is on :)
     
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    I add extra water to the ones I like to make them last longer lol

    I don`t add to my tetra tho x
     
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    Dear SacredSilence --

    I have long been a fan Erma Bombeck (God rest her soul) and I was not familiar with this quote -- but it is so beautiful and appropriate. I have a special needs daughter who has language difficulties... I have taken very little for granted with her. She is doing remarkably well -- making fantastic progress -- and I truly feel that each little step is miraculous. Thank you for posting that quote.

    Let's hope it is a warm summer, to help us with this ketogenic programme!

    MinnieMel

    There is a woman I will bless with a child less than perfect
    She doesn`t realise it yet, But she is to be envied
    She will never take for granted a spoken word
    She will never consider a step ordinary
    When her child says "Momma" for the first time
    She will be present at a miracle & know it
    © Erma Bombeck
     
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    It is a lovely quote, I've seen it before many times on special needs forums (I have a little boy with autism, he has language difficulties too)
     
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    *Group hug*

    It is actually a quote which is part of a larger poem but it struck a chord with me as I have two special needs children myself.

    I absolutely adore it <3

    Have either of you read "Welcome To Beirut"?

    Xxxx
     
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    I havn't, is it any good? :)
     
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    ive read the beruit and the amsterdam ones before, not that i can remember them, my mind isnt what it used to be, lol

    i have the one special needs child, also with social and communication difficultys
     
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    I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this:
    When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans: the Coliseum, Michelangelo's David, the gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
    [​IMG]After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
    "Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."
    But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.
    The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.
     
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    Hi Clare, AmyE, and SS --

    I used ask "Why her?""Why me?" And one day, I expressed this sentiment to my mother-in-law and she said, "Why not her? Why not you? What makes you exempt out of the almost 7 billion souls on this planet?" A bit harsh... but honest.

    And, of course, over the years that I have fought for my daughter and my efforts for her have benefitted numerous other children. Children whose parents may not have the determination, skills, education and aggressive personality that God has cursed? gifted? me. So, I think I know "Why her? Why me?" The answer is that because of her and by being me -- we are working to make things better, and not just for her and certainly not for me.

    What a gift this work has been... I decided to become a teacher because like Christa McAuliffe (the first teacher in Space and who died in the Challenger explosion), who said, "I touch the future, I teach." When I read that quote I knew that I wanted to "touch the future". Well, we touch the future -- because we are working to make it a better one for people like our children. Good work, mums!

    MinnieMel
     
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    :cry: What a lovely post!! It gave me goosebumps x

    I totally agree with what you have said, I have had to fight hard and long for my daughter and I`d do it all over again.

    *big hugs to all*

    Xxxxxx
     
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    Awww what a lovely post :) (and the other ones too)

    I've got a meeting tommorow to get a statement for Bradley, he gets one to one support but the school are worried that the council may lose the funding and they want him statemented so this doesn't happen. We've been lucky with the school though, as they're fantastic with him :)

    How long have you been teaching MinnieMel? My mums a teacher :)

    (I'd click the thing to thank you Mel but I don't know how to lol)
     
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    Good luck hun. Getting a statement is a nightmare!!

    My daughter had 1-1 in nursery and was in a language unit for her infant years. She`s now in a Special Needs school

    Xx
     
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    They can't keep him at the school if he gets the support taken away (not that the county have said, but they're making a few cuts)
    but *fingers crossed* they seem quite positive about it

    I don't mind that he goes to special school (he has imput from the autism specialist school here, where he'd go if he can't cope anymore in mainstream) but he's happy where he is, an is the same class as his sister (there are 11 months between them so they're like twins lol), its very probable he won't cope with high school but we're hoping to keep him where he is until then. :)

    How old is your daughter? xx
     
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