Protein shake diets?

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  1. helm

    helm Member

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    Hi all i really have hit a wall and need to kick start myself again. Was thinking of doing a month of protein shakes and one meal with lots of walking added in.

    Has anyone done this and succeeded?

    Where and what type of protein shake should i be looking for? (live in Ireland)

    Please help me i need to loose 2 stone by July!!!!!! :cry:
     
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    Hi im doing lipotrim, its really good diet, you have 3 shakes a day and between 2-4 litres of water, i have lost a stone in just over 2 weeks im chuffed to bits as getting married in august and want to be slim bride
    Good luck with which diet you pick:)
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply XXJOXX.I tried lipotrim last year and only lasted 3 days before i got seriously ill from it.:(

    I would love to do it again but i know i need protein to keep me going.

    You are doing great!! Well done!!
    You will be a beautiful bride no doubt.;)
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    Hiya, I am doing Optislim, 2 shakes 1 meal plus snacks, my meal is usually just protein and vegtables, losing 1lb per day so far, only day 10. I live in the north and not too many places stock it but Amazon is the cheapest and do free delivery. Feel free to ask if I can help with anything.
     
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    hey, doing a normal low cal diets u can loose over 2 stone- roughly 2lbs per week for july. i am eating 1500 cal per day and have lost 3 1/4lbs this week. and this is not stoping eating the things i like.
     
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    Hi I've just read how ur doing and ur doing really well, I've started doing a shake diet, I'm using adsa measure up and biggest loser, as I brought bl first then found asda after and it's a lot cheaper, im eating about 700/800 cals per day, I was wondering if what u use is the same sort of thing, so far I've been on it 5 days and lost only 2lb , a little disappointed, I've also today started taking zotrim to help but can't really notice if they work or not, sorry any mistakes I'm a newbbie not sure what I'm doing yet ha
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    Yes I think they are the same sort of meal replacement shakes, I am on about 1000 cals per day though thats what Optislim recommend . I am not eating carbs though, my calories are coming from fruit veg quorn cheese , I am not eating any bread potatoes or rice, dont know if that is why I am losing so fast, well as long as it works I will carry on. I do make homemade soup just with vegetables and a stock cube and that fills the gap between meals. 10lb in 10 days so far, I know your not supposed to weigh everyday but I just cant help it.
     
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    Thanks for getting bk to me, with reading what you have just said, I think I'm making a mistake by still having a few carbs I.e potatoes, I'm going to leave all carbs out now and see what happens, good luck for ur weekly weigh in
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    There is still carbs in the drinks and some vegetables have carbs in so you are not going to cut them out completely. Give it a try , plenty of salad or green vegetables not too many carrots or parsnips etc and see how you get on.
     
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    Well done eye6769!! That is excellent loss so fast.

    Shazza do you just calorie count and stay under 1500 calories per day?What would you typically eat in a day?

    Sorry girls im full of questions. Just need a quick start and see results so i stick with it. Im one who fluctuates every day,i could loose 3lb one day and put on 5lb the next!! :(

    I am my own worst enemy i know for not just eating healthy but i need quick fixes.I have holidays coming up and so need a good start.
     
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    Exante has 2 options you can do all shakes (600kcals a day) or you can have 3 shakes and a low cal, high protein meal a day (1000kcals) or what a lot of people do is predominently have the shakes only but know theres the meal option if they want it :)
     
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    Would you guys recommend shakes for me. Im new to dieting, weigh 21 stone and looking to drop around 5-6 stone in 3-4 months not sure how likely this is. Will be doing plenty of excercise at the gym. could anyone also recommend meals to have day to day as well ?

    Thanks
     
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    Even on a VLCD 5 - 6 stones in that time scale is very unlikely. With a VLCD you can lose about a stone a month. No diet is going to give you such a massive loss in that time frame....

    Youre also limited to what exercise you can do on these plans as your calorie intake is so low
     
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    i was planning on doing slim fast, having a small breakfast for around 300 kcals which would be bowl of muesli and semi skimmed milk and for lunch and dinner have the shakes, so roughly around 750-800 kcals a day. My question was would I have the same weight loss doing slim fast and limiting to the calories to around 700-800, compared to the famous 'herbal life', extante, cambridge, lighter life shakes? What is so different about these shakes compared to slimfast?
     
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    No you wouldn't. Slimfast is a totally different diet altogether. The VLCDs have all the nutrients etc that you need. You really can't just drop your cals to a VLCD level and expect the same losses.

    With a VLCD you go into ketosis and burn fat they're also structured to make sure that although you're not having a high calorie intake you won't make yourself I'll

    Slimfast isn't a VLCD and shouldn't be done as one

    You could do Exante working solutions which is 3 shakes and a low cal high protein meal totalling 1000cals and you'd lose around 10lbs a month

    I think the losses on slimfast are very similar to WW
     
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    ok thanks for that starlight
     
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