To be honest, I felt the same way about the shakes before I started - I thought there's no way I'd be able to drink a shake instead of having 'real food'. But I was also impressed with the success stories and thought I'd give it a go for 2 weeks and see what I thought after that initial 2 week period.
You have to be in the right mind set to do any diet I feel. The information book said the first 2 days would be the most difficult but then from day 3 onwards, you feel ok......well, that was so true. The first 2 days were a little difficult. I went well during the day and made sure I filled up on water and the allowance of fruit. I also had planty of diet jelly to cater for the sweet craving should they hit....and they did! The evening time, around 8pm onwards, I had a bad headache for the first 2 days. This is supposed to be from caffiene withdrawal if you're a coffee drinker and from carb withdrawal while your body gets used to the lower carb content and converts to ketosis mode, when it starts burning your fat stores for energy instead of using carbs.
Honestly, for me, the first 2 days weren't all that bad and from day 3 all was fine. I didn't feel hungry (and I still don't). I don;t get sugar cravings anymore. The only times I tend to struggle with it a bit is when I'm home alone and get bored...but then I just try to keep myself busy and drink lots of water.
You're supposed to drink a minimum 2ltr water each day and that took a bit of getting used to....in fact I still don't think my bladder is used to it
and I've been doing this for nearly 6 weeks now!
My skin looks heaps better, I've lost 11cm off my waist and 7.6kg so far. Like I said, I'm not hungry between shakes, in fact I haven't been having any fruit between shakes at all for the last 3 and a half weeks cos I haven't felt hungry.
I've even convinced my parents-in-law to join up, which they will do next week. I visit the chemist to buy the sachets but I do my own weigh-in and measure weekly at home using digital scales and a tape measure. I went to Myer and bought a plastic 'shaker' and now when we go anywhere and I know I'll be out during lunch time, I put cold water in the shaker, add my sachet, shake her up and I'm ready to go- my lunch shake is made and it's that easy.
I have stuck to this really well because I am determined to lose the weight. I'm doing this for me and I'm loving the results.
If you have any more questions about my experiences or the program in general, please ask away - I'm only too happy to help!