Hi Cronic badge
THe first couple of days were hard, as my body was adjusting to the change in calories and of course change in food, from solids to a liquid shake. I found myself very restless as i had stopped smoking as well (so you could only imagine the feeling), but once i was passed what i call the " 3 day bust" my body did slightly adjusted to make things bearable and from there i alternated which meals i would substitute for a shake.
i have read that VLCD or Meal replacements that offer a 600 - 800 calorie intake per day are bad, but they are to mainly help and kick start you loosing fat/ or medical purposes. I would only stay on these for more an than 12 weeks depending on the weight i have to loose, i only wanted to loose a couple of kilos as i am shredding some weight before i start a Weight training routine that involves higher calories and 5-6 meals per day. I tried Optifast for the first time but could not bear the taste and it reacted with my stomach (i have a sensitive stomach) and then tried Optislim's shake which i could bear the taste and it had an instant full feeling so i proceded with that one.
I will keep you posted on any updates and so forth, but the cravings for me as i m a little bit of sweet tooth dont change...
, my dietician told me that a craving last for 30 seconds thats how long it can take you to put down a glass of water, so try that instead .
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