I am not sure how anyone can be "against" shakes. No one is ever forced to purchase or drink them?
I have voiced my opinion on this before, so I will re-write it here.
My argument is this:
I KNOW WHAT A HEALTHY DIET IS........I HAVE A FIRST CLASS HONOURS DEGREE IN NUTRITION........SO HOW COME I AM OVERWEIGHT???!
Also, whilst I know what a healthy diet is, I have, for way too long, allowed myself to ignore my own knowledge because of a multitude of MENTAL reasons. I have consciously chosen all the WRONG foods, despite my education.
A prescriptive shake diet, for me, removes 99% of the choices. I can do it without thinking, and therefore WITHOUT TEMPATATION!
That is a choice I would rather not have to make right now.Ummm, shall I have a couple of slices of toast with nutella & peanut butter for my brekky? Or a low fat yogurt?
So my choice currently is "cappuccino shake or vanilla shake". I make it, skull it, and move on with my day. No guilt, no choice, no shame, no beating myself up at all.
I think a lot of people poo poo shake diets. But with a lot of weightto lose, I JUST KNEW that it would help me SHIFT the large proportion. Then I could start focusing on the psychological issues.
Most intelligent women KNOW what a healthy diet looks like. The mental issues are far far more complex.
I have lost 30kg so far this year. I started on shakes. I still use a shake each morning for breakfast, as it is high in protein, and this works for me. The rest of my diet is high protein, fibrous carbs and a lot of water and low fat. Pretty balanced. And a lot of exercise.
But I kind of think, for me personally, shakes gave me the opportunity to kick start something I had failed to do via any other method........