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You can walk, run, jog, row, climb, spin, bike, step, jump, skip, kick—you get the idea. Medifast Pros and Cons. I thought I would be hungry. Sure the shakes are kind of expensive but i used to get Starbucks every morning and see this as a fair trade off. These medications can range from phentermine which has been in use for over 50 years to the newer medications such as Contrave, Belviq, Saxenda, and Qsymia. Like many problems we see related to obesity, unhealthy hormone levels are both a consequence and a cause of weight problems.
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I drink another brand only because my doctor suggested for me but did try this one and have to agree the taste of a rich dark chocolate is present.
Like my brand this one is an 11oz bottle and goes down quickly. We use a smaller diameter straws to drink from which gives the impression that the drink last longer. Great Flavor This is the only flavor I will drink and its hard to find in stores anymore!! I replace my morning coffee and breakfast all in one bottle!! Btw Ive lost 40 pounds with these shakes and vigorous exercise since Nov !! I've been buying this for years and love it for a quick meal I don't know what was changed with the Slim Fast Cappuccino Delight.
The bottle is different, and the taste is different. In fact there is little flavor at all. It's almost like drinking water.
It's always been good in the past, but something has changed and not for the better. It's a lot of money for something with no taste.
I hope next time I will get the previous version. It arrived a couple days after i ordered it. I got the vanilla, as i figured i could always add unsweetened cocoa powder to it, if i wanted chocolate. I use it as my breakfast alternative. The taste is great, and it doesn't taste overly, chalky. I add half a banana, a handful of blueberries, a tablespoon or two of yogurt depending on how thick and creamy you want your smoothie , a handful or two of cubed ice, and a teaspoon or tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder depends on how chocolatey you want.
Blend good, and voila! I only gave 4 stars; because i thought this would keep me a little fuller, until after lunch. To my dismay my favorite brand ranked among the worst offenders. I found this one, which costs less and tastes as good. Add to that the fact that Nature's Bounty is a trusted brand, I found it easy to order and it has come to replace my former brand.
The clean label project gives this powder good marks. Very chalky taste after wards 2. Not very thick as other shakes PROS: Because of the nutrional fact, will aid in weight loss if the individual eats and exercise right.
Good meal replacement 5. Keeps you full Will I continue to buy? YES because it only cost 10 bucks, will help to lose weight!! Most of the reviews where about the flavor and many reviewers just said great. I want to be more specific than that First let me say, I am not being paid or compensated in any way for writing this review of Ideal Lean, French Vanilla. I want to be more specific than that.
I am 71 years old and have gone through a lot of stress and depression, not to mention I deal with Skin Cancer and sadly, for about 3 years I pretty much neglected my body. But have been slowly taking the weight off, with other brands of Whey Protein, and Fat burners, they worked for a time. Then this year, during my yearly physical, it showed I was border line Type 2 Diabetes.
Great taste for only 80 calories especially good with Great taste for only 80 calories especially good with 8 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This is a god-send if you are trying to lose weight, if you want a pre- or post- workout protein, or if you simply are very busy and need a quick meal. Awesome product I actually ordered this product directly off their website as it was cheaper.
After doing a bit of research online and liking what I was reading, I ventured and got their 2 pack with Vanillla and Chocolate Brownie. I actually am reordering today another 2 pack as I am now on my end of my last tubs. Flavor is great, even a tad bit on the sweet side sometimes and I am a sweets person!! At night before I go to bed, when I get hungry again or am craving sweets, I like to do a chocolate brownie and it satisfies my craving and hunger.
I find the chocolate shakes taste wonderful and not chemical I've used these HMR shakes on several occasions to lose about pounds. First found them as part of a medically supervised weight loss program 20 years ago. I find the chocolate shakes taste wonderful and not chemical. I use 70 Plus because I am lactose-intolerant. I mix them with milk and a few ice cubes and to me they taste like the Frosty's at Wendy's!
I like that they are only calories and I've already lost 8 pounds! Taste great and good weight loss tool, but the new box has got to go I use these shakes to lose weight and to maintain. I currently use per day. After 25y of blending and shaking, I've come up with the perfect double recipe for me: Strain the water into another shaker bottle.
Add two packets and shake. I think that the super-cooled water makes the product taste much better. I've used a blender in the past, but this is soooo much easier and makes a shake that is easier to drink than one that is blended with ice. I'd have given the product 5 stars except for one thing: So I'm getting g of sugar a day just from these shakes.
I'll do a 1 week turbo orders the bars as well to give me that system boost to continue. Using the 2 items for 1 week, I didn't feel like I was missing anything.
Cheaper than in Nutrisystem! Very good, good price for the package. Four Stars Pretty good for a shake you mix with water and a little ice. I have been using Slim Fast for several months. The milk shakes taste good, and they do take away hunger for about 5 hrs. I have been eating one meal a day, usually at dinner, and have put myself on a calorie diet.
I have to up the calorie intake when I am very active around the house or in the yard. I have lost 10 lbs.
My goal is to lose 40 lbs. I do count my calories when eating a meal. I do not deprive myself of desserts completely. I will usually eat to small bites of cake, pie, donut or whatever dessert is around.
I figure out the calories roughly in those bites and include them into my daily meal. It prevents binge eating. As someone who never eats breakfast and then ends up snacking all night or having a way-too-late mega meal, this is perfect! I purchased the Creamy Chocolate, and I mix it with 8oz unsweetened almond milk calories total. When I first tried it I was gladly surprised it did not have an artificial taste, it wasn't gritty, and even better, it kept me full well into the afternoon, so I wouldn't end up snacking like crazy of having a large meal later on.
It tastes very good and I enjoyed drinking it It tastes very good and I enjoyed drinking it. The only thing I don't like about it is that, just shaking it in a shaking glass or even with a spoon, I can't get it to dissolve completely. I'm guessing if you use a blender it would be okay. Terrible with water Terrible with water, better with milk. I found it best to mix right before drinking, gets a little thick is mixed ahead of time. Best tasting shake I've tried so far with no side effects!
I really enjoy this! I have tried just about every meal replacement shake there is and most of them either taste gross or I get really nauseous after drinking them. These are really tasty and I enjoy drinking them. I bought the Dutch Chocolate and the Cookies and Cream. Both are good but I prefer the Chocolate. It definitely tastes best blended with ice instead of just shaken.
The only thing I would say is watch your calorie count when adding stuff to it because it's easy to get out of control without realizing it. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 scoops Herbalife powder, 2 TBS sugar free jello pudding mix and ice and blend away. It's really thick and creamy with no nasty after taste like some of the protein shakes. I tried Shakeology and immediately loved the meal replacement concept for lunch I tried Shakeology and immediately loved the meal replacement concept for lunch.
I told the nutritionist that I was specifically looking for meal-replacement and I don't really have any fitness goals, and he pointed me to this Labrada product. I originally tried the mixed pack of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate but I don't love the vanilla flavor and I've never been a huge fan of chocolate.
For now, I'm sticking with strawberry only. I mix my strawberry packet with 8 oz of OJ and 4 oz of water in a blender bottle, and it tastes like a smoothie to me I honestly have no problems with the taste of this powder. Labrada makes some of the better tasting and higher quality meal replacements Labrada makes some of the better tasting and higher quality meal replacements, and this is no exception. I love that I essentially get a refund on this purchase in the form of sample credits.
Be sure to check integrity of packets inside I have had these for years. Mix with skim milk and a banana. Last box most of the packets were leaking. One had a one inch gap at the top.
The product all over the box and the other packets. A few small black bugs in the box. The box was not smashed. Must have been packaged wrong. Ordered a replacement to see if any better. Great nutrition and very tasty I'm impressed with this product because it does not have a lot of sugars in it, it does have 30 grams of protein, and it's tasty enough to be considered "dessert-y". I'm taking a bunch with me on vacation for at least one meal substitute a day, should help keep me on the straight and narrow clean and lean?
I feel less anxious about the effects of a vacation week on my eating plan. Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog.
Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites?
I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email. Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info. Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well!
I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post. I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors!
Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback.
The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months. I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most. To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.
As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story. Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old.
So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one. Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for.
I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months. I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results. I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday. Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes.
They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled. They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account. The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret. If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them!
I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you. Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food.
In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved! I started the program today, January 1st. My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure.
How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food. Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1.
Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc. Also, plain or with some sort of dressing? How many turbo shakes can you have per week… and when can they be consumed? Thanks in advance …. Hi Tami — Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I always add extra veggies to my greens and have found the only thing you really need to watch out for is the salad dressing.
But for me, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. I usually have my TurboShake midday — around 2: That said, I would definitely suggest using the Nutrisystem counseling service for full clarification, though — especially for questions 2 and 3. Best of luck if you decide to try the full program! I wanted to say that this article is nicely written and included almost all the vital info I needed.
Thanks for the review. I second your recommendation for Nutrisystem. Their service helped me significantly a few years ago. Hoping for the same results! Hi Maria — thanks for commenting! Hope it goes well again if you decide to give it another try. Have you found that Nutrisystem is a good way for keeping the weight off over the long term? How long do you really have to be on Nutrisystem before you starting seeing results?
Just finished month 1 and lost about 9 pounds! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He was always trying new weight loss products. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! I just read this well written post.
I have a handicapped daughter who has gained so much weight. We have tried everything with very little success. After taking to her doctors we decided to give NS a try. She started the program on February 16, She is loving the food and the program. She has already dropped three pounds. Her beginning weight was So she has a long way to go. But the support and your post will definitely help her obtain her goals for healthier lifestyle.
We will keep you informed on her progress. Thank you so much. Hi Shirley — What an inspirational story — really hoping she has success! Thanks for keeping us posted, and wishing your daughter all the best. I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!! I have been on Nutrisystem for about 5 weeks now. I lost 15 pounds the first month and have been following it to a T. The food tastes fine and it is very easy to just grab something pop it in the microwave if necessary and go. I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my food and am eating about calories a day.
The first week was really tough and I had a hard time, but I stuck to it. Now I m satisfied and use to it. Planning on finishing up the second month and then on the 3rd month working in more home cooked meals and tracking to stay at the same calorie level. Then will switch over to the auto ship of Turbo shakes for my 4th month. I have about 40 pounds to lose and feel like I am making some good headway with the Nutrisystem plan. Good job on the review, very well written.
Wow, nice job Carolyn! Thanks for sharing your story, and best of luck with the rest of your diet. I was very happy to find this website. Just wanted to thank for your time for this wonderful read, and inspirational review!! Hi Kelly — sorry to hear that! Have you tried connecting with the Nutrisystem counseling service? We had to take Nutrisystem program for 8 weeks because we got it at a discount thru our insurance company.
My goal was to loose 30 lbs. At the end of the 8 weeks I had lost only 3 lbs. So then, how does Weight Watchers work? Starting from the beginning, the program included a very specific eating system and over the years there have been a number of iterations.
But the introduction of the original Weight Watchers Points system —currently referred to as SmartPoints—kicked the specifics into super-user-friendly. It came into being from Weight Watchers Limited in the United Kingdom, where two women invented, developed, and patented the Points system calculator.
Using an algorithm that calculated calories, fats, proteins, and carbs, it would have a couple of iterations, too, as more was learned about nutrition and exercise science. But the underlying system, of counting foods as values based on nutrition, was genius then and it remains the cornerstone today.
The newest program, launched in , is dubbed Beyond the Scale. Weight Watchers says it wants people to not diet per se, but adopt a Weight Watchers lifestyle:. Our proven program is not a diet. Yes, you will lose weight. The current program is pretty simple, in that every food has a value.
SmartPoints are calculated based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein. You simply adhere to your allotted points. There are no forbidden foods. And that phrase alone is for some the ah-ha! Weight Watchers explains that it takes the complex nutritional information of a food and gives it a single number—the SmartPoints value—so people can make smarter food choices while eating the stuff they like to eat.
Well, some of it anyway. And, each week you get bonus points—which, when I did Weight Watchers in my last go-round, I banked and then pigged out on Friday nights. Just Ben, Jerry, and me. Anyway, the idea of points is smart, easy, and doable. And I mean not just parking further away from the store entrance. Get your heart rate up and keep it up with fat-burning, good-for-your-heart exercise. I swim albeit not enough.
You can walk, run, jog, row, climb, spin, bike, step, jump, skip, kick—you get the idea. And do it at least 30 minutes every day—or at least most days of the week—as best as you can fit in your already ridiculously hectic life. Actually, make it your time; take 30 minutes, put headphones on, and do it. And, it turns out, even during the most seemingly mundane of tasks, you earn FitPoints which you add to your total points for the day. FitPoints is also a smart idea. Weight Watchers explains it this way:.
FIT is about getting back in touch with your body. Weight Watchers has several dozen videos, workouts, demos, fitness plans, and challenges. And all of this can be managed on a handy, popular app. The Weight Watchers mobile app for smartphones and devices helps dieters to track weight loss progress, manage SmartPoints and FitPoints, shop for and plan meals, and offers social networking with other members.
Every step you take, every bite you eat, kept track of. The mobile app for Android has almost , reviews on Google Play with an overall rating of 4. Reviewers find it easy to use, convenient, and it helps dieters stay on track.
Similarly, on iTunes, more than 2, real people reviewed the current iteration of the app and gave it a close to 5 stars. Even the previous versions of the app—with 12, reviews—agreed it was effective, easy to use, and helped Weight Watchers dieters keep track. On the Weight Watchers app you can live chat with a coach and—for a lot of people who are focused on the fitness in the program and want a fuller health-tech experience—toggle to the Activity tab to your track activeness.
And if you have an Apple Watch, wireless scales, and an activity tracker—like Up by Jawbone or Apple Health, for example—you can connect them to your Weight Watchers account.
Along with Weight Watchers online, a virtual and brick-and-mortar support network yes, there are still meetings, absolutely! W hat does Weight Watchers cost? A little secret from me: Once you have done Weight Watchers, you know how to do Weight Watchers—so as some say, you can do it without paying. Remember I said that accountability, motivation, community, and support are the secrets to Weight Watchers? In fact, Weight Watchers itself—even in this day and age where everything is online—recommends the plan you go with is the one with meetings: But, as of fall of , there are three plans:.
Just read the fine print. If you follow it. If you fall off the tracks, you just get back on. When I did my first round with Weight Watchers, I lost 4 pounds the first week and I have to tell you, I remember that day like it was yesterday.
I stuck with it for 11 more weeks and ended up dropping 23 pounds. But it can work for you. We chubbies will do anything, try anything , to lose weight! I can say that: Just the facts, and the facts are that Weight Watchers ticks most of the good boxes— most being the operative word there.
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