This past month I have been working hard to try and lose some weight to help me with my back and other health issues. Losing weight would ease the pain and pins and needles I have been experiencing for most of this year. It seemed my prescription was for a good old dose of healthy eating and exercise. So I have been doing just that! This has been helped along somewhat by being able to try out a 2 week Shake That Weight plan. This post is my first impressions for my Shake That Weight Review after being on the plan for a few days.
Shake That Weight Review: First Impressions.
I chose the 2-week woman with meal plan. For this plan, you have 3 meal replacements a day and one low calorie balanced meal up to 400kcal. This plan allowed me 800kcal a day and to still be able to do light to moderate exercise.
There are other plans available to suit your needs and there is a handy calculator to help you work out what plan is best for you. I was recommended the Total Meal Replacement Plan based on my height, weight and exercise.
I was debating with using it to do the Total Meal Replacement Plan. This is a bit stricter though. You replace all of your meals with the plan and have 4 products a day. This can be with a snack if I really needed it. So far, however, I am on day 4, I haven’t been able to cut out that evening meal and go with the full 4 packs a day.
This is possibly due to it all being in my head, but I need to eat something of an evening and to me, this option was preferable to having the 4 products and then binging of an evening. I am great during the day, however, late on I get that urge to eat everything I can! Total diet killer.
Shake The Weight Review: Products.
I ordered a wide range of products, including foods I wouldn’t normally try. I am fine with having shakes for meal replacements, bars too. But sometimes you need to feel like you are eating real food don’t you! The plan I chose didn’t have the options to order any ready meals unfortunately so all my food packets came as dried portions ready to be mixed with water or milk.
My package contained: Flavoured Shakes, Soups, Noodles, Meal Replacement Bars and Snack Bars. To be honest they all sounded like really nice flavours, especially the shakes. I loved the variety available. Drinking your meals can get quite boring and I like to change it up a bit. From Chocolate Heaven to Lively Latte with a cheeky Mint Chocolate flavour thrown in, there was plenty to choose from for your shakes. The other options didn’t have quite the range of flavours as the shakes did but there was still plenty to choose from.
Shake That Weight: Taste.
So far, I have tried nearly all the flavours of shakes. I ordered Chocolate Heaven, Lively Latte, Hazelnut Crush, Banana Blitz, Mint Chocolate and Vanilla Vibe. All of them were really nice and thicker than I expected. I have been mixing 1 with skimmed milk per day (other kinds of milk are recommended as opposed to cows milk) and the rest with water. I prefer them with the milk but they still taste just as good with water. My favourite though has to be the Hazlenut Crush.
Alongside the shakes, I have tried the Blazing Beef Chilli Noodles and Chocolate Porridge. The noodles I was surprised to find I enjoyed despite not being a lover of noodles but they tasted great. The porridge, I’m not sure I mixed correctly as I found it a bit lumpy and not as chocolately as the shakes. I still have the plain porridge to try though this week.
Shake That Weight Review: Thoughts?
So far so good. Currently, I am struggling to not want to eat of an evening. So, for now, I am sticking to the 3 packs with 1 meal plan. This means I am consuming 800kcal a day. So far I haven’t felt as hungry as I thought I would be despite the dramatic reduction in calories from what I usually consume. I am still hungry but this could also be down to me struggling to regularly consume enough water. Currently I am drinking around the 2-3 litres a day. I do have to force myself as I do forget to drink enough.
There has been no noticeable weight loss as of yet. I don’t plan to weigh myself until June 1st which is near the end of my plan and 2 days before I go on holiday. Don’t forget to pop back for my results and a full Shake That Weight Review!