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Shakes for fasting days?

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ishallconquerthat Thu 18-Feb-16 22:43:17

Hi, I'm a complete newbie, and just decided to try 5:2, as it seems to make sense.

I'm planning to have shakes on the FDs so I don't have to think about food and still get the nutrients I need (still have to feed DC, but you get the idea...).

Are there shakes specific for a full day fasting? It looks like most of them are meant to replace one meal, and to be taken every day.

It would be even better if I could get a reasonably healthy shake, without lots of processed stuff and weird chemical compounds in it.

Any recommendations?


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mrsnoon Thu 18-Feb-16 22:56:25

My friend uses Slim Fast powder on her fast days. Made up to the instructions it's around 230 calories per shake but she uses an extra 200ml of milk to make it up to 300 cals then just has 2 of these over the day. Seems to get on well with it, the volume of milk makes her feel fuller and sometimes she splits each shake so she has 4 "meals" not 2. Not for everyone, I didn't like it at all but she's a bit evangelical about it now. hmm

ishallconquerthat Fri 19-Feb-16 09:27:31

Thanks Mrsnoon. I read the label of Slim Fast yesterday and thought it was one of those shakes to have every day, and not for a fasting day. Is your friend happy with that?

Any other suggestions?

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mrsnoon Fri 19-Feb-16 11:15:35

She uses it because it's got pretty much everything in that you need for each day, vits and minerals etc. I think strictly speaking it is meant to be an every day thing, not for fasting days but it seems to be working for her. I like my food too much and would rather eat a ton of salad or veg or whatever on fast days to get up to my calorie allowance but I don't like doing 5:2 anyway, I get too grumpy when I feel like I'm depriving myself.

ishallconquerthat Sat 20-Feb-16 14:51:30

Thanks! smile

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BigChocFrenzy Sun 21-Feb-16 13:18:56

During human trials of her version of 5:2, funded by breast cancer charities, Michelle Harvie used Atkins low carb shakes RTD (Ready To Drink) to replace all FD meals.
They are about 150 cals and the low carb makes them quite filling.
I often use them.

Or make your own with 25g low carb protein powder (80-90% protein, less than 1g carbs), unsweetened almond milk, and say a teasp of pnut butter or a quarter avocado.
You can optionally add a bit of spinach or other non-starchy veg, but best to leave out fruit in FD smoothies, to keep low GI.

ishallconquerthat Sun 21-Feb-16 15:16:54

Great idea, BigChoc. I'll check this. I'm all excited now to buy a shake today and start the diet next week. Excited about dieting, how sad is that? ;)

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conkerpods Mon 22-Feb-16 12:23:45

Hi,I buy protein powder from Holland and Barratt,it's got less sugar in it than slim fast.

ishallconquerthat Mon 22-Feb-16 13:28:07

Thanks Conker! I'll check this one as well.

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lucjam2105 Thu 03-Mar-16 20:04:14

I bought some exante shakes, had my first ones today. Blurgh, over sweet chemical salty after taste grimness! Bought 2 boxes so have quite a few to get through! I usually do fasting with food and am much fuller. Was starving today.

redstrawberries101 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:42:45

Hi! Can I ask how you are getting on?i have ultrameal shakes by Nutri and they are great. I usually have them when I'm feeling I'm a bit under the weather but I think I'll try them on FD'a and give the 5:2 a shot. Do those of you who do the FD's with only shakes manage ok?

ivykaty44 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:44:50


They are a meal replacement, full of fibre and all the nutrients you should have for the day.

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