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Best shake plan? Slim fast/ Herbalife etc
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Mumma1984 · 02/02/2020 13:16

Any recommendations?

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Bluewavescrashing · 02/02/2020 13:24

Avoid Herbalife, Forever Living, Cambridge, TS Life and all other multi level marketing (MLM) companies. The only way to make the shakes vaguely affordable is to start selling them yourself as a rep. They will try to convince you that you have your own business if you sign up, but you'll end up spending £££ trying to make a profit. It's not a real or profitable business for 95% of people who sign up.

Nutritionally the shakes have lots of sweeteners, thickeners and nasty additives on the whole. When you start eating real food again it's very difficult not to put weight back on.

Healthy eating is a much better way to lose weight.

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Gotmychocolateimgood · 02/02/2020 13:27

Definitely avoid MLM.

Shakes cause rapid water loss which masquerades as weight loss. When you start eating normally again you regain the weight you lost plus a little more. I follow a few people who do very expensive shake plans periodically and always end up putting weight on afterwards.

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Hazelnutlatteplease · 02/02/2020 13:51

A few years back i used slimfast to kick start weight loss. I used it for month and half before i went onto calories counting through my fitness pal (took me over 12 months to lose everything and have mostly kept it off since). My fitness pal was what properly changed my eating habits long term (i still log if my weight starts heading upwards) but slimfast slimmed my appetite and got me started.

No diet will work long term if you return to your regular eating habits. Thats true of every diet. A shake based diet can be effective if you need a bit of a break from food and you have a long term food plan. But you do need the long term plan.

Slimfast is pretty good nutritionally, cheap and easy to get hold off.

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Mumma1984 · 02/02/2020 13:56

I've been eating 1200-1330 cal (things like overnight oats, eggs, fruit veg, lean meat etc) for the month of Jan and exercising, I only have 20lbs to lose (I say only it's actually a lot harder than I thought!)

Hardly any weight seems to be coming off I've lost 3 or 4lbs in a month, I just need something a little quicker because I get married in May!

Any other suggestions ? My body hates me!

I am 100% putting less calories in my body and exercising more than I have been but I don't understand why it's not responding?
I'm drinking water, I've had my thyroid checked recently coincidentally and I have no problem there - I'm also not barely drinking (I mean I've prob had about 2 glasses of wine and 2 Gin since new year!)

Help!

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madaboutrunning · 02/02/2020 18:54

Can I kindly suggest that you are not eating enough to lose weight? 1200-1300 calories is barely enough to fuel your existence, never mind the fact that you are exercising and exercising more. Your body has probably gone into starvation mode and is holding onto every calorie you give it because it doesn't know when the next one is coming. You need to eat more if you want to lose weight - especially more protein.

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CantstandmLMs · 02/02/2020 20:35

How active are you? Any exercise or daily walking? Do you know you average step count?

This plays a big part in how fast you'll lose the weight by creating a calorie deficit.

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Mumma1984 · 03/02/2020 12:13

10,000-12,500 steps a day and 3-4 workouts a week but I work full time and have a 2 year old so more often than not 3!

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