After years and years of looking down my nose at people who did protein or meal replacement shakes, I have now been doing mine for 3 weeks and I love it.
Now to clarify, ViSalus is not a meal “replacement” as such as it contains more vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients in one “meal” than I probably had over the last 6 months – there’s not a lot of goodness in fried potatoes and grilled cheese sandwiches.
For me, it wasn’t so much as going on a diet but getting rid of the opportunity to binge, which I had been doing consistently for months and getting bigger and bigger at a rate of knots, feeling like it was completely spiraling out of control and would really only end with me having a stroke.
So I made a commitment to having 2 shakes, a normal healthy main meal and healthy snacks every day, now having done it for 20 days. I had no expectation other than to first just stop putting on weight as I had been doing, to control the 24-7 bingeing, to have enough energy to get moving and to lose some weight – enough to not be afraid of having a heart attack.
I found it relatively easy to do because the shakes actually taste great and I make them so they taste like the Starbucks iced chocolate so it actually feels like I am being naughty when I am filling up on valuable nutrients my poor body has been missing for so long.
Don’t get me wrong – there have been challenges on the way – namely vodka, chocolate, cheese pizza and depression, none of which really helped me in any way other than to set me back a little but all in all I have to say I take back every horrible thing I have ever said about drinking your dinner!
Considering I have not yet managed to become a fired up athlete and am still in the gentle exercise phase I am more than happy with the now 13 pounds and 2.1% body fat I have lost in 3 weeks. And the grocery shopping costs have been minimal which has been an added bonus so it has been win win on all fronts.
My skin is looking a whole lot better, I have loads of energy, the desire to eat clean has been getting stronger and the great thing is, if I slip up, which I have, it’s really easy to get back on track because it takes all of 60 seconds to make a shake, taking that horrible hunger fueled junk food obsession out of the equation because as soon as you’ve had a shake you are full and happy and more inclined to not be craving any more.
I’m hooked. I’m going to continue doing it for the full 90 days and see if I really can drop 25 pounds or more as easily as I have the first 13 and easier than I have done since hitting the big four zero (40).
If you want to get on it, I completely recommend it, soooo many people are doing it.
Go here if you want to get it and if you are in Australia I can ship it to you, just message me and I will help arrange.
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