Any recommendations on meal replacement shakes?

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    Aug 24, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
    Ive been losing weight again and have been considering replacing 2 meals with a shake or summat.
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    Aug 24, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    General idea with these things is "consuming them is better than not eating at all" if you're trying to gain size and haven't eaten enough.

    Otherwise avoid them and eat meat & vegetables.
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    Aug 24, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    Generally speaking shakes are less filling than real food. Liquids are typically recommended when people want to add calories and gain weight. I'd stick with the food and portion control. Slow weight loss is better than fast not only because you'll lose less muscle but your skin will have more time to adapt without getting loose. Plus you'll feel less hungry and bitchy due to better leptin/ghrelin control.
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    Aug 24, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    I eat Herbalife for last 11 yrs. Works as it promises :-)
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    Aug 24, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    mikeyslc saidIve been losing weight again and have been considering replacing 2 meals with a shake or summat.


    2 shakes and at least 4-5 snacks and a meal (I recommend something salty, so You don't have sweet stuff all the day)

    Don't forget do drink enough clean water in the morning (40 ml per kilogram of weight) and sleep.

    Are You going to gym?
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    Aug 24, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    Arcturian said
    ...I recommend something salty, so You don't have sweet stuff all the day


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    Aug 25, 2013 1:50 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidGenerally speaking shakes are less filling than real food. Liquids are typically recommended when people want to add calories and gain weight. I'd stick with the food and portion control. Slow weight loss is better than fast not only because you'll lose less muscle but your skin will have more time to adapt without getting loose. Plus you'll feel less hungry and bitchy due to better leptin/ghrelin control.

    Agreed.

    The shakes might work as meal replacements if you were to add some empty bulk to them. E.g., cook some wheat bran in water and then add it to the shakes. The flavor would be definitely unpalatable and you'd have to choke it down.

    I had good success with going vegan (no meat, fish, eggs, or any dairy) and avoiding things with added sugar and preferring low fat stuff. I think I lost about 2 pounds a month.
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    I use a variety of them (some actual meal replacement shakes and some protein shakes) and drink them alongside some green vegetables ie. lots of steamed broccoli or green beans to add more fullness and make me feel I am eating something substantial, as having a shake alone does not trick my mind into thinking I've 'eaten enough'.
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    Aug 25, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    I do one in the morning with spinach, watermelon, pineapple, nuts, apple, flax seed to start off my day right. along with some oatmeal occasionally. Kombucha and homemade yogurt. Afternoons sometimes another one if I've been doing sports. Probably the best thing you could do for yourself if you are working out.
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    Aug 25, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Arcturian said
    mikeyslc saidIve been losing weight again and have been considering replacing 2 meals with a shake or summat.


    2 shakes and at least 4-5 snacks and a meal (I recommend something salty, so You don't have sweet stuff all the day)

    Don't forget do drink enough clean water in the morning (40 ml per kilogram of weight) and sleep.

    Are You going to gym?


    I've got a gym membership but haven't been going. I was just given a coupon for 1 free sessions with a personal trainer, which I think I'll need to use at first.