I started out today with SlimFast. The reason was availability and also because I know it will work. My weight is sky high and my attitude is to back this tremendous addiction to sweets with something that tastes good and is going to make me feel that I am not depriving myself of something sweet and chocolate is my favorite flavor.
All of these shakes will work, I call them a crutch but I also see value in this approach. I need to stick to 1800 calories per day so when you figure on two 190 calorie shakes, three 100 calorie snacks and a 500 calorie meal it still isn't enough calories in a day. I actually am sitting here realizing I must plan on a second meal in there to eat and since I have a very long way to go, well I figure eat something that will be enjoyable and where I don't feel deprived.
From what I see, I am surprised to say this but I actually need to eat a regular lunch to stay within my caloric count to lose weight for my body weight.
Believe in yourself, always!