I may have to discontinue HMR because briefly because of the government shut down, I am a federal employee.
I haven't read the simple diet yet, downloaded the kindle app this week but didn't want to buy it because of the shut down.. but are smoothies nutritionally sound? IE do they have as much protein as necessary?
I am just like you... I have NO problem eating Meal Replacements at all. I do not understand when people get on my case about it. As long as it is nutritionally sound what is the difference? Not to mention that you lose weight so fast it is only a short period.
But I actually think for the rest of my life I will use meal replacements in part. I just like them.