Emmcakes- when I did IP alts the first time around (year and a half ago), I drank one of those in my coffee every day and didn't count it as a restricted. My weight loss definitely slowed down significantly after not very long, to the point of losing almost nothing after 2.5 months although it was very fast at first, and looking back I think the calories were too high (on average, I had one of those plus a restricted that was 150-200 calories every day, plus mostly red meat rather than chicken/turkey).
Obviously I can't 'blame' just the shake but I do think it's a bit high and I might have been over-proteining somewhat. I'd maybe either split in half or save it for days when you might need an extra protein bump (long days, long time between meals, etc).
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Last edited by djs06 : 01-12-2014 at 10:56 PM.