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).
Last edited by djs06; 01-12-2014 at 09:56 PM.