I have been on a mainly liquid diet for two weeks using the protien powder Almased and as of this morning I've lost 11.4 pounds. I am almost 50 and this may seem extreme to some but I feel like what I am drinking is far healthier than what I was eating before. I also like the fact that I don't have to deal with making a lot of choices. I am an addict with food and choice is always a dangerous thing for me!
I modified the basic Almased plan (after much research) for the long haul, instead of just mixing with water, I use Almond Milk, sometimes a sweetend chocolate version (though it uses pure cane sugar not processed) and (gasp) a little diet soda! I do eat two cookies a day that I make from a fav low carb recipe, they are made with just peanut butter (1 cup), 1 egg and a mix of coconut sugar & Truvia (1/2 cup), no flour. I use these instead of adding oil (as instructed) to my smoothies.
Below is a break down of what I've been doing:
3 Almased smoothies a day (made with almond milk (chocolate or vanilla and diet soda, frozen fruit, chia seeds & fiber supplement)
2 peanut butter low carb cookies or 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 cup soup made with 1/2 tomato, 1/2 broth and a little goat cheese
1-2 cup(s) coffee
As much tea & water as I want
1 dark chocolate candy if desired before bed
The amazing thing is I am not
hungry... at ALL and have plenty of energy. I have always gotten shaky if I go more than 4 or 5 hours without eating, not now.
Now I am planning to add 1 to 2 meals a week, mainly to allow me a little flexibility. The biggest drawback is that the shakes are not really portable. They need to be made with very cold ingredients and consumed immediately. I am luck, I work from home but it limits my other activities...
I will admit I am hesitant about this, since things are going so well. I am planning on making one smoothie a green juice, still using the Almased but combining it with kale, cucumbers etc...
I think any good protien powder could work, I like this option cause it's easy to get and it's working! I order through Amazon. I will note that I see a lot of debate on there on how much you use and how long it will last. I found one canister, doing 6 level
tbls (as I am 5.6 and over that height you are suppose to use 7-8) last me 2 weeks at least... on the site some people say only 4 or 5 days! All I can think is they are using too much, not level tablespoons...!
Anyone else doing this or something similar?