It has no soy, phenenaline, or aspertame. It's just milk, cocoa and fructose (fruit sugar which I am A ok with).
I heard ketosis is bad for babies but 5 shakes is 100grams of carbs which is not suppose to put you in ketosis. I believe its 20grams.
I heard you are suppose to eat 500 extra calories.. but what if you are severely morbidly obese? My resting metabolic level is about 1000 (sadly). It's important for morbidly obese women to not gain much weight and many even lose.
Then they say it doesn't have enough nutrients.. well it has a 1/5th of a vitamin per shake. PLUS one takes a prenatal, omegas, d3 etc so obviously you are getting your nutrition.
then I checked Vit A levels which is 1k per shake. So 5k max. My prenatal doesn't have any A. The GRescue site says you can have 8k-10k of vit A but no more so that should be fine.
I must admit I am arguing for it as I am HAPPY on it and am really looking for support or alternative ideas. I know I would end up eating less calories or the wrong ones if not on this diet... I also know fat=inflammation and inflammation=damaged fetuses. I ate healthy "real" (although this is real also) foods the last time I was pregnant (weighed 9 pounds more) and my kid came out severely handicapped and I'm pretty sure inflammation was a main culprit. I am not willing to do that to another child. And I'm sure I ate one carrot a day as I had severe naesea the entire pregnancy so this would actually ensure I get my calories in. I suppose people without my baggage wouldn't understand how terrified a person can be of harmed fetuses unless you've been in my shoes. For me I'm not dieting to look hot.. I'm doing it to reduce inflammation. That's my main goal. To have a healthy body and quite frankly no other diet has ever worked for me and I am very happy on this one. I have never felt this healthy in decades. :/ I will ask my RE also