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    Can anyone recommend any, give feedback as to how it worked, what was involved, did you see results?? I'm considering doing some type of meal replacement diet like Tony ferguson but would like some feedback or info from people who'd tried it before, is it worth it?

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    I lost 15 kgs in 6 weeks but it Soooo hard. I had to do it, I had no choice. If I had a choice I wouldn't do it. You need to be very careful with them as the shrink you liver and long term use can damage the liver.

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    I did tony ferguson at one point. I only wanted to lose a few kilos and found it was effective for that. Theres no way I could've kept it up for a long period though. I personally think the shakes taste like blergh and I also dont think cutting out whole food groups to lose weight works in the long long term.

    Having said that I know people who liked the shakes and enjoyed the relatively strict nature of the program.

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    Hi, I lost my baby weight, plus 3kg more following a shake diet plus healthy eating. I also bought 'diet cookies' that are apart of the cookie diet, lol
    my day was:
    Am- Shake (water or 1/2 water 1/2 milk
    mid- cookie, 1 piece fruit
    lunch- shake
    avo- cookie, 1 piece fruit or just 2 cookies + cup tea/coffee
    dinner- small serving of whatever I cooked for dh + bowl of steamed veggies
    Evening- 1 piece fruit or very small bowl icecream/yoghurt or some Milo cereal With milk ( I love that!)

    The above wasn't strict, I had days I ate more or less. Weekends I was pretty slack. I was never 'overweight' just wanted to lose a few kg's

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    I did weightwatchers shakes in the uk to lose weight for my wedding and they were fab

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    I hate them personally and would much rather see people learn to eat nutritious clean yummy exciting recipes and understand a bit about nutrition so they can be healthy for life.

    Try something like Michelle Bridges crunchtime cook book for inspiration on cooking.

    The biggest trick, cut out the processed crap.

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    Shakes diets can make you lose, but not really for good.

    On a shakes diet, you'll generally be having...

    2 shakes a day (sometimes 3, but if 3, then you give up extra food for it)
    allowable veges (usually avoiding corn, potato, etc)
    small portion of lean protein
    sugar-free drinks/confectionary/jelly
    Using bars/soups instead of the shakes for variety

    No sugar
    no fruit
    no bread
    no carbs in general
    no milk
    no cheese
    no anything really lol

    So it's very very restrictive.

    I was on the diet for the same reason as anewme, but did it for less time. Even 2 weeks was damn hard. Plus, the shakes are kind of revolting.

    If you want to get off a few kg for an event, then go ahead. If you want sustainable weightloss, it's not going to happen on the shakes.

    Hope that helps!

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    I'm doing rapid loss shakes right now. My last weigh in when pregnant with DS2 was 110kg and I'm now 88kg (he is 11 weeks old). Not all that weight I lost was from the shakes. I'm still doing them but hit a plateau so my doctor prescribed Duromine 15mg the other day to help along the way.

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    Weight loss shakes are 52% sugar. Think about that... Would you put that much sugar in a cup of water and drink it?

    Unprocessed whole foods will take longer yes, but you won't starve and you'll keep any weight you lose off, unlike the yoyo that is sugar shake dieting

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    My MIL did Tony Ferguson shakes for about 6 months and lost over 20kgs. That was about 7 years ago. She looked great, but put it all (and more) back on since then.
    She's tried lot of other different diets since then, and has recently started back on the shakes again. I think she's lost about 6kgs in 6 weeks.
    I think they might be helpful in giving a kick start if you have a bit of weight to shift, but I don't think they're a good substitute for portion control and healthy food choices if you want to sustain the weight loss long term.


 

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