Part of my overhaul includes losing some much needed weight, I have already shed 19lb and have a little way to go so when Shake That Weight contacted me about doing a 2 week review I thought it might be the ideal solution to give my weight loss a little boost.
Shake That Weight works on a very low calorie diet of meal replacements to help you regulate your diet and achieve your target weight loss. You log onto the website and choose which diet best suits you depending on your circumstances. There is a very low calorie diet which allows you a 400 calorie meal each night in addition to 3 of the meal replacements or the woman plan which is total meal replacement which is a stricter diet with no night time meal.
I chose the low calorie meal as I really don’t think I could give up food altogether and the amount of exercise I do every day (90 minutes walking to and from school) means this was the best option for me.
For the two week programme you get 42 products and can scan down the whole website to find what you think will suit you best, there is everything from shakes and porridge to snacks and soups. I opted for more shakes than anything knowing I would be having a cooked meal each night.
Having tried shakes in the past and gagged when trying to drink them I wasn’t really expecting anything else but I was pleasantly surprised. The shakes are thick and creamy with great flavour, plus it gave my arms a good workout each morning and lunch time. I had one shake in place of my breakfast, another for lunch followed by one of the chocolate bars, I found this was best for me as I am so busy first thing that I really didn’t miss having actual food. The chocolate bars were delicious and something I would eat even not on the diet and I am not a chocolate fan!
After my first week of using the shakes I was weighed and had lost 4.5lb and felt so much better in myself, jeans were fitting better and I felt noticeably less out of breath on the school run. However during the second week I was ill with cold so didn’t really eat how I should have and although I had next to nothing to eat I obviously didn’t have enough to help burn the calories. I gained 1.5lb in the second week so a total of 3lb overall which I am still more than happy with.
It is recommended that you only stay on this meal replacement plan for a maximum of 12 weeks and I really think I could have stayed on it longer than the two weeks had illness not hit as it was so convenient and saved me in the long run on the food bill too.
Over other meal replacements I have tried this is definitely the best so far and if I need another push or plateau in my weight loss I will use it again to give me a boost!
I was sent a 2 week supply for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions are my own and genuine.
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