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    This has been a hot topic of discussion lately amongst the PS1000 customers! There are many great (and not so great) meal replacement shakes out there on the market today. The simple fact is that not all meal replacement shakes are bad for you, and can be a good option if you are in a hurry and can’t get proper nutrients. What are your favorite shakes, and what do you mix them with? What brands are you the fondest of and why?

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    Brad Goudie
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    Are we considering protein shakes as meal replacement? If that is so, I think they are great. Makes my morning much more possible. I love Quest and usually add baby spinach r blue berries to mine to get the added nutrients. Add 4 ice cubes and have perfect morning shake.


    Judalon Smyth
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    I agree with Brad that having the Go-To shake makes getting out the door in the morning and not heading for a drive-thru much easier. For P1 I prefer True Athlete. I love Quest but you must be cautious with which flavors you pick if you want to stay true to P1. I’m also a fan of snitch and berries in my smoothie.


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    I am eager to try the Quest brand as it seems to meet the requirements for phase 1. I like my shakes extra thick so I add lots of ice. I used to put tons of fruit in it too but will have to be cautious of my serving size and not overdo it. I like the idea of adding spinach. On a side note – for when I do have a little more time in the morning, I would like to see some recipes that incorporate the shake powder that I can use for some protein variety.


    Linda O’Brien
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    I have a different protein powder but will try Qwest next time which seems to be the most favored.


    Kelly Myrick-Duckett
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    I use premier protein in the morning, because it provides 30 g protein, 5 g carbs (3 are fiber), 3g fat.
    I have been off and on meal replacements through Health One, and like them for flexibility, taste, and nutrition. The plan is 800 calories/day.

    I am hoping that i can use this with ps1000. And that meal replacements are effective.
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    Jakelmd –



    Hi Kelly!

    The guidelines for the protein shakes are: Less than 4 grams of carbohydrates, 20+ grams of protein, and less than 120 calories per scoop. If it falls within those guidelines you should be go to go!



    Sally Maher
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    Robin, you will find the Quest shakes to be very thick. I do love the vanilla mixed with berries, and the chocolate mixed with anything. I have added spinach to the vanilla, and zucchini to the chocolate. Still good. I am concerned about the sweetener, though. I believe they use a splenda-type sweetener, not stevia which would be preferred on the plan. Someone correct me if I am wrong.


    Paula Gunning
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    I’ll have to start ordering protein powder online. The best that I could find at the local stores contains 20 g protein, 5 g carbs, and 60 calories per scoop (chocolate and vanilla flavors.). It’s called SLIMQUICK pure. Each shake is made with 1 scoop and 4 oz of water; these shakes are supposed to be used as a supplement no more than 2x a day. I’ve made fruit and spinach smoothies with the vanilla flavor for breakfast. I use plain shakes as a quick snack, but not every day.

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