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7 replies, 5 voices Last updated by Sharon Skapura 5 years, 3 months ago
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    Sarah Howard
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    I have a question. If using a low glycemic protein powder with almond milk and raw fruits or vegetables – why is there a limit to only one protein shake per day in Phase 1?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Sarah, I think the thing about the protein shakes is that we want you to focus on getting your meals in the form of cooked/prepared foods instead of shakes. Protein shakes are a fantastic way to work in protein, veggies and fruit, but sometimes the act of drinking your meal can leave many people unsatisfied and wanting to eat more. The preparing followed by sitting down and chewing your food, registers to your brain that you are eating a nutritious and filling meal, while you don’t really get that with a shake. That said, some days are just rather insane so if you end up having 2 protein shakes to replace your snacks, as long as they fit into your calorie limits and serving amounts then I think you are just fine. The great thing about this plan is that it is teaching you the joy of preparing, cooking and eating whole foods so if you end up replacing all of your meals with shakes, then that doesn’t get to happen I suppose. At any rate enjoy the healthy protein shakes that you are preparing, but try to focus on the meals first primarily. I hope this helps? If not let me know! Have a wonderful day!

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    Sarah Howard
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    Thank you…I was wondering if that wasn’t the case. Makes sense – but in a hurry, I would prefer to grab a good shake vs skipping a meal or making poor choices. ?

    Much appreciate the response!

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    Erin DeVine
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    Hello:)
    I am currently drinking a Shakeology protein shake every morning. It has 150 calories, 18 carbs, and 7 grams of sugar. I have a feeling this is not an acceptable item for Phase 1, but I just wanted to double check. Thanks!

    #5255

    Jessica Romeo
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    I am not quite sure what is in it…if you message me either the name of the product I can do a google search or you could send me a pic of the nutrition label including ingredients…I could give you a better idea of if it is acceptable or not.

    Thanks!

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    Shanna Spickard
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    Are there any premade shakes that are acceptable?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Not that I am aware of, honestly those are typically loaded with a lot of other “junk” that you don’t want in your body, especially since the point of this plan is similar to a detox in that you are ridding your body of that stuff. You are best off to make a shake with a good quality protein powder if you are wanting to do shakes. Let me know if happen to come across a premade shake, you are welcome to send me either a snapshot of the nutrition and ingredients or send me a detailed description of it so I can look it up online. I hope this helps!

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    Sharon Skapura
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    I love protein shakes made with almond milk and fresh fruit! Are sour cherries acceptable for phase 2?

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