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18 May 2004

GNLD weight loss shakes

I have started taking GNLD meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch, along with their thermogenic enhancer tablets in an effort to lose extra weight. Is this healthy? Mid morning I do have a snack like a piece of fruit, yoghurt, etc and then a snack mid afternoon like a piece of rye or wholewheat toast with low fat cottage cheese. I then have a normal meal for supper - but I am not allowed potatoe or butternut! I havn't lost any weight, and I am wondering if this is a correct eating plan.
Your advice would be appreciated, thank you!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lauren
Theoretically you are supposed to lose weight when you use these shakes (all the brands are more or less the same - high-protein derived from whey and milk powder with added vitamins and minerals), because your energy intake is supposed to be reduced. However, I have no idea how overweight you are, how much weight you could potentially lose, if your weight is actually in the normal range (this makes weight loss difficult and slow) and if your energy intake has really been reduced by using the shakes and the other foods you eat. I can only suggest that you calculated your BMI by going to 'Tools' on the 'Diet' page of this Website. If your BMI is between 18 and 25, then your weight is already normal and you will probably take a long time to lose additional weight, esp if you don't do any exercise. If you don't achieve success, you can a low-fat, high-fibre diet. If your BMI is higher than 22 then click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a low-fat, high-fibre diet which you can try in combination with exercise. Rather join a good gym and do exercises to trim and firm your body. But don't lose more weight than is necessary.
Good luck
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