Sunday, 25 March 2012
I know how people will probably feel upon reading this for the first time. How can some nutritional meal replacement shake help me lose weight? Won't I gain it all back? Is this a scam?
I'm also not sure how the fine folks here are Healthkicker feel about an article like this. However, I won't know until I try, right?
I have struggled for years trying to lose weight. I've done healthy and unhealthy. I've tried South Beach and starvation. I've tried going to the gym and I've tried working out so hard I could barely move. Now, I'm done with all of the extremes and have decided instead to opt for a more healthy lifestyle.
A friend of mine from college introduced me to the Body By Vi 90 Day Health Challenge. In the first two weeks of the program, I lost 8 pounds. And after having a few starts and stops, that initial 8 pounds is still gone. I am now down a total of 10. I personally have had a hard time sticking to it because I've had a tough time sticking to anything because I am always looking for immediate results. I didn't gain 213lbs in one week, I should stop expecting to lose it all in one week. I started out at 213, I'm at 203 now, and more motivated than ever to continue. Joining this program has given me more energy, helped me sleep better, and made me feel so much better about myself.
The program involves replacing one to two meals a day with a nutritional meal replacement shake. Have healthy snacks in between meals, and have a nice well balanced dinner. Now, let's be real, by healthy snacks, I don't mean an entire family size bag of potato chips. And by well balanced meal, I don't mean the #2 at McDonald's. I don't care what the weight loss plan is...if you are still eating fast food and junk, you're never going to achieve your goals.
I lost the 8 pounds by replacing two meals a day (breakfast and lunch) snacking on fruit, veggies, rice cakes, and fat free pop corn, and having a decent dinner. That was without exercising every day. Imagine how much I could have lost if I had worked out every day!
How about the taste? Well the taste is up to you. The shake itself tastes like cake. It is 90 calories alone. I normally use coconut milk when making the shake. I cannot have whole milk because I am lactose intolerant. I have tried almond milk and soy milk, both of which made me sick. You can really use any type of milk you want, just have to keep in mind that you will have to add those calories, sugar, and other ingredients when calculating your caloric intake. As I said, I use coconut milk which is 80 calories (90 if you use the vanilla flavored one.) You can add fruit, ice, sugar free pudding mix, reduced fat peanut butter, cinnamon, and much more!
People have lost a lot of weight on this program. It is promoted as a 90 Day Health Challenge, but many people have made it their lifestyle. In addition to this, there is an opportunity to win prizes.
I would not ask Healthkicker to post this if I thought this was a scam or a fad. This product has helped a lot of people lose weight. It has also helped to reverse some very serious weight related health disorders such as diabetes, strokes, ulcerative colitis, and more. This product has also helped people with IBS and Crohn's disease.
Have you heard of the 90 Day Health Challenge? What do you think about this?