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Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes
2young2Bgrandma posted:
Good Morning,

I am wondering if anyone has used the Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes. I tried one before the holidays and was pleased. Now that the holidays are over, I need to get back to trying to eat regularly and more often instead of once a day. I am going to try these shakes for 2 meals (breakfast and lunch or dinner) then eat a healthier meal for my third meal. Adding in fruit, nuts, etc for snacks.

Does this seem like a reasonable "diet". I know starving myself does not make me lose weight which is my goal. I also know I have tried but do not stick with actual eating that many times a day which is why my body thinks it needs to hold on to whatever I eat.

I know every one is different, but any opinions on trying this?

Thanks to all.

dianer01 responded:
I have used slim-fast as a breakfast replacement for a couple of years, works good as far as I am concerned and has to be less fat and calories than a drive thru egg muffin. I typically pack a lunch for work but when working toward weight loss have done the lunch time too.

Just remember this is a replacement shake, not in addition to your meal.

I imagine the glucerna works about the same way, just check the label to make sure you are getting enough carbs if you are on any meds.
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2young2Bgrandma replied to dianer01's response:
Thank you Diane,

I am on 500mg Metformin 2x/day is all so hopefully should be ok.

They have 6g carbs, 180 calories, 16g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 15g Protien and they do fill me up. I am going to try for a week and see what happens.

As crazy as it sounds, I am trying to use this to eat more as I usually eat 1x per day, which is not good. But I have a hard time eating more times per day and still cannot lose weight!! If anything i gain more than I should!! Frustrating.

Have a great day.
mhall6252 responded:
Meal replacement shakes are not my thing - I find satisfaction in "chewing" and would be more likely to use a meal replacement bar. But if it works for you, then go for it. Getting nutrition on a regular basis is a good thing, and it may help you to not overeat when you do sit down for a real meal.
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