I have already tried every diet shake under the sun (Slim Fast, Celebrity Slim, Tony Ferguson, Cambridge Diet) and apart from Slim Fast, I usually have to pay around £1.99 per shake, so I really wanted to try this diet, at just £1.20 per meal.
They say: Our diet shakes are thick & creamy. They have NO aspartame, NO artificial colours, NO MSG and have NO genetically modified products! 3 packs a day gives you 100% RDA's!
My order reached me in the speed of light. I was able to start straight away and then it hit me, from the very first shake. I knew I was not to expect a product as tasty as Tony Ferguson shakes (The shakes by Tony Ferguson are, hands down, the tastiest shakes I have ever had) but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to experience. I should have smelt a rat by looking at the nutritional value details, but the offer was so good, that I chose to ignore my first instincts.
How can I put this diplomatically? I’ve never drunk a shake as greasy and heavy as this one. It reminded me of a liquid version of a typical British fish and chips. I could cope with the not-even-remotely-tasting-like-vanilla flavour but it’s the whole texture that I really had problems with. It felt as if I had swallowed a liquid lump of butter. I felt so uncomfortable after it. Not only I felt full, but I felt too heavy for comfort. Looking at the shake in my shaker was not a pretty sight as I could see the little bubbles of grease left behind sticking on the empty shake bowl.
Nutritionally wise, this shake kept me going from 12 noon till 9pm without feeling hungry w h a t s o e v e r. On that respect, the shake is really good value for money and I can feel that if I stuck with it, I could achieve ketosis (more on that in another post) very easily but I just cannot bring myself with drinking another one. A bit of shame to find that out after buying a box of 50, isn’t it?
If you’re a seasoned Fish and Chips eater, or like your toast heavily buttered, you will probably be all right and will be amazed on how long this shake can make you feel full for, but I just couldn’t get along with it. Why didn’t I follow my instincts and draw some conclusions that a shake 3 times more the amount of fat than in an average shake (see comparison table below) was going to be very different to what I am used to, I don’t know but I could kick myself for it! Argh.
Happy dieting :) x