Can i use or substitute atkins shakes on the medifast diet
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Can i use or substitute atkins shakes on the medifast diet Can i use or substitute atkins shakes on the medifast diet Document Transcript

  • ==== ====For more information please go to: ====The other day, I had someone email me and basically say: "Im very interested in the Medifast diet.Im very intrigued by the dramatic results my friend has had, but I want to know if I can justsubstitute the Atkins shakes in the grocery store for the Medifast ones." I have to saythat probably the majority of questions that I get about this diet have todo with the shakes.  There seems to be a perception that this plan is defined bythem.  I understand this somewhat.  These items are tasty, filling, and prettyconvenient, so there is a lot to like about them.  But, there are only one of many foodchoices.  However, Ill answer the question about substituting the Atkins shakes in thefollowing article.Why Medifast Shakes Are So Popular And Are Beyond Comparison:  I believe that theseshakes get so much attention because they are known to be pretty tasty while still beingvery low in calories and carbohydrates, and very high in protein and fiber.  There arenot a lot of diet foods which are able to retain a decent taste and texture while being sosound nutritionally.  This combination (along with the other foods) puts you body inwhat I called the promised land which is technically defined as ketosis.  In this metabolicstate, your body begins to turn on and burn its fat stores because you arent giving it the excesscarbohydrates that commonly help with this job.If you pick up and examine say a slim fast shake, youll see that there is really nocomparison.  Most "diet shakes" are really full or sugar, calories, and carbs andtherefore arent nearly as effective in getting you into ketosis.Medifast Shakes Versus Atkins Shakes. Which Is Better?:  OK, lets take a look at them sideby side. Ill be looking at the chocolate royale for Atkins and the dutch chocolate 55 forMedifast.  And know that Im evaluating them based on their ability to get you into fatburning mode. (Although I do have to say that the Atkins shake has that chalky after taste that isnasty and typical of so many diet foods. I dont find this on the 55 version. ) Any way,these two shakes are pretty similar in terms of protein, carbs, sugars and fiber.  In all ofthese categories, either would get you in ketosis (so long as you ate either diets meals for theremainder of the day.)  However, the chocolate royale has a whopping 170 calories perserving.  This is almost double the dutch chocolates 90 calories.I find this to be a deal breaker. Thats almost like consuming two meals (at least in terms ofcalories) instead of one.  The whole point to this is to keep your calories low so that you canget in fat burning mode.  Why go through all the work and trouble and then consume aproduct that has twice as many calories?What Are You Really Saving With The Atkins Shake?: I asked the person who sent the email why
  • she wanted to substitute the other shake? She said she liked that she could pick them up at thegrocery store and she perceived them to be a bit cheaper.  This actually isnt reallytrue.  These shakes average out to be well over $2 each. This is about what youwould pay for Medifast too, sometimes less. And, I cant stress this enough.  You are eating a variety of foods on this diet, andmany of them arent liquid.  You will also eat eggs, chili, oatmeal, bars, etc.  And,most people place monthly orders and have the food shipped right to their door.  You dontneed to buy grocery store products on top of that. If you do, youre spending more money than youneed to for something that has many more calories than what you would get other wise.If you use coupons or discounts, you can basically get 5 Medifast meals each day for about $8each day (less then $2 each.)  But, if you add on a grocery store shake or two onto this,youre bumping this up to $10 -$12 per day for food you dont need that is giving you morecalories.  Its just unnecessary when they provide you with everything you need.Want more information on the diets shakes or other foods? Lindseys Medifast Review Websitefeatures recipes, a list of all of the foods (including all of the shake varieties and choices), videos,tips, coupons ($50 off or two weeks free), information and products related to success on this diet.She also offers a free ebook ("Getting The Most Out Of Medifast") to help you get started. You canvisit her at Source: ====For more information please go to: ====