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Old 11-27-2007, 08:41 PM
rivermetimbers rivermetimbers is offline
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Default Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

Basically im trying to lose about 15 pounds between now and the beginning of Feb. Im 5'8", 175, slightly overweight and have just begun to start back up lifting and running, doing about 1.5-2mi 3-4 times per week, and lifting 3-4 times per week. One of my roomates has this protein shake he drinks, its At-Large Opticen (hopefully somebody has heard of it). I tried it today after my workout and run, instead of dinner. Aside from being impossible to chug down and taking like an hour to drink, it wasnt bad tasting. My real question tho, is a low-fat protein shake meal replacement for lunch or dinner a good way to go about this (with working out obviously)? Also, has anybody tried any protein powders that taste good, and werent impossible to get down? Thanks for the help.

Edit: sorry if my typing sounds retarded, im playing poker while trying to type this, bad decision ldo
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

low-fat anything is a terrible idea for losing weight.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

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low-fat anything is a terrible idea for losing weight.

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why?
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:45 AM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

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low-fat anything is a terrible idea for losing weight.

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why?

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its an exaggeration...most people think low fat when they are dieting...what they need to think is increase healthy fat and protein while decreasing carbs...
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:40 AM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

I will say that it is a good idea to combine low fat protein shake with other kinds of low fat meals. I used to work within fitness - making diet plans for people who wants to change the way they look. And my experience is that - a low-fat protein shake meal replacement for lunch or dinner is a good thing- combined with others. What you need to remember is that even though the product says low-fat- you still get calories by drinking a shake. So I would say that it is okay to use it- but only as 1-2 times a day as a snack. And remeber to eat about 6 times a day- eating a lot of protein- but a limited amount of carbohydrate and fat [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

About 25-35% of your daily calorie intake should be fat. Fat isn't bad for you.

Focus on eating clean and at a caloric deficit.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Meal replacement shake for fat loss?

didnt read the op, just the title...answer: "No."

Most people don't need shakes. Way too many people take them. Taking them when you want fat loss makes zero sense. Eat real food.
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