“Matt, what do you think of using shakes to help me lose weight?”
Do you want my honest answer?
Of course, you do…
Well, like most things in nutrition, fitness and weight loss…it really depends.
I can’t really say it’s wrong or right for you without knowing your situation.
To add some context to the question above..
The lady who asked this question had done Slimming World before
Has some good weeks and some bad weeks
But loses motivation quickly.
So, I’m going to summarise by considering these 3 things below so you can make a decision:
Starting a weight loss plan can be difficult, especially when you have to change loads at once. If you’re the type of person who:
– hates preparing and weighing foods
– Will go into the F it mindset if it’s not perfect
Then using a shake or two MAY be better for you.
I’m obviously an advocate of WHOLEFOODS.
But I get that meal planning can seem quite time consuming.
This is why we help you do this…
2) Quality of nutrition. What about deficiencies?
So, one of the concerns is that by having a shake, you may not get the nutrients you need.
Now, this might be true if you go for one of those sugary meal replacement shakes…(although many do have vitamin supplements thrown in)
But the way I advise this would be to make it yourself.
1 handful of berries
1 handful of frozen spinach
1 scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder
250 ml unsweetened almond milk
Blend and you’re good to go!
So, as you can see, this is pretty nutritious, right?
In fact, you can add as many veggies as you like..It may even end up being more nutritious as you can hide them in and get the nutrition in even when you’re busy.
For example, on days when I’m super busy with our sessions and one to ones
I’ll sometimes make a shake to have mid morning, which surprisingly keeps you pretty full up.
^^^ More on why another day…
3) Are shakes ‘natural’?
This is another question I get, especially with regards to whey protein or vegan protein powders like hemp, pea or soya.
Now, whey is naturally found in ‘natural’ yoghurt, milk, breast milk, cows milk, formula milk…I could go on.
As for vegan protein powders?
Again, it’s created simply by a process that isolates the protein from peas or soya beans, for example.
It’s no more ‘unnatural’ than eating things like peanut butter (which is blended and crushed), tomato puree, olive oil (processed food, right?).
Its just a tool in the toolbox. That you can you use if you want. Sometimes. Every day. Once a week? Once a month? When you need a kickstart?
It’s about personalising this stuff for you.
So you can avoid any nutrient deficiencies and make this weight loss and fitness stuff convenient for you, your lifestyle, and your family ( as whether you accept it or not, they’re strapped to this health and fitness rollercoaster with you…) so you actually do it, get fit
And have fun doing it…(dare I say it)
Just like we do in our brand new 8 Week Kickstart Programme
The Kickstart can be done from home or with us in our private ladies only studios in Marlborough and Devizes, designed for ladies 40+ that want to take back control of their eating habits, fitness and lifestyle habits.
If you’d like more details on this? Complete this short application here
3- Join Couples Kickstart for 2 people. Specifically designed for couples or two friends who want to work together to take back control of their eating habits, fitness and lifestyle habits.
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4- Watch How Cassie From Wiltshire Went From Mobility Scooter To Running Her First 5k & Fitting Back In Her Favourite Clothes Without Long, Boring Workouts Or Giving Up Her Favourite Foods >> CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Mainly because she lives quite far from us in Marlborough or Devizes.
But might come and see us soon to say hi to us and the other Ladies in “real life”
Here’s what Sue said:
“I started Fruci Fit about the 3rd week in November 2020. Then I was frustrated with my stalling WeightLoss and yo-yo dieting – I would binge eat chocolate in the evenings when I was feeling very down emotionally and particularly with my weight and body image.
So I started with the 28 day QuickStart – Matt provided a workbook and weekly one- to-one check ins . First one-to-one is to discuss how you are with Food – Fitness-Mindset. How you feel now . What changes would benefit you and your plan of action-
Matt gives advice on wellbeing and nutrition- and there are daily Zoom exercises you can register for.
Every day Matt does an early morning Talk which is often mindset and discussions on nutrition – also a daily Accountability challenge – these I have found invaluable and the holistic approach has changed my emotional well-being and relationship with food
Now nearly five months later my shape has changed so much and although I spent January coping with Covid and it’s after effects I have not gone back to binge eating I have lost 12lbs and am determined to stay on this path
To anyone struggling with fitness and a difficult relationship with food join Fruci Fit and you won’t look back! Thanks to Matt and his brilliant team !!”
Well done, Sue!
In control of binge eating, body shape changed and 12lbs gone in the process…
Oh and ready for lots of memories with the grandchildren and family.
Like many of the ladies..
Sue had tried lots before
unsure if this is just going to be another diet…
Another exercise programme that you don’t do..
Another thing to try and fit in.
I get it.
Most of us know what to do
But still don’t do it.
That’s why we focus on the accountability system (like Sue mentioned above)