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Jun 9th, 2014, 23:55 PM  
LizzyIzzy
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I am getting ready to start replacing one meal a day with a shake or smoothie. How long should I do this for? Is it healthy to make this a long term habit?
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 00:03 AM  
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Do you know which one you're gonna do? Guessing it will be 2 shakes and a dinner? or are you thinking something along the lines of cambridge diet and do 3 shakes?
 
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 10:59 AM  
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What kind of shake will you be making? It is probably better to try it out short term at first. Breakfast would be a good meal to substitute with a shake or smoothie
 
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 13:02 PM  
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I often have shakes/smoothies but adapt them round me. I'm not really a breakfast person so this suits me and sometimes at lunch if I'm busy I will make them up too.
 
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 13:07 PM  
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I often have shakes/smoothies but adapt them round me. I'm not really a breakfast person so this suits me and sometimes at lunch if I'm busy I will make them up too.
That's what I do more or less. When I do shakes it's most often for breakfast. I can't really eat in the morning, but to have something, a shake gets my system jumpstarted. If I am crazy busy, then I will have one for an afternoon snack also.
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 15:04 PM  
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I am not following a specific diet. I will be making my own smoothies. I am planning on replacing my breakfast meal. Ideally, I would like this to become part of my lifestyle and not just a diet. I am just not sure if it is a healthy thing to do on a long term basis.
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 15:08 PM  
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What kind of shake will you be making? It is probably better to try it out short term at first. Breakfast would be a good meal to substitute with a shake or smoothie
I would like to try out different green smoothie recipes. Will I be getting enough nutrients for breakfast? Should I add some other ingredients to the smoothie?
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 16:00 PM  
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I am not following a specific diet. I will be making my own smoothies. I am planning on replacing my breakfast meal. Ideally, I would like this to become part of my lifestyle and not just a diet. I am just not sure if it is a healthy thing to do on a long term basis.
For me it can either be this or nothing. I've been having overnight oats occasionally for breakfast but I'd go without over having breakfast... When I do a morning at the gym this isn't really a good idea (the nothing) so shakes/smoothies suit me as a life style change to fuel up of even post workout

If using milk try rice/almond/coconut milk instead of dairy
 
 
Jun 10th, 2014, 16:44 PM  
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Sorry I edited rather than quoted. Dohh!

I would probably give it a go trying out different types of smoothies and see which ones you feel best with. I haven't made juices or smoothies for a while now, but it's something that I would like to give a go again
 
 
Jun 24th, 2014, 02:44 AM  
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So far I am having great success replacing breakfast with a smoothie. It has also made my mornings less stressful. I can definitely keep this up.
 
 
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