Over the summer I had the pleasure (um…) of trying 310 Nutrition’s Shakes, Lemonade, and Tea.
I am not a “shake” person. I do not like the idea of getting my nutrition from a liquid because I am not hooked up to a tube feed. My digestive system works just fine and there fore I prefer real food instead of milk shake style concoctions.
There, I put my bias out.
Now that I have said that I can tell you – I don’t mind a Slimfast shake here and there (vanilla because it tastes like birthday cake to me) or an Atkins shake here and there (I buy the one with coffee in it when I get them, shocker, right?) However, when it comes to pouring money into a shake? No way, Jose. I refuse.
When I got my 310 kit I decided to take a deep breath, clear my mind, and give this stuff a chance.
Never again, folks.
These shakes are what nightmares are made of and they do indeed smell ike tube feeds. Chocolate was like bile in my mouth. Strawberry – what? Where do these people live that strawberries taste like that? Vanilla Chai – barf. I tried one a day for three days and I could not get more than two gulps before screaming UNCLE!
Since I couldn’t bring myself to drink the 310 shakes I cannot conclude whether they do help suppress appetite. I can make the assumption that if you downed the entire thing you would be so sick from the taste you would refrain from eating and drinking for quite a while.
The lemonade powder for your water was fine but I’m not sure how you could really screw that one up. It did not suppress appetite however I forgot that I had mixed it and ended up fixing plain jane water and downing it.
The tea well it was tea and um….yeah no.
Here’s what I want to pass along. I don’t care what Bravo Celebrity endorses this crap – they get paid to tell you it is awesome and delicious and fabulous. Keywords: They get paid. If I was being paid I would probably lie about it too to make sure I got my check. No really, I wouldn’t. Why? Because there should be some truth in advertising.
So there’s my opinion. Now let’s talk real food!
Need a breakfast idea?
I cannot seem to eat “big breakfasts” and I prefer a smaller meal at 6:30am then a snack around 9:45am. Here’s what I reach for:
Small banana, whole grain toast with 1 1/2 teaspoons of raw organic honey, cup of coffee.
Need a shake?
Try Atkins Shakes – they have pretty good flavor and they can keep you satiated for about 2.5-3 hours. I always have a small snack with mine when I choose to drink one. Generally, a banana or one slice of toast with peanut butter.
Bananas are grown in three sizes – extra small, small, and large. Stay away from large bananas – they are actually 1 1/2 to 2 servings instead of just one. Bananas are good for you but let’s not eat two at one time – sugar is high in those delicious morning foods!
If you aren’t a banana fan reach for berries – strawberries/blackberries/blueberries/raspberries are always the smartest fruit choice! They have extremely low sugar levels and good amounts of fiber and antioxidents.
And finally a recipe for three ingredient cookies that could be a great morning snack!
Work it girl!